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
U.S. Bishops: Your Faith is Being Rewritten
Politicians Should Protect Our Faith,Not Rewrite It.
As Catholics, we’re called to live out our faith every day – not just Sunday. We serve the poor and needy, protect life at all stages, welcome immigrants and fight for social justice. Our service flows directly from our faith; the two cannot be separated. These are matters of conscience and principle, not subjects for political negotiation or compromise.
As Americans, we’ve always enjoyed our First Amendment right to religious freedom – not just the freedom to worship in the sanctuary, but to act on our faith in the world. And for nearly forty years, both political parties have backed federal laws that protect conscience. But now, all across America, our faith is being rewritten by the government. Continue reading
The unique gift market is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (with a new silent auction), and offers a large selection of beautiful religious and Christmas items for home décor and gift-giving, a Cook's Nook Shoppe of homemade foods, gifts for children and friends, and a book sale of vintage/gently used religious and children's books – all at great prices! Event benefits the Catholic Pro-Life Committee and local Catholic pregnancy resource centers Birth Choice of Dallas and White Rose Women's Centers. (While luncheon reservations are now closed, all are welcome to shop the market!)
How can you save an innocent life? If you feel called to be a prayer partner or a sidewalk counselor, then this free training is for you! God has used our sidewalk counselors and prayers partners as His instruments to help more than 6,000 abortion-bound mothers choose life outside the Dallas abortion centers. Pre-registration for the training is required and available online at prolifedallas.org/sidewalktraining. For more information, contact Joanne Underwood, or 469-767-5785.
The vigil encourages Eucharistic Adoration spanning the Feasts of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe’s first apparition to St. Juan Diego. During the 11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. hour, parishes in all times zones in the U.S. will be praying together in the "hour of unity". If your parish plans to participate, please contact David Carr at 469-230-9664 or , so we may include your parish in our promotions. More information available at nationalnightofprayerforlife.org. Sponsored by National Night of Prayer for Life.
Youth leaders and moderators of pro-life clubs, or those seeking to start a club, are invited to a new leadership luncheon series, focusing this month on preparing for the 40th Memorial of Roe v. Wade. Each participant is responsible for the cost of their meal. Adults in attendance must provide proof of Safe Environment clearance, and youth must bring the general release form found here. RSVP to .
** Save the date for the Dallas Roe Memorial Events with Bishop Farrell on January 19 **
Not So Underground Railroad Monthly Event
Date: Sat., December 8
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 “Conception: What’s God Got to Do With It?” Learn more at prolifedallas.org/railroad.
For more information on any of the above events, contact Youth For Life Director Jacquelyn Smith at 972-416-9591 or .
New Show "Surrender the Secret" to Feature Post-Abortive Mothers by Jill Stanek, LifeNews.com
I’ve previewed the first episode, and this show is a going to be ground-breaking. A description:
Surrender the Secret is a new reality television series that will premiere on Knock TVbeginning January 22, 2013, on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. A description:
Surrender the Secret tells the real-life abortion stories of 5 women, and follows them as they go through post-abortion recovery. Together, these brave women embark upon a healing journey using an 8-session Bible study specifically written for women who have had an abortion. See how they work through different healing exercises which help them get free from the bondages of pain, guilt and shame. Continue reading
*For healing grounded in the Catholic faith, visit racheldallas.org. View television ad promoting The Rachel Ministries here (will be running in DFW on Channels 4 and 23 the week of November 19).*
In response to the November 6 statewide referenda results in Washington State, Minnesota, Maryland, and Maine regarding marriage, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, called for renewed efforts to strengthen and protect marriage and family life and expressed gratitude to marriage protection supporters.
"Yesterday, November 6, was a disappointing day for marriage, as the effort to preserve the unique meaning of marriage in the law lost by only a narrow margin in four states, even though vastly outspent by those who promote the redefinition of marriage," Archbishop Cordileone said.
"The meaning of marriage, though, cannot be redefined because it lies within our very nature. No matter what policy, law or judicial decision is put into place, marriage is the only institution that unites a man and a woman to each other and to any children born of their union. It is either this, or it is nothing at all. Continue reading
National Adoption Month: You Can Be a Child’s Hope by Ryan Bomberger, LifeNews.com
Adoption unleashes purpose. My life and millions of others like me reveal this undeniable truth. One woman’s selfless choice made my life possible. One couple’s sacrifice made my possibilities come to life.
At The Radiance Foundation we have this radical notion that, many times in life, the best things are unplanned. Big Abortion desperately tries to ignore and even vilify the beauty of adoption. But as an adoptee and adoptive father, I am the proof they are wrong. Continue reading
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