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December 2021


ANNOUNCING: $150,000 End of Year Matching Gift Challenge


Having just returned from Washington, D.C. where I helped lead the many protests and prayer vigils in which pro-life heroes voiced their opposition to unfettered legalized abortion-on-demand, I am optimistic that the end of Roe v Wade is near.

I cannot thank you enough for the steadfast manner in which you have partnered with Priests for Life to bring us to this point in our fight to end the injustice of abortion. 

Knowing this, and understanding the vital role Priests for Life plays in the fight to defend our unborn brothers and sisters, several of your fellow Priests for Life members banded together and put up a $150,000 Matching Gift challenge for this special End of Year campaign.

From now until December 31, they will match every gift to Priests for Life dollar-for-dollar up to and including $150,000. 

This means that the donation you make today will be DOUBLED

As you can see, this is a tremendous opportunity for you to not Only DOUBLE your donation but even more importantly to DOUBLE your impact in the fight to end abortion.  That said 

... I urge you to take full advantage of this $150,000 Matching Gift challenge and make as large a donation to Priests for Life as you can.

Keep in mind your gift will be doubled. 

The reason I’m so grateful for this Matching Gift opportunity – and why I’m counting on you to be part of it – is because Priests for Life is financially tapped out.  We exhausted every dollar you and other stalwart pro-life heroes like you invested in our non-stop battle to oppose the radical abortion agenda of the Democrats.

And with the end of Roe in sight, that fight is about to intensify in the legislatures of all fifty states. 

That’s why I’ve sent you this urgent appeal for your immediate help.

You see, the only way I can get the maximum benefit of this $150,000 Matching Gift offer is if you and our other partners make the sacrifices necessary to provide the donations needed to equal the matching challenge.

As I think you’ll agree, this is a WIN – WIN – WIN opportunity.

First, you WIN because the gift you send today – along with its impact once Priests for Life puts it to work – will be DOUBLED.

Second, Priests for Life WINS because that $300,000 – the $150,000 matching offer plus $150,000 in donations from you and your fellow Priests for Life family members – will replenish our depleted funds and provide us with the financial foundation that will allow us to jumpstart our heavy work load for 2022.

Third, and by far most important, the unborn WIN because, thanks to the Priests for Life family, they will have a much better chance of surviving the reign of terror the Democrats are inflicting on them.

Of this much I can assure you: 

Priests for Life will never abandon the field of battle to the Democrats and the abortion industry.    

As God’s people, we can do better than abortion!  Far better! 

And with your help today, we will.

So as you consider how large a donation to make today to help Priests for Life take full advantage of the $150,000 Matching Gift offer that has been made to us, think of the unborn babies you work with Priests for Life to save, as well as their mothers and fathers.

Then be as generous as you can.  Keep these words from Scripture in mind:

“But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father, who sees in secret, will Himself reward you” (Matthew 6:3-4). 

I mention this to you because very few people will ever know that it was you who helped Priests for Life defy the Democrat leaders and lead the pro-life movement to victory over abortion.

But your Heavenly Father will.  And He is never outdone in generosity.

As for your gift and the $300,000 Priests for Life is in line to receive from this Match, here are the two reasons why those dollars are so critically important.

  1. If the Supreme Court uses the Dobbs case to further erode or even reverse Roe v Wade, our work together is going to expand exponentially because the fight to protect mothers and babies from abortionists will intensify in all fifty states.
  2. Because next year’s mid-term elections provide us with the chance to drive the abortion-mad Democrats from power in Congress and create a firewall that will protect the youngest members of our human family from the abortion extremists in the Biden administration.

Regarding the first point, as the recognized face and voice of the pro-life movement, Priests for Life has worked tirelessly for decades to educate, energize and equip state and local pro-life groups, legislators, and activists all across the country.  

In fact, I was just with a state legislator who was telling me how one of my talks shaped his whole perspective on abortion, and he always quotes me!

This is why I was asked to take a leading role in multiple events last week in Washington, D.C.

I was there representing you because Priests for Life is proud of our members and allies in Mississippi who worked hard to protect children in the womb starting at fifteen weeks into pregnancy.  That law is now before the Supreme Court and is the basis for Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

The Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs last Wednesday.  I was outside the Supreme Court throughout the day.  And having personally witnessed the enthusiasm and energy of so many of your fellow pro-life champions, along with having studied all the arguments and evidence that was presented to the Court in this case ...

