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Pro-Life News & Events


Hope & Healing in Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

Are you or someone you know suffering from abortion? There is hope and healing.
“If you have suffered the pain of abortion like myself, there was still something missing in my life… I felt such shame, so unworthy of happiness and peace, no matter what I tried to do, there was still a huge hole in my heart. Someone had suggested that I go on a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat. Although skeptical I did and I’m here today healed, hopeful and amazed of how God’s mercy and love have continued to affect my life. Many of us have been affected by the pain of abortion. You do not need to live this way anymore. There is hope and healing available. The Rachel Ministries can help."

For confidential assistance in English contact 972-544-CARE (2273) or and in Spanish, contact 972-679-4760 or . More information available at racheldallas.org.

Vineyard Keepers to support retreats in prayer are needed! If you or your prayer group are interested, please email .


Upcoming Pro-Life Events 

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

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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Prayers for Those Facing Execution

Prayer Events:

Saturday, April 20
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Dallas

Gather to pray for those individuals facing execution in Texas in the coming month, as well as for the victims of violent crimes.

Rosary at St. Elizabeth will follow 8 a.m. Mass on April 20th.  For more information, contact Maria Castillo-Lopez, . Sponsored by St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish

Divine Mercy Chaplet at St. Gabriel will follow 11 a.m. Mass on April 28th.  For more information, contact Kay Leonard, 214-544-1669 or .  Sponsored by St. Gabriel Ministry to the Imprisoned & St. Gabriel Pro-Life Ministry.

Saturday, April 28
St. Gabriel, McKinney (Chapel)

Urgent Adoption Notice

From Family to Family Adoption Agency:

"We have an urgent need for a family to adopt 4 boys who were relinquished by their birth parents yesterday in Richmond, TX. The adoption would be done through Family to Family (http://fam2fam.org/), which is the agency where the children were dropped off. The boys are biological Hispanic brothers, ages 8 months old, 3 years old, 4 years old, and 9 years old.* The parental rights have been terminated, so they are ready for adoption. Family to Family would only charge 1 agency fee rather than 4.

They prefer to keep the boys in Texas, and prefer to keep them together. However, they are willing to split them up if needed. What they need most is a loving family. A family who has their home study ready, or close to ready is preferred so that they can move forward with the adoption quickly.

The boys are currently split up into various short-term housing situations. The 9-year-old is currently in a foster home in Sugar Land. The 3-year-old is currently with a case worker from Family to Family, and the 8-month-old and 4-year-old are currently with a family member of a case worker from Family to Family. Again, all of these are short-term arrangements, and we need to get these boys into an adoptive family as soon as possible!

The 8 month old is said to be a typical 8 month old. The 9 year old is said to be very smart (an "A" and "B" student) and sweet. The 3 and 4 year olds both show signs of neglect (will gobble down food fast as if they don't know when the next meal will come), and will need some extra time and care to build trust."


Both the 9-year-old and 8-month-old have been adopted.  The 3-year-old and 4-year-old are still waiting for forever families.  They are thriving in foster care after neglect.  The boys are full biological brothers and both are autistic.

If you are interested in adopting these boys, please contact Jennifer or Debbie at Family to Family (281-342-4042).


Breaking News

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, abortion, and the ravenous power of evil
By Mary Hasson, Catholic News Agency

Evil, given a foothold, only advances, never retreats. . . If we dismiss Gosnell as an aberration, one bad apple in a barrel of good abortionists, how do we explain the cascade of ordinary people tumbling out of this story who looked away when they saw his atrocities? Who stood next to him, helping, as he “snipped” babies’ spines? Or worse, followed his lead and committed the same despicable acts themselves?

But if we understand the mayhem in Kermit Gosnell’s clinic as a case study in the power of evil unleashed, we can make sense out of his own moral degeneration – the progressive cruelty towards women seeking abortions, the abortions on bigger, older babies, and the uninhibited killing of live-born infants as “standard procedure.”

In Philadelphia, evil arrived when Gosnell’s abortion clinic first opened for business, years before the second trimester killings began.  Read full article

Media Alert: CPLC contributes to dialogue on “Culture Lifeline” – Listen here

Thousands celebrate Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day
The Capitol served as a backdrop for a couple of thousand Catholics who came to Austin.

Tuesday's gathering was a stand of faith for the church as much legislation going through the Capitol affects the Catholic Church. 

Lawmakers were able to see firsthand thousands standing as one.

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"For all of them it's impressive for some of them it evokes such pride and perhaps in a couple even some fear. Let it be. But what we want is your presence is what we want," said one Cardinal.  Continue reading

*Pictures of the Dallas delegation at Advocacy Day available here, and more news coverage available here.*

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