Here we give you a snapshot of some of what the Priests for Life family of ministries is doing in these days. We thank you for your support and invite you to get to know us better!
Our National Director and administrative team will soon be releasing findings from our recently commissioned national Priests for Life/McLaughlin poll regarding the American people's views on abortion, how it shapes their voting decisions regarding candidates as well as statewide abortion ballot initiatives.
Priests for Life, Bishop Joseph Strickland and Catholic Online are partnering to create an Online Pro-Life University. Find out more at www.ProLifeUniversity.org
Our pastoral associate Dr. Theresa Burke, founder of Rachel's Vineyard, is preparing for the Catholic Psychotherapy Association's Conference that will be held in New Orleans, April 25th-27th. Dr. Burke will be presenting "Restoring Human Dignity in a Traumatized Culture and Living Scripture - A Therapy for the Soul". We have also been meeting with our new teams to help them with their training. This includes a new site we're very excited to offer in Cameroon, Africa!
The political outreach department has been ensuring that materials and opportunities are as updated as possible for the 2024 election as of this time, and laying the groundwork for further opportunities for citizens to get involved to make a difference in these most critical elections. Please sign up at www.ProLifeVolunteer.com if you have not already! The next election zoom call will be on Wednesday, March 6 at 8 p.m. ET.
Priests for Life was at the United Nations again for the Commission on Social Development’s 62nd Session (CSocD62) which ran from February 5 – 14. The focus of this year’s session is on "Fostering social development and social justice through social policies to accelerate progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to achieve the overarching goal of poverty eradication". In our formal Priests for Life statement officially received by the Commission, we rejoin the theme by advocating that in order to achieve the stated goal, it is necessary to respect human dignity and uphold the well-being, and worth of all, every human life without exception. “Priests for Life believes that eradication of poverty must be achieved through actions which do not violate the innate human dignity of others, especially the right to life of girls and boys alive in the womb but not yet born.” We will update as the Session unfolds.
The Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI) – a branch of our ministry -- has been researching the World Health Organization’s proposed Pandemic Treaty to highlight the ways it will promote abortion as “essential health care” and as a so-called human right. In 2020, WHO included abortion in the list of essential health care services in the wake of COVID-19 despite the fact that a majority of countries restrict and regulate abortion. Negotiations on the pandemic agreement are ongoing and PNCI will continue to monitor.
The data department is preparing for our donors to respond to the annual surveys that they will soon be receiving. Every survey is read and entered, and the results analyzed, so that Priests for Life can better communicate with our supporters. We are grateful to everyone who shares their input. The surveys can also be submitted online at www.priestsforlife.org/survey.
The Correspondence Department continues to answer your questions! We are available to answer questions through email, online comments, phone, and physical letters. We make sure that we get back in a timely manner with the best information possible. Feel free to submit your questions or comments at www.ProLifeQuestions.com or email Correspondence@PriestsForLife.org, mail a letter to PO Box 236695 Cocoa, FL 32923 or call us at 321-500-1000. We look forward to keeping in touch with you!
Mary Stein, Priests for Life’s Public Outreach Associate, is committed to serving you. Rest assured that she is in constant communication with our National Director, Frank Pavone. We deeply appreciate your communication with us and your commitment to the pro-life cause!
Are you visiting Florida? Feel free to contact Mary (321-500-1000) to arrange a visit and tour of our headquarters in Titusville.
Priests for Life is training clergy online with our Good Shepherd Project, helping them to equip them as courageous and compassionate advocates for the unborn and for healing the wounds of abortion. The seminars air on www.EndAbortion.TV and all of the platforms linked from that page. You can listen o past seminars at www.TheGoodShepherdProject.com.
Priests for Life continues to provide daily online programming on EndAbortion.TV and the platforms linked from that page. See the full schedule at EndAbortion.TV.
Priests for Life is also promoting of a major new app showing the development of the unborn child.