Live Chat Tonight and Other Updates
November 7, 2011
Below you will find the Priests for Life November-December newsletter.
But let me first give you some other important updates.
View my latest YouTube video at
http://youtu.be/tRVMGHSpFDo on which I talk about the States of Refuge
project, an effort to close down the one remaining abortion mill in five
You're invited to join a live web chat with Teresa Tomeo, syndicated
Catholic talk show host and co-host of EWTN’s, The Catholic View for
Women with Janet Morana. The web chat is tonight, November 7th at 8pm
ET. Teresa will be discussing her new book, Extreme Makeover, about women
transformed by Christ, not conformed to the culture and she will be taking
your questions live! Log onto
www.Livestream.com/IgnatiusPress to RSVP!
As you may know, I am a regular columnist both for The Washington
Post online forum called “On Faith” and for the FoxNews.com Opinion
page. When one of my columns is posted, there are always many comments from
those who ridicule the Church and the pro-life movement. But the good news
is that you can add your comments as well, and counteract the negative ones!
The more of our Priests for Life family participate in this conversation,
the more the readers will see the strength of our movement. Read my latest
‘Personhood’ Back. I’d also encourage you to vote in a poll
about personhood by
We invite you to join our upcoming pro-life prayer campaigns and order
prayer cards for your parish or school. From November 27 – December 24 pray
an Advent Prayer for Life and from December 4-12 pray a Novena to Our Lady
of Guadalupe. Find the prayers and order the prayer cards at
The National Night of Prayer for Life takes place each year from 9 pm
Dec. 8th to 1 am Dec. 9th. This night of prayer unites the Feast of the
Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego. We ask each parish
to join in praying on this holy occasion. This is a pro-life prayer service
consisting of exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 20 decades
of the Rosary, prayer to St. Michael, silent prayer and hymns. For more
Finally, the elections of 2012 are a year from yesterday. Events related
to the elections and coming up soon are as follows: (for more information
November 8th is Election Day in the following States:
Kentucky, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia.
On Nov. 8, Mississippi will also vote on “Amendment
26” (the Personhood Initiative) which states, “The term ‘person’ or
'persons’ shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization,
cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.” If this Amendment passes,
abortion will be illegal in Mississippi and a direct challenge to Roe v.
Wade will have been issued.
November 9: Republican Presidential Debate –
Michigan, co-hosted by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party from 8pm to
10pm ET and
will focus on economic issues.
November 10: Republican Presidential Forum. The
Granite State Patriots Liberty political action committee will hold a
presidential candidates forum at the One Liberty Lane Office and Conference
Center in Hampton, New Hampshire between 6:30pm and 9:30pm ET.
November 12: Republican Presidential Debate – South
Carolina. CBS, the National Journal, and the South Carolina Republican Party
will co-host this Republican Presidential debate devoted entirely to
national defense and foreign policy issues at 8pm ET.
November - December 2011 Newsletter
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Silent No More Awareness Campaign Gears Up For January
Silent No More Awareness Campaign co-founders Janet Morana (Executive
Director of Priests for Life) and Georgette Forney (President of Anglicans
for Life) have announced plans for the gatherings that will take place in
January at the March for Life and at the West Coast Walk for Life.
As in previous years, at the front of each of these marches will be men
and women of the Campaign, holding signs saying “I Regret My Abortion” and
“I Regret Lost Fatherhood.” At the conclusion of each of the marches, the
Campaign members will, one by one, share their testimonies of the pain of
abortion and the healing that followed.
This year, exciting news about additional spokespersons for the Campaign
will be announced at these events, and a new design of the Campaign website
will be unveiled.
The Campaign, which is the world’s largest post-abortion mobilization,
asks you to be involved in spreading the testimonies that these brave men
and women will give. Moreover, if you have had an abortion and want to march
with other men and women who are Silent No More, or if you want to share
your testimony, contact the Campaign at
Priests for Life Adds Pastoral Consultant
Priests for Life’s newest pastoral consultant, Father Stephen Imbarrato,
knows first-hand the joys of fatherhood, and the regret of lost fatherhood.
As a single father, he adopted a son from Colombia in 1987. But years before
that, he was complicit in his girlfriend’s abortion. Later they would learn
she had been carrying their twins.
