Statement on Non-Violence

From their inception, the Priests for Life Association and Gospel of Life Ministries, in union with the teaching of the Catholic Church, has unambiguously, publicly, and repeatedly rejected violence as a solution to the abortion problem.

Inflicting harm on persons or property is not an acceptable way of resolving this problem or proclaiming our message. The lives we are called to respect include the lives of those who disagree with us and oppose us.

No person who carries out, intends to carry out, or justifies in theory such acts of violence has any part in our organization or our efforts. We furthermore pledge to advance a climate of understanding and non-violence.


Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director


Fr. Denis Wilde, OSA
Associate Director


Janet Morana
Executive Director
Co-Founder, Silent No More Awareness Campaign


Dr. Theresa Burke
Pastoral Associate
Founder, Rachel's Vineyard


Kevin Burke
Pastoral Associate
Co-Founder, Rachel's Vineyard


Dr. Alveda King
Pastoral Associate
Director, African American Outreach


Marie Smith
Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues
Pastoral Associate, Gospel of Life Ministries


Bryan Kemper
Director, Youth Outreach


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