*** Save the Dates for the 2014 Events with Bishop Farrell *** January 18 – Roe Memorial Events April 5 – The Bishop's 21st Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner
"All I ever am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother"
Bishop Farrell on Mother's Day
Abraham Lincoln wrote: “All that I am or ever hope to be I owe to my angel mother.” His mother died when Lincoln was nine, but in those short years her love and teaching had shaped the life of the great president.
All too often we don’t appreciate until later in life how our mother’s love and wisdom shaped us into who we are. Navigating life as adults often awakens in us the many instances in our own childhood when a mother’s unconditional love carried us through the difficulties, real and imagined, encountered on the road to adulthood . . .The witness of her life is our greatest teacher. Read entire message.
High school students are invited to join us for an afternoon of dynamic speakers, pro-life service projects, and a monthly pro-life challenge. The theme of the meeting is"Pro-Life Clubs: Peer to Peer Pro-Life Work".For more information, visit prolifedallas.org/railroad or contact 972-416-9591 or .
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.
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.
"With the appointment, Most Reverend Seitz will become the seventh bishop of the Diocese of El Paso. He says he was surprised by the news but grateful to the Holy Father. He looks forward to serving El Paso but says he will always cherish his time in Dallas. 'Since I entered the seminary here in Dallas as a young 18-year-old boy, I have loved Dallas and the Church of Dallas. You have become my family. Dallas has become my home. But when I presented myself for ordination as a deacon, I gave my life to God’s service and I promised to be at the disposal of the Church. I accept this call as a new opportunity to follow the Good Shepherd and, with His help, to be one.'
Expressing his support, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas said, 'I happily congratulate Bishop Mark Seitz and applaud the decision of our Holy Father to appoint him to lead the Catholic faithful in this important border diocese.'" Read entire article.
Media Alert: Watch EWTN tonight at 7 PM CST to see interview of Bishop Mark Seitz on "The World Over". Watch online
*Please join us in prayer for Bishop Seitz as he begins the next phase in his apostolic journey. May God bless him for all his years of devoted service in the Diocese of Dallas, and in particular, to the pro-life ministry.*
As part of the ever-growing statewide support for reform of end-of-life care statutes, the Texas Catholic bishops provided a letter to all the members of the Texas House of Representatives, detailing some of the moral and ethical reasons to support Senate Bill 303 [Bishops' letter here], and a leading bioethics expert offered commentary in support of the bill, explaining the role of incremental legislation in achieving goals of Catholic moral doctrine [Fr. Tad's column here].
This weekend on NRO, both Jillian Kay Melchior and Robert VerBruggen have offered commentary about the FDA’s recent decision to allow females age 15 and up to purchase emergency contraception without a prescription. Melchoir argues that will reduce the incidence of abortion, while VerBruggen is a bit more skeptical, saying “we should not expect too much.” I would argue that, worse, from a pro-life perspective, the FDA’s decision will do more harm than good. Continue reading
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