Pro-Life News & Events

*** 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
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

See also:  Adoration with Pope [on this Sunday's Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ] energizing Catholics worldwide  (Adoration hours in local parishes available here.)


Upcoming Pro-Life Events 

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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Corpus Christi Vigil and Procession, this weekend

Date: June 1-2
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
Location: St. Monica, Dallas
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More information on Eucharistic Adoration in Dallas Diocese available here

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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Breaking News

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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