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June 2020

 

The Battle for the soul of America is at hand and I’ve Got to KNOW for Sure that You’re with Me in the Coming Fight

Friends,

The radical pro-abortion Left and their Democrat allies have come unhinged. 

They’ve ramped up their hate-filled anti-life rants and cannot be trusted with power. They proved this when Democrat governors all across the country – from New York to Virginia to Illinois to California – closed churches but kept abortion mills open during the COVID health crisis.

And now these pro-abortion extremists are out to take down every pro-life lawmaker in the country and destroy every pro-life organization … especially Priests for Life because we are the nation’s most effective and most visible organization defending the unborn.

But we’re ready for them. 

And, with God’s help, we shall prevail. 

What I need to know from you right now is:

Are you with me?  Will you stand with me in this fight?  All the way?

I know where your heart is. Your long-standing partnership with Priests for Life is proof of that. 

Your heart is with the babies.

And your loyalty is with Priests for Life.

But sometimes we in the pro-life movement – and even some within the Priests for Life family – can get weary and a bit fearful about putting our pro-life convictions into practice.

Again, I don’t think you’re one of those but I need to know for sure. 

So please take a moment right now to answer the important Member Survey that I’m conducting with the Priests for Life family. I cannot overstate just how important it is for you to give me your answer to that question.

I need your answer because the 2020 election is just a few months away. The coronavirus pandemic has filled people with fear. Businesses are closing.  Family bread winners have lost their jobs.

And just when it appeared things couldn’t get worse, a police officer in Minneapolis killed a handcuffed black man named George Floyd. In the wake of this Minneapolis is burning and riots have broken out all over the country.

As I’ve told you many times, people underestimate that a big cause of violence and fear of all kinds in our society is ...

ABORTION!

Abortion isn’t merely the taking of a child’s life.

Abortion also destroys the woman who allowed her baby to be killed.

Abortion destroys the person who killed the baby.

Abortion destroys respect for human life.

Which is why I continue to remind people:

Abortion corrupts our entire society and retards progress on all the other issues that concern them: The economy.  Health care.  Immigration.  Foreign policy.  Education.  Human relations.  In a word:  EVERYTHING!  

That’s because the God-given right to life is sacrosanct. It is THE FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT because it is the right upon which all other human rights stand. Remove the right to life from society and all other human rights fall to the wayside.

Knowing this Priests for Life is going all out to sound the alarm bells with the millions of Americans, wake them from their slumber, rip off the blinders the pro-abortion fake news media has placed over their eyes, and set their hearts on fire to join us in fighting to end America’s abortion holocaust. 

The modes of communication Priests for Life is using include:

  • Letters like the ones I send you and your fellow Priests for Life family members.
  • Emails that I blast out to you and hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists
  • The programs we produce for Priests for Life’s EndAbortion.TV network.
  • The messages and videos that hundreds of thousands of people read and watch every day on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.
  • Our “Defending Life” broadcasts that EWTN sends into millions of homes.
  • The many speaking engagements our priests and Pastoral team make.
  • The reams of materials we send to pro-life leaders and activists.
  • … and so much more.

Priests for Life is reaching tens of millions of people with our vibrant pro-life messaging.

And yet, as important as all that work is – and it’s incredibly important – a key to victory this year is getting our nation’s clergy to step up and warn their parishioners of all that’s at stake for the babies, for the pro-life movement and for the nation itself this November.

As I told you when I wrote and asked you to make a Summer Pledge to Priests for Life, far too many pastors cower in their sanctuaries. They are afraid of losing their tax-exempt status should they become “too political” and speak out against abortion. They are hallucinating.

In addition to these are the pastors who consider abortion to be no worse than other injustices. These pastors put abortion on the same level as capital punishment, the environment and social or economic inequality, totally ignoring the big differences between these issues.

Sadly, millions of Catholics have fallen for this erroneous way of thinking. Which is why it’s helpful that at their meeting this past November our U.S. bishops re-stated this truth:

“The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family and because of the number of lives destroyed.”

