Priests for Life Contacts All Parishes in Mid-Term Election Blitz
"Less Like Lawyers, More Like Prophets," Fr. Pavone urges.
In an unprecedented step, Priests for Life, the international Catholic,
pro-life organization, today announced that it has contacted every parish in the
United States with an offer to provide election-related materials completely
free of charge, and an urgent plea to speak up as elections draw near.
"We have prepared an effective kit that will have results," said Fr. Frank
Pavone, Founding Director of the pro-life organization which Patricia Ireland,
former president of NOW, said "spans the mainstream and the extreme" of the
anti-abortion movement. "All our pro-abortion friends know the impact we had on
the elections two years ago; that's why they protested against me last year at
the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. I hope they are preparing another protest to follow
this year's elections."
"Priests for Life is a non-profit 501c3 organization, and as such, we do not
endorse any particular candidates or political parties. Our law firm,
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman, and Dicker, LLP, reviews all our public
statements and activities to make sure we are in strict compliance with IRS
guidelines." Nevertheless, Fr. Frank insists there is a lot more that all Church
organizations can do to ensure that, as our bishops have urged, believers use
their vote to advance a Culture of Life.
"We tend to be over-cautious. It is time to run our 19,000 parishes less like
lawyers and more like prophets," concluded Fr. Frank.
Along with educational materials for the parishes, Priests for Life will use
radio spots and full-page ads as the elections approach.
To arrange an interview with Fr. Pavone, or to receive a sample Mid-Term
election pack, please contact Jerry Horn at (540) 220-0095.