Frequently Asked Questions about Priests for Life
1. Does Priests for Life propose policies different than the
policies dioceses already follow?
The role of Priests for Life is distinct from that of the
hierarchy or the official structure of a diocese. Priests for
Life is a movement which motivates, encourages, informs and
equips the faithful to carry out the work of defending life.
As such, Priests for Life does not seek to set policy for a
parish or a diocese. The role of deciding of?cial policy belongs
to the diocesan bishop and those to whom he entrusts particular
responsibilities.Priests for Life, on the other hand, is a
resource of expertise, information, networking, and pastoral
experience on various dimensions of the pro-life effort. Many
dioceses use our information in forming and implementing their
policies. We gladly share the insights and resources we have.
And we expect to be part of the conversation in which we are all
engaged as we try, together as one Church, to chart the best
course and find the most effective means of building a culture
2. Even though Priests for Life doesnít endorse candidates,
doesnít it favor the Republicans?
Priests for Life proclaims the Gospel of Life and the demands
that Gospel makes on public policy. That message is the same no
matter what positions the national political parties take on
life issues. Obviously, if one party takes a position against
abortion and another takes a position for it, then pro-life
teaching whether enunciated by the bishops, by Priests for
Life or by any other group, is, in effect, going to benefit the
pro-life party. Yet that is because of the position the party
takes, not because the pro-life groups choose to support that
Our primary spokesperson, Fr. Frank Pavone, is neither a
Republican nor a Democrat, and serves as a resource to groups
and public officials on both sides of the aisle.
3. What is the structural relationship between Priests for Life
and Rachelís Vineyard?
The worldwide work of Rachelís Vineyard is a ministry of Priests
for Life and operates under the umbrella of Priests for Life.
The founders and directors of Rachelís Vineyard, Dr. Theresa and
Kevin Burke, are employed by Priests for Life as full-time
Pastoral Associates. Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of
Priests for Life, serves as National Pastoral Director and
Chairman of the Board of Rachelís Vineyard.
Lenten Prayer Campaign
www.PrayerCampaign.org , Priests for Life coordinates an
ongoing international and interdenominational prayer
campaign to end abortion. In addition to the ongoing "Daily
Prayer to End Abortion", we post special prayers for various
times and seasons of the year. We have posted the following
special prayer for the Lenten season which we invite all
believers to say each day. The prayer can also be downloaded
www.PrayerCampaign.org , where people can also indicate
that they are joining in this prayer effort. Lenten Pro-life
Father of all mercy, we thank you for this season of grace
and light. We know that sin has blinded us. Draw us ever
closer to you, in prayer and penance. Since you, O God, are
light itself, give all your people a clearer understanding
of what is sin, and what is virtue. Grant in particular that
we may see, as never before, the profound dignity of every
human life, including the vulnerable unborn children. We
pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.
You are encouraged to remember the following
intentions as you pray the Liturgy of the Hours:
That radio and television ministries will carry
effective commentary on life issues.
That Priests for Life may grow in the effectiveness
scope of its ministry.
Stay Connected with us!
Subscribe to our Email services: Information and inspiration
every two weeks from Fr. Frank Pavone:
Watch our TV Programs:Defending Life on EWTN every Friday at
10pm ET (repeated Saturday at 2:30am).
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Listen to our Radio Programs: Life on the Line is on every
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Come to hear our speakers:
The schedule of our pastoral team is
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Please publicize this
information in your parish bulletins and pro-life newsletters!
Join Fr. Frank in
the US Senate!
Coming to Washington DC for the March for Life? Join Fr. Frank
Pavone in the US Senate for the National Memorial for the
PreBorn and their Mothers and Fathers. This morning prayer
service is interdenominational and will feature powerful singing
and preaching to prepare you for the afternoons march. The
details of time and location are posted on www.GospelofLife.com.