... I am optimistic that the end of Roe is near.

But it’s not only what the people of Mississippi have done that bolsters my confidence.

Over in Texas the people of the Lone Star state passed their “heartbeat” bill that protects mothers and unborn babies.  And the Court is looking at this law as well.

Priests for Life is proud to partner with the people of Mississippi and Texas as well as all those who have had the courage to challenge Democrat leaders and their diabolical “abortion till birth” policies.

We’ve been strengthening pro-life activists in dozens of other states as well; including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Montana, South Dakota, Ohio and more.  In all, some 70 laws were enacted in 22 states advancing the protection of unborn babies and their mothers from abortionists like convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell.

You and Priests for Life have, for years, helped strengthen those who got those laws passed!

And come the end of Roe v Wade, our workload is going to explode.

As to the second reason why Priests for Life is going to need every penny of the $300,000 I’m hoping to raise through this Matching Gift challenge, I will tell you something the late Cardinal John O’Connor said.  You’ll remember it was Cardinal O’Connor who ordained me in 1988 and commissioned me to work full time to fight abortion. 

Regarding the need to be active in elections and politics, he said it’s important we do everything we can to help pro-life men and women win their elections AND to fight to get lawmakers to pass laws that protect mothers and their unborn because …

            … people tend to think that if something is legal, then it must be moral.

Well, given the fact that abortion-on-demand has been legal for going on fifty years, it’s no wonder that so many across the country think abortion must be moral.

You and Priests for Life have been working hard to open the eyes of those blinded by ignorance.  The science is clear.  From the moment of conception, the child in the womb is a human being and deserving of the full protection of the law.

Fortunately more and more Americans are coming to recognize that truth and I am convinced that we are on the verge of a great awakening when it comes to the taking of life in abortion.

Now we need to go about convincing these same Americans to elect public servants who know the difference between serving the public and killing the public.

And that is precisely what Priests for Life is determined to do throughout 2022 and heading up to the crucial mid-term elections. 

The recent elections in Virginia and Pennsylvania (and elsewhere!) are sure signs that we’re about to win a great victory for the unborn in the 2022 mid-term elections.  In both states, the candidates who ran on a pro-life platform won. 

In Virginia that was statewide elections for governor and state legislators. 

In Pennsylvania it was for judges. 

This proves that when candidates run forthright campaigns and make their positions on the life issues front and center, they win

Knowing this Priests for Life will be doing our part to remind voters all across the country that the key to saving the country is to end the mindless slaughter of our unborn brothers and sisters.  And one of the best ways to do that is to elect pro-life candidates to public office.

We will use the gift you send today – and all those you generously provide over the next several months – to drive that point home with your fellow Americans and impress upon them the truth that since abortion corrupts our entire society they need to VOTE PRO-LIFE in 2022 and in every election. 

I’ll have much more to tell you about our plans in the coming weeks.

Today I need you to focus on the $150,000 Matching Gift offer that’s been presented to us and this incredible opportunity to replenish our coffers and establish the foundation upon which Priests for Life will build all of our work in 2022.

Please do everything you can to help Priests for Life capitalize on this blessed opportunity, keeping in mind that whatever size gift you send today, it will be DOUBLED

Opportunities like this don’t come along very often.  So when they do it’s vital that we take full advantage of them so that we can continue to lead the pro-life movement to victory over abortion and end America’s abortion holocaust.

Thank you for what I know will be your very best gift.

I say that because I know ending abortion is your primary mission, and I know from the generous and loyal way in which you support Priests for Life, that you believe it is Priests for Life that is going to lead the pro-life movement to final victory.

I’ll close this urgent appeal for help with the promise that in heartfelt thanks for you and the strength of your resolve to protect the youngest members of our human family from radical Democrat policies that allow abortionists to kill them, I remember you at every Mass I offer.  As I told you earlier, God sees into your heart and knows all that you do to protect His defenseless children.  And He will bless you because of the love you show for these, the most vulnerable of His children.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Fr. Frank Pavone

Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life


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.  In order to qualify for the Matching Gift offer your check must arrive in our offices no later than midnight December 31.  If you have any questions, call us at 321-500-1000.


Priests for Life
PO Box 236695
Cocoa, FL 32923
Phone: 321-500-1000
Toll Free: 888-735-3448


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