Clergy Commitment Pledge
As an ordained priest/deacon of the Catholic Church, I acknowledge that an
essential part of my ministry is to proclaim and defend the dignity of the human
As a sign of my commitment to this call, and in order to help strengthen my
brother priests and deacons and be strengthened by them, I have become a member
of the Priests for Life Association, an officially recognized Private
Association of the Faithful.
As a member I pledge to pray with perseverance for a deeper respect for human
life in our society, and especially for an end to abortion and euthanasia.
I pledge to clearly and consistently preach and teach about the sanctity of
life to all those entrusted to my pastoral care.
I pledge to cooperate with the projects and programs of Priests for Life, to
the degree that I am reasonably able to do so and within the policies set by my
I pledge to lend support and encouragement to other members of the
Association and to the wider pro-life movement when the appropriate
I am confident that the Victory of Life has already been won through the
Cross and Resurrection of Christ, and that by proclaiming, celebrating, and
serving the gift of Life, the Church will transform the culture of death into
the Kingdom of Life.
Commentary on the Commitment Pledge