What a roller coaster of emotions last month was! We were so excited to see hundreds of women flock to Dallas for the first-ever Pro-Life Women's Conference: Reclaiming the Narrative by women and for women, featuring national experts (including three from the CPLC!) on a wide-range of important life and family topics. But on the Monday following, our collective hearts sank with the news that the U.S. Supreme Court had struck down the challenged provisions of Texas law HB 2. Continue reading
Spreading the Gospel of Life
CPLC leads education team to Colombia
Last year we received an invitation to visit Valledupar, Colombia to kick off its first annual "Week of the Defense of Life for the Unborn Child" sponsored by the Diocesan Pastoral Department of Health. What began as a couple of staff members from the Catholic Pro-Life Committee sharing our ministry model transformed into leading a team in a 10-day, immersive program in respect life.
Upon arriving in February, we began a media tour that included 20 different press organizations. From there we began a whirlwind schedule of conference presentations... Continue reading.
Respect Life Delegation to Colombia
In her words
Sidewalk counselor reflects on her experience
When I think about writing about being on the streets, I hesitate because much of it is incredibly sad. People want to hear uplifting stories, don't they? I don't know of anyone who likes to go to the sidewalk. But I also don't know of anyone who goes and doesn't feel called. It doesn't matter if we like it or not -- we have to go.
We don't usually cry on the street because there's always the next woman walking up who might listen to the words the Holy Spirit gives us. And we remind each other that we aren't responsible for the woman's choice, for good or bad. Continue reading.
Routh Street abortion facility now closed after decades of prayer
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The 23rd Annual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner
Special thanks to everyone who made the Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner a spectacular event with over 2,100 in attendance including a record number of first-time guests. With the enthusiastic support of our North Texas community, the CPLC will continue to help save lives, heal hearts and build families. Click here to view pictures, CPLC 2016 ministry video and more!
Keynote Eduardo Verástegui brings down the house with his inspiring message!
Healing the Culture
Life Principles Academy "trains the trainers"
Attendee Luisa Ravelo-Guedes with her Academy Certificate
In April, we brought Life Principles Academy, a one-of-a-kind training created by Seattle-based Healing the Culture, to DFW. At the Academy, national trainer Camille Pauley presented the skills necessary to communicate and teach respect for life and human dignity to over 100 educators, formators, and leaders. The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive, with 95% stating they would recommend the Academy to others. Continue reading