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The Bishop's 20th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner – Reservations and Nominations Now Open!

The CPLC is celebrating 20 years of saving lives and sharing the truth that "Life is Sacred."  Bishop Kevin Farrell invites you to celebrate this landmark anniversary at The Bishop's 20th  Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner on April 6, 2013 at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.  This spectacular event benefiting the ministries of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee will feature celebrity guest Pattie Mallette, mother of pop music sensation Justin Bieber.  Her story is the ultimate pro-life testimony!  Click here to reserve your table of ten or ticket today. The Bishop's 20th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Committee
The 2013 Father Edward Robinson, O.P., Pro-Life Person(s) of the Year Award will be presented at The Bishop's 20th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner.  This award may be given to an individual, a couple or a group.  Click here to submit your nominations (online or by mail) for this very special recognition.  We want to hear from you!  Nominations must be submitted by March 4 at 8 p.m. (Past Bishop's Dinner Honorees)
For more information, visit prolifedallas.org/dinner or call 972-267-LIFE (5433).


Additional Pro-Life Events

Crescendo Exclusive Movie Screening

Date: Thurs., February 28
Experience the power and inspiration of the new award-winning and life-affirming short film Crescendo at the one-time-only public movie theater screening in Dallas on February 28, the night of Crescendo's nationwide premier!  Reserve your tickets ($5 each) hereAll event proceeds benefit the life-saving ministries of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, Birth Choice of Dallas and White Rose Women's Centers.  For more information, visit prolifedallas.org/crescendo.
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: Angelika Theater, Dallas

Speakers Bureau Training

Date: Sat., March 2 "The harvest is great, but the laborers are few." This is a great opportunity to learn about the CPLC Speakers Bureau and how you can make a big difference in spreading the pro-life message! Please RSVP to Jan Storey, 972-986-5463 or .
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Place: All Saints, Dallas (St. Theresa Room)
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Project Life Series

Date: Every Thurs., thru April 11 (excld. 3/14 & 28)
Join the next "Project Life" series – a new adult 8-week pro-life teaching series created by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee in collaboration with Anglicans for Life.  The next class on Feb. 21 will address "After Abortion: Truth and Consequences."  A full class schedule available at prolifedallas.org/projectlifeSponsored by St. Patrick's Respect Life Ministry.
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Place:  St. Patrick Catholic Parish
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40 Days for Life-McKinney

Date: February 13 - March 24
McKinney is one of many cities joining together for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history – the 40 Days for Life campaign. The McKinney prayer vigil will take place from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily outside the McKinney Planned Parenthood abortion referral center.  (Please stay on sidewalk and do not park in business strip where Planned Parenthood is located.)  For more information, visit 40daysforlife.com/mckinneySponsored by 40 Days for Life-McKinney.
Vigil Location: Planned Parenthood, McKinney (Stay on sidewalk)
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Note: The CPLC covers the 5 Dallas abortion centers in daily prayer and counseling throughout the year.  For more information, see prolifedallas.org/sidewalk.

Former Planned Parenthood Manager Abby Johnson Presents

Date: Sun., Mar. 3
Come listen to Abby share her powerful conversion story from Planned Parenthood in Bryan-College Station to pro-life advocate!  Abby will also discuss her most recent charitable endeavor “And Then There Were None" (attwn.org), a non-profit assisting workers transitioning out of the abortion industry.  There is no charge for this event, but a “love offering” will be accepted.  Due to content of talk, it is recommended that elementary age children and younger not attend.  For more information, contact Sponsored by St. Gabriel the Archangel.
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, McKinney
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*Abby Johnson will also be appearing at Two Hearts Bookstore on Monday, March 4th from 10 to 11 AM. (refreshments served).  For more details, contact 972-377-4327, .*

Public Witness at Planned Parenthood Annual Fundraiser

Date: Tues., Mar. 5
Join the public witness for life outside Planned Parenthood's annual fundraising event.  Our prayer and witness will be from 11:15 to 12:30.  Parking is available across the street from the hotel.  Some signs will be furnished, or you may bring your own.  For more information, contact JoAnn Murray at Sponsored by STOPP Dallas.  (Please note: other organizations may be present with graphic signs.)
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: Hilton Anatole, Dallas


Breaking News

Pope’s last addresses call on Catholics to stay strong on marriage, abortion, eugenics, euthanasia
By Hilary White, LifeSiteNews

It was an emotional day at the Vatican as Pope Benedict XVI, in two of his last public addresses, called again on Christians to continue to defend the lives of innocent unborn and vulnerable people and to uphold the sanctity of natural marriage. In this morning’s regular Wednesday general audiencehe warned that Christians will face great pressure to give up their commitments.

“Even those who come from a Christian family … must renew daily their decision to be Christian, to give God the first place in the face of the temptations continuously suggested by a secularized culture, in the face of the criticism of many of their contemporaries.”

But this must not deter them from proclaiming the truth: “The temptation to set one’s faith aside is always present and conversion becomes a response to God that must be confirmed at various times throughout our lives,” he said. Continue reading.

Also of interest: 
Bishop Kevin Farrell talks about the election of the next Pope
(video message)
Cardinal Dolan: Papacy of Pope Benedict XVI Highlighted His Pastoral, Scholarly, Holy Life

HHS Proposal Falls Short In Meeting Church Concerns

The Feb. 1 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) shows some movement by the Administration but falls short of addressing U.S. bishops' concerns. . . . [Cardinal Dolan, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops] listed three key areas of concern: the narrow understanding of a religious ministry; compelling church ministries to fund and facilitate services such as contraceptives, including abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization that violate Catholic teaching; and disregard of the conscience rights of for-profit business owners. These are the same concerns articulated by the USCCB Administrative Committee in its March 2012 statement, United for Religious Freedom. (Read entire release)

CPLC Job Opening – Spanish Ministry Assistant

A part-time position with possibility of extended or full-time hours with the CPLC Spanish Ministry is open.  Office hours are 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Parish in Grand Prairie.  The primary functions of this position are assisting with data entry, telephone calls, conducting mailings, preparing materials for presentations / conferences, and when necessary, attending evening / weekend events with ministry director.

Candidates must be fluently bilingual (read and write) in both English and Spanish, with written and verbal translation skills.  Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word programs, ability to type (45 wpm), good interpersonal skills and ability to work within time constraints are also necessary.  All candidates must be in good standing with the Catholic Church (if married, married in the Church).  Read entire job description.

Please send resumes to or call for appointment at 972-639-0259.

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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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