Priests for Life Launches
60-Day Campaign to Save America
you know only too well, Election Day 2014 is a moment of historic
decision-making for America. The choices voters make this November 4
will have long-lasting impact for generations to come.
we, as a nation, do not reject the lie of abortion and drive
pro-abortion fanatics from power this November 4, then America will
That’s why I’ve written you this urgent and critically
I know you care about this nation. I know that you are
dedicated to helping preserve America as a free and prosperous
country. I know you are doing this for the sake of your
and all future generations.
And because you are, there are some concrete actions you
to take today in order to accomplish your goals. These include:
cannot overstate the urgent and vital need for this Campaign.
up until a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure Priests for Life would be able
to launch and carry out this Campaign due to a severe shortage of
thanks to the generosity of thousands of Priests for Life family members
we are able to launch the “60-Day Campaign to Save America.”
We’re doing so because for six long years pro-abortion extremists in
the Obama Administration and Congress have waged a relentless drive to
destroy America’s pro-life movement and restrict our ability to defend
our unborn brothers and sisters. Since legalized abortion-on-demand is
a key part of their agenda to “fundamentally transform” our nation, they
are determined to keep abortion legal.
they succeed, they will turn America into a desolate, God-less
Fortunately, we have the power to stop them. And that power is ...
VOTES on November 4!!!
Knowing this, Priests for Life has put together a plan to MOBILIZE TEN
MILLION faithful Catholics and get them to VOTE their
pro-life principles this Election Day and in all future elections.
the next six weeks Priests for Life will work non-stop and activate all
our efforts to educate candidates and voters alike that the most
fundamental issue in any election at any
level of government is the RIGHT TO LIFE,
and whether or not it can be taken away through abortion.
will make public presentations.
Equip Churches and other groups to mobilize voters.
Distribute voter guides.
all-out education blitz is designed especially for well-meaning
Catholics who attend Mass every Sunday and try to live out our Catholic
faith in their everyday lives. Sadly, research shows that a large
percentage of these faithful Catholics are not even registered to vote.
the future of our country, we need to get these good Catholics fully
engaged in the political process!
this paragraph from Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to
American Catholics shows, these are the very people our
bishops had in mind when they wrote that teaching document:
encourage all citizens,
to embrace their citizenship not merely as a duty and privilege, but as
meaningfully to participate in building the culture of life.
Every voice matters in the public forum. Every vote counts. Every
act of responsible citizenship is an exercise of significant individual
We must exercise that power in ways that defend human life, especially
those of God's children who are unborn, disabled or otherwise
get the public officials we deserve.
Their virtue -- or lack thereof -- is a judgment not only on them, but
on us. Because of this, we urge our fellow citizens to see beyond party
politics, to analyze campaign rhetoric critically, and to
choose their political leaders according to principle, not party
affiliation or mere self-interest.
those words as our marching orders, Priests for Life will focus the bulk
of our time, energy and resources over the next sixty days to get
faithful Catholics actively involved in the political process because
they are the key to whether or not we win victory over
mission with these disengaged Catholics is four-fold:
make them understand that pro-abortion politicians have an agenda that
is diametrically opposed to their Catholic pro-life values and beliefs.
demonstrate that there is an urgent and immediate need for them to get
directly involved in the political process.
remind them of their moral obligation to vote in all elections.
And to convince them to VOTE THEIR PRO-LIFE VALUES on November 4.
accomplish those four objectives
I need you to CLICK HERE and make as large a contribution to Priests for
Life as you can so that we can:
Distribute millions of “Voting with a Clear
Conscience” brochures. As I told you in a prior letter, this
easy-to-read brochure lays out the ten steps every Catholic needs to
follow in order to stay in union with the Church’s clear teaching
that the RIGHT TO LIFE is the fundamental human right.
Broadcast special “Defending Life” TV
programs into an estimated 90 MILLION homes across the country on
EWTN. From now until Election Day we will explain to viewers that
their votes this November will decide the future of America ... or
if we even have a future!
Pray the NINE WEEK NOVENA that I mentioned
earlier. Priests for Life is urging people of all religious
denominations to storm heaven with their prayers and ask God to fill
voters with the graces needed to exercise their solemn
responsibility to seek justice for all – including the unborn! –
when they enter the voting booth. The Novena began September 2 and
continues till Election Day November 4. I urge you join us as we
pray for our nation because your prayers will help bring down a
torrent of heavenly graces on our nation and on our fellow citizens.
Provide common sense legal guidance for every
pastor and priest in the country so they know all that they can do
and say about abortion during the election season. A key part of
this effort is my 3-part essay entitled: “Politics and the Pulpit.”