Shortly after the Silent No More Awareness Campaign was founded in 2003
to give post-abortive women a public platform to talk about how abortion had
harmed them, Father Imbarrato, then a seminarian, contacted co-founders
Janet Morana and Georgette Forney and described his own remorse and regret.
“So, with permission from the seminary, at the 2004 gathering, he was the
first man to give testimony,” recalled Mrs. Morana, Executive Director of
Priests for Life. “I remember how powerful his statement was: ‘How small of
a man was I that I put pressure on my girlfriend to have an abortion.’ It
was the first time a man had publicly apologized to the women, and the
reception of his testimony was tremendous.”
Ordained in 2005 and now a priest of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe,
N.M.,where he founded Project Defending Life, Father Imbarrato has
joined Priests for Life as a part-time Pastoral Consultant.
“I am happy to welcome Father Imbarrato to our Pastoral Team,” said
Father Frank Pavone, National Director. “Along with our other priests, he
will work, on a part-time basis, networking priests and traveling and
speaking for the cause of life. In his work with us, one of Father Stephen’s
special tasks will be to promote Eucharistic processions at abortion mills.”
In addition to Father Pavone, the full-time priests on the pastoral staff
include Father Denis G. Wilde, O.S.A., Associate Director; Father Victor
Salomón, Director of Hispanic Outreach; Father Scott Daniels, OP, and Father
Walter Quinn, O.S.A., Monsignor Michael Mannion, of the Diocese of Camden,
N.J., and Fr. Anthony Mastroeni, of the Diocese of Paterson, are part-time
National Night of Prayer
Observe the 22nd annual National Night of Prayer for Life from 9 PM Dec.
8th (Thursday) to 1 AM Dec. 9th (Friday). The National Night of Prayer for
Life is a pro-life prayer service consisting of exposition and adoration of
the Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, other prayers, hymns, and silent time.
For more information and to download prayers, instructions, homily hints and
flyers go to
You are encouraged to remember the following intentions in all your
prayers, and please join our Facebook prayer cause at
November intention: For the women of our own community who are pregnant
and afraid of motherhood.
December intention: That the observance of Advent and Christmas may
inspire patience and joy in all who learn that they have conceived a child.
Please also pray and promote the following Novenas
November 27–December 24, 2011: Advent Prayer for Life
December 4-12, 2011: Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena
The Best Christmas Gift for Your Child
How do parents explain to children that God’s love is the greatest love
of all and that He always sees them, never forgets about them, and is always
with them? In this touching retelling of the nativity story, best-selling
author Anthony DeStefano (A Travel Guide to Heaven, Ten Prayers God Always
Says Yes To, The Invisible World, and the children’s book, This Little
Prayer of Mine), has produced a modern Christmas classic for children.
Winner of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Gold Award for best seasonal
children’s book of the year, Little Star will bless your entire family this
Christmas and every Christmas! Find more information at
www.priestsforlife.org/little-star.htm and order at
Little Star by Anthony DeStefano
Teach the little children in your life the most important lesson in the
world with this true Christmas classic. Winner of the Mom’s Choice Gold
Award for best seasonal children’s book of the year.
Fr. Frank’s homilies from the EWTN televised Mass **SIX NEW VOLUMES**
We now have volumes 13-18 with 16 more of Fr. Frank’s inspirational homilies
from the EWTN live televised Mass.
Piano Concerts on CD by Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA, Associate Director
In Concert with Life reflects the Divine Artisan’s gift and touches our
spirit. Sharing Keys to Christmas is a piano rendition of old favorites,
carols and Christmas tunes. Get both CD’s for only $15.00.
Priests for Life is Supported Only by You!
Priests for Life is not subsidized by dioceses, the Bishops’ Conference,
or the Vatican. We rely completely on donations from individuals like you!
All contributions are tax-deductible, and may be designated for specific
projects if you so choose.
You may donate at www.priestsforlife.org/donate. On that web page you
will find several options:
1. Make a one-time donation by credit card, or by electronic charging of
your checking or savings account.
2. Allow us to charge your credit card, checking, or savings account each
3. Sign up for monthly mailings that will remind you to send your donation.
4. Call us at 718-980-4400, ext. 232 to discuss other options, including
remembering Priests for Life as a beneficiary when you do your financial
At any time, of course, you may write a check payable to “Priests for
Life” and mail it to PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314.
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