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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

University of Dallas "Family Day" this Sunday to benefit CPLC

Families are invited for an afternoon of fun at the University of Dallas' Family Day this Sunday, September 30, from 11-4 p.m., with proceeds of the day to benefit the CPLC!  Festivities will include snacks, bounce houses, bean bag toss, and a variety of games for all ages at the university, located at 1845 E. Northgate Dr. Irving, TX 75062.
The CPLC is honored to be one of two charities selected by the UD Class of 2014 to benefit from Charity Week, a student-sponsored week of activities for the campus and community. Sunday’s event kicks off the annual tradition, which also includes a male auction, shave-off, semi-formal dance, silent auction, air band contest and more. The CPLC extends a big thank you to UD for helping us defend life in Dallas!!  For more information and to participate in Charity Week, please visit here.


Respect Life Month Events

40 Days for Life-Dallas

Dates: Sept. 26 - Nov. 4
40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach. Dallas, home to the largest 40 Days for Life vigil in the world, is once again joining with hundreds of cities nationwide in this powerful campaign! The 24/7 prayer vigil in Dallas is outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center. For more info and to sign up to pray, visit prolifedallas.org/40days.

And be sure to join us for Youth Day and Midway Picnic on October 13 at Harry Moss Park. More details here.

Location: Southwestern late-term abortion center, Dallas
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Are you registered vote?  If not, click here to register by Oct. 9.

U.S. Bishops encourge us to be heard in the first Presidential debate on Oct. 3 at 8 p.m.! 
Call 1-866-374-7034 or email and ask moderator Jim Lehrer to include a question on relgious liberty.

Respect Life Mass & Rosary Procession

Dates: Sat., October 20

Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Doug Deshotel, including a Special Blessing of Volunteers and Staff Members of all Respect Life Ministries, followed by Eucharistic Adoration and a Rosary Procession by bus led by Father Josef Vollmer-König to the Southwestern late-term abortion center, site of the 40 Days for Life-Dallas 24/7 Vigil.  We will return to the church for closing Benediction. For more information, contact Joanne Underwood at or 469-767-5785.
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Location: St. Patrick, Dallas
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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, and 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.
Time: 8 a.m. - 12 noon
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National Life Chain

Date: Sunday, October 7
The 25th National Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful, public witness of the Christian community standing in honor and memory of the 55 million babies whose lives have been lost to abortion. Participants hold professionally-printed signs that are provided at each site and pray for human life to be held sacred in our nation. More than 1500 cities across the U.S. and Canada will host this family-friendly prayer event – many with multiple locations so that more than 1800 locations will have a prayer presence. Lawn chairs, strollers, umbrellas, and water are welcome. Visit LifeChain.net for more info. Sponsored by Life Chain.
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Click here to view Dallas area locations

CPLC Classic / Bishop’s Cup

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 Mark Seitz will be presenting the Bishop’s Cup to the winners! For more info and to register, 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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Breaking Pro-Life News

Bishop Ricken Offers ‘10 Ways Catholics Can Live The Year Of Faith’

To honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has announced a Year of Faith, starting October 11 and ending November 24, 2013. The goal is to strengthen the faith of Catholics and draw the world to faith by their example.

Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, offers “10 Ways Catholics Can Live the Year of Faith.” Rooted in guidelines from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, some of these suggestions are already requirements for Catholics; others can be embraced by Catholics at all times and especially during the Year of Faith . . . . Continue reading.

More information on The Year of Faith available here.

Thousands join grassroots women’s movement opposing HHS Mandate
By Michelle Bauman, Catholic News Agency

Thousands of women across the country are leading grassroots efforts to make their voices heard in opposition to the federal contraception and sterilization mandate.

The Women Speak for Themselves movement is driven by “things that women are deciding to do on their own,” said Meg McDonnell, who has been assisting the group from early in its existence.

McDonnell told CNA on Sept. 20 that the movement has received “hundreds of e-mails” about women’s efforts to defend religious freedom, including prayer campaigns, local rallies, blog posts, discussions with elected representatives, voter registration drives, billboards and letters to the editor. Continue reading.

Are you registered vote?  If not, click here to register by Oct. 9.

30 Abortion Workers Have Quit Recently, Abortion Doc May Be Next
By Abby Johnson, LifeNews.com

As you know, the past few months have been very busy for And Then There Were None.

Thirty workers have now come to us seeking help…and all thirty of those workers are now out of the abortion industry and on their way to emotional and spiritual healing. These workers have held many different positions within the industry: abortion counselor, lab technician, health educator, receptionist, billing expert, health center director, and many others.

But we have never had contact with an abortionist…until now. Continue reading.

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