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Pro-Life News & Events

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Pope confident God will guide Church in days ahead

By David Uebbing, Catholic News Agency

Pope Benedict XVI told the 150,000 people who came to his final general audience that he is filled with trust and peace as he prepares to resign, because the Church is not his but God’s and he will “not let it sink.”

“In this moment,” the Pope said, “there is in me a great trust because I know, we all know, that the Word of truth of the Gospel is the strength of the Church, it is her life. … This is my trust, this is my joy.”
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The Pope made his way through St. Peter’s Square in his pope mobile and was welcomed by cheering throngs of pilgrims from all over Europe and abroad.

“The heart of a Pope,” he told the assembly, “reaches out to the entire world.” Continue reading

Prayers and Resources:

Prayers for Pope Benedict XVIFor the Election of a PopeFor the Newly Elected Pope •  Additional Resources for the Faithful

 




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Upcoming Pro-Life Events 

Advocacy Day Training

Date: Wed., March 6
On April 9, 2013, Texas Bishops and Catholics from throughout the state will join together for Catholic Advocacy Day at the capitol in Austin to advocate for policies promoting life, charity, justice and religious freedom.  To learn about the Bishops’ legislative agenda and the skills to be an effective advocate, join us for the training on March 6.  For more information and to register for the training, visit dallascatholicadvocacy.org or call 214.520.6590 ext. 124.  Sponsored by the Diocese of DallasCatholic Charities of DallasCatholic Pro-Life Committee and St. Vincent de Paul Society.    
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(light dinner served)
Place: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, Dallas

"Project Life" Series

Date: Every Thurs., thru April 11 (exc. 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 March 7 will address "Chastity and Abstinence: The Gospel of Life vs. The Culture of Sex".  A full class schedule is available at prolifedallas.org/projectlifeSponsored by St. Patrick's Respect Life Ministry.

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Place:  St. Patrick Catholic Parish, Dallas
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First Friday All Night Adoration for Life, Tonight

Date: Tonight, March 1-2 Come as early as 4:00 p.m. Latin Mass will be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday and 3:00 a.m. Saturday.   Adoration ends just before the 7:00 a.m. Saturday Mass.  These prayer vigils are held every first Friday of the month.  The Cloistered Carmelites will also be praying all night.  You may leave your personal prayer requests with them.  There will be food and drink available in the evening.  Security will be there throughout the night.  Request flyers and directions at or contact Mary Jane, 214-702-8051.  Sponsored by the Discalced Carmelite Monastery
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Place: Discalced Carmelite Monastery, Dallas
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40 Days for Life-McKinney, plus Abby Johnson presents

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 is taking place daily from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. 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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*Join Abby Johnson at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church, McKinney this Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Abby will share her powerful conversion story from Planned Parenthood to pro-life advocate!  Click here for more information.  (Abby will also be appearing at Two Hearts Bookstore on Monday, March 4th from 10 to 11 AM. Refreshments served.)*


Public Witness at Planned Parenthood Annual Fundraiser

Date: Tues., Mar. 5
Join the public witness for life outside Planned Parenthood's annual fundraising event.  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 972-442-1127, 214-228-7504, or Sponsored by STOPP Dallas.  (Please note: other organizations may be present with graphic signs.)
   
Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: outside the Hilton Anatole Dallas

Lobby Day in Austin

Date: Thurs., March 7
Visit your TX senator and representative with small groups to lobby for life. (An advocacy handout will be provided.)  A van and certified diocesan driver has been reserved for the one-day trip, leaving St. Mark Catholic Church, Plano, at 5:30 a.m., and departing Austin by 2:30-3:00 to return to Dallas. Cost is $25 per person.  For more information and to reserve your seat, contact JoAnn Murray at 972-442-1127, 214-228-7504, or Sponsored by STOPP-Dallas.
Place: State Capitol, Austin



The Bishop's 20th Annual Catholic Pro-Life DinnerNew Keynote, Nominations & Volunteers!

Join us on April 6, 2013 for a spectacular evening at the
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

 featuring national pro-life champion and civil rights activist
Dr. Alveda King

Dr. Alveda King
Make your dinner reservations here
Nominations due Monday!  Click here to submit your nomination for the 2013 Father Edward Robinson, O.P., Pro-Life Person(s) of the Year Award today! (See past Bishop's Dinner honorees here).
Volunteers needed!  Be a part of this exciting event with an energized team of committed pro-lifers!  Click here for more info and to sign up as a volunteer.  (If you are a youth volunteer or organizing a group of youth volunteers, please click here.
Raise a glass before the dinner!  Join us for a "Buy One, Give One" Wine Tasting on March 7 at 7:30 p.m., benefiting the wine pull at the Bishop's Dinner. RSVP: or 610-608-0579.  (Location details to be provided upon RSVP.)



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USCCB Action Alert: Call Congress Now

Dear Friend of Religious Liberty:

As you know, there are major threats looming against people and groups that are opposed in conscience to providing insurance coverage for sterilizations, contraception, or abortifacient drugs, or to participating in or facilitating an abortion.

Now is the time to act!  Congress will soon be considering a "must-pass" bill that will fund the federal government.  Congress can include conscience protection as part of that bill and solve this problem now.

Can you spare 5 minutes to contact your Members of Congress and ask them to support conscience protection for EVERYONE?  Call information with proposed message is available here or click here to email your two U.S. Senators and Representative.  More information


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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