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24th Annual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner

The Silver Jubilee Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner was a spectacular celebration of LIFE hosted by Bishop Edward Burns with Honorary Chairs Marc and Georgia Lyons, with a powerful address by keynote speaker Kevin Sorbo.

The evening also included a moving tribute to our founders: Bishop Charles Grahmann and the inaugural Bishop's Pro-Life Steering Committee: Fr. Edward Robinson, O.P., J.R. "Danny" Dannemiller (in memoriam), John Everett (in memoriam), Karen Garnett, Sheila Higgins, Anne Lesniak, Deacon Wayne Nacey, Bill Orender, and Paulette Standefer.

Bishop Burns with Founders Flame Honorees

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 continue to serve the most vulnerable among us.  God bless you all for your commitment to the cause!!

View Dinner Pictures here



Bishop Burns with Honorary Chairs Marc and Georgia and guestsWe greatly appreciate all of those who made a
significant contribution to the celebration:

Host: Most Reverend Edward J. Burns

Honorary Chairs: Marc and Georgia Lyons

Keynote: Actor, Author Advocate Kevin Sorbo

Special guests: 
Most Reverend Charles Grahmann
Kevin Sorbo addresses crowdMost Reverend Michael Duca
Most Reverend Greg Kelly

Special presenter: Reverend Jason Cargo

Musical guest: Don't Tell Mama Band

Mistress of Ceremonies: Susan Platt, Catholic Pro-Life Committee

And congratulations to the Raffle and Special Drawing Winners:

$15,000 Gift Card: Gerry Rice  
$5,000 Gift Card: Carolyn Bisulca  
$1,000 Gift Card: Terri Rossini
Gabriel Cross:  Maria Machelski 

Kevin Sorbo with guests CPLC GEMS Moms enjoy dinner


Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors 

and Full-Page Advertisers


Advocates for Life Sponsor

Sherwood Fellows
Sherwood Fellows


Protector of Life Sponsor

               Cast Wines Murad Auctions
                  The Catholic Foundation Leland's Gold & Diamonds                  


Full Page Program Book Advertisers


Dr. Joseph Behan

Knights of Columbus Dallas Diocese Chapter
Dallas Diocese Chapter


Cindi's N.Y. Restaurant & Bakery
First Class Auto, Inc.

Meridian Business Centers

Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church

A-One Engraving Services

Bishop Lynch High School The Highlands School

Heroic Media


Allen Pitts State Farm Insurance
n J. Pitts Agency - Dallas, TX


Harness Dickey


Anns Health Food Center & Market

Low Birth Weight Development Center
Low Birth Weight Development Center

Superior Systems, Inc.
Diocese of Dallas
Diocese of Dallas

Theology of the Body Evangelization Team