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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

Sponsor or sign up for the CPLC Classic / Bishop’s Cup!

On October 22, 2012, the Catholic Pro-Life Committee will host the 12th Annual CPLC Classic/Bishop's Cup Pro-Life Charity Golf Tournament at The Tribute Golf Club in The Colony, a U.S. top-rated course inspired by the famous links of Scotland.

You can be a part of this great day, benefiting the CPLC's nine life-saving ministries, in three ways:  be a sponsor, register to play or to donate a raffle item.
For more info, visit prolifedallas.org/golf or contact or 972-270-3019.  A big thanks to our first Tee Box Sponsor:


Additional Pro-Life Events

Register for the Render Unto Caesar Conference Today!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 8
The conference will train and activate faithful citizens to be involved in the public square. You will hear from experts in the field, including Bishop Mark Seitz, the CPLC's Karen Garnett, Jeff Patterson of the Texas Catholic Conference, Dr. Joe Pojman with Texas Alliance for Life, and luncheon keynote speaker Angela Balderaz – an abortion survivor and one of the 39 women who participated in the historic Back to Life walk.  Registration is $25 per person, $35 per couple.  For more information and to register, please visit prolifedallas.org/conference.  (en español)
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Place: St. Mark Parish Center, Plano
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Voices 4Life Service Event this Saturday

Dates: Saturday, August 18

Voices 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, followed by a reflection in the center's chapel, and those interested can enjoy lunch together.  Please RSVP to Brandee Nelson at by August 17. *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 at Central Expwy, Dallas

Rachel's Vineyard™ Retreats in September


In English: Sept. 7-9
In Spanish: Sept. 21-23

Rachel’s Vineyard™ is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion.  The weekend is designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God.  For more information and to register, call the Abortion AfterCare-Healing helpline, 214-544-CARE (2273) in English, 972-679-4760 in Spanish; email / ; or visit racheldallas.org.  All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.  (en español)
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The Rachel Ministries need your help to provide hope and healing!  Licensed, Spanish-speaking counselors are needed to volunteer at the retreats (more info here), as well as material donations (click here for list).  If you can help or donate, please contact Eileen Kuhlmann at , 972-679-4760. Thank you!


40 Days for Life Returns to Dallas!

40 Days for Life consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach.  Dallas, home to the largest vigil in the world, is once again joining hundreds of cities in the next campaign begnning September 26 through November 4.

On August 28 at 7 p.m., the campaign will host a "Cast the Vision" meeting at Gaston Oaks church, 8515 Greenville at Royal in DallasNational 40 Days Campaign Strategist Lauren Muzyka will share why thousands participate worldwide and why you should too!  Presentation will also include practical pointers for those returning and organizing groups.

Churches of all denominations are needed to sponsor a day or block of hours during the 24/7 prayer vigil outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center in Dallas.  If your church group is interested, contact us at or call 972-267-LIFE (5433).  For more information, please visit prolifedallas.org/40days.

Save the Date: Kickoff Rally on Sept. 25th at 6:30 p.m. at Harry S. Moss Park, 8000 Greenville, Dallas.


Breaking Pro-Life News

U.S. March for Life founder Nellie Gray passes away
By John Jalsevac, LifeSiteNews

One of the leading lights of the pro-life movement in the United States has gone out. Nellie Gray, the charismatic octogenarian founder of the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the largest annual pro-life event in the country, passed away over the weekend . . . .

Gray, who was once described by Cardinal Sean O’Malley as the “Joan of Arc” of the pro-life movement, was an ubiquitous figure at the pro-life march every year, her slight frame standing at the podium at stage [center], introducing the many luminaries who addressed the crowd of several hundred thousand during the rally before the march.  Continue reading


Please join is prayer for the repose of the soul of this consummate warrior for the unborn.  Our prayers are also with the victims of the violence near Texas A&M and at the Family Research Council.  On the heels of the violence in Colorado and Wisconsin, we are reminded of our Bishop's call to "pray for our nation and ask that all people recognize that we are all created in the likeness and image of God and therefore we must love, respect and care for each other."

Medicaid Fraud Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood Gets Big Victory
by Steve Ertelt, LifeNews.com

A federal lawsuit against the Planned Parenthood abortion business in Texas that alleges the abortion giant defrauded taxpayers has received a legal victory as a court has allowed it to progress further.

The lawsuit, brought by the ACLJ for a former employee, alleges Planned Parenthood defrauded the government by charging state and federal governments for services not actually provided, medically unnecessary services, and services that are not covered under Medicaid and other programs.  Continue reading.

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