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Through Christ's beautiful light revealed on the Epiphany,
"We see every individual in the world as equally sacred, of immeasurable worth and dignity."
- Cardinal John O'Connor

Save the Date for The Bishop's 19th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner on April 14, 2012!

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New Year’s Resolution: Buy a Choose Life License Plate!

Promote the Loving Option of Adoption Wherever You Drive
by Texas Alliance for Life
The Choose Life specialty license plate is on sale across the state for cars, light trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds!  Become a moving billboard to promote infant adoption as a compassionate alternative to abortion.  Of the $30 annual fee, $22 goes to the Office of the Attorney General of Texas to be distributed to qualified organizations that provide counseling and material assistance to pregnant women considering placing their unborn children for adoption [including the CPLC's Project Gabriel!].  More info. Choose-Life-plate-w-200.jpg
Order your Choose Life plates anytime.  Here are the three ways:
1. Order online at the TX Department of Motor Vehicles website with a credit card.
2. Mail a completed Application for Specialty License Plates with a check to cover the fee to your county's Tax Office.
3. Order in person at your county's Tax Office.  Find your county's Tax Office here.



The Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving!

The latest technology toy is usually the “hot ticket” at Christmastime, and this past Christmas was no exception – digital cameras, digital readers, smart phones and tablets were among the most popular gift items this year. 

Did you happen to get one geek gadget too many?  If so, we invite you to please consider donating your item valued at $200 or more to the CPLC for us to raffle off as the third prize for The Bishop’s 19th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner raffle, featuring $15,000 in American Express gift cards as the grand prize and a Carnival cruise as the second prize.

Even if you don’t have a duplicate gift, we invite you to consider purchasing a tech toy valued at $200 or more to donate to the CPLC for the raffle.  You will be blessed, and the ticket sales generated by the raffle will add to our efforts to save more babies this year!  Please contact Ellen Rossini, Director of Development, at 972-571-8705 or .




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Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Bishop Seitz Presents: What the Church Teaches on Faithful Citizenship
(1st of 3-part series)

Date: Thursday, Jan.19
Bishop Mark Seitz will present “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: the U.S. Bishops’ Reflections on Catholic Teaching and Political Life” – the first in a three-part series on Faithful Citizenship before the Texas primaries.  Please save the dates for parts two and three on February 2nd and February 20th.  Contact Catarina Torres at Catholic Charities of Dallas with any questions: .

Sponsored by Catholic Charities of Dallas, the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, and the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Justice Ministry

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Faith Formation Center, Room 130
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Pray and March with Bishop Farrell

Date: Saturday, Jan. 21
Bishop Kevin Farrell invites you to the 2012 Roe Memorial Events marking the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision making abortion available on demand in America and leading to the death of over 52 million unborn children.

Join Bishops Farrell, Vann, Seitz and Deshotel, diocesan clergy and thousands of people of faith to pray for an end to the scourge of abortion and to march and rally for a Culture of Life! 

Click here for a detailed schedule of events and locations.  Visit prolifedallas.org/roe for more info.

Event Schedule:
Rosary: 7:45 a.m.
Mass: 10:00 a.m.
March & Rally: 12 noon
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**Can you help on the day of the events?  Would you like to participate in the Rose Procession (for persons born in 1973 or later)?  Click here to learn how.**


Rachel's Vineyard™ Retreat in English

Dates: Jan. 27-29
Rachel’s Vineyard™ is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion.  The weekend is a unique and effective process designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God.  The weekend will help your soul find a voice and transform the pain of the past into hope!  For more information, contact 214-544-CARE (2273) or healing@racheldallas.org or visit racheldallas.orgAll inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
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Also of interest: New Web Site Features Women Who Regret Their Abortions


A Novena to Three American Saints for Life

Dates: January 4-12
Saints Elizabeth Ann Seton, Frances Cabrini and John Neumann are powerful witnesses to the Gospel of Life, each in their own time.  This novena suggests three days of prayer to each of the Saints for the promotion of Life in our country and our Church today.  Click here to view the Novena and begin praying!



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Pro-Life News

US court hears arguments over Texas abortion law
By Michael Kunzelman, The Statesman

A federal judge abused his discretion when he blocked the state of Texas from enforcing a law requiring doctors to show sonograms to patients and describe the images before an abortion, a lawyer for the state told an appeals court Wednesday.

A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals didn't immediately rule on Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell's request for them to lift a preliminary injunction issued by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks in Austin, Texas.

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Sparks ruled in August that several provisions of the state law violated the free-speech rights of abortion-performing doctors.  Continue reading.

 

Planned Parenthood Closes Abortion Center in Waco, Texas
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

The Planned Parenthood abortion business has closed one of its centers in Waco, Texas that does abortions. The closing of one facility and consolidation at another location comes after the abortion business laid off staff this fall.  Continue reading.


Unborn child just a 'parasite'? Cutting edge science shows fetal cells heal mother for life
By Peter Baklinski, LifeSiteNews.com

A standard pro-abortion argument hinges on the premise that a baby inside his mom’s womb attacks her bodily integrity. The developing baby is seen in this light as an intruder, a parasite, a threat to the woman’s autonomy. . . . But science paints a vastly different picture about the actual relationship between a baby in utero and his or her mother, showing that, far from being a parasite, the unborn child can help heal his mother for the rest of her life, as beneficial cells from the child pass into the mother’s body during pregnancy  Read entire article.



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For more information, call the CPLC at 972-267-LIFE (5433), or visit our web site: www.prolifedallas.org.


This message is brought to you by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, the Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas. The CPLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax-deductible donations to support the life-saving work of the CPLC may be mailed to: CPLC, P. O. Box 59852, Dallas, TX 75229, or make a secure donation online at www.prolifedallas.org/pages/donations.

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