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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

"It's not a question of manpower; it's a question of willpower."

Check out this inspiring video challenging all of us to be that "one reluctant hero" following His will, not our own...

As the song in this video so aptly asks, "If you gotta start somewhere, why not here?  If you gotta start sometime, why not now?"  Click here to learn how you can help end abortion right here, right now.

And please join us to kick off the next amazing 40 Days for Life campaign in Dallas on September 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Harry Moss Park, featuring Frank Gray of Forgotten Fathers!


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, with surprise guest:  Angela Balderaz who will share her amazing testimony as an abortion survivor. 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

Please join us in prayer for all participants in the Rachel's Vineyard™ Spanish Retreat this weekend.  May Christ's endless love be felt by all.

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.  Bishop Seitz will be attending the golf tournament and will be presenting the Bishop’s Cup to the winners!  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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Special thanks to our first hole and tee box sponsors:  Dowd Commercial Advisors, The Catholic Foundation, Minuteman Press, Rodenbaugh's Flooring America and Appliances, Guadalupe Radio Network, Little Elm Eye Care, Talreja & Company, Law Offices of W. Russell Toates, & Mark A. Venincasa DDS. Click here to become a sponsor!

Hike for Life

Dates: September 29, October 6 & 13
Hike for Life is an annual pro-life walk in various Texas locations to raise money for local pregnancy care centers and awareness of the dignity of all human life.  Hikes on September 29 will be at John Paul II High School, Plano; Breckenridge Park, Richardson & Hike & Bike Trail, WaxahachieClick here for October 6 and 13 locations.  
For more information and to pre-register, visit hikeforlifetexas.org or contact Tom Clark, 214-282-6297 or .  Sponsored by Hike for Life Texas.
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Upcoming Conferences & Trainings

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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The Not So Underground Railroad:  Activating Youth in the Movement to Abolish Abortion

Date: Sat, September 22

High school students are invited to join us for an afternoon of dynamic speakers, pro-life service projects, and a monthly pro-life challenge.  The theme of this meeting will be “Saving Babies One Vote at a Time.”  

For more information, click here or contact Youth For Life Director Jacquelyn Smith, 972-416-9591, or .

Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: St. Rita, Dallas (Sweeney Hall)

Faithful Citizenship Presentations (Bilingual)

Dates & Locations:

Sept. 22: St. Ann, Coppell, 9 a.m. (note corrected time)

Sept. 27: St. Michael, McKinney, 7 p.m.

The CPLC is presenting free Faithful Citizenship seminars discussing how our Catholic beliefs and civic responsibilities intersect and what it means to be a Catholic voice in the public square. 

For more information, or to schedule a presentation to your group or parish, please contact the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, 972-267-LIFE (5433), or .


Breaking Pro-Life News

Did you miss CPLC's Karen Garnett on Catholic Answers Live?  You can listen here.

Your Vote is Your Voice. Make it Count
by Jeffery Patterson, Texas Catholic Conference

It is your turn.

Over the past year, the Church and our bishops have been tirelessly occupied in defending our rights to religious liberty and freedom of speech. Now is the chance for YOU to make good on what that fight has been about; it is time for you to step up and lend your voice to the public debate. What you do--or DO NOT do-- this November 6 can have important consequences for the future.

If you--or your friends and family--are not already registered to vote for the Election on November 6, please do so now. THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN OCTOBER 9, 2012.

Registering to vote is simple. The Texas Secretary of State's Office has provided an easy-to-access website that you can use to register online at http://www.votetexas.gov/.  Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Botches Abortion, Leaves Woman Infertile
By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Birmingham, Alabama faces a lawsuit for negligence for a botched abortion that left a woman unable to have children.

Roberta Clark walked into the Birmingham Planned Parenthood on August 20, 2010, for what she thought would be a routine first-trimester abortion. . . Twenty-five days later, Clark was in a Birmingham hospital E.R. undergoing emergency surgery to save her life.  Read entire article

*Also of interest:  GRN's Good News program features CPLC's Communication Director in response to SMU's controversial program on women's health care featuring Sandra Fluke.   Click here to listen to the Catholic response. (9/17/12 show).

The CPLC depends on friends like you to partner with us to save lives. Please consider making a donation to support our work. Thank you and God bless you!

All together, let us build a culture of life!

Please pass this on to your friends and family!

For more information, call the CPLC at 972-267-LIFE (5433), or visit our web site: www.prolifedallas.org.

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