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

CPLC to Host Statewide Experts at Render Unto Caesar Conference

A conference to train and activate faithful citizens to become involved in the public square

Hear from top experts in the field! 

And learn

What the Church teaches ...

Why your voice and vote matter ...

How to make a difference ...

and why you should be involved. 

Conference Details

Saturday, September 8, 2012
St. Mark Parish Center
1105 W. 15th St.
Plano, TX 75075
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The conference is being offered in English & Spanish!

Cost: $25 per person,
$35 per couple
(includes continental breakfast, lunch & 1 set of materials)

Click here to register
Keynote Speaker

Angela Balderaz, abortion survivor and participant in historic Back to Life Walk

Also Presenting

Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas

Jeffery Patterson, Executive Director of the Texas Catholic Conference

Karen Garnett, Executive Director of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee

Joe Pojman, Ph.D., Executive Director of Texas Alliance for Life

Aurora Tinajero, Host of "Celebrando la Vida"

Sponsored by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee and Texas Catholic Conference

 For more information and to register, visit:  www.prolifedallas.org/conference
or call 972-267-LIFE (5433)


Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Tweets from the Street Campaign

Date: Now - August 31
Follow the life and death struggles of CPLC sidewalk counselors on the front lines of the Dallas abortion centers. They stand vigilant, witnessing to God's grace, saving thousands from death. Now you have the chance to be there with them for each life-changing moment. Sign up today to share the 30-day experience of being a missionary to the unborn. Follow us at twitter.com/CPLCDallas, campaign hash tag #TFTS. 
Hash tag: #TFTS
Location: twitter.com/CPLCDallas

Voices 4Life Service Event

Dates: Saturday, August 18

Voice 4Life is the young adult outreach of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee. Join Voices 4Life for a morning in service of life at the White Rose Women's Center.  We will assist the White Rose Women's Center with cleaning and organizing donations for mothers and babies in need.  Morning of service will close with with reflection in the center's chapel, and those interested can enjoy lunch together.  Please RSVP to Brandee Nelson at by August 13. *To keep the center’s small parking lot free for clients, please park on one of the side streets – McKinney Ave. or Oliver St.  Thank you.
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: White Rose Women's Center @Central Expwy, Dallas

Gabriel Angel Training

Date: Saturday, August 18, 25
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 our other ministries and explain how you might get involved at your own parish.  We will also visit Birth Choice, one of two Catholic pregnancy resource centers in Dallas.  For more information and to register online (required), visit prolifedallas.org/angeltraining.  If you have additional questions, contact Patty Sherrod, or 972-235-5554.  Attendance at the August 25th follow-up session and Angel Commissioning is required.
Time: 8:30 a.m. 
Location: Immaculate Conception, Grand Prairie
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First Friday All-Night Adoration, tonight

Date: Friday, August 3-4

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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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.


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.

Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat Volunteer (Spanish-speaking)

Abortion AfterCare-Healing / The Rachel Ministries is looking for a LPC mental health professional, fluent in Spanish, who is interested in volunteering on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat in Spanish in Dallas once a year.  This person may shadow another therapist until they feel comfortable with the retreat process.  For more information, please contact Eileen Kuhlmann, Director of Abortion AfterCare-Healing / The Rachel Ministries at 972-679-4760 or .

*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. 


Breaking Pro-Life News

On the HHS Mandate

To Accommodate Caesar or to Follow Conscience 
by Sister Mary Ann Walsh, USCCB Blog

Senior Judge John L. Kane of the District Court for the District of Colorado did his Solomon-like duty July 27. The Carter appointee issued an injunction against the government’s Affordable Care Act mandate that forces employers to pay for contraceptives, including abortion-causing drugs, and female sterilization for employees.

The mandate he’s forestalled in Newland v. Sebelius comes from Health and Human Services’ preventive services mandate under the Affordable Care Act. It went into effect August 1. Continue reading

Also of interest: CPLC Executive Director Karen Garnett interviewed on Channel 33 News: Health care law now requires employers to pay for birth control for workers

Colorado Theater Shooter Won’t be Charged for Killing Unborn Baby
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

Alleged Colorado theater shooter James Holmes appeared in court today and was charged with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the horrific shooting during the opening of the latest “Batman” movie.

Although prosecutors want to hold him accountable for the death of each and every person who died or he attempted to kill that evening, Holmes will not be charged with killing an unborn child. 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.

This message is brought to you by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, the Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas. The CPLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax-deductible donations to support the life-saving work of the CPLC may be mailed to: CPLC, P. O. Box 59852, Dallas, TX 75229, or make a secure donation online at www.prolifedallas.org/pages/donations.

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