Pro-Life News & Events


Save the Date for these 2013 Events for Life with Bishop Kevin Farrell:  
January 19 – 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade – Mass and Dallas March for Life 
April 6 – The Bishop's 20th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner

Bishop Farrell: God Bless America

by Bishop Farrell

As we once again celebrate Independence Day I offer you my prayer for our nation under God.

Dear Lord as we reflect upon our great privilege of being Americans we seek your blessing upon our nation that we may truly be a light to the world. Give us the gift of compassion so that we may be aware of suffering and move to alleviate it; grant us the gift of humility to recognize that true greatness is not found in dominance but in service; make us prudent so that we may always act with reason and justice; grant us the gift of civility so that we may treat others with respect and dignity; finally, bless us with wisdom to seek the truth and the courage to embrace it. Amen
The Fortnight for Freedom was a great success in the Diocese of Dallas!  Over 400 people attended the diocesan Fortnight for Freedom events, plus many more at their own parishes.  If you missed Monsignor Bob Coerver's rousing homily at last Saturday's Fortnight Mass at St. Rita, you can read it herePlease continue to pray for the protection of our religious liberty and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Quarterly Mass & Rosary Procession for an End to Abortion in Dallas

Date: Saturday, July 14 Mass will be celebrated by Father Timothy Heines at 9:00 a.m. with special prayers for the unborn and an end to abortion at St. Joseph Catholic Church, followed by Adoration and a Rosary Procession by bus led by Father Loyd Morris to the Planned Parenthood abortion center.  We will return to St. Joseph for closing Benediction.  If you can't make it for the Mass, please meet the bus at Planned Parenthood at 10 a.m.  For more information, contact Joanne Underwood, 469-767-5785 or . pdf.gif  Flyer
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Mass at St. Joseph, Richardson; Rosary Procession to Planned Parenthood, Dallas

Rachel's Vineyard™ Retreat in English

Dates: July 13-15
Rachel’s Vineyard™ is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion.  The weekend is a unique and effective process designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God.  The weekend will help your soul find a voice and transform the pain of the past into hope!  For more information, contact 214-544-CARE (2273) or healing@racheldallas.org or visit racheldallas.orgAll inquiries are kept strictly confidential.
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Theology on the Menu: Faithful Citizenship Presentation for Young Adults

Date: Tuesday, July 17
Young Serrans together with Voices 4Life are hosting a presentation on Faithful Citizenship by Becky Visosky from the Catholic Pro-Life Committee and Catarina Torres from Catholic Charities

They will discuss how our Catholic beliefs and civic responsibilities intersect and what it means to be a Catholic voice in the public square.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Olive Garden, Addison

Boot Camp, Session 2, and Father Tad's Talks

Session 2:
July 27-July 31

Father Tad's talks:
July 28

YFL Boot Camp is total pro-life immersion for high school students, ages 14-17. Session 2 is from July 27-31.  The theme is "Should We Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before?"  The online registeration deadline is July 20.

This year's keynote speaker is Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. (Fr. Tad), Director of Education at The National Catholic Bioethics Center.  Fr. Tad will be presenting two talks on July 28 at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., which are open to the public for only $10/session!  Seating is limited; click here to reserve your spot.

More info and registration available at prolifedallas.org/bootcamp.

Register for Camp Here
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First Friday All-Night Adoration, this Friday

Date: Friday, July 6-7

Join in prayer for the protection of the sanctity of life.  The Cloistered Carmelites will also be praying all night, and you may leave personal prayer requests with them.  There will be food and drink available in the evening. 

For more information, contact or Mary Jane, 214-704-4541.  Sponsored by the Discalced Carmelite Monastery.

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Place: Discalced Carmelite Monastery
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Breaking Pro-Life News

More to come: Lawsuits over HHS mandate keep health reform law in court
by Nancy Frazier O'Brien  Catholic News Service

Although legal scholars and political observers will likely spend days parsing each line of the 193 pages of U.S. Supreme Court opinions and dissents on the health reform law, the court's June 28 decision is not likely to be its final word on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

"It seems to me the (Obama) administration has won one legal challenge and there are 23 others waiting in the wings," said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and a professor of constitutional law at The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law.  Continue reading

Responding to: “I’m Pro-Life But Can’t Force my Morality on Others”
by Bryan Kemper  LifeNews.com

This is an argument I get so often from people who don’t want to take a stand against abortion or get involved with pro-life work. They always say that other people don’t believe that abortion is killing a human so we can’t force “our morality” on them. Just because we are pro-life does not mean we should tell someone who is not pro-life they should not have an abortion. Continue reading

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