I was thinking about the first time I heard about Priest for Life. I saw Fr. Frank Pavone on EWTN and as he was introduced I misunderstood what Priests for Life meant. I thought well it was good that an organization encouraged priests to remain priests for life, but I thought it was bad theology since a priest is a priest forever like Melchesidec. It wasn’t until much later that it finally dawned on me that they meant priests supporting the pro-life movement.
On a related note they are having a discernment retreat later this week for potential seminarians because they are starting a new community called the Missionaries of the Gospel of Life. I just hope one of those with a vocation for the priesthood might also be a web designer. The Priests for Life site really needs some healing. It looks like it was designed on Geocities circa 1996. For a site that has 35,000 daily visitors – well you wouldn’t think it would look so – well – amateurish. Though I guess it is a lot better than the majority of sites for individual Catholic Churches where not only is the design minimalistic but the bulletin in PDF format is almost guaranteed to be six months old.