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2014 Roe Memorial Events – Thank You, Pro-Life North Texas!!

2012_March_for_Life.jpgThe 2014 Roe Memorial Events on January 18 brought together thousands to "Stand4Life", offering prayers for the 55 million lives lost to the tragedy of abortion and marching and rallying in celebration of the beauty of life.  As explained by Bishop Farrell:  The theme of the events "Stand4Life" was "in recognition of the epic victories for life in 2013 with the passage of the omnibus pro-life law regulating unsafe abortion practices and facilities and prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks in Texas, and the need for all of us to continue to 'Stand4Life' until every human life is protected."

This year's events ushered in many new and successful changes, including moving the Roe Memorial Mass to the convention center in downtown Dallas where 6500 people were able to experience the Mass celebrated by Bishop Kevin Farrell, Bishop-elect Michael Olson and Auxiliary Bishop Doug Deshotel along with diocesan priests, deacons and seminarians.  Father Alfonse Nazzaro gave the homily, reminding us of what sets apart the people of life -- compassion.  It was a site to see! 

Before Mass, 300 people prayed the Roe Memorial Rosary outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center where an abortion-minded woman chose life.  Praise God!  And youth enjoyed a first-ever Youth Rally and Concert at the convention center led by World Youth Day Musician Steve Angrisano.    

At the close of Mass, and a parallel praise and worship service for our Protestant brothers and sisters, over 10,000 people took to the streets in the Dallas March for Life, led by the exciting roar of Bikers to Life at their inaugural appearance.  The March concluded at the rally emceed by CPLC Executive Director Karen Garnett outside the Earle Cabell federal courthouse were Roe was first filed in 1970.  Bishop Farrell was the opening rally speaker, followed by the inspirational presentations of Maggie Lopez of The Rachel Ministries sharing her journey from abortion to helping others heal from abortion; Laura Anderson of BraveLove Adoption Movement accompanied by Janice Purcell of Gladney Center for Adoption who shared her story as a birth mother; Dr. Jimmy Draper, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and April Keese, founder of African Americans for Life.

On the menu at left, we have posted pictures and media coverage from the day.  If you have good pictures or video, especially pictures with your group/banner, please send them to us at or post them on our Facebook page. **The best photo or video submitted by January 31 will win 2 free Bishop's Dinner tickets!**


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