October is Respect Life Month
Please join us as we pray for the intercession of Blessed John Paul II on his Feast Day this Saturday, October 22 – particularly for all who will be on our Rachel's Vineyard Retreat™ this weekend

Save the Dates for the two major pro-life events in 2012 with Bishop Farrell: Roe Memorial Mass and Dallas March for Life on January 21, 2012 and The Bishop's 19th Annual Catholic Pro-Life Dinner on April 14, 2012.

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Celebrate 18 Lives Saved with Bishop Seitz on Nov. 7

Prayer works ... 18 babies are living proof!!  Outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center, where 40 Days for Life-Dallas volunteers are offering up 24/7 prayer, 18 abortion-minded women have chosen life for their precious children! 

Celebrate these miraculous blessings at the 40 Days for Life-Dallas Victory Celebration on November 7 at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 6306 Kenwood Ave, Dallas (St. Ann Hall).  Auxiliary Bishop Mark Seitz will open the evening followed by the powerful testimony of former abortion provider Carol Everett and Katharine Hill with LifeTalk, plus a special performance by world-renowned musician Eric Genuis (Listen here)!  Don’t miss this spectacular night for life!  pdf.gif Flyer  (espanol)

If you would like to participate in this amazing prayer campaign, which continues through November 6, email or call 972-267-LIFE.  For more information, visit prolifedallas.org/40days.

**Check out the pictures of the 40 Days for Life-Dallas Midway Rally and Youth Day**
(During which a precious baby's life was saved!)



Pink Ribbon Scandal: Komen and Planned Parenthood Ties Exposed

October is both Respect Life Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  On their face, these two missions complement one another.   Unfortunately, Susan G. Komen and its signature fundraiser Race for the Cure™ has created a conflict with its close ties to Planned Parenthood, refusal to acknowledge the abortion/breast cancer link, and support of embryonic stem cell research. 

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In light of these facts, several pro-life organizations, including Catholic Respect Life offices, have expressed their concerns about supporting Susan G. Komen or participation in Race for the Cure™.  The Catholic Pro-Life Committee joins in these concerns.

The patients and families who are victims of this terrible illness are in our prayers, and the support of organizations working to bring an end to breast cancer is important.  Below is a list of organizations which support breast cancer research and prevention with no connection to Planned Parenthood or embryonic stem cell research.  As with all charitable organizations, we encourage you to obtain the most current information possible before offering your support. 

The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
Coalition on Abortion / Breast Cancer
Polycarp Research Institute


Upcoming CPLC Events

YFL Informational Meeting re: 2012 Texas Rally / March for Life in Austin

Date:  Saturday, Oct. 30
Come learn about our upcoming trip to our state capital.  We will join thousands of other pro-life Texans in the annual Texas Rally for Life on January 28, 2012.  This Youth For Life trip for grades 8-12 will be Jan. 27-29 (does not coincide with the Dallas March for Life with Bishop Farrell the prior weekend).

For more information, contact YFL Director Jacquelyn Smith at or 972-416-9591.

Time:  4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Place: St. Gabriel the Archangel, McKinney (St. Mary Rm.)

Young Adults "Raise Their Glasses to Life"

Date: Thursday, Nov. 3 – new date
Are you in your 20’s or 30’s?  Do you want to support pro-life ministry?  Then join Voices 4Life – the new young adult initiative of the CPLC.  Share a glass of wine with fellow young adults at our inaugural event and learn more about Voices 4Life and pro-life ministry. 

RSVP by Oct. 31 to Tamara Baril at or 214-842-1100.  For more information, visit prolifedallas.org/voices.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: 6932 Winchester St., Dallas

Christ Child Christmas Gift Market & Luncheon

Date: November 19
Join us for the annual Christ Child Christmas Gift Market & Luncheon.  The Gift Market is open to the public and free admission from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   The luncheon, featuring Fr. Alfonse Nazzaro, is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Luncheon tickets are $30 per person.  Make luncheon reservations today!

This unique event benefits the CPLC and local Catholic pregnancy resource centers.  For more information, visit prolifedallas.org/luncheon or call Tamara Baril at 214-842-1100.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place: Doubletree Hotel, Richardson

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Additional Pro-Life Events

"Ask Me No Questions" Lecture and Book Signing

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26
Author Joan Kingsland presents the counter-cultural wisdom of Blessed John Paul II in the most unlikely of forms – a suspense novel titled Ask Me No Questions.  This book is no ordinary novel, as it tackles the story of when pro-life issues meet reality.  Free admittance to lecture and book signing.  More information.

Sponsored by Regnum Christi.

Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: The Highlands School, Irving

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Birth Choice "Family Fun Day"

Date: Saturday, Oct. 30
Celebrate Birth Choice of Dallas' First "Family Fun Day."  Barbeque catered by Dickey's Bar-B-Que; entertainement provided by "Behan Brothers' Band" (Best Irish band in town!).  Day will also include Bingo (cash prizes); Christmas Gifts Bazaar, face-painting and more.

Tickets available by calling 214-631-2400 or 214-631-2402.  Sponsored by Birth Choice Counseling for Women.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Place: Jupiter Bingo Hall, Richardson

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White Rose Annual Benefit Dinner

Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Enjoy a great evening featuring fine food and an inspiring speaker:  Most Rev. James Conley, Auxiliary Bishop of Denver.   All to benefit the White Rose Women’s Centers' continuing mission to save the unborn and assist women facing unanticipated pregnancies.

Click here for tickets and event information or call 214-824-5942.  Sponsored by St. Joseph's Helpers.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Brook Hollow Golf Club, Dallas

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CPLC Part-Time Job Opening: GEMS Coordinator

A coordinator position with Project Gabriel / GEMS, an outreach ministry of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee, is currently available for 10-15 hours per week (including occasional Saturdays). 

Major responsibilities of the GEMS Coordinator include assisting mothers referred to the GEMS (Gabriel Education Ministry & Support) program and guiding them in making responsible, life-affirming decisions for themselves and their babies, including educational and career choices.  The GEMS Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating and supervising the GEMS Academy curriculum and candidates' graduations.  

The applicant must be an active member in good standing with her parish, and must demonstrate belief in and acceptance of Catholic Church teaching, especially on life issues.  Click here to review complete job description.   

Please send resumes/cover letters to or call for appointment at 972-235-5554.

Special thanks to sponsors and players who golfed ‘fore’ life!

On October 11, we enjoyed a beautiful day of golf, prizes and dinner at Canyon Creek Country Club at the 11th Annual CPLC Classic/Bishop’s Cup Charity Golf Tournament.

Check out the pictures here.  Congratulations to all our winners, including five-time Bishop’s Cup champions Nick Rossini, Eddie Garnett and Rick Chapman.  And special kudos to our student golfers from Bishop Dunne Catholic School!

Thanks to all who participated in, volunteered for and supported this great day for life!  

We especially appreciate our generous Tee and Hole Sponsors whose participation provided additional funds for our ministries:

Minuteman Press
The Catholic Foundation
Law Office of Dean Malone, PC
Advanced Tech Enterprises

Law Offices of W. Russell Toates

Guadalupe Radio Network

Mark A. Venincasa DDS  Dowd Commercial Advisors
State Rep. Jerry Madden
District 67
St. Jude KofC Council 11293
Fr. Tuan Le &  Fr. Tim Church

 Joseph J. Giangiulio, CPA/PFS, CFP
NettWorth Financial Group*

Brandon Marlow, MD
VP of the National Alumni Board
University of Dallas

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!

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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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