An Appeal for Your Help
I've writing this important letter because our contacts at the Vatican are
asking for Priests for Life's immediate help, which in reality means ...
... the Vatican is asking for your
help because Priests for Life can only do as
much as you and the rest of our Priests for Life family allow us to.
For that reason - and for the sake of the youngest members of our human
family - I need you to
click here and send Priests for Life the largest gift you can!
I'm asking you to do this because it is your hard-earned dollars that allow
us to energize the clergy, win more souls for God, and lead the people of
life to VICTORY over the evil of abortion.
And make no mistake: We are WINNING
the fight to end abortion! You can see this in the recent polling
data which shows that for the first time in fifteen years,
more of your fellow Americans consider
themselves pro-life than pro-abortion.
Although I cannot say for certain, I believe it is that historic shift in
attitudes that prompted officials at the Vatican to ask Priests for Life to
help advance the Gospel of Life in countries all across the globe!
I hope you recognize this as the great honor and blessing that it is.
It affirms all that you and Priests for Life have been doing these past many
years. It confirms that all the sacrifices you've made to advance the cause
of life here in the United States has been worth it. Your labors are bearing
Yes, I know, abortion-on-demand is still the law of the land.
But the day is coming when the Church will prevail against the
gates of hell and the captives will be set free. We have Our Lord's
promise on that.
Until that day comes, however, we must commit ourselves to
never be silent in the
face of lies, never be
passive in defense of truth, and never
forget the plight of our unborn brothers and sisters.
Ending legalized abortion-on-demand here in the United States is and will
continue to be Priests for Life's primary mission until we achieve that
And yet, when the Vatican asks for our help, how can we say, "No."?
I know I can't. And I don't think you can either.
Especially when you consider that those now in control of the powers of
government in most of the so-called developed countries are using the full
might and power of their institutions - both political power and financial
power - to inflict the evil of abortion on innocent men, women and children
throughout the world.
This is a key reason why our contacts at the Vatican want our help.
And when you recognize that the driving force behind the current abortion
juggernaut now threatening to overrun the world is coming from the United
States, then it only makes sense that it falls to the people of life here in
the United States to lead the world's pro-life forces to victory.
It is for all those reasons that I've written you this extremely important
letter. In a nutshell ...
... I need you to
click here and rush Priests for Life the largest contribution you
can send so that we can lead the pro-life movement to VICTORY both here
in the U.S. and in countries all over the world.
To be honest, I'm really not asking you to do anything more than what you're
already doing. The fact of the matter is that Priests for Life has been
helping the international pro-life movement for years.
• Since 2003, Priests for Life has been recognized as a Non-Governmental
Organization (NGO) at the United Nations. As an NGO, Priests for Life
supports international policies protecting the dignity of human life at
• Bishops from around the world have asked Priests for Life to establish
ministries similar to ours in their countries. Many of them learned of
Priests for Life during the time I served at the Vatican's "Pontifical
Council for the Family" and met with bishops from many countries.
• For several years now our priests and Pastoral Team leaders have been
traveling to many countries, attending pro-life conferences, giving
talks, training priests and pro-life leaders, and more.
• Our Multilingual Outreach program offers publications and materials in
Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Polish. This has enabled
Priests for Life to send our educational materials to every corner of
the globe on a daily basis.
• Our "Defending Life" series on Mother Angelica's EWTN is broadcast to
people all over the world. Through it we have instructed countless
millions on the dire need to defeat abortion and build a Culture of Life
throughout the earth.
• Our post-abortion healing ministries - both Rachel's Vineyard and the
Silent No More Awareness Campaign - have spread to every continent on
• Acting in SOLIDARITY with the world's pro-life movement, Priests for
Life has developed a strong working relationship with groups in other
As you can see, Priests for Life has used a portion of the dollars you have
sent us to nourish and support the pro-life movement in countries all over
However, due to the aggressive tactics of powerful global abortion entities
like International Planned Parenthood, Marie Stopes, and various agencies at
the United Nations - which, by the way, receive tens of millions of U.S. tax
dollars to help fund their deadly work ...
