November 26, 2013
I need a special favor from you.
As much as it pains me to admit it, our financial situation here at
Priests for Life is grim.
For reasons I’m at a complete loss to understand or know, far fewer than
normal of our most loyal and most generous supporters are responding to
my letters. I’m talking about real pro-life champions.
Courageous men and women who are extremely committed to the fight to end
abortion and have been longstanding partners with Priests for Life in
The simple truth is that the situation has gotten so out of hand that
I’m conducting an internal “Postal Audit” just to make sure that your
fellow Priests for Life family members are getting the important updates
and progress reports that I’ve been sending them.
In the meantime, I’m relying
heavily on you to
CLICK HERE right now
and make as large a contribution as you possibly can to Priests for
Please help. Even if you
can only give $15 or $20,
CLICK HERE and do as much as you can.
Priests for Life cannot sustain all that we’re doing to end abortion
without the entire Priests for Life family on board and fully engaged.
That’s why I’m conducting the “Postal Audit” of our mailings.
The once robust financial support that Priests for Life has historically
received – in good economic times and bad – has fallen off a cliff over
the past few months. And this for no reason that I can put my
Our mission is the same. We’ve received unqualified encouragement
and support from Cardinals and bishops the world over ... including Pope
Francis himself! Our programs are still highly effective.
Our projects continue to energize the People of Life. Our
preaching is winning more Americans over to the side of life. Our
activism is generating widespread legal protections for our unborn
brothers and sisters, both nationally as well as in states and cities
around the country.
And yet, financially, we’re in the worst shape ever. To show you
what I mean, here is a side-by-side comparison of 2012 and 2013 through
the end of September:
Total number of donors 2012: 34,412
Total number of donors 2013: 28,287
Total number of gifts 2012: 124,891
Total number of gifts 2013: 99,364
On the positive side, the amount of the average gift given is almost
exactly the same as last year. And the total amount that you and
the other 28,286 supporters have generously given Priests for Life so
far this year has actually INCREASED from 2012.
But as you can see, the number of both supporters and gifts has dropped
And the result of that drop, in terms of
actual dollars and cents, is that
when compared with what we received in 2012!
As you can well imagine, this unexpected falloff is having a serious
negative impact on our pro-life mission work.
So serious that I found it necessary to conduct the “Postal Audit” that
I just told you about.
And why I am hoping and praying
that you will
CLICK HERE and respond as generously as you possibly can!
The reason I’m pressing you as I am is due to the fact that ...
... the next twelve months may
well decide our nation’s future; or if America even has a future.
To make sure we leave those who are to follow in our footsteps a
country that puts its trust in God and recognizes that
the RIGHT TO LIFE is
the fundamental human right, Priests for Life is
preparing to launch a massive, nationwide campaign that focuses on
achieving four major objectives:
1. Making health care in America abortion-free
2. Passing laws to protect our unborn brothers and sisters
3. Using the 2014 Mid-Term Elections to advance the cause of
4. Making every state in the Union an ABORTION-FREE state
I’m not going to go into the details of the aggressive strategy
we’ve put together to achieve those objectives here. I’ll be
sending them to you in a week or so.
What I will tell you today is:
a) Each and every one of those objectives is extremely important.
b) Priests for Life has a well-designed strategy to achieve each of
c) You and Priests for Life have a unique and important role to play
in bringing them all to fruition.
Knowing this, Priests for Life is in the midst of an all-important
“Commitment Campaign” to raise the estimated $8,000,000 it will take to
get Priests for Life back on solid financial ground and carry out
everything we have planned for the next few months.
The success of this Campaign will go a long way in determining how much
we are able to do to bring us closer to the day when we make abortion,
not only illegal, but unthinkable.
That’s why it is so imperative
CLICK HERE and take a leading and active role in stabilizing Priests
for Life’s financial situation.
In point of fact, there’s absolutely no way Priests for Life can do
that – and raise the $8,000,000 we need to carry out all that we have
planned for 2014 – without your immediate help today.
You saw the numbers. They’re abysmal.
Without disclosing any confidences that I’m prevented from sharing with
you at this time, I can tell you that great things are on the horizon
regarding me and Priests for Life. I cannot say anything more than
that just now, but the skies are clearing and Priests for Life is on the
verge of unleashing a pro-life offensive unlike anything ever seen in
Believe me, the moment I can tell you exactly what these “great things”
are, you’ll be among the very first to know.
In the meantime, Priests for Life is struggling to hang on.
Thus my speaking to you as I am
in this letter and my fervent hope that you will
CLICK HERE right now and make as large a contribution as you
possibly can to help sustain all of Priests for Life’s pro-life work.
Please don’t move to another webpage until you’ve given something ...
even if it’s only $15 or $20.
If you can possibly give more than that, then please do.
Just keep in mind that, when all is said and done, it is your prayers
and your financial support that make it possible for Priests for Life to
carry the pro-life banner into battle. The more you give, the more
we can do.
I know you will do as much as you can to help. You always do.
And for that I thank you and remember you at every Mass I offer; as do
all the priests of Priests for Life. May God bless you.
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life
P.S. Knowing our bleak financial situation as he does, and
recognizing that 2014 will be a “make or break” year for our nation’s
pro-life movement, one of your fellow Priests for Life supporters (who
wishes to remain anonymous) gave us a large donation and instructed us
to use it to conduct a “dollar bill challenge” with the entire Priests
for Life family. If you
CLICK HERE right now and make a donation to Priests for Life, your
contribution will be included in the “dollar bill challenge.” It
is critical that you do what you can to help so that Priests for Life
can get back on solid financial ground and be able to unleash the
$8,000,000 campaign to end America’s abortion holocaust. That
simply cannot happen without you and every member of the Priests for
Life family doing what they can to help. We’ll do the work.
But we need you to provide the dollars needed to fund that work.
I’ll know I can count on you to do what you can. Thank you again
for all you do for Priests for Life, the pro-life movement, and most
especially, for our unborn brothers and sisters. God bless.
NOTE: If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests
for Life and send it to us at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314.
If you have any questions, call us toll-free at 888-735-3448.