Please join us in prayer for the retreatants and volunteers at the Rachel's Vineyard™ Retreat this weekend – may they experience God's merciful love.

Pro-Life News & Events

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

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Even More Marched for Life – Thank You Pro-Life Dallas!

The 2012 Roe Memorial Events on January 21 were once again a remarkable day for Life, offering prayers for the 52 million lives lost to the tragedy of abortion and marching and rallying for a Culture of Life – this year with yellow "LIFE" balloons in celebration of the many victories over the past year. . . . “You could see in the crowd that sense of encouragement that we are winning, and there is so much more dedication,” said CPLC Executive Director and Rally MC Karen Garnett.  “We have the momentum, and we’re going to continue that momentum.”  Continued reading.
Did you miss Bishop Farrell's inspiring rally address?  Watch it here.

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Bishop Farrell:  Protect the Rights of the Church and Her People

Letter from Bishop Kevin J. Farrell to All Dallas Diocese Catholics 

"My brother bishops and I cannot—will not—comply with this unjust law."

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

     I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Catholic Church in the United States and strikes at the fundamental right to religious liberty for all citizens of any faith. . . .

     The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees' health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception.  Almost all health insurers will be forced to include those "services" in the health policies they write.  And almost all individuals will be forced to buy that coverage as a part of their policies. . . .

     In so ruling, the Administration has cast aside the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, . . . [and] denies us as Catholics our nation's first and most fundamental freedom, that of religious liberty.  Read entire letter here. (en español)

ACTION:  Stand in solidarity with our Bishops in defense of our religious freedom and conscience rights by: 

1.  Committing yourself to prayer and fasting "that wisdom and justice may prevail, and religious liberty may be restored" and

2.  Contacting Congress by e-mail, phone, or FAX letter:

  • Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121, or call your members’ local offices.
  • Send an e-mail through NCHLA’s Grassroots Action Center HERE.
  • Additional contact info can be found on members’ web sites at: www.house.gov and www.senate.gov.  (Find out who represents you here.)

Learn more at www.usccb.org/conscience.

 Also of interest:  ObamaCare and Religious Freedom: How about some respect for Catholics and others who object to treating pregnancy as a disease?, WSJ Op Ed by Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, USCCB President and Archbishop of New York


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

What the Church Teaches on Faithful Citizenship
featuring Bishop Edward Burns from Alaska and CPLC Exec. Director Karen Garnett
(2nd of 3-part series)

Date: Thursday, Feb. 2
Have you ever wondered how our faith applies to today's major challenges and issues? Join us next Thursday to hear from Bishop Edward Burns of Juneau, Alaska on this very issue!  Karen Garnett of the CPLC will also present Bishop Farrell and Bishop Vann's Joint Statement on Faithful Citizenship.  Don't miss it!  And save the date for Part 3 on Feb. 20.

Contact 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. Rita, Dallas, Sweeney Lounge
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"BloodMoney" Screening and Project Life Kickoff

Date: Sunday, Feb. 12
St. Joseph is hosting a screening of the film "BloodMoney: The Business of Abortion" as a kickoff to the pilot program of Project Life, a new weekly adult pro-life curriculum (beginning February 21, and continuing every Tuesday through April 10).  Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome!  For more information, contact Tom Grossman, 972-352-7632 or .
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Location:  St. Joseph, Richardson (Upper Room)
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Gabriel Angel Training

Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 18, 25
Project Gabriel provides practical help to a woman who has chosen life for her unborn baby in the form of a Gabriel Angel who supports the mother’s choice for life through prayer, friendship, and resource referrals.  More info and online registration for training available at prolifedallas.org/angeltraining.  Attendance at Feb. 25th follow-up session and Angel Commissioning required.  Questions?  Contact Patty Sherrod, or 972-235.5554.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Place: St. Pius X, Dallas, Rm. 403
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Birth Choice Culture for Life Evening with the Arts

Date: Saturday, Feb. 4
Birth Choice of Dallas invites you to its third annual Culture for Life Evening with the Arts.  The evening will feature a fundraising classical music concert with Hubert Pralitz, Principal Violinist.  There will be a silent auction with artworks and other treasures.  Reservations are required.  RSVP to Birth Choice at 214-631-2402 or .

Sponsored by Birth Choice of Dallas.

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Museum of Biblical Art
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Breaking Pro-Life News

‘Saved by God’s grace’: 819* babies spared from abortion in Dallas
by Peter Batlinksi, LifeSiteNews.com

Pro-lifers in Dallas are celebrating 2011 as a “record year” in which the lives of 819 babies were saved from certain and terrible death at the city’s five abortion clinics.

“We are not responsible for these ‘saves,’” local pro-lifer Becky Visosky told LifeSiteNews, “we are merely instruments of God’s grace. His compassion is what converts hearts and saves precious lives. We are just blessed to stand in the gap to offer His hope to the hopeless.”

The year’s record number of saves for the city’s pro-lifers was a 276 increase from 2010, in which 543 babies were saved. Dallas pro-lifers led by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas and the Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas have recorded 5522 babies saved from abortion since their pro-life ministry took off in 1997.  Continue reading.

*Editor's Update:  Final numbers reported for 2011 have increased to 841 confirmed lives saved, plus 743 hopefuls – praise be to God!!  Learn more about the CPLC Convert-to-Life / Sidewalk Counseling Ministry at prolifedallas.org/sidewalk.

The CPLC depends on friends like you to partner with us to save lives. Please consider making a donation to support our work. Thank you and God bless you!

All together, let us build a culture of life!

Please pass this on to your friends and family!

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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