... the Vatican has asked Priests for Life to increase our
Which is why I'm counting on you to
click here right now and give Priests for Life your immediate
financial help ... before you move on to another webpage!
The portion of our budget set aside for our international work in 2009 is a
mere $200,000. But that money allowed Priests for Life to carry out a host
of activities. Some of these include:
• Participating in the Vatican's Sixth World Meeting of Families in
Mexico City this past January where we:
- met with pro-life leaders, bishops and cardinals from around the
- gave a formal address to approximately 12,000 congress participants;
- distributed thousands of pro-life brochures, signs and prayer cards.
• Co-sponsoring (along with the Society for the Protection of Unborn
Children – the leading pro-life group in the United Kingdom) the 2nd
International Student Pro-life Conference that was held in March in
Edinburgh, Scotland. Young people from around the world between the ages
of 17 and 35 attended.
• Co-sponsoring the Fifth World Congress of Families that took place in
Amsterdam, Holland just a few weeks ago. In addition to hosting a
reception for international pro-life activists, Janet Morana, Associate
Director of Priests for Life and Co-Founder of the Silent No More
Awareness Campaign, delivered a major address on the role of women. We
distributed many educational materials. In fact, we gave away everything
that we brought to the Congress ... and even donated luggage to Fr John
of Nigeria so he could carry away the last few books, CDs, and
• Sending a Priests for Life delegation to Spain to take part in that
country's re-consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and help it
launch the "Year of the Priest" that Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed this
• Sending Fr. Denis Wilde on a mission trip to Malta where he trained
priests on how to be effective preachers of the Gospel of Life,
strategized with pro-life leaders, and taught students about the vital
role the life issues play in their lives.
From all this you can see how Priests for Life is maximizing your pro-life
dollars and using them to build up the Culture of LIFE all over the world.
In fact, some of our friends in Congress have told us that Priests for Life
is essential to
winning the war against abortion in these other countries! Many of them are
fighting battles the pro-life movement fought four decades ago in the USA,
and they turn to us for guidance!
Still, as true as that is, the reason I'm writing you this urgent appeal is
simply that our contacts at the Vatican have reached out to Priests for Life
and asked for our immediate help.
But I can't give the Church the aid She's asked of us unless you
and respond to this urgent appeal for your help.
At a minimum we're going to need to double
our international workload if we're to make a difference in the worldwide
fight to end abortion.
That means we have to double
our international budget ... from $200,000 to
$400,000. Which means, in effect, that we have to come up
with an extra $200,000. I say "extra" because we cannot afford to take a
single dollar from our U.S.-related projects. Of this much I can assure you:
Priests for Life is NOT CUTTING BACK
on any of our pro-life work here at home!
In fact, just the opposite is the case. Now that pro-abortion extremists
control all the powers of government here in America,
we're stepping up our entire pro-life operation.
I'll have more to tell you about this in the coming weeks.
For now I'm simply asking you to provide Priests for Life with the dollars
we need to effectively respond to the Vatican's cry for help.
and send Priests for Life the largest gift you can so
that we can assist the Church in Her mission to write the Gospel of Life
on the hearts of all mankind!
In asking this of you, believe me when I tell you that I know many in our
Priests for Life family are hurting financially right now. My heart goes out
to them. These are tough times.
And yet the reality is that each and every day thousands of innocent
babies continue to be slaughtered in abortion mills across the country
and around the world.
So no matter how much our own pain, it pales in comparison to what the
youngest members of our human family are suffering at the hands of
abortionists. I beg you to keep that in mind as you consider how much to
And I promise you that your sacrifices on their behalf will not go
unrewarded. In fact, in thanksgiving for your help today, I promise to
remember you at each Mass I offer, as will the other priests of Priests for
Life: Fr. Quinn, Fr. Wilde, Fr. West, Fr. Daniels, and Fr. Salomón. Thank
you again for your help today and may God bless you.
And if I may ask you one more favor. Each year I survey our supporters to
learn how we can serve their needs more effectively. After giving your
donation, would you take a moment and fill out the short survey I've placed
www.priestsforlife.org/survey. It is very important to me to know what
you're thinking about our ministry!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries
NOTE: 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