We are contacting churches and pastors all across the country with
instructions on how to access this important document. The essay
precedent that assures pastors that the courts have consistently ruled
in favor of churches when it comes to preaching on issues of grave
importance to the nation, such as abortion.
fact that the IRS is NOT law and so they have nothing to fear from the
reminder that churches are automatically tax-exempt by law so pastors
need not concern themselves with losing their tax-exempt status if they
preach the Gospel of Life with vigor and conviction.
document will assure pastors that the Supreme Court has their backs and
they can ignore pro-abortion zealots who threaten them with legal action
if they preach on abortion from the pulpit because the Supreme Court has
their backs! The Court did this in its 1964 New York Times Co. v.
Sullivan decision when it ruled that participation in the debate on
issues of public importance – which abortion certainly is – ought to be
“uninhibited, robust, and wide-open!”
Assist in and promote nationwide parish
“Voter Registration” drives. As I just told you, literally millions
of loyal sons and daughters of the Church are not even registered to
vote. Priests for Life is going all out over these final sixty days
before the 2014 mid-term elections to change that! For example,
Priests for Life helped promote National Christian Voter
Registration Sunday on September 7th; and we will promote similar
upcoming nationwide events.
Carry out vital “Get Out the Vote” campaigns
throughout the nation. We will work with other organizations to
make sure faithful, pro-life Catholics get to the polls on November
Send out our priests and Pastoral Associates
to energize the People of Life so that they will work with local
pro-life leaders and go out to convince Catholics TO VOTE THEIR
PRO-LIFE PRINCIPLES on November 4.
who seek to impose abortion on the nation are very good at intimidating
people. They know that we Catholics are called to be men and women of
peace. So they try to use that against us and tell us we shouldn’t
speak out lest we “impose our values” on others.
Regrettably there are millions of good Catholics who fall far this ruse;
quite probably the same ones who are not registered to vote.
Fortunately you aren’t one of them.
Instead, you are a true pro-life champion. You are because you
recognize that abortion is an abomination in the eyes of God. It is the
ultimate form of child abuse. And, as I’ve told you repeatedly, since
abortion corrupts our entire society...
will perish if we allow abortion-on-demand to remain the law of the
today’s political leaders have bought into the abortion lie and sold
their souls for votes.
you and Priests for Life have to do is convince our fellow Catholics
that America will not survive unless we elect men and women to office
who know the difference between serving
the public and killing the public.
we only have sixty days in which to do that!
is especially important that we succeed in doing this with candidates to
the U.S. Senate.
Otherwise, when the new Congress opens in January of 2015, pro-abortion
Senators will make certain that our federal courts – including the
Supreme Court – are packed with judges who are pawns of the abortion
industry and will use the courts to strip away our right to speak out
against abortion, as well as our right to practice our religion free
from government coercion.
That’s what’s at stake right now.
not just for you and me, but for your children, your grandchildren and
all future generations.
I’m counting on you to CLICK HERE and make as large a contribution to
Priests for Life as you can.
are no words to express how much I appreciate the gifts you’ve already
sent our way.
told you at the beginning of my letter, a few weeks ago things were so
tight financially that I wasn’t sure we’d be able to launch this vital
“60-Day Campaign to Save America”. But enough of your fellow Priests
for Life ministry partners stepped up big time and provided us with the
funds to move forward, which we’re doing.
trick now is to sustain the Campaign all the way to Election Day
do so Priests for Life will need to raise one million,
five hundred thousand dollars. That’s a lot of money, I
know. And I don’t expect you or any other one person to provide all of
need you to do is as much as you can.
this much I can assure you:
dollars you send today could mean the difference between a United States
of America that recognizes the majesty of God, submits to His loving
commands, cherishes His wonderful gift of life and prospers.
nation that rejects God, lives according to its own man-made standards
of right and wrong, views human life as an inconsequential part of our
“throw away” culture and perishes.
CLICK HERE and make a contribution to Priests for Life that we will
use to sustain our “60-Day Campaign to SAVE AMERICA.”
you for doing this. And thank you for being the champion of the unborn
that you are.
heartfelt appreciation for all you do for me, for Priests for Life, for
the pro-life movement, and especially for God’s precious unborn
children, I remember you at every Mass I offer; as do all the priests of
Priests for Life. Thank you again and may God bless you.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Frank Pavone, National Director
Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries
I don’t mean to belabor this, but it is crucial that you respond to my
appeal for help today! Time truly is of the essence. Election Day
November 4 is just a few short weeks from today. And if pro-abortion
politicians are still in charge after the November 4 elections, then I
fear for our nation. Not only will they take away from us our First
Amendment rights to freedom of religion and freedom of speech, but they
will escalate their “War on the Unborn” and collapse our nation’s
already shaky moral foundation.
must not let that happen on our watch!
please make whatever sacrifice you must to support Priests for Life’s
“60-Day Campaign to Save America.” Thank you again and may God bless
If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests for Life
and send it to us at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314. If you
have any questions, call us toll-free at 888-735-3448.