It was hoped that a message as straightforward and clear as that would put an end to the intellectual dishonesty of those who equate all the issues. Sadly, it didn’t. 

In fact, several fake “Catholic” publications have breathed new life into the fallacy and there are a number of pastors who eagerly promote it.

For both those reasons – the cowardice of pastors and the intellectual dishonesty of others – Priests for Life remains in constant communication with bishops, pastors, priests and deacons. I do so because the unborn need pastors leading the fight.

As for Priests for Life’s heavy involvement in the political process, this is vital.

For better or worse, politics is an integral part of our life here in America. 

Nothing made this more clear than during this coronavirus pandemic when Democrat governors were closing churches while calling abortions “essential health services” and kept the death mills open. 

As I told you in my last email, the difference between the two major political parties when it comes to abortion is clear:

  • The Republican Party platform declares: “We assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life that cannot be infringed.”
  • The Democrat Party platform declares: “We will continue to oppose – and seek to overturn – federal and state laws and policies that impede a woman’s access to abortion.”

That’s a stark and dramatic difference when it comes to respecting God’s gift of life.

We need to offset the pro-abortion fake news media’s 24 / 7 non-stop anti-life bias in favor of pro-abortion candidates. We need to make sure our fellow Americans are fully informed when they enter the ballot box on Election Day 2020. 

That’s why Priests for Life is sounding the alarm – with clergy and laity alike.

But given the squeamish nature of many in the pro-life movement, I needed to make sure that you’re on board with these decisions. So I’m asking you point blank:

Are you with me and Priests for Life?

Please take a moment right now to answer my one-question Member Survey.

One more thing, and this is terribly important given the fact that it’s the middle of summer when donations are typically down and how COVID has added to that decrease.

After you give me your Survey answer, please make a DONATION to Priests for Life for as much as you can. 

Your donation is critically important because this is such a critical moment for the babies, for the pro-life movement and for the nation as a whole.  

If pro-abortion extremists in the Democrat Party take power after this November’s elections, they will impose their radical “abortion till birth / infanticide” agenda on the entire nation … including on citizens who live in states where the people strenuously oppose the murder of babies.

The sacrificial dollars which you and your fellow Priests for Life family members provide make all of Priests for Life’s work possible. 

Now more than ever, as anti-life extremists intensify their attacks on the babies and pro-life organizations like Priests for Life, we need to be out front leading the pro-life movement to victory over abortion.

So please do whatever you must to make as large a donation to Priests for Life as you can right now.

Hold nothing back. 

The combination of the financially dry summer months and the negative impact the coronavirus health crisis has had on the economy threatens to derail Priests for Life’s work in these final months leading up to the 2020 election.

We have but four short months to save the babies and the country from the Party of Death.

And Priests for Life has got to be front and center EDUCATING people on the deadly extremism of the Democrats and MOBILIZING God’s people to stand up to them and fight to protect every American’s God-given fundamental RIGHT TO LIFE.

Thank you for your continued partnership. I know where your heart is and it’s an honor to be standing alongside you on the front lines of the battle. 

Like I said, this battle is entering its most intense phase. And there’s no one I’d rather have beside me in this fight than you.

I pray for you every day at Mass and ask God to bless you and watch over you.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director

Priests for Life

P.S. Along with your completed Member Survey and tax-deductible gift, please keep me and the entire Priests for Life team – priests, Pastoral Associates and staff – in your prayers.  I ask you to do that because, as I’ve told you in prior emails, we’re not fighting against mere human forces in this battle. We’re up against the full might and fury of the evil one and the powers of darkness. To stand up to them we absolutely must have God’s divine aid. So please pray. And be sure to pray for yourself and your fellow pro-life warriors and all who are on the front lines of the fight to end abortion. Thank you.

NOTE: If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests for Life and mail it to us at: PO Box  236695, Cocoa, FL 32923.  If you have any questions, call us at our easy-to-remember number:  321-500-1000 … or toll-free at 888-735-3448.

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Priests for Life
PO Box 236695 • Cocoa, FL 32923
Tel. 321-500-1000, Toll Free 888-735-3448 • Email: mail@priestsforlife.org