A major conservative Catholic organization is trying to raise awareness and money for the pro-life movement.
Read below from a just released press release from the Catholic Advocate:
"The leadership of Catholic Advocate today called upon the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to launch a National Collection for Life to be held in January the weekend before the annual March for Life.
“Creating a National Collection for Life will allow American Catholics to tangibly demonstrate the importance of building a culture of life in our society,” said Catholic Advocate Vice President Matt Smith. “A consistent source of funds to national pro-life activities will open opportunities to promote the sanctity of life at all stages.”
Catholic Advocate recommends proceeds from the collection be used to support the programs of the USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. While awaiting the weekend of January 22/23, 2011 to arrive, Catholic Advocate has begun exploring ways to raise money for the collection in the coming months and will then present those funds to the USCCB.
“There are many positive pro-life activities occurring at the local level,” added Catholic Advocate President Deal Hudson. “Catholic Advocate believes a National Collection for Life would enhance the programs and goals of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities at a time when they are needed more than ever.”