.- The pro-life group Human Life International (HLI) has launched an international campaign to promote praying the St. Michael prayer for the conversion of abortionists.
âThe fight against the culture of death is primarily a spiritual battle,â said HLI president Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer. âHuman Life International knows that with the aid of St. Michael, abortionists around the world will convert from their cooperation with evil.â
âNowhere are the words of St. Paul that âour struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavensâ (Ephesians 6:12), more evident or obvious than in the abortion battle,â he continued.
âAs a pro-life organization we are naturally concerned with the babies killed by abortion and their mothers who are ravaged by it. But we are also concerned with the eternal souls of those caught up in this evil, the abortionists, and others who promote it. We want to see them in Heaven, and as a priest that is of ultimate concern to me.â
HLI is asking people to sign a pledge of support for the campaign and to pray the St. Michael prayer daily, especially after each Mass. The organization also asks people to send copies of the pledge to parishes to be inserted in the weekly bulletins.
HLI has produced St. Michael prayer cards in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. More information is available at www.hli.org/st_michael_prayer.html.