E-ALERT

We remain steadfast in our commitment to an end to the tragedy of abortion. Abortion is death. Christ came to conquer death. As Jesus proclaims in the Gospels, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full" (John 10:10). Until the day when the tragedy of abortion has ended, we have a responsibility to ensure that these abortion facilities meet basic, reasonable standards of medical intervention when these procedures go wrong.  – Texas Bishops, Call for Prayer, Action on Abortion Legislation

Pro-Life News & Events

*** SAVE THE DATES for the 2014 Events with Bishop Farrell ***
January 18 – Roe Memorial Events
(with Mass at the Dallas Convention Center!)
April 5 – The Bishop's 21st Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner

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Legislative Update: Pro-Life Omnibus Bill Passes TX House – Goes to Senate floor tomorrow!

After extensive debate, the Texas House passed pro-life omnibus bill HB 2 on a third and final vote yesterday.  There was a record number of pro-life supporters in Austin earlier this week. Thank you to all who were there in person or offered up prayers and supportive phone calls and emails from home. 

But we are not done yet The bill must now pass the Senate before it can head to the Governor's desk for his signature and become law.  The full Senate is scheduled to begin debating the bill at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, potentially continuing through Saturday.  

We are organizing 2-3 charter buses to travel to Austin tomorrow.  If you are interested in receiving more information about this bus trip, or carpooling options to the Capitol in the coming days, please complete the form available here by 5 p.m. today.  We will be in contact with those who complete the form by 5 p.m.  (Please note: completing the form does not oblige you to go to Austin and does not definitively reserve a spot in any transportation plans; it is just to express interest in receiving further information about transportation options.)

Click here to read the Texas Bishops' Call for Prayer, Action on Abortion Legislation!  Thank you, Bishops!




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Upcoming Pro-Life Events 

"It's a Girl" Exclusive Movie Screening

Date: Thursday, July 25
This powerful documentary tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son.  A Q & A will follow the film, featuring the President of Women's Rights without Frontiers Reggie Littlejohn. Tickets are $10 and available here.  Reserve your ticket by July 18; seating is limited.
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Angelika Film Center, Dallas
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Youth For Life Pro-Life Boot Camp – Session 2

Registration Deadline:
Session 2: July 19

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.  Session 2 of Boot Camp will feature Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America, Theology of the Body Evangelization Team, and The Crossroads Pursuit: Marcellino and Anthony D’Ambrosio, plus 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 2: July 26-30
Location: University of Dallas, Irving 

Quarterly Mass, Adoration & Rosary Procession

Date: Saturday, July 20
Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. by Rev. Joseph A. Mehan, followed by Eucharistic Adoration and a Rosary Procession by bus to the Planned Parenthood abortion center.  We will return to St. Michael's for closing Benediction.  For more information, contact Joanne Underwood at 469-767-5785 or .
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 noon
Location: St. Michael, Garland
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40 Days for Life-Dallas Planning Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 18
It's that time again!  We are beginning to plan for the Fall 2013 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign beginning September 25 through November 3.  If you are interested in learning about leadership opportunities or helping prepare for the upcoming campaign, join us for the initial planning meeting.  For more information, please visit prolifedallas.org/40days or contact Dallas campaign director Lauren Muzyka at or 972-365-4305.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Birth Choice-Greenville, Dallas



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Breaking News

It’s Official: John Paul II and John XXIII to Be Canonized
by Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register
The Vatican has confirmed that both Blessed Pope John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII will be canonized, and possibly at the same time, although a date has yet to be set for the canonizations.

Reading from a statement, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told reporters today that Pope Francis had approved a decree on a second miracle attributed to John Paul II’s intercession.  Continue

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New bishop prepares to lead El Paso Catholics
By María Cortés González, El Paso Times (CPLC Executive Director Karen Garnett contributed to the story)
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It hasn't been easy saying goodbye to the Catholic community in Dallas, the Texas city Bishop Mark J. Seitz has called home for 41 years.  And in a personal, weeklong retreat with monks in the Subiaco Abbey in western Arkansas, Seitz has prayed about his calling to be the new bishop of the El Paso Catholic Diocese, he said.  Continue

Also of interest:  Bishop Mark J. Seitz becomes sixth shepherd of El Paso diocese – article covering Bishop Seitz's installation



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