Statement on Non-Violence
From their inception, the Priests for Life Association and Gospel of Life
Ministries, in union with the
teaching of the Catholic Church, has unambiguously, publicly, and repeatedly
rejected violence as a solution to the abortion problem.
Inflicting harm on persons or property is not an acceptable way of resolving
this problem or proclaiming our message. The lives we are called to respect
include the lives of those who disagree with us and oppose us.
No person who carries out, intends to carry out, or justifies in theory such
acts of violence has any part in our organization or our efforts. We furthermore
pledge to advance a climate of understanding and non-violence.
Fr. Frank Pavone
Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA
Fr. Walter Quinn, OSA
Fr. William Scott Daniels, O.P.
Co-Founder, Silent No More Awareness Campaign
Fr. Victor Salomón
Director, Hispanic Outreach
Dr. Theresa Burke
Founder, Rachel's Vineyard
Co-Founder, Rachel's Vineyard
Dr. Alveda King
Director, African American Outreach
Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues
Pastoral Associate, Gospel of Life Ministries
Director, Youth Outreach
Statement on the killing
of abortionist George Tiller
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