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The 24th Annual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner was a spectacular celebration of LIFE with our new shepherd Bishop Edward Burns and featured speaker Eric Metaxas who brought down the house with his rousing call to action.   

Thanks to all who helped make this an uplifting and inspirational benefit! Whether you attended, made a donation, bought a raffle ticket, volunteered, or prayed – or all of the above – the board and staff of the CPLC are grateful to you, and the entire pro-life community of Dallas. You – and your "yes" to God's call – are the reason for our success.

Were you not able to join us? We missed you at the Dinner! But don't worry -- you didn't miss the chance to support LIFE! Please help us meet our goal to continue serving the most vulnerable among us.  God bless you all for your commitment to the cause!!

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Pro-Life Person of the Year Karen Garnett, Keynote Eric Metaxas and Guest Speaker Ramona TrevinoCongratulations to the 2017 Father Edward Robinson, O.P., Pro-Life Person of the Year Karen Garnett, and to the Raffle and Special Drawing Winners:

$15,000 Gift Card: Dawn Shanks 
$5,000 Gift Card: Tom Fuller 
$1,000 Gift Card: Lupe Gomez
Gabriel Cross:  Maureen Carrillo 

We gratefully acknowledge all of those who made a significant contribution to the celebration:

Keynote Speaker: Author, Radio Host and National Speaker Eric Metaxas

Honorary Chairs: Joe and Kathy Murphy

Welcome by: Most Reverend Edward J. Burns, Bishop of Dallas

Special Presenters and Performers: 
Most Reverend Mark Seitz, Bishop of El Paso 
Ramona Treviño, Pro-Life Author and Advocate
Bishop Lynch A Capella Choir

Mistress of Ceremonies: Sheree Havlik, Catholic Pro-Life Committee


and the Dinner planning team and volunteers:

Auction – Meg Finley, Becky Visosky
Audio/Visual – Fernando Rodriguez & Edward Aguinaldo, Co-Chairman
Banquet Hall Décor – Amy Dorsey, Chairman
Database – Kathy Knox, Chairman
Bishop Lynch A Capella ChoirDinner Materials Printing – David and Geralyn Kaminsky
Dinner Program – Becky Visosky, Meg Finley, Susan & Reg Platt
Event Coordination & Planning – Tamara Baril, Chairman; Meg Finley
Financial Processes – Joe Marshall, Chairman; Kathy Knox, Linda Solis
Guest Information – Margaret Rosenzweig, Kathy Knox
Hospitality – Youth Volunteers
Prayer Support – Susan Platt, Chairman 
Program Book –
Becky Visosky, Meg Finley
Program Book Advertising – Erica Aburto, Chairman; Gloria Sandoval
Promotions & Multi-Media – Becky Visosky, Erica Aburto
Raffle – James Widman & Nick Flores, Co-Chairmen; Alex Sabo; Dan Polcari; Linda Solis
Knights of Columbus Color GuardReception & VIP Hospitality – Helen McCleneghen, Chairman; Olivia Franklin; Jackie Crawford
Reservations – Margaret Rosenzweig, Chairman;
Jackie Crawford

Simultaneous Translation – Aurora Tinajero, Chairman; Antonio Estrada; Patricia Vasquez
Table Ambassadors – Sheree Havlik, Jan Storey
Underwriting & Table Sales – Becky Visosky, Meg Finley, David Carr, Tom Clark
Video – Becky Visosky, Director; Ellie Finley, Alma, and Janette Rodriguez, Testimonials with Ingrid Meyer, Bill Sladek, and Dr. Michael Jones
Volunteer Coordinators – Elizabeth Merritt
Wine Pull – John Fox, Chairman; Paul Dorsey
Youth Volunteers – Jacquelyn Smith, Chairman; Kelly Berry

Special thanks to:

Leland's Gold & Diamonds – “The Gabriel Cross”
Ivan Jasso and Ann Molash – Photography
Showtech Productions – Audio / Visual 
Blackstone Films – CPLC Ministry Video
Murad Auctions – Auction Services
Guadalupe Radio Network – Promotions
Fr. Abram J. Ryan Assembly #1087 - Knights of Columbus Color Guard
Minuteman Press DFW – Printing
A-One Engraving Services – Award

and Table Sponsors, Donors, Underwriters, Advertisers, Benefactors, Volunteers