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Save the Date for these 2013 Events for Life with Bishop Kevin Farrell:  
April 6 – The Bishop's 20th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner
April 9Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Austin

Bishop Farrell invites you to March for Life with him in Dallas!

“Sadly, since January 22, 1973, our country has flouted this commandment [Thou Shalt Not Kill], with over 53 million innocent lives lost by abortion alone, including 14,000 unborn children killed each year in the nine counties comprising the Dallas Diocese. Yet, in the face of this horror, there is reason for hope. Since the last Texas legislative session, several abortion-referral centers have closed, and the number of weekly hours in which the five Dallas abortion centers are committing abortions has reduced by twenty percent. 
On January 19th, we will come together in large numbers to witness to the city of Dallas our unwavering devotion to continue these efforts, to leave behind us the desert of abortion, usher in its “exodus” from our community, and embrace the promise of life!”  Read entire letter from Bishop Farrell here.

**Have you reserved your Exodus 20:13 t-shirt yet?  Click here to order it today.  All orders must be submitted by 10 A.M. tomorrow, January 11.**

January 19, 2013 Schedule of Events
7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Roe Memorial Rosary outside the Routh Street abortion center (shuttle buses available from Cathedral beginning at 7:30 a.m.)

10:00 a.m.

Bilingual Roe Memorial Mass at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, celebrated by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell and diocesan clergy, with homilist Fr. Zach Webb and music led by Dave Moore. (Overflow areas with live video feed of the Mass will be in the Cathedral Grand Salon and on the Cathedral Plaza)
12:00 p.m. Dallas March for Life with Bishop Farrell from Cathedral Plaza to ecumenical Rally outside the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse, where Roe v. Wade was first filed in 1970.
  Learn more at www.prolifedallas.org/roe 


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Not So Underground Railroad Monthly Event this Saturday

Date: Sat., January 12
High school students are invited to join us for an afternoon of dynamic speakers, pro-life service projects, and a monthly pro-life challenge.  The theme of this meeting will be “40 Years of Roe: Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?”  Learn more at prolifedallas.org/railroad.
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Place: University of Dallas, Irving, in Anselm Hall
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Gabriel Angel Training

Date: Sats., January 26 & February 2
Become a Gabriel Angel and learn how to mentor a mother facing a crisis pregnancy.  All meals and materials are provided.  For more information and to register online (required), please visit prolifedallas.org/angeltraining. If you have additional questions, contact Patty Sherrod at or 972-235-5554. Attendance at the February 2nd follow-up session and Angel Commissioning is required.   
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place: St. Mark, Plano
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Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat (English)

Date: January 25-27 Rachel’s Vineyard™ is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion.  For more information and to register, contact or the Abortion AfterCare-Healing helpline, 214-544-CARE (2273) in English or or 972-679-4760 in Spanish or visit racheldallas.org.  All inquiries are kept strictly confidential. 
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Texas Catholic Pro-Life Day

Date: Saturday, January 26
The day will begin at 7 a.m. with a Prayer Vigil that will meet at San José Parish in Austin. The rosary for life will begin at 9:45 a.m. at San José Parish followed by the diocesan Pro-Life Mass at 10:30 a.m. The Texas Rally for Life will be at 1 p.m.; participants will meet at 15th and Colorado and march to the Rally on the South Steps of the Capitol. A Party for Life will conclude the day from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the University Catholic Center. For more information, call (512) 949-2486.
Place: Austin, TX
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CPLC Job Openings

Civic Action Director

A part-time Director position leading the Civic Action Ministry of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee is currently available for 5-10 hours per week (including occasional weekends).  The position is open for a volunteer or with a modest stipend available.

The Civic Action Director manages the Civic Action Ministry to address legislative advocacy activities.  The primary objectives of this ministry are to advocate for pro-life legislation, train grassroots citizens in effective advocacy, and provide voter education.  The Civic Action Ministry develops and implements strategies for accomplishing these objectives primarily through public education and interaction (primarily electronic) with elected officials.  Click here to review complete job description.  

Please send resumes/cover letters to or call 972-235-5554. 

CPLC Database Assistant / Bishop’s Dinner Lead Reservationist

A year-round part-time paid position is open for a CPLC Database Assistant who will also serve as Bishop’s Dinner Lead Reservationist from February to April.

Part-time hours year-round will be 15 hours per week except for the month of March, when 40 hours of work per week will be needed.  Work will be done at the CPLC office, 14200 Midway Road, Dallas 75244.

The job will consist of CPLC database entry support during non-Reservations period (before/after dinner event), and entering and managing reservations for the Bishop’s Dinner, primarily the month of March.  Click here to review complete job description. 

Send resumes to .  No calls, please.

*Applicants for CPLC positions must be active members in good standing with their parish/faith community, and must demonstrate belief in and acceptance of Catholic Church teaching, especially on life issues.*   


Breaking News

Another Catholic Pregnancy Resource Center to open in Dallas!

The White Rose Women's Center has been enormously blessed with the opportunity to open a third center next door to the Planned Parenthood abortion facility on Greenville Avenue. At this location the White Rose will continue its mission to save the unborn and serve women in crisis pregnancies. Our peaceful, prayerful presence there will send a powerful message – and will save lives. We are calling on pro-life Catholics to come to this new White Rose center to pray for an end to abortion. We would like to invite organized groups and individuals to sign up for regular prayer hours Wednesday through Saturday inside our chapel at this location. There is a sign-up process that all prayer warriors will need to follow. To sign-up please email whiteroseprayerwarrior@gmail.com or call (214) 824-5942.

Sponsored by White Rose Women's Center.

Planned Parenthood Sees Record High Abortions, Taxpayer Funding
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

The new annual report released by the national Planned Parenthood abortion business shows it did more abortions in its last year than ever before in its history.

The new report released by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) shows the abortion giant did a record 333,964 abortions on unborn children during the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Those abortions were estimated to have generated $150 million dollars for the “nonprofit” organization.  Continue reading

Poll Finds More than 8 in 10 Americans Favor Significant Abortion Restrictions
Knights of Columbus

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans View Abortion as Morally Wrong

Four decades after the Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion throughout the United States, a new KofC-Marist Poll shows that more than 8 in 10 Americans (83 percent) favor significant restrictions.  Continue reading


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