May 1, 2015
As much as I hate to write this:
critically urgent you CLICK HERE right now and give as large a donation to Priests for Life as you possibly can.
I’m asking you to do this because of an email I received from our Chief Financial Officer.
Without warning, contributions to Priests for Life have all but dried up. In April alone, gifts were down $112,238 from a year ago. Our CFO isn’t sure if April’s drop was due to people having to pay taxes to the IRS. Or if the struggling economy is the cause. Or what.
All she knows is that there’s not enough money to keep our priests and Pastoral Associates on the road, our life-saving projects funded and our office rent and utilities paid.
That’s why I decided to
write you this urgent letter and
beg you to CLICK HERE right now and make as large a donation to Priests for Life as you possibly can.
I leave it entirely to you to decide how much to give. Just do what you can, even if it’s only a few dollars.
All I ask is that you do it RIGHT NOW … before you go on to
Any size gift you can give will help: $15, $20, $50, $100 … whatever. And after I get back to our Priests for Life headquarters – I’m away from the office right now – I will take a closer look at things and send you an update.
What I’ll tell you right now is that, as much as I’d dearly love it if you and the other Priests for Life supporters I’m writing to today would pitch in and make up our entire $112,238 loss today, I’m not expecting that to happen in
with this letter alone.
But I do need to raise half that -- $56,119 – by the end of the week. And of that amount, I must raise at least $10,000 today. I have a plan in mind to get the remaining $46,119 by Friday; and the full $112,238 in another week or so.
As I said, when I return to Staten Island, I’m going to look to see what might have caused this drop off. But from what I can see, there’s nothing I can put my finger on.
We’re still doing all the great work you’ve come to expect from us.
We’re traveling the country energizing pro-life leaders and activists, keeping them engaged in the fight, helping them put together strategies to make their local communities abortion-free zones.
We’re having great success in our meetings with lawmakers as we encourage them to pass laws that protect mothers and babies from abortionists. Kansas and Oklahoma just passed tremendous laws in this area.
We’re training priests and deacons on how to preach the Gospel of Life with conviction and passion.
We’re working with cardinals, bishops and priests at the Vatican to devise programs and ways to effectively fight the evil of abortion. These Church leaders know Priests for Life. They know our track record and are counting on us to lead the battle against abortion. They’ve entrusted several key projects to us, including hosting a special pro-life event during the upcoming World Meeting of Families in September in Philadelphia.
Most important of all, we’re WINNING more and more of our fellow Americans over to the pro-life cause every day.
But this work is in real jeopardy if we can’t even pay our light bill.
And that’s essentially what our CFO wrote in her email.
I know I’m laying a heavy burden on you but I don’t know where else to turn right now.
All of us together – you, your fellow Priests for Life family members, our dedicated priests and staff – have made this ministry the single most effective pro-life organization in the country.
Little by little, step by step, day by day we are opening eyes, changing hearts and leading this nation closer to the day when we make abortion, not merely illegal, but even more importantly, unthinkable.
But this work needs a financial shot in the arm right now.
So please CLICK HERE and give Priests for Life an emergency contribution.
I’m confident that things will improve. Right now I just need you to help us buy a little time.
Thank you for doing this. And again, I apologize for having to ask this of you but as I said, at the moment I have nowhere else to turn but to you and a handful of Priests for Life’s most dedicated supporters.
In heartfelt appreciation for your help today, I will offer a special Mass at which time I will remember you and ask God to bless you for all the sacrifices you make on behalf of His children, our unborn brothers and sisters.
Father Frank, National Director
Priests for Life
P.S. I’m really hoping that come this time tomorrow I will receive a note from our CFO telling me that you and the Priests for Life family came through for the babies again and helped dig us out of this temporary financial hole. Thanks to you we will stay right where we belong and where the pro-life movement expects us to be; namely, on the front lines of the fight to end abortion. Thanks again for your help. 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.