Is Priests for Life Just for Priests?
No! Priests for Life is for everyone who wants to stop abortion and
euthanasia. While primary membership is for Catholic bishops, priests
and deacons, there is also a lay auxiliary membership for those who want to
benefit from educational resources and networking among other pro-lifers. We
also rejoice when ministers and faithful from other denominations associate
themselves with our work and provide mutual support.
Working with laity has been an important concern of Priests For Life
from the beginning. Besides motivating priests, we train and encourage
the laity, and link up their initiatives and projects with the leadership of the
clergy. Lay groups appreciate how important that leadership is, yet often feel
they don't have enough of it. Priests for Life can provide that connection.
But isn't every priest for life?
Yes! Responding to the crises of abortion and euthanasia is not
something added onto the life and ministry of the priest; instead, it is a
response that flows from the very meaning of being a priest, a Christian, and a
human person. Defense of the human person is integral to the ordained
ministry, not something optional or extra. This is not an association that seeks
to be some sort of separate and elite group of priests who claim to be more
pro-life than all the rest. Rather, it seeks to celebrate the dedicated efforts,
so often hidden and unknown, of priests who heroically promote the culture of
life across the nation.
All priests must preach clearly and compassionately from the pulpit about the
life issues, and organize their people to direct their energies to the defense
of the most vulnerable among us.
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