*** SAVE THE DATES for the 2014 Events with Bishop Farrell *** January 18 – Roe Memorial Events – UPDATE: Bishop Farrell is moving the 2014 Roe Memorial Mass to the Dallas Convention Center so everyone will have a seat! April 5 – The Bishop's 21st Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner
Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration [this Sunday] and Celebration of Evangelium Vitae Day
Worldwide Eucharistic Adoration and Evangelium Vitae Day. World: key year of faith events News.VA
The Day Celebrating the Evangelium Vitae, entitled “Believing May They Have Life”, will take place from 15 to 16 June. ”We have given it this name to testify to the grand theme that revolves around the Church’s commitment to the promotion, respect, and dignity of human life,” said Archbishop Fisichella. “Pope Francis will preside at Sunday Mass at 10:30am with the entire ‘people of life’ to address his message and to show his care to them as well as to all the ill who will be present at the celebration. . . ."
Already, groups from the United States, Germany, Japan, Hungary, Romania, Spain, France, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, Britain, Belgium, Slovakia, Costa Rica, Portugal, and Australia have registered their participation. Continue reading
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 .
Pope Francis has asked every pastor in the world to have Eucharistic Adoration and possibly a procession on Corpus Christi Sunday. St. Monica Parish in Dallas is holding an all-night vigil from 9:00 p.m. this Saturday until the 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass on the Feast of Corpus Christi. After the 5 p.m. Mass on Sunday there will be a procession around the perimeter of the parish with prayers offered for all fallen away family members; to restore men as spiritual leaders; for respect for life; and to protect the parish, diocese, and nation. For more information, contact 214-358-1453. Sponsored by St. Monica Catholic Church.
Time: Saturday Vigil: 9:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Sunday Procession: after 5:00 p.m. Mass
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.
Holy See Says Morning After Pill "Direct Attack" on the Unborn by Hilary White, ZENIT.org
The so-called Morning After Pill, often called “emergency contraception” by the medical establishment, is not a “life-saving commodity,” the head of the Holy See delegation told the 66th World Health Assembly in Geneva this week. Such drugs are in reality “a direct attack” on the life of the unborn child.
In his address, Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski responded to the World Health Organization’s Resolution EB132.R4, which urges member states to improve the quality, supply, and use of 13 “life-saving commodities.”
The list includes “emergency contraception.” . . . While some of the WHO’s recommendations, he said, “are truly life-saving, that of ‘emergency contraception’ can hardly be labeled as such since it is well known that, when conception already has occurred, certain substances used in ‘emergency contraception’ produce an abortifacient effect.” Continue reading
62 in House push Perry on abortion By Chuck Lindell, Statesman.com
Saying they were “not willing to give up the fight,” 62 Texas House Republicans have asked Gov. Rick Perry to push for four abortion-related bills if he calls the Legislature into special session.
“In the struggle to defend life, we cannot take a day off — much less a legislative session,” the House members wrote in identical letters to Perry. “In the increasing likelihood of a special session, we ask that you exercise your constitutional power and add prolife bills to the call.” Continue reading
Supreme Court declines to hear abortion case Richard Wolf, USA TODAY
The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to wade back into one of its most controversial subjects: abortion.
The court refused to consider Indiana's appeal of a lower court decision striking down its denial of Medicaid funds to health care providers that perform abortions. The law was challenged by Planned Parenthood. Continue readin
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