Breaking Pro-life News: Abortion Mills Matched to Catholic Parishes
In a historic step for the Catholic pro-life movement in America, Priests for
Life announced today that the nation's 19,000+ Catholic parishes have been
matched with the 700+ remaining freestanding abortion mills, so that each parish
can focus on praying and working for the conversion and closing of that
particular killing center.
"This focuses the spiritual energy of the Church on the deadly energy of the
abortion mills, and brings our strengths against their weaknesses," explained
Fr. Frank Pavone, Director of Priests for Life and architect of this project.
"The pro-abortion movement is strong in funding, media, and politics. Its weak
links, however, are the abortion mills themselves. Over half of these places
have closed in the past decade, and the rest have a hard time recruiting
Parishes are asked to say a special prayer that has been composed for the
closing of the abortion mills. Many other suggested activities can be carried
out, such as prayer vigils, sidewalk counseling, and having the parish reach out
in compassionate care to offer alternatives to abortion. "Each parish should
shape its own response to this opportunity," Fr. Frank explained. "This is an
effort everyone can take part in, from the homebound and the child in the
classroom offering prayers, to the local businesses refusing to service the
killing center. This project will activate and inspire clergy and their
parishioners, especially when they celebrate the closing of the mill near them."
More information, including the specific mill each parish is asked to pray
for, can be found at