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Last Chance to Buy Raffle Tickets to win $15,000!

We hope you are as excited as we are about The Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner this Saturday evening featuring National Pro-Life Champion Dr. Alveda King with special guest David Bereit, National Director of 40 Days for Life!
Whether you can join us Saturday or not ...
You can still buy raffle tickets for a chance to win $15,000 in MasterCard® Gift Cards, a Caribbean Cruise or a Kindle Fire® HD Tablet!

Buy your raffle tickets here
before 5 p.m. tomorrow, April 4!

Donations to assist our ministries are
also deeply appreciated.
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**If you have reserved your dinner tickets but have not yet submitted the names and email addresses of all your table guests, please submit them here today.**
www.prolifedallas.org/dinner



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Upcoming Pro-Life Events 

Catholic Advocacy Day

Date: Tuesday, April 9
Join Texas Bishops and fellow Texas Catholics at the Capitol in Austin for the 2013 Catholic Advocacy Day. This legislative advocacy day is an opportunity for Catholics around the state to participate in the political process by voicing the concerns of the Texas Bishops affecting life, charity, justice and religious freedom. To learn more and to register, visit dallascatholicadvocacy.org or call 214-520-6590 x124. Join us and let your voice be heard! Sponsored by the Texas Catholic Conference.  
Place: The Capitol in Austin, TX
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Quarterly Mass, Adoration & Rosary Procession

Date: Saturday, April 13 8:00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Cruz Calderón at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Dallas, with special prayers for the unborn and an end to abortion, followed by Eucharistic Adoration and a Rosary Procession by bus to Robinson’s abortion center, and then returning to the church for closing Benediction. For more information, contact Joanne Underwood, 469-767-5785 or .
Time: Mass at 8:00 a.m., procession to follow
Place: MassOur Lady of Perpetual Help, Dallas;  Procession to: Robinson's abortion center
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First Friday All Night Adoration for Life

Date: April 5-6 Adoration begins at 4 p.m., with Latin Mass at 8:00 p.m. Friday and 3:00 a.m. Saturday.  Adoration ends just before the 7:00 a.m. Saturday Mass.  You may leave your personal prayer requests with the Cloistered Carmelites who will also be praying all night.  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 Victory Celebration

Date: Sunday, April 7
Join in the celebration with food, fun and fellowship for the whole familyBring a dish to share for the potluck picnic, sunscreen and hat, outdoor chairs and a table if you have some, outdoor games and your family.  You will want to wear jeans and tennis shoes.  for directions.  This outdoor event is weather dependent.  Call 214-531-7285 if weather appears inclement.
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Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Borchard Family Farm,  for directions



Action Alert: Comments Due on Proposed Rule for HHS Mandate

Under the new health care law, the Obama administration will require most health plans to cover “preventive services for women,” including services that many citizens find objectionable for moral and religious reasons [contraception, sterlization, and potential abortifacients]. . . . The mandate allows only a very narrow exemption for a “religious employer.”  On February 6, the Administration published a new “proposed rule” that continues to allow only a very narrow exemption, chiefly aimed at what it calls “houses of worship.”  Other religious organizations offering education, health care and charitable services are not exempt, but are eligible only for an “accommodation” under which all their employees and their families automatically receive the objectionable coverage.  There is no exemption or delay for individuals, for pro-life organizations that are not explicitly religious, or for businesses owned and operated by individuals with moral or religious objections. More info.

Comments on a new “proposed rule” on how to implement this mandate are due by April 8Please send in your comments today!

Action: Click Here to send an e-mail opposing the proposed rule to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which has invited public comment.

See also: USCCB Fact Sheet on HHS Contraceptive Mandate




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Breaking News

They Can Quit Too: A Way Out for Abortion Clinic Workers
by Abby Johnson, LifeNews.com

Most of us have experienced that Sunday evening paralysis, dreading Monday morning because we aren’t happy in our jobs. Maybe we want to leave but just haven’t had the time to look into other places of employment, or maybe we just need the money. But what if it is a job that causes your conscience to constantly nag, Am I doing the right thing?  . . . .

The people who work in abortion clinics are usually there because they want to help women, they need the money, or they just can’t gather the courage to start looking for a new job. I’ve been there. I tried to justify my work at Planned Parenthood as helping women in crisis pregnancies, as giving them a new lease on life after their choice to terminate the life of their child, and as promoting “choice” as a great thing. 

But after I saw what actually happened during an abortion, I just couldn’t do it anymore.  Continue reading


Most Don’t Know Teen Pregnancies Down 42 Percent From 1990 Figures
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

Thanks to the work of abstinence education campaigns, teen pregnancies are down 42 percent from 1990. However, a new study indicates most Americans have no idea so much progress has been made. Continue reading

Media Alert: The Dallas Morning News publishes CPLC Speakers Bureau Director Sheree Havlik's letter to the editor: Planned Parenthood profits



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