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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

NFP Awareness Week: Natural Family Planning Builds a Culture of Life

By Denise Hunnell, M.D., LifeNews.com

Pope Benedict XVI . . . invite[s] all Christian married couples to be “the gentle and smiling face of the Church.” There is no greater way for couples to achieve this than to joyfully open their marriage to the gift of life.

In our secular contraceptive culture, it is assumed that a married couple will, as a matter of course, avoid pregnancy. Only for very narrow windows of time does a couple welcome the conception of a child, if they do at all. Contrast this with the Catholic marriage that makes openness to life the default position. . . .
The greatest benefits of NFP, however, do not necessarily lie in its usefulness to achieve or avoid pregnancy, in its safety or even in its ecological benefits. An often forgotten feature of Natural Family Planning is that it strengthens both the spiritual and emotional aspects of marriage.  Read entire article.

Also of interest:  Why Natural Family Planning Differs from Contraception

Click here for more NFP Awareness Resources.  Find local NFP practitioners and instructors at prolifedallas.org/nfp.


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Father Tad Talks: "Making Sense Out of Bioethics" this Saturday

Date: Sat., 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

*Please join us in prayer for all the participants in Session 2 of Boot Camp begining this Friday.*

"What the Church Teaches about Faithful Citizenship"


Mon., July 30 (English)
Tues., July 31 (español)

Catholic Charities of Dallas is hosting a bilingual teaching and dialogue on Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: Reflections on Catholic Teaching and Political Life, presented by Karen Garnett (in English on July 30) and Aurora Tinajero (in Spanish on July 31) of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee.  For more information, contact Sendy Núñez, 214-287-2792 or .
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Good Shepherd, Garland (Parish Hall)
**Texas Run-off Election – Tuesday, July 31st**

Polls open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.  Click here for locations.  Catholic resources for faithful citizenship available at faithfulcitzenship.org.  Read Bishop Farrell's teaching statement on voting here.

40 Days for Life-Dallas Weekly Campaign Planning Meeting

Date: Mon., July 30
To learn about opportunities to participate in and possibly help lead the Fall 2012 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign, please join us for our weekly campaign planning meeting each Monday.  All are welcome!  If you cannot make the meeting, but would like to sign up your church or organization for a day of vigil prayer, please email
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Birth Choice (Greenville location)


Pro-Life Job Openings

CPLC Job Openings*: 

Development Assistant

The CPLC has an outstanding opportunity for a detail-oriented, outgoing and self-motivated fundraising professional to serve as Development Assistant, a half-time position. This person will work with the Director of Development and half-time Development Officer to help nurture and expand our institutional donor relationships, coordinate fundraising events, and help administer special projects.

Responsibilities include assisting Director of Development with donor communications and outreach, coordinating and facilitating donor events, providing critical program support for the Bishop’s Annual Pro-Life Dinner, and grant research and writing.  Click here to review complete job description.

Please send resume and cover letter to .  No calls, please.

Civic Action Director

A part-time Director position for the CPLC Civic Action Ministry is currently available for 5-10 hours per week (including occasional weekends).  The position is open for a volunteer or with a modest stipend.

The primary objectives of the Civic Action Ministry are to advocate for pro-life legislation, train grassroots citizens in effective advocacy, and provide voter education.  The Civic Action Ministry develops and implements strategies for accomplishing these objectives primarily through public education and interaction with elected officials.  Click here to review complete job description.  

Please send resume and cover letter to or call 972-235-5554. 

*Applicants for CPLC positions must be active members in good standing with their parish/faith community, and must demonstrate belief in and acceptance of Catholic Church teaching, especially on life issues. 

Birth Choice Job Opening: Client Services Director

Birth Choice of Dallas seeks a Client Services Director for its counseling centers serving the woman in an unanticipated pregnancy and her unborn child.  The successful candidate will have volunteer management expertise and fully embrace Catholic teachings on life.  This salaried, full-time position requires occasional evening and week-end duties.  Information about the Birth Choice ministry is found at catholiccpcdallas.org and birthchoiceofdallas.orgClick here for complete job description. 

Forward cover letter with resume to or Birth Choice, 8604 Greenville Avenue, Suite 102, Dallas, TX 75243. 

Shop & Save Lives on August 25!

This summer the Catholic Pro-Life Committee is a beneficiary of Macy’s seventh annual “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 25, 2012.  Shopping passes for in-store discounts are available for purchase here for $5 each. CPLC will keep 100% of every pass we sell. The more passes we sell, the more money we will raise to save lives! 

 Click here for more information.


Breaking Pro-Life News

Woman Dies After Second-Trimester Abortion at Planned Parenthood
by Steve Ertelt, LifeNews.com

A young woman has died after having a second-trimester abortion at a Chicago-area Planned Parenthood clinic. Tonya Reaves, 24, died late Friday night, according to a local CBS television station, of hemorrhage, with a cervical dilation and evacuation, according to the medical examiner’s office following an autopsy after the abortion that claimed her life. . .

Tonya’s twin sister Toni was devastated by the news, telling the television station, “We were born the same day. She was my other half.”

“It happened so fast. She was just fine one day and then the next day she was gone. We’re just trying to figure out what happened… what happened,” she said.  Read entire article

Also of interest:  Congress Asked to Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion Death

Fight for Religious Liberty Mounts
by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

Yesterday, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo heralded the inclusion of the Abortion Non-Discrimination Act, and key provisions from the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, in the appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2013 of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS. These measures would strengthen the right of health care providers not to provide for abortion, and would protect religious entities [from] those parts of [the Affordable Care Act] they deem objectionable.  Continue reading.

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For more information, call the CPLC at 972-267-LIFE (5433), or visit our web site: www.prolifedallas.org.

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