As a Private Association of the Faithful, recognized and approved under the Canon Law of the Catholic Church, and working in harmony with the goals of the Bishops' Pro-Life Committee and the local diocesan respect life offices, Priests for Life seeks to: 1. unite, encourage, and provide ongoing training to priests and deacons who give a special emphasis to the "life issues", especially abortion and euthanasia, in their ministries; 2. instill a sense of urgency in all clergy to teach about these issues and to mobilize their people to help stop abortion and euthanasia; 3. assist clergy and laity to work together productively for the cause of life; 4. provide ongoing training and motivation to the entire pro-life movement. All pro-life groups, whether Catholic or Protestant, recognize the benefit of the leadership of the clergy in the pro-life movement and often yearn for more of it. The pro-abortion community also sees the key role such leadership plays, as reflected in former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson's comment to the clergy, "We would have never gotten away with what we did if you had been united, purposeful, and strong." Means to Fulfill our Goals: With the co-operation of bishops and their respect life offices, Priests for Life provides a bi-monthly newsletter to priests and deacons. It is also available to the general public. We offer pro-life seminars and retreats to both clergy and laity. With the permission or their respective ordinaries, the National Director and Associate Director travel the country full time to meet with priests and pro-life groups. Priests for Life offers a wide range of audio and videotapes and brochures, and regularly uses the media of television, radio, and the press to spread the message of life.Funding comes solely through tax-deductible donations.