I'm here in Amarillo and every few seconds some message of support comes in via e-mail, text, or phone. I’ve spent the last 20 years building up relationships with pro-life activists throughout the nation and around the world, and I can tell you it’s enormously gratifying to me to have such a wide array of friends.
As I have said in previous interviews (e.g. Al Kresta), I would not presume to tell others how to exercise their expressive rights under the U.S. Constitution, but I want to encourage everyone in this great pro-life movement of ours to continue to be to calm, respectful, thoughtful, peaceful and above all prayerful in the manner in which they go about supporting me, personally, and the Priests for Life family of ministries that I head.
Priests for Life has not taken the approach of public battles with, or criticism of, the hierarchy. When there are problems or disagreements or miscommunications that involve the Church leadership, Priests for Life addresses them quietly, respectfully, and behind the scenes.
The current situation has been thrust upon us; we did not seek it, and we hope our actions so far have reflected adequately the respect we have for the shepherds of our Church. Be assured we are neither organizing nor endorsing public protests of any kind.