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Priests for Life is on the front lines of the effort to end abortion, and to energize the Church at all levels in this task. Our financial support comes entirely from people like you!  We do not receive monetary support from diocesan or national Church structures.
 

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If you prefer to donate over the phone, you may make a credit card donation by calling Mary Jean at 888-735-3448, ext. 232. Or you may make out a check to "Priests for Life" and send it to PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314. All donations are tax-deductible.

We also provide the opportunity for Charitable Remainder Trusts.

For inquiries about gifts, email us at donations@priestsforlife.org

 
On the whole topic of giving, believers will be interested in our reflection on the theology of giving.

God bless you for your kindness!

 

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 fruit.

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 final victory.

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.

For example:

• 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 all stages.

• 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 the globe.

• Acting in SOLIDARITY with the world's pro-life movement, Priests for Life has developed a strong working relationship with groups in other countries.


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 the globe.

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 efforts.

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 world,
- gave a formal address to approximately 12,000 congress participants; and
- 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 brochures.

• 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 past June.

• 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 click here 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.

So please click here 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 give today.

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 at 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 x232. 

 

Can You Benefit from a Charitable Remainder Trust?

Giving Appreciated Securities to Priests for Life May Offer You Tax Advantages

If you are a benefactor of Priests for Life in your 50's or older, nearing or already in retirement, and if you currently own highly appreciated securities, you may wish to consider a charitable remainder trust in order to take advantage of significant tax benefits. Through a charitable remainder trust, you may receive:

  • Relief from capital gains taxes on the sale of contributed assets
  • An income stream for the rest of your life
  • A current-year income tax deduction
  • The potential to reduce estate tax liability
  • The ability to diversify your investment portfolio
  • The knowledge that you have given Priests for Life the financial assistance it desperately needs to fight abortion and euthanasia

A charitable remainder trust is created to provide lifetime or term income payments to you (and/or your family members) while the remainder is eventually payable to Priests for Life. Working in association with one of the most highly regarded financial institutions in the world, we offer comprehensive charitable remainder trust services that can help you gain all or some of the benefits outlined above. Experienced trust professionals will work with you, your attorney and tax advisor, to create a charitable remainder trust that meets your overall estate planning needs.

If you are in a financial position to assist Priests for Life in this way, we ask that you please consider setting up a charitable remainder trust with us this year. Our need has never been greater! For more information, please contact our Corporate Gifts Department, 1-888-PFL-3448, ext. 261, email: gifts@priestsforlife.org, Fax: 718-980-6932.

 

 

Priests for Life
PO Box 141172 • Staten Island, NY 10314
Tel. 888-735-3448, (718) 980-4400 • Fax 718-980-2542
mail@priestsforlife.org