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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 Featured on EWTN's Catholic Answers Live

On September 12, the 5:00-6:00 p.m. drive-time hour of Catholic Answers Live, hosted by Patrick Coffin, will feature CPLC Executive Director Karen Garnett whom Patrick has invited to share about the CPLC’s Convert-to-Life / Sidewalk Counseling Ministry

Catholic Answers Live is a daily national two-hour radio program dedicated to Catholic apologetics and evangelization.  According to listener surveys, it is a runaway favorite on Catholic stations across America.  As a call-in program, Catholic Answers Live connects listeners to prominent leaders in the Church today including scholars, nuns, priests, bishops, and cardinals – and touches on every aspect of our lives as Christians.

Please join us in prayer as Karen has this great opportunity to share the Gospel of Life and listen to Catholic Answers Live on GRN KATH 910 AM on Wednesday.  You can call in with your questions at 1-888-31-TRUTH.




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Upcoming Pro-Life Events

Voices 4Life Party Boat Sunset Cruise

Dates: Sun., September 23

Join other young singles and marrieds for a sunset cruise aboard the Star of Texas party boat on Lake Lewisville. Cost: $20 per person, including dinner, drinks and free Voices 4Life membership.  Free for current Voices 4Life membersClick here to reserve your ticket today!  Space is limited. 

Check out pictures of last year's cruise here.

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Sneaky Pete’s at Eagle Point Marina, Lewisville

40 Days for Life-Dallas Kickoff Rally

Date: Tues., September 25

Join us as we kick off the next 40 Days for Life campaign in Dallas, holding the record as the largest campaign vigil in the world (6,000 strong)!  The rally will open with praise and worship, followed by dynamic speakers including the profound testimony of Frank Gray of Forgotten Fatherhood.  For more information, please visit prolifedallas.org/40days.

Would your parish or church group like to adopt a day of prayer (or part of a day) during the campaign vigil?  Email or call 972-267-LIFE (5433). 

Location: Harry S. Moss Park, Dallas
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CPLC Classic / Bishop’s Cup – Registration Now Open!

Date: Mon., October 22
Please join us for 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 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. 
Tee-Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Tribute Golf Club, The Colony
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First Friday All-Night Adoration, tonight

Date: September 7-8
3 HOLY MASSES (8 PM, 3 AM, 7 AM) – ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT – CONFESSION – ROSARIES

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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Upcoming Conferences & Trainings

Render Unto Caesar Conference, tomorrow!

Date: Sat., September 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, and luncheon keynote speaker Angela Balderaz – a Dallas abortion survivor and one of the 39 women who participated in the historic 'Back to Life' walk. 

Registration is $15 per person, $20 per couple.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Materials and food will be available on first-come, first-serve basis to day-of registrants.  For more information, please visit prolifedallas.org/conference.  (en español)

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Registration from 9-10 a.m.)
Place: St. Mark Parish Center, Plano
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Speakers Bureau Training Workshop

Date: Sat., September 22
Learn how to effectively share your pro-life beliefs with others.  The CPLC Speakers Bureau will train you to spread the pro-life message to both youth groups and adults.  Learn the new and fun activities that we incorporate into our presentations!  For more info and to register, contact Jan Storey, 972-986-5463 or .
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: St. Monica, Dallas, (Rm. 212, Family Ctr)
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Birth Choice Counselor Training

Dates: Sat, September 15 & 29

Those interested in learning to counsel women facing unanticipated pregnancies are most welcome to attend.  All materials are included.  This is a two-part training, and attendees must be present for both sessions.  For more information and to register, please contact Fred Fink, Executive Director, at 214-631-2402.  Sponsored by Birth Choice of Dallas.                          
Time: 9:00 a.m. 
Location: Birth Choice on Greenville, Dallas



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Breaking Pro-Life News

Texas Planned Parenthood Groups Merge, Form $30M Tax-Funded Organization
by Susan Michelle Tyrrell, LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood of North Texas, er, uh, Greater Texas, wants you to know it’s got plenty of money and plenty of funding so you can probably put your money into actual health clinics in the state that need money to help poor people. (Okay, probably they don’t want you to know that last part.)

The abortion provider, referrer and promoter who in the midst of losing its funding from the state of Texas because Texas pulled funding from any facility doing abortions, has merged three of its large affiliates into one giant affiliate, effective Saturday, September 1, now known as Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, which some say is a sign of troubled times, but which Planned Parenthood assures us in a recent New York Times article proves they are just fine . . . Continue reading

Also of interest:  CPLC Director of Communications Becky Visosky interviewed re: Planned Parenthood defunding.  Click here to watch

(Please note:  While the CPLC supports the redirection of taxpayer funds away from Planned Parenthood, it has grave concerns about the Women's Health Program, specifically the distribution of contraception in the guise of "health care.")


LIFE wristband dropped in Walmart parking lot, saves baby from abortion
by Peter Baklinski, LifeSiteNews.com

Rachel remembers being excited as she purchased a red Bound4LIFE bracelet with the single word LIFE engraved on it. Wearing the bracelet wasn’t a fad or fashion statement for her, but a sign of her commitment to pray daily for the ending of abortion.  

But one day, as Rachel was loading groceries into her car from Walmart, the LIFE Band inexplicably slipped off her wrist and landed on the parking lot, without her even knowing it had happened. . .

While being perplexed about how the bracelet could have fallen off her wrist without her knowing it, Rachel nevertheless hoped that “somebody who needs it will find it.”  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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