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Bishop Burns invites you!


My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we enjoy time with family and friends during the seasons of thanks and Advent anticipation, please take a moment to prayerfully look ahead to an important memorial in our diocese, remembering those we have lost too soon.

On January 18, 2020, thousands will gather at the Roe Memorial Mass and North Texas March for Life, marking the 47th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that has led to the loss of over 60 million children in the United States.   

The 2020 theme is “TRUTH TRANSCENDS,” inviting us to reflect on the sanctity of life from the moment of conception. It is a sacred truth unchanged by cultural trends or political winds; it is an eternal gift to be celebrated, respected and protected. 

On January 18th, I encourage you and your family to join in prayer and witness to this beautiful truth at the following Roe Memorial Events:

  • Peaceful Prayer from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. outside Dallas abortion facilities,
  • Youth For Life Rally beginning at 8:30 a.m. at St. Jude Chapel in downtown Dallas,
  • Procession of Roses at 9:45 a.m. at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe,
  • Roe Memorial Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe,
  • North Texas March for Life at 12:30 p.m. from Cathedral to rally at federal courthouse. 

On this date, I will be visiting our Holy Father in Rome, and Abbot Verhalen will be celebrating the Roe Memorial Mass in my stead. Please be assured that I will be joining in your prayers to restore a Culture of Life that values the dignity of all human persons as “masterpieces of God’s creation.”

For more information about these events, please visit prolifedallas.org/roe or contact the Catholic Pro-Life Community at 972-267-LIFE (5433). May God bless you!

Faithfully yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Edward J. Burns
Bishop of Dallas