Since the Pro-Life Action League was founded in 1980, we have enjoyed a cordial relationship with the Archdiocese of Chicago, the city where our headquarters is located. We are deeply gratified that Cardinal Blase Cupich wrote the following letter to Pro-Life Action League co-founder Ann Scheidler upon the recent death of her husband, Pro-Life Action League founder Joe Scheidler. (The original letter can be viewed here [PDF].)
February 4, 2021
With deep sadness, having heard about the death of your husband, Joe, I extend my prayers and deepest condolences to you, your children, grandchildren, great-granddaughter and the entire Scheidler family.
Together with you, I am grateful for his lifelong commitment on behalf of the unborn and his outreach to pregnant women and families.
During this year dedicated to his patron saint, I pray St. Joseph will comfort you and your family as he protected the Holy Family, and that all those who mourn the loss of Joe will find hope in Christ’s promise of eternal life. I will remember Joe, you and your family at the Lord’s Table.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Blase Cardinal Cupich
Archbishop of Chicago