May God's blessings be upon you for the help you continue to give to the pro-life cause. We continue to celebrate great pro-life victories in our state with the announcement of the closing of 3 more Planned Parenthoods -- the abortion facility in San Angelo, and abortion-referral centers in Burleson and Corsicana -- the latter being in the Diocese of Dallas. Praise be to God!
We also give praise to God for the tremendously successful Hispanic Congress of the Americas for Respect Life and Evangelization coordinated by Aurora Tinajero and the CPLC Spanish Ministry August 16-18 at the Plano Centre. What a blessing it was to have Cardinal O'Malley, Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop Garc�a-Siller, Bishop Farrell, Bishop Olmsted, Bishop Seitz and Bishop Soto with us, with over 1,000 lay people from all over the world to be educated and invigorated during this Year of Faith.
While we are taking enormous steps forward, we must not stop walking. We must continue to defend the defenseless -- the unborn, as well as the vulnerable and the elderly. Our Holy Father Pope Francis asks us to reach out to all in love and mercy. We have the obligation to show others that we are not indifferent to our faith. Our faith should be in our hearts, constantly radiating God's love. Our eyes should reflect God's love. Our actions should confirm God's love.
Let us pray daily for Our Father's guidance. Ask Him to reveal the plan He wishes us to follow so that we may, by our example, bring many to His fold. Let us follow Pope Francis' example of humility and encourage others as God's people, even those who are most vulnerable and marginalized in our society.
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Thanks for all you do for Life,
Director of Parish Coordination