The Fortnight for Freedom, which we celebrated for the first time last year, takes place from June 21 – the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More – to July 4, Independence Day. . . . In 2013, we face many challenges to religious liberty, including the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate; potential Supreme Court rulings that could redefine marriage in June, causing serious religious liberty issues for Catholic adoption agencies and many others; and religious liberty concerns in other areas, such as immigration and humanitarian services. . . .
Through prayer, study, and peaceful public action during the Fortnight for Freedom, we hope to remind ourselves and others all throughout the United States about the importance of preserving the fundamental right of religious freedom. Learn more
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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 availablehere. For more information, contact Joanne Underwood at 469-767-5785, or .
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.
Cardinal O’Malley: Human Cloning Inconsistent With Human Dignity USCCB.org
"The news that researchers have developed a technique for human cloning is deeply troubling on many levels. Over 120 human embryos were created and destroyed, to produce six embryonic stem cell lines. Creating the embryos involved subjecting healthy women to procedures that put their health and fertility at risk. And the researchers' alleged goal, producing genetically matched stem cells for research and possible therapies, is already being addressed by scientific advances that do not pose these grave moral wrongs. Read entire release
Cardinal O’Malley: New Vermont Assisted Suicide Law Reveals Slippery Slope USCCB.org
Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned of an “alarming trend nationwide” after Vermont legalized physician-assisted suicide, May 20. He called for “all people of good will to fight the future passage of such laws.” . . . In the three states where physician-assisted suicide is now legal, doctors are called upon to destroy life, rather than to save life and provide much-needed comfort in times of pain and distress,” Cardinal O’Malley said. . . . “The ‘slippery slope’ that critics of the euthanasia agenda have long warned against is in full view here,” Read entire release
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