The answer: NOTHING!!!
And while this show of force will never silence me or you or Priests for
Life, I believe that it will drive many pro-lifers into exile and have a
chilling impact on our ability to convince our fellow Americans to
reject the lie of abortion and rid our nation of its scourge.
That’s why I told you that the next three months are absolutely critical
to our fight to end legalized abortion-on-demand in America. We
simply must do all we can to help elect men and women to positions of
leadership in government who know the difference between killing the
public and serving the public.
And because we must it’s crucial that you make a special “Summer
Pledge” for as large a financial commitment as you can … for two
First, because the months of June, July and August are the time of year
when donations take a predictable dip as many take a well-deserved and
much-needed break from the rigors of daily life, and may not be as
involved as usual in helping the pro-life movement.
For those of us here at Priests for Life, however, we are committed to
remaining at our posts and carrying on the fight without any let up.
We do so because …
- … those who facilitate the killing of
over 3,000 babies every day in our nation’s abortion mills do not
take a break;
- … the most important election ever is
reaching its fever pitch;
- … the Supreme Court sent our lawsuit
back to the Appeals Court.
Because of all that, the priests and Pastoral Associates here at Priests
for Life will be on full active duty throughout the summer.
But we desperately need your financial support so we can carry on our
work, whether here at Priests for Life headquarters meeting the needs of
the pro-life movement, or on the road preaching the Gospel of Life and
energizing pro-life activists to get directly involved in the work of
ending America’s abortion holocaust.
The second reason why your “Summer Pledge” is so important is because of
all that’s riding on this year’s elections and the work Priests for Life
has been asked to take on to help strong pro-life candidates win their
Now like you I know that victory over abortion will not come through
politics alone. Still those we elect to public office have a
direct impact on our work. They can help advance it or seriously
hinder it (as we’ve seen with the current Presidential Administration).
And this year’s Presidential and Congressional elections have an added
level of importance because the next President will nominate several
Justices to the Supreme Court and the Senate will confirm or reject
Whoever controls the White House and Senate after the 2016
elections will therefore shape the Court.
That’s why Priests for Life is pulling out all the stops to help elect
pro-life candidates to office this November.
To do so, however,
Priests for Life will need to be at full financial strength
throughout the summer and all the way up to Election Day in November.
For one thing we
have to carry out all that I outlined for you in Priests for Life’s Confidential:
Election 2016 Plan of Action. Hopefully you read
that Report when I sent you the link to it a couple weeks ago. If
you didn’t read it over then, you can click
do so today.
In any case, you and the Priests for Life family have been given a
special mission; namely, to spearhead a Catholic Voter Outreach campaign
that, if successful, could tip the scales in favor of pro-life
candidates all across the country.
That special mission alone will cost upwards of $450,000 to pull off.
And keep in mind, that is only ONE of several key projects Priests for
Life must conduct over the next three months.
Replenishing our Legal Fund. This is important because our
lawsuit against the HHS Mandate of ObamaCare has been sent back to
the Appeals Court. Since the final outcome is by no means
guaranteed, our lawsuit could well find its way back to the Supreme
Helping bishops and priests proclaim the Gospel of Life to their
- Generating a nationwide tidal wave of
support for the House Select Panel that is investigating Planned
Parenthood and the illegal sale of baby body parts
- Conducting all-important parish mission
trips throughout the summer where we actively engage pro-life
Catholics and get them involved in the fight to end abortion
- Distributing the findings of the
Priests for Life Legal Symposium that explains to bishops and
priests of all they can do during an election campaign
That’s just a snapshot of some of our most important work. There’s
so much more our priests and Pastoral Associates need to be doing this
But as you know from your time as a Priests for Life ministry partner,
it’s during the summer months of June, July and August when donations
typically drop … oftentimes significantly.
Well, if ever there was a summer when Priests for Life needed to
be driving full steam ahead, this is that summer.
And to make sure we do, I’m counting on you and your fellow Priests for
Life family members to make the sacrifices needed to sustain your
financial support. I’m asking you to prayerfully consider making a
3-Month Pledge because Priests for Life is the only
organization that has the expertise and manpower to take on the special
missions that have been assigned to us.
But exactly how much we’ll be able to do depends entirely on YOU
and your fellow ministry partners.
The simple fact of the matter is that we can only do what you allow us
to do. Make no mistake:
YOUR PRO-LIFE MISSION
– indeed, the entire pro-life movement –
is in GRAVE JEOPARDY!
And it will take roughly $1,200,000 to
fund all of Priests for Life’s work over the next three months so we can
protect your right to fight against abortion, increase your
effectiveness as a pro-life evangelist, help pro-life men and women win
their elections this November and bring our nation closer to the day
when we win victory over abortion.
Fortunately we don’t need to raise our entire $1,200,000 summer budget
at one time, although that would be a tremendous blessing. All I
want to do is raise $400,000 each month for the next three months.
In order to help Priests for Life meet those monthly budget
goals and protect your pro-life mission, please make a Summer Pledge
Here is a list of the Pledge amounts that will enable Priests for Life
to raise our entire summer budget:
3 people to Pledge $25,000 each
= $ 75,000
6 partners to Pledge $10,000 each
= $ 60,000
28 co-workers to Pledge $5,000 each
200 individuals to Pledge $1,000 each =
500 supporters to Pledge $500 each
500 associates to Pledge $250 each
1,500 members to Pledge $100 each
4,000 pro-life warriors to Pledge $50 each = $200,000
A total of 6,737
friends and supporters Pledging $1,200,000 to
Priests for Life
Prayerfully consider making one of those Pledge amounts and make it a
tangible sign of your deep commitment to the mission of ending America’s
All I ask of you is that you be:
(1) As generous as you always have been. And ...
(2) That you do this right
now, before you leave this webpage.
Thank you for helping. I know it will entail sacrifice on your
part. And because it will – and in heartfelt appreciation for your
partnership with Priests for Life and your commitment to the pro-life
cause – I will remember you at every Mass I offer; as will all the
priests of Priests for Life.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director
Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries
there is any way to send
your entire “Summer
Pledge” today that
would be a real blessing.
Your dollars are critically needed so Priests for Life can ensure your
right to religious liberty and your right to fight for an end to
legalized abortion-on-demand in America.
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.