As we approach the feast of Pentecost, we pray for the Church and that our faith might not be simply a private matter, but rather that the Holy Spirit will help us witness to Christ in all areas of our lives."
- USCCB Reflection

Pro-Life News & Events

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April 5 – The Bishop's 21st Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner


National News:  Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Convicted of Murder and Receives Life Sentence

Cardinal O’Malley: Gosnell Convictions Draw Attention To Tragedy Of Abortion
The chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for reflection, greater respect for human life and healing in the wake of the May 13 convictions of Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia.

“Dr. Gosnell’s trial brought much-needed attention to the tragedy of abortion,” said Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., of Boston. “His murder convictions of newly delivered infants have caused many people to reexamine their positions on abortion.”

Among Gosnell’s 237 convictions were three counts of first-degree murder of infants born alive during attempted late-term abortions, one count of infanticide, and the involuntary manslaughter of a patient who died from complications of anesthesia administered by an unlicensed nurse at his abortion clinic. He was also found guilty of conspiracy, performing abortions beyond the legal limit in Pennsylvania, and 208 violations of the state’s informed consent law. On May 14, Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison.

“In addition to the violence against defenseless unborn and newborn children, women’s lives were endangered by his unethical practices. I hope and pray that Dr. Gosnell will come to regret and repent for his many crimes,” Cardinal O’Malley said. “Our nation needs great healing from the culture of death, of which this sad story is only one example. Let us pray for the children who have been lost and the many mothers and families who silently grieve their loss. Our Lord longs to heal every person affected by the tragedy of abortion and other violence.”

Special Report:  Texas Abortionist Killing Babies Born Alive 

"[D]ocumentation has now been released by Operation Rescue in a shocking new report that describes in detail the allegations of Gosnell-like practices that are still happening today at an abortion clinic in Houston, Texas owned and operated by late-term abortionist Douglas Karpen and the two-year effort to bring him to justice that has been ignored by the Texas Medical Board.  [Karpen also owns and performs abortions at a Dallas abortion center.]

Allegations supported with photographic evidence include gruesome details of viable, late-term babies being aborted alive then intentionally killed . . . . 'This project will debunk any notion that Gosnell was an outlier in the abortion industry," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. "It is as heart-wrenching and tragic as the Gosnell case, and demands a similar response. This time, we are giving the public an opportunity to help in bringing this Texas abortionist to justice.'

The three former abortion clinic workers  . . . tell of their horrific experiences working for abortionist Douglas Karpen, at one of three of his Texas abortion clinics, the Aaron Women's Clinic in Houston." 

Additional information:  Please exercise caution as the following contains graphic information and images.

How can you help?  Contact TX authorities to urge continued investigation into these allegations:

Greg Abbott, Attorney General of Texas
Office of the Attorney General
PO Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711-2548
Voice: (512) 463-2050
Texas Medical Board
333 Guadalupe
Tower 3, Suite 610
Austin, TX 78701
Voice: (512) 305-7010


Upcoming Pro-Life Events 

Cemetery of Innocents Graveside Memorial Service this Sunday

Date: Sunday, May 19
The annual Cemetery of the Innocents Graveside Memorial Service is held at one of the largest mass graves of aborted babies in the world, where more than 1,500 precious innocents are buried.  Please join us to honor the memory of the children who have been killed by abortion.  Everyone is encouraged to bring flowers for the grave site.  For more information, call Laura Weston at 214-358-0694.
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas
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Youth For Life Pro-Life Boot Camp – Register early & save money!

Early Registration: June 14
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.  Boot Camp will feature Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America (Session 2 only), Theology of the Body Evangelization Team, The Crossroads Pursuit: Marcellino and Anthony D’Ambrosio, and a viewing of the pro-life short film Crescendo, as well as praying at abortion centers, skits, volunteer projects and Mass.  For more information and to register, visit prolifedallas.org/bootcampSponsored by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee and the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Fort Worth.

Camp Dates:

Session 1: June 28-30
Session 2: July 26-30

Location: University of Dallas, Irving 

Sidewalk Counseling & Prayer Partner Training (Bilingual)

Date: Saturday, June 22
Come learn the Msgr. Philip Reilly method of peaceful, prayerful presence which has helped more than 22,000 mothers turn away from abortion in New York and 6,500 mothers here in Dallas.  If you feel called to be a prayer partner for a sidewalk counselor, then this training is also for you!  This bilingual training is free, and a continental breakfast, light lunch and all materials will be provided.  Pre-registration is required and available here For more information, contact Joanne Underwood at 469-767-5785, or .
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Dallas
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Culture for Life Concert benefiting Birth Choice

Date: June 9
Afternoon will include classical music for listening pleasure, paintings and sculptures to engage the eyes, a silent auction for take home art, plus culinary taste bud treats, all to benefit the ongoing life-saving work of Birth Choice of Dallas.  You may also tour the museum at no additional charge for concert attendees.  For more information and to make a reservation, contact Birth Choice at 214-631-2402 or click here.  Sponsored by Birth Choice of Dallas.
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas
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All together, let us build a culture of life!

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For more information, call the CPLC at 972-267-LIFE (5433), or visit our web site: www.prolifedallas.org.

This message is brought to you by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, the Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas. The CPLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax-deductible donations to support the life-saving work of the CPLC may be mailed to: CPLC, P. O. Box 59852, Dallas, TX 75229, or make a secure donation online at www.prolifedallas.org/pages/donations.

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