Pro-Life News & Events


Pro-Life Dallas – You Did It Again!

Because of you, the Dallas pro-life community, and specifically the nearly 2,000 people who filled the Irving Convention Center on Saturday night for the exuberant Bishop’s 20th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner, the CPLC received record contributions in gifts and pledges, sponsorships and underwriting, and raffle and auction sales for the cause of LIFE – as well as the most generous response for the matching gift challenge in our history, well exceeding our goal!

All we can say is Praise be to God and Thank You, Pro-Life Dallas!!  With renewed commitment and energy, and with the blessing of resources to advance our work, the nine ministries of the CPLC are prepared to move forward this year to go farther and do more to save lives, bring an end to abortion and protect all human life!


We also honor our host Bishop Farrell, honorary chairs Harry and Norma Longwell, keynote speaker Dr. Alveda King, advancing our mission speaker David Bereit of 40 Days for Life, master of ceremonies Bill Orender, Father Robinson Pro-Life Person of the Year Beth Riley, and singer Erin Muñoz with accompanist Joslin D’Souza, who debuted their original pro-life song, "Unborn Anthem".  And we thank you, our table hosts, sponsors and the dozens of volunteers who gave of your time and talents to present a beautiful and inspiring occasion for all.  Without your love and sacrifices, it could not have been done!

If we didn’t know it before, we surely know it now:  God wants to bring an end to abortion, and for all life to be cherished, and He wants to use the CPLC to help do it!  All praise, honor, and glory to Him for His abundant blessings upon us all to advance His mission!  (Click here for more dinner coverage, including pictures and the inspiring CPLC video.)


Upcoming Pro-Life Events 

Quarterly Mass, Adoration & Rosary Procession for an End to Abortion in Dallas – Tomorrow

Date: Saturday, April 13 8:00 a.m. Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Cruz Calderón tomorrow, Saturday, April 13, 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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The “Not So Underground Railroad” Youth Event

Date: Saturday, April 20 High school students are invited to join us for an afternoon of dynamic speakers, pro-life service projects, and a monthly pro-life challenge. The theme of this meeting is “Life Talk on the Sidewalk”. For more information, contact Youth For Life Director Jacquelyn Smith, 972-416-9591 or .
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Mary Immaculate, Farmers Branch, Jr. High Wing Room 7A
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Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat in English

April is Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

Date: May 3-5 Rachel’s Vineyard™ is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. The weekend is a unique and effective process designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God. For more information and to register, contact or the Abortion AfterCare-Healing helpline 214-544-CARE (2273) in English, or or 972-679-4760 in Spanish, or visit racheldallas.org. All inquiries are kept strictly confidential
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CPLC Job Opening

CPLC Communications Assistant / Office Manager

A 30 hour assistant position in the Communications Department of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee will be available in June 2013. (Resumes accepted now.)  The Communications Assistant / Office Manager will work out of the CPLC central office near Spring Valley and Midway in North Dallas.

This position reports to the Director of Communications and responsibilities include assisting with communications to parishes and organizations, event promotion, maintaining the website and social media presence and coordination of mailing and printing projects.  This position is also responsible for managing the office, including reception, maintaining office supply and equipment inventory, and coordinating IT assistance.  Click here for complete job description (including qualifications).

Resumes and cover letters may be submitted to Director of Communications Becky Visosky at .

Please note:  All applicants must accept the teachings of the Catholic Church, specifically concerning life issues; demonstrate an ability and desire to support the mission of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee; maintain active membership in a parish / faith community and be in good standing with the Church; and comply with the Diocese’s Safe Environment Program.


Breaking News

Over-The-Counter Sale Of Contraceptives To Minors
USCCB News Release

"A federal district judge in New York has ordered the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift all age limits on over-the-counter access to the so-called "emergency contraceptive" drug Plan B and its generic versions.

"Plan B is a large dose of a powerful hormonal drug (levonorgestrel) that is available only by prescription when used in smaller doses for contraception.The court has acted irresponsibly by making this powerful drug available without a prescription to minor children."  Continue reading

Watch CPLC Interview: Decision will “endanger [teens] and possibly the life of an unborn child".

Editors Note:  Use of contraception endangers the physical and spiritual health of teens and adults alike.  Visit prolifedallas.org/contraception for more information.  "The mutual unconditional gift that a married couple offers to one another in love must remain open to render them co-creators with God in new life." - Bishop Farrell.  Families may be open to life in accordance with our Catholic faith through the practice of natural family planning.

Obama administration to begin finalizing HHS mandate rules
By Ben Johnson, LifeSiteNews.com

With the comment period now closed, the Obama administration will begin formally composing the regulatory language of the controversial HHS mandate. The process will likely reinvigorate attempts to have the provision legally overturned, an effort that ultimately seems destined to end at the Supreme Court. Continue reading

Also of interest: Religious Liberty Chair Backs Litigants Opposing HHS Mandate

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