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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
April 9 – Catholic Faith in Action Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Austin

Promoting life, one balloon at a time

Promoting life, one balloon at a time
by Alicja Pozywio, Catholic New World

Eight years ago, Brother Chad McCoy of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius . . . called around to see who could take part in a trip to Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life. He had no idea that it was the beginning of a new chapter in Chicago’s pro-life movement and the birth of the St. John Cantius pro-life teen group in which a significant role is played by Chicago Crusaders for Life. 320163_262536710456083_1645854719_n.jpg
As he loaded 15 kids into the van for the 2004 march in D.C., he hadn’t dreamed that a few years later this group would organize “pro-life flash mobs” around the entire country . . . . 2011 40 Days for Life-Dallas Youth Day
Nor could he imagine the impact of yellow balloons with a black imprint: “LIFE.” Continue reading
Experience the power of youth this Saturday at the 40 Days for Life-Dallas Youth Day, featuring a prayerful balloon demonstration followed by the Midway Picnic with food, music and the powerful testimony of abortion survivor Angela BalderazThe demonstration begins at 11:30 a.m. in Harry S. Moss Park. (Youth under 18 must be accompanied by parents or safe environment-cleared chaperones). Click here for more info.

Help needed to prep balloons – if you can come early from 9:30 to 11:30, please email .  Thank you!


Respect Life Month Events

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, then returning 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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For High School Youth: The Not So Underground Railroad

Dates: Sat., October 20 High school students are invited to join us for monthly meetings that include dynamic speakers, pro-life service projects, and a monthly pro-life challenge.  The theme of this meeting will be Fearfully, Wonderfully Made: The Miracle of Fetal Development, and will include a live sonogram demonstration by Birth Choice Counseling Center.  For more information click here or contact Youth For Life Director Jacquelyn Smith, 972-416-9591, or .
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: John Paul II High School, Junior Presentation Hall, Plano
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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.  For more info and to register or sponsor, visit prolifedallas.org/golf or contact or 972-270-3019.  **Families & friends of golfers are invited for just $20 to enjoy the buffet dinner after the tournament, including a great pro-life program with Bishop Seitz presenting to the winning team.  Click here to purchase your dinner! **
Tee-Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Tribute Golf Club, The Colony
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Rachel's Vineyard™ Retreat

Dates: October 19-21

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 214-544-CARE (2273) in English, 972-679-4760 in Spanish; email / ; or visit racheldallas.org.  All inquiries are kept strictly confidential.  
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The Truth about Contraception and Women's Health Care

Dates: Tues., October 30 Join us for a presentation by Dr. Joseph Behan, OB/GYN on The Truth about Contraception and Women's Health Care, answering questions concerning reproductive health, the dangers of hormonal contraception and Church teaching on the gift of fertility.  Co-sponsored by St. Rita Dallas Physicians Guild and the Catholic Pro-Life Committee.

**Plus on October 18 at 6:30 p.m., St. Rita Dallas Physicians Guild is sponsoring a Diocesan White Mass & Reception for all health professionals.  Click here for more info and to register.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph, Richardson (St. Joseph Rm)
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Hike for Life Tomorrow

Date: Sat., October 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 October 13 will be at Flag Pole Hill, Dallas; Bachman Lake Park, Dallas (Asian Community); T.W. Richardson Grove, Irving.  For more information, including start times and pre-registration, visit hikeforlifetexas.org or contact Tom Clark, 214-282-6297 or Sponsored by Hike for Life Texas.
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Parish Movie Nights: October Baby

October 19: 7:00 p.m., St. Michael, Garland, Curran Hall Experience the moving and powerful story of Hannah in October Baby.  There is no cost to attend, but St. Michael will accept donations of gift cards and baby items to assist mothers in need (Contact Reg Platt, 214-392-4098, for more info) and Our Lady of Angels will accept offerings to assist with the 2nd floor construction of the education building (Contact Shelley McPheeters, or 972-519-0989, for more info)
October 28: 6:15 p.m., Our Lady of Angels, Allen, Education & Formation Building

Save America Sunday

Date: Sun., October 28

American Catholics concerned with the growing belligerence toward the rights of the Church, and the impending negative implications of the HHS mandate, are planning to gather around the country for Processions of the Blessed Sacrament in honor of Christ the King.  Mater Dei Catholic Church is participating with a public Eucharistic Procession after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.  For more information, contact 972-438-7600 or Sponsored by Save America Sunday.
Time: Following 9:00 a.m. Mass
Location: Mater Dei, Irving

New from USCCB:  Prayer and Action Are Necessary to Keep Our First Freedom First


Registration Now Open!

Post-Abortion Pastoral and Professional Conference

Fri., November 9 for clergy
Sat., November 10 for health professionals and lay persons
This regional conference will provide training for clergy and health professionals in post-abortion healing.  Internationally renowned expert Vincent Rue, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Pregnancy Loss, will keynote the conference both days.  Attendance is free for clergy (pre-registration requested for planning purposes), $75 for professionals with CEUs available, and $25 for all other persons, and includes lunch.  For more information and to register, visit prolifedallas.org/conference, or contact Eileen Kuhlmann at 972-679-4760 or .
Location: University of Dallas, Irving
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Pure by Choice Youth Rally

Date: Sat., November 10
Are you concerned about the way your teens are bombarded with sex in the media and their surroundings?  The Pure by Choice Youth Rally (formerly Pure Reality) for youth in grades 8-12 addresses chastity and abstinence as the true paths to freedom.  Youth must attend as a group with safe environment-cleared adults.  For more information and required pre-registration, visit prolifedallas.org/purebychoiceSponsored by the Catholic Pro-Life Committee and Catholics Respect Life.
Time: 3:30 - 9:45 p.m.
Location: Metro Center, Arlington
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Christ Child Christmas Gift Market & Luncheon

Date: Sat., November 17
Don't miss our seventh annual Christ Child Christmas Gift Market & Luncheon.  Enjoy this festive event benefiting the Catholic Pro-Life Committee and local Catholic pregnancy resource centers Birth Choice of Dallas and White Rose Women's Centers.  The unique gift market is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (with a new silent auction), and the luncheon, featuring Father Jason Cargo, begins at 11:30.  For more info and to make your luncheon reservations, visit prolifedallas.org/luncheonYou don’t have to attend the luncheon to shop the market.
Time: Market 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Location: Doubletree Hotel in Richardson
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White Rose Women's Center 5th Annual Benefit Dinner

Date: Friday, November 2
Support the White Rose at a wonderful evening program featuring Fr. Shenan Boquet, President of Human Life International.  For 27 years the White Rose Women's Center has been on the front lines of the pro-life movement, saving the unborn from abortion and annually serving 3,000 women in crisis pregnancies at two centers in Dallas staffed by over 50 volunteers.  For tickets and event information visit saintjosephshelpers.org or call 214-824-5942. 
Location: Dallas Country Club

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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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