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


Help Welcome our Cardinals and Bishops – Walk-in registration available for historic pro-life conference starting tomorrow – Free Childcare both days!


Join us for just one talk, Mass with the Cardinals, Saturday evening concerts, or the whole weekend!  48 safe-environment cleared volunteers have stepped forward to provide conference attendees with free childcare both days!  As a special honor, Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for Adoration throughout the conference.

Want to know what talks are being presented and when?  The schedule is available here.

Both English and Spanish tracks!  Dates: TOMORROW, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 •  Location: Plano Centre, Plano • Cost: $30 per person, $20 per youth 12-18. Clergy, religious, seminarians and children 12 and under may attend for free.  

Congress keynote speakers include Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of San Antonio, Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso; 20 breakout session talks feature 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 Jesús Belmontes and Alas will perform in a memorable concert!

See you at the Plano Centre!  Walk-in Registrations Welcome!


Upcoming Pro-Life Events 

40 Days for Life-Dallas Outreach Training 

Date: Tomorrow, Saturday, August 17

40 Days for Life-Dallas will bring the pro-life message to the churches and civic groups surrounding the Southwestern late-term abortion center – and we're already getting started!  Outreach Team A members are available to conduct presentations at churches, Bible studies, groups, or set up a table after church services in order to share the vision of 40 Days for Life and invite people to adopt time in the peaceful vigil.  Outreach Team B members are available to take an area of Dallas and walk into area churches, share the vision of 40 Days for Life and invite them to adopt time in the peaceful vigil.  This free training session includes all materials and a complimentary breakfast. For more information, please contact 40 Days for Life-Dallas Outreach Coordinator Stan Doigg, 214-837-9273 or .  For more information about 40 Days for Life-Dallas, see prolifedallas.org/40days.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Corner Bakery, Dallas
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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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Speakers Bureau Training

Date: Saturday, September 14
"The harvest is great, but the laborers are few."  This is a great opportunity to learn about the CPLC Speakers Bureau and how you can make a big difference in spreading the pro-life message!  Please RSVP to Jan Storey, 972-986-5463 or
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Monica, Dallas, Room 212
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Breaking News

New York Cardinal warns of rampant 'disposable culture'
by Elise Harris, Catholic News Agency

At a recent Knights of Columbus event, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and other Church leaders warned against the tendency to “discard” society's marginalized, including immigrants.

During the Knights' 131st convention in San Antonio, Texas, Cardinal Dolan referred to Pope Francis' notion of the “globalization of indifference,” saying this can be seen in how modern society has become a “culture of throwing away.”


“We discard things, from the baby in the womb to our elders, to the immigrant, to the refugee, to the sick, to the poor, to the unemployed,” he told CNA on Aug. 6.  Continue reading

Study Shows Highest-Ever Abortion-Breast Cancer Risk for Women
by Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

A newly published study shows the highest-ever abortion-breast cancer risk for women of any previously-published study on the link between the two. Continue reading

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