Pro-Life News & Events

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January 18 – Roe Memorial Events
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April 5 – The Bishop's 21st Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner


Are you registered? Historic Pro-Life Conference coming to Diocese of Dallas

Not to miss ... A Historic Conference 
Meet Local, National and International Pro-Life Leaders!
The Dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth are organizing the Third Hispanic Congress of the Americas for Respect Life and Evangelization on August 16-18. This critically needed congress was requested by a group of Bishops from the Unites States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and is designed to create important bridges between defenders of life in the United States and Spanish-speaking countries within our region. Our desire is that regardless of our countries of origin, we can become more effective in evangelizing our faith and pro-life ministry. We hope to help everyone be more effective in the proclamation of the dignity of human life and defend against related threats and challenges that affect our families and communities. 

Both English and Spanish tracks!  Dates: August 16-18, 2013 •  Location: Plano Centre, Plano • Cost: $30 per person, $20 per youth. Clergy, religious, seminarians and children 12 and under may attend for free.  Register!

Congress speakers include Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio, Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, and Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, as well as experts on issues of life, family and bioethics. Masses will be celebrated by Cardinals Seán Patrick O'Malley of Boston and Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston. And Father Jesus Belmontes and Alas will perform in a memorable concert!

Register at congresohispano2013.org or call 972-262-5137 ext. 23!


Upcoming Pro-Life Events 

First Friday All-Night Adoration for Life, tonight

Date: Tonight, Friday, August 2

Security will be there throughout the night.  Come as early as 4:00 p.m.  The Traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated at 8:00 p.m. Friday and 3:00 a.m. Saturday.  Adoration ends just before the 7:00 a.m. Saturday Mass.  These prayer vigils are held every first Friday of the month.  The Cloistered Carmelites will also be praying all night.  You may leave your personal prayer requests with them.  There will be food and drink available in the evening.  For more information, contact Mary Jane at or 214-702-8051.  Sponsored by the Discalced Carmelite Monastery.

Time: 4:00 p.m. -  7:00 a.m.

Location: Discalced Carmelite Monastery, Dallas

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40 Days for Life-Dallas Weekly Planning Meeting

Date: Tuesday, August 6
We are planning for the Fall 2013 40 Days for Life-Dallas campaign, September 25 through November 3.  If you are interested in learning about leadership opportunities or helping prepare for the upcoming campaign, join us for our weekly planning meetings.  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

Gabriel Angel Training

Date: August 24 & September 7
Become a Gabriel Angel and learn how to mentor a mother facing a crisis pregnancy.  In addition to learning about Project Gabriel, several representatives from the Catholic Pro-Life Committee will spotlight other ministries and explain how you might get involved at your own parish.  All meals and materials are provided.  Please arrive at 8:30 for check-in, fellowship and continental breakfast.  For more information and to register online (required), please visit prolifedallas.org/angeltraining.  If you have additional questions, contact Patty Sherrod, or 972-235-5554.  Attendance at the September 7th follow-up session and Angel Commissioning is required.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas, Dallas, St. Marion Room
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Breaking News

42nd Abortion Clinic Closed This Year Due to Filthy, Unsafe Conditions
by Cheryl Sullenger, LifeNews.com

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that it has suspended the license of Femcare, an abortion clinic in Asheville, for two dozen serious health and safety violations discovered during a routine inspection on July 18th and 19th.

This action comes just two days after Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law that will require abortion clinics to meet the standards of an outpatient surgery center.

Ironically, it was thought that Femcare would be the only North Carolina abortion clinic to meet safety standards under the new law, but it seems it that thinking was grossly in error. Femcare was last inspected 6½ years ago. The closure is not directly related to the new law. Continue reading

Planned Parenthood says goodbye to Bryan
by David Norris, KBTX-TV

The Planned Parenthood Center in Bryan will close its doors for good on Thursday.

Officials with the center said the centers in Lufkin and Huntsville will also be closing up shop on Thursday. Continue reading

Journal Publishes Study on Psychological Consequences of Abortion
'Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences' Looks at Research

Rome, July 25, 2013 (Zenit.org)

The outstanding scientific journal “Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences” has just published (July 2013) an important study on the psychiatric and psychological consequences of abortion on women, entitled “Abortion and subsequent mental health: review of the literature”. This study analyzed all scientific trials published since 1995, that evaluated the psychological and psychiatric health of women who had had an abortion, compared with those who had either given birth to a baby or those who had had a miscarriage. The authors retrieved 30 studies that took into account depression, anxiety disorders (e.g. post-traumatic stress disorder) and substance abuse disorders in the studied women. Continue reading

Pope requested baby whose parents rejected abortion be presented during offertory at final WYD Mass
by John Jalsevac, LifeSiteNews.com

Rio, Brazil, July 29, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pope Francis has added a powerful pro-life statement to his closing mass at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro Sunday, personally requesting at the last minute that a seriously ill child whose parents rejected abortion be presented during the offertory procession at the Mass. 

According to Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican’s press officer,  “During the final mass of World Youth Day, Pope Francis would welcome this child during the offertory procession of the mass as a gesture of welcome and offering of a life to God.”  Continue reading 

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