Please join us in prayer for the conclave:
O God, eternal Shepherd, who governs your flock with unfailing care, grant in your boundless fatherly love a pastor for your Church who will please you by his holiness and to us show watchful care. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen."

Pro-Life News & Events


Advocacy Day:  Promoting Life, Dignity and the Common Good

Join our Bishops and fellow Texas Catholics at the Capitol in Austin to promote life, dignity and the common good on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
This legislative advocacy day is an opportunity for Catholics around the state to participate in the political process and urge protection of the dignity of all persons.  Texas Catholics will present a unified front on one day to support policies in furtherance of Life, Justice, Charity and Religious Freedom. Cardinal_DiNardo_Advocacy_Quote.jpg
Learn about the Texas Bishops' legislative agenda, including the most pressing issues facing us this session, at the Advocacy Day Briefing on March 20 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity parish in Dallas (Gym).  Register here for the briefing.  (Anyone participating in Advocacy Day is encouraged to attend this briefing, even if you have attended a prior training.)
Sponsored by Diocese of DallasCatholic Charities of DallasCatholic Pro-Life Committee and St. Vincent de Paul Society.


Upcoming Pro-Life Events 

Sidewalk Counselor & Prayer Partner Training

Date: Saturday, March 23
How can you save an innocent life? Learn how at the next sidewalk counseling training. If you feel called to be a prayer partner, then this training is also for you! A continental breakfast and materials will be provided. Pre-registration is required and available online at prolifedallas.org/sidewalktraining. For more information, contact 469-767-5785 or .  
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Holy Spirit, Duncanville (Community Center dining room)
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The “Not So Underground Railroad” Youth Event

Date: Saturday, March 23 High school students are invited to join us for an afternoon of dynamic speakers, pro-life service projects, and a monthly pro-life challenge. For more information and the location, contact Jacquelyn Smith at 972-416-9591 or .
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross

Date: Friday, March 29
Join us as we pray the Pro-Life Stations of the Cross, the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy led by Fr. Paul McCormick, O.Cist., and unite our sufferings and the sufferings of aborted babies with those of Christ. For more information, contact Joanne Underwood at 469-767-5785 or .
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Southwestern late-term abortion center, Dallas
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"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 21 will address "Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Who Controls Death?".  A full class schedule is available at prolifedallas.org/projectlife. Sponsored 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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40 Days for Life-McKinney

Date: thru March 24
The McKinney prayer vigil is 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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Note: The CPLC covers the 5 Dallas abortion centers in daily prayer and counseling throughout the year. For more information, see prolifedallas.org/sidewalk.

The Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner – Win a Bid for Life

Don't miss the premier pro-life event of the year ...

The Bishop's 20th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner

with  Silent Auction, Raffle, Wine Pull and more!
You’ll want to bid in our Silent Auction!

Wonderful items await you at this year's auction, including  autographed framed photos of Tom Landry and the All-Star Cowboys, original religious art, gourmet dinners, jewelry and more!

Plus, we will have beautiful parish baskets with all sorts of surprises! 
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For only $20, you can enter and blindly pull a bottle of wine.  The wine is guaranteed to have at least a $20 retail value ... and some much more!

Arrive early to pull a great bottle of wine before we run out! 

And that's not all ... "Jewelry Grab Bags" will also be available to purchase for yourself or the special lady in your life!
Make your reservations and buy your raffle tickets today!


Breaking News

Announcing new Natural Family Planning OB/GYN in the Diocese of Dallas:  Michael W. Jones, MD, 972-875-2585, 601 S. Clay Suite105, Ennis, TX 75119.  More information available at ennisobgyn.com.  For additional listings of NFP practitioners and resources, visit www.prolifedallas.org/nfp.

Smokes, bells ... tweets? Find out ways to find out "Habemus Papam"
Diocese of Dallas

Though the Vatican has become increasingly savvy with more modern forms of communication, it's still sticking with more primitive methods -- swirling smoke and tolling bells -- to announce whether a new pope has been elected.

In a similar vein, the Vatican press hall will not immediately issue an official bulletin, email alert, SMS or tweet to tell the 5,000 accredited journalists and other observers whether "Habemus papam." Continue reading

Restrictive Texas abortion law credited with reducing abortions 10-15% in two years
by Susan Michelle Tyrell, LiveActionNews.org

Texas has one of the strictest sonograms laws in the nation – and it’s working. The Houston Chronicle reports on a recent study from researchers at Ibis Reproductive Health, the University of Texas, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham:

"Texas clinics have performed 10 percent to 15 percent fewer abortions since the state enacted strict requirements two years ago for women seeking the procedure."

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