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

"I am free and I am alive!" - Rachel's Vineyard™ Retreatant

A reflection by Eileen Kuhlmann
CPLC Abortion AfterCare-Healing / The Rachel Ministries Director

We share the image of Christ dancing with joy with our retreatants as they begin their journey. It puts a smile in their hearts, visualizing Him, giving them the courage to walk through the doors to the source of the healing that awaited them.

Twelve people walked through the doors of the Spanish Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat last Friday (among them were two men). And twelve people walked out on Sunday full of joy, huge smiles on their faces . . .

They know they do not walk alone; that they no longer walk in the painful and dark shadow of shame and guilt.  As one retreatant shared: "I opened the Bible in the chapel and read the part where Pilate told Jesus he could go, because he was not guilty. God spoke to me!  I AM NOT GUILTY ANYMORE!  I am free and I am alive!"  Read entire reflection
Please pray for those on retreat this weekend.
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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

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

Life Front on the Five Non-Negotiables

Dates: July 24
Life Front is a chance to pray, to learn, and to act!  Please join us as we gather in prayer, to learn the Church’s teaching on life issues, and actively engage ourselves in the pro-life cause.  CPLC Education Coordinator Jan Storey will present on the Five Non-Negotiables.  Following the presentation, we will close with Eucharistic Adoration in the chapel.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact Tom Grossman, 972-352-7632 or .
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph, Richardson (St. Joseph Rm.)

Father Tad Talks: "Making Sense Out of Bioethics"

Date: Saturday, July 28
This year's keynote speaker for Pro-Life Boot Camp is Rev. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. (Fr. Tad), Director of Education at The National Catholic Bioethics Center.  Fr. Tad will be presenting two talks which are open to the public for only $10/session!  Seating is limited; click here to reserve your spot today. 
Time: 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Location: University of Dallas, Irving


Breaking Pro-Life News

The Hidden Costs of Reproductive Technology
Studies Show True Risks of In Vitro Fertilization
by Zenit

The number of babies born as a result of assisted reproduction technologies (ART) has reached an estimated total of 5 million, according to information presented at the 28th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), which opened on July 1, in Istanbul, Turkey. . . . In reaction to the latest news on IVF babies Anthony Ozimic, communications director for the English Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said that "What is largely overlooked is that many millions more embryonic children have been killed following IVF, a quality-controlled process which is also intrinsically abusive of human beings.  Read entire article.

U.S. researchers create 30 genetically modified human babies
by NaturalNews

U.S. fertility researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of Saint Barnabasin New Jersey have created 30 healthy babies who have been genetically altered. It has been confirmed that two of these children have the DNA of three parents. . . . Lord Winston, of the Hammersmith Hospital in West London, told the BBC yesterday: "Regarding the treatment of the infertile, there is no evidence that this technique is worth doing . . . I am very surprised that it was even carried out at this stage. It would certainly not be allowed in Britain."
A spokesman for the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) agreed that due to the possibility of altering the human germ line, it would not license the technique in Britain. However, the less rigid rules on fertilization treatment in other countries mean that this kind of technology could allow modifications to the gene pool worldwide. Read entire article.*

*The CPLC does not endorse any alternative "fertility" or "surrogacy" options described in this article which contradict the Church's teaching that children are a blessing to be received through the conjugal love between spouses.  (See the Holy Father's address: Facing infertility with care and hope). 

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