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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 States.

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 column ,Taking ‘Personhood’ BackI’d also encourage you to vote in a poll about personhood by clicking here.

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 www.PrayerCampaign.org.

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 information see www.nationalnightofprayer.org.

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 see www.politicalresponsibility.com)

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 www.SilentNoMoreAwareness.org.

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 pastoral consultants.

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 www.nationalnightofprayer.org.

Prayer Intentions

You are encouraged to remember the following intentions in all your prayers, and please join our Facebook prayer cause at www.ProLifePrayers.com:

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 (www.PrayerCampaign.org):

November 27–December 24, 2011: Advent Prayer for Life

December 4-12, 2011: Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena

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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 month.
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 planning.

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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