Pro-Life News & Events


Bishop Farrell: “Catholic Church is unwavering in Her teaching which states that through Divine Law, God is the giver of life.”

A Statement by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell

In light of recent news events, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell reminds all faithful that the Catholic Church is unwavering in Her teaching which states that through Divine Law, God is the giver of life.  Human life and the duty and privilege of transmitting it are not limited to the horizons of this life only.  As Catholics, God has empowered us to be partners with him and through mutual self-giving be open to his plan for new life.  Human sexuality and sexual expression in marriage are among God’s greatest gifts.  Artificial contraception violates the meaning of this gift.  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.  Every Catholic has a serious responsibility to inform themselves about this teaching and to form their consciences in its light.

Additional resources available at prolifedallas.org/contraception.


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Cemetery of Innocents Gravesite Memorial Service – with special remembrance of Father Edward Robinson, O.P.

Date: Sunday, May 20
Please join us this Sunday at the gravesite of some 1,500 aborted babies whose bodies were recovered from the trash and buried at Calvary Hill.  The service will include a special remembrance of Father Edward Robinson, O.P., whose tireless devotion to life inspired us all.  Fr. Robinson passed to his eternal reward on March 29 and is buried just a few feet from the babies.  Please bring flowers.

**Hear CPLC Executive Director Karen Garnett discuss this event with Laura Weston on The Good News**

Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas

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Special Edition Life Front: Responsible Voting Seminar

Date: Tuesday, May 22
The weekly series Life Front is presenting a Special Edition: Responsible Voting Seminar.  This free seminar will be presented by Becky Visosky, Director of Communications for the Catholic Pro-Life Committee. We will discuss how our Catholic beliefs and civic responsibilities intersect and what it means to be a Catholic voice in the public square.  If you would like a seminar at your parish, please contact 972-267-LIFE (5433) or .
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph, Richardson (St. Joseph Rm)
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May 29 Primary Elections – Vote Early, Vote for Life

Monthly Prayers for those on Death Row

May 19: 3rd Saturday Rosary, 8:30 a.m., St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Dallas
Gather in present or private prayer, as we supplicate for LIFE from conception to natural death. Sponsored by St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish; St. Gabriel Ministry to the Imprisoned and St. Gabriel Pro-Life Ministry.

“The dignity of human life must never be taken away, even in the case of someone who has done great evil. Modern society has the means of protecting itself, without definitively denying criminals the chance to reform.”
– Blessed Pope John Paul II (Gospel of Life, 27)

For more information on Church teaching on capital punishment, please click here.

May 27: Last Sunday Divine Mercy Chaplet, 11:30 a.m., St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, McKinney

October Baby Star Shari Rigby on Life Today

Date: Sunday, May 29
LIFE Today invites you to be in the studio audience for the appearance of Shari Rigby on the LIFE Today show with James & Betty Robison.  Shari explains how her role in October Baby helped her come to grips with her own history with abortion.  To reserve your free tickets, email or call 817-354-3655.

Sponsored by LIFE Today.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Life Today Studios, Euless

Total Pro-Life Immersion for High School Youth – Registration Now Open!

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Session 1: June 29 - July 1 or
Session 2: July 27 - 31
University of Dallas, Irving, Texas

Youth For Life Pro-Life Boot Camp is one of the best opportunities for young people (high school, ages 14-17) to become involved in the work of the pro-life movement.  The CPLC, together with Catholics Respect Life in Fort Worth, is offering two Boot Camp sessions of total pro-life immersion:  Session 1 is a weekend version, June 29 - July 1, and Session 2 is 5 days, July 27 - 31. 

Activities include praying at abortion centers, talks from experts, skits, testimonials, Mass and the Sacraments, and volunteer projects.  Both sessions will feature Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. from the National Catholic Bioethics Center.  
Click here to register for Pro-Life Boot Camp
For more information, visit  prolifedallas.org/bootcamp


Breaking Pro-Life News

I am a survivor: born into addiction and poverty, but grateful to be alive
by Anya Murray, LifeSiteNews.com
"One young girl, one unborn baby, and one very important, life-changing decision are where my story begins. The young girl does not know what to do. Her world is crumbling into pieces. She is fifteen years old, and her boyfriend just broke up with her. She just found out she is two months pregnant. She is overcome with fear for her future, and her heart is heavy. She asks herself, what will people think of her when they find out she is pregnant? What will her parents’ reaction be?"  Continue reading

Editorial: "Disappointed But Not Surprised"
Catholic Standard, Archdiocese of Washington

Late last Friday, Georgetown University announced that U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius ["architect" of the conscience-infringing HHS Mandate] is the featured speaker for an awards ceremony at the University's Public Policy Institute. This news is a disappointment but not a surprise. . . . One can only wonder how the selection of Secretary Sebelius for such a prominent role as a featured speaker can be reconciled with the stated Catholic mission and identity of Georgetown University. Secretary Sebelius' vision on what constitutes faith-based institutions present the the most direct challenge to religious freedom in recent history.  Continue reading

Also of interest: Statement of the Archdiocese of Washington

USCCB Submits Comments on Proposed HHS Rulemaking, Urges Re-Opening of Final Rule Defining Mandate, Exemption
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Future 'accommodation' excludes many, cannot meet incompatible goals
Outstanding issues should be resolved 'in favor of more, not less, religious freedom' 

Religious employers and other stakeholders would still have their employee health insurance plans and premiums used for services they find morally objectionable, even under future government accommodations, according to comments submitted by the General Counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Continue reading

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