In the light of these teachings, a Catholic voter’s number one priority
in this and every election is to vote for those candidates who will
protect and defend the unborn. Period. End of
discussion. Or as I’ve put it to you in other
communications, to vote for
public servants who know the difference between serving the
public and killing the
This year in so many races the choice is quite clear. Candidates
are not hiding either their pro-life values or their strident
So we put
together a side-by-side comparison of where the two major political
parties stand on abortion. You can read and download it, in
English and Spanish, at www.VotingInfo.net.
Our “Voter Guide” is very important because the people who win office on
Election Day will be putting into positions of power individuals who
will carry out the Party platform on abortion. And for the most
part, those individuals will be far more extreme in their passion to
promote their particular agenda – whether pro-life or pro-abortion –
than the official who appoints them.
So among other last-minute projects, Priests for Life is making our
“Voter Guide” available to countless numbers of priests, deacons, lay
Catholics and pro-life leaders.
But that’s far from all we’re doing:
- We have three brand new “Defending
Life” TV election-related programs that EWTN is broadcasting into 93
MILLION US homes. Each one explains the Church’s call
to be actively pro-life, especially as it relates to politics:
With a Clear Conscience:
Explains the ten easy steps Catholics can use to apply Church teaching
to their Election Day voting decisions.
Responses to Pro-Abortion Politicians: Instructs
viewers on how to respond to ten common statements that pro-abortion
for Life Campaign: Teaches
viewers that they are called to take concrete action to change the
political landscape of the nation.
all official Church documents that have to do with protecting human
life on the Priests for Life website: PriestsForLife.org/Magisterium
teaching local pro-life leaders how to identify and effectively
respond to all misleading statements, whether from groups like CFC
or official Church entities.
- We’re distributing our “Election Tool
Kit” to parish pro-life coordinators:
book which challenges both churches and individual Christians to full
engagement in the fight to end legalized abortion in America.
Responses to Pro-Abortion Politicians: Our brochure
that answers the worn-out arguments often used by pro-abortion
with a Clear Conscience:
Another brochure that explains the Catholic citizen’s moral obligation
to vote and take an active role in the nation’s political process.
Study Guide to the US Bishops’ document Living
the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics.
and Politics: Are We As Restricted As We Think? This
document gives pastors a broader understanding of the law on what they
can and cannot do during an election, and will help them fulfill their
pro-life mission with greater confidence.
- We have that comparison “Voter Guide”
on the Republican and Democratic platforms on abortion for Catholics
… in both English and Spanish … printed and an online version.
- We’re training people on how to conduct
“Get Out the Vote” drives in their parishes.
- Plus …
We’re conducting our own ad campaign!
In addition to carrying those quotes I shared with you from St. Mother
Teresa, Pope St. John Paul II and our own bishops …
… our ad is a direct challenge to religious leaders to rip off
the muzzle of self-censorship and boldly proclaim Church teaching on
abortion and political involvement from the pulpit!
For far too long now there’s been a deafening SILENCE from our pulpits
about the grave moral evil of abortion. As our Priests for Life
letterhead says, the spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit! We
must courageously lead God’s people in the fight to end abortion.
The silence cannot go on any longer if America is to survive as a
nation. That’s why our ad invites Catholics to go to their pastors
and challenge them to speak out.
If their pastor refuses, we urge people to respectfully ask them: Why
won’t you? Defenseless babies are dying by the millions.
Their blood is on our hands. Why won’t you speak out against this
We’ll run our ad in as many Catholic publications – including diocesan
newspapers – as will have the courage to print it. The ad will
appear the week of October 24 so as to give priests enough time to get
off the sidelines and make a difference on Election Day.
Today I urge you to get behind
this powerful ad campaign because it could well be the difference
between winning and losing on Election Day.
This is without question one of the best and most effective ways for
you and Priests for Life to respond to the lies which “Catholics” for
Choice ads are telling voters; not to mention the “watered down”
instructions many bishops are giving their parishioners.
And with “Early Voting” having already begun in several states, it’s
critically important that we be out there with our fellow Catholics and
giving them the TRUTH about abortion, its dire consequences for our
nation and their moral duty to vote their pro-life principles.
If we don’t set the record straight about the Church’s clear and
unequivocal teaching against abortion, then millions of Catholics will
be misled into thinking that it’s okay to support pro-abortion
candidates and still be a faithful Catholic.
We can’t let CFC – or some misguided bishops or anyone else who
professes to be a Catholic – get away with that. And with your
immediate and generous financial help today, we won’t.
So please, right now, before you move off this webpage and
while you still have time to make a difference, CLICK
HERE and make as large a
donation to Priests for Life as you can.
When you do you will be doing your part to tell Catholic voters the
TRUTH about their vote and pro-abortion candidates.
Without your help, we run the risk of Catholics being misled and voting
into office a pro-abortion machine that will pack our courts – including
the Supreme Court – and government agencies with pro-abortion fanatics.
That would mean the end of religious liberty in America and put the fate
of the youngest members of our human family in the hands of Planned
Parenthood and other abortionists.
Please don’t let that happen on your watch.
In anticipation of your help today, I will remember you each time I
offer Mass; as will all the priests of Priests for Life. Thank you
for urgently needed support and may God bless you.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
National Director, Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries
P.S. Another reason we can use your financial help is because, unlike
“Catholics” for Choice – which receives hundreds of thousands of dollars
from pro-abortion billionaires Warren Buffett and George Soros … as well
as from pro-abortion organizations like the Playboy Foundation and the
Ford Foundation – our work is funded solely through the generosity of
pro-life heroes like yourself. We may not be able to boast the
support of a pro-abortion financier like Bill Gates, but we have the
contributions of pro-life champions like yourself to more than make up
for it. Plus we have something the pro-aborts will never have: THE