Father Peter West

Father Peter West served as Vice President for Missions at Human Life International from 2011-2015. Father has spent over 25 years in the pro-life movement defending the right to life of the most vulnerable members of society. He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey.

Fr. West earned an M.A. degree in theology from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, CT and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark in 1991. Father West is the founder and director of Amicus, a successful Catholic young adult group for men and women in their twenties and thirties. He also has experience in working with youth as a teacher and a youth group leader. In his pastoral ministry he has preached frequently on the topic of abortion and other life issues. He has been able to dissuade women from having abortions, and has helped women who have had abortions to find healing and peace.

He spent almost seven years in pastoral ministry before being released by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick to serve with Priests for Life, where he served from April 1998 until accepting the position of Vice President for Mission for HLI. In his 25 years of pro-life advocacy, he has spoken to both priests and laity at over 500 events, including presentations in all 50 states and in several nations worldwide.  He has also appeared on radio and TV, including “EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa,” spreading the Gospel of Life, and has had articles published in ZENIT, The American Thinker, LifeSiteNews.com, and LifeNews.com.

Read “HLI Bids Farewell to Father Peter West” here.