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Aug. 2, 2018
Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator,

As the summer heat is upon us, the heat is also turning up on abortion in our nation's capital with the  recently vacated seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.


In light of this, the U.S. Bishops have issued a historic call to prayer.  Beginning this Friday, August 3 through September 28, all Catholics are urged to participate in a  nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life.  

Participants should sign up at to receive weekly prayer alerts as well as important facts about Roe v. Wade . Catholics are also called to take action by standing up for fairness and life in the nomination process -- click on action alert here.   PLEASE share this national call to prayer, education and action with your parish.  Sample bulletin announcement can be found here . (Additional resources linked in left sidebar.)


As the confirmation hearings for the new U.S. Supreme Court Justice begin in Washington, D.C., so too will the international 40 Days for Life campaign from September 26 - November 4.  

Never has our commitment to prayer and peaceful witness been more important as our leaders discern the future of judicial protection of life in our country!

40 Days for Life Kick-Off Rally September 25
Don't miss an opportunity to hear the National President of 40 Days for Life Shawn Carney, right here in Dallas at our Kick-Off Rally on Tuesday, September 25, at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. This is a great opportunity to galvanize your parish -- consider taking a bus or planning a carpool to the rally!!

And be sure to save the date for the October 6 Respect Life Mass with Bishop Edward Burns at 5:30 p.m. at St. Rita and the  October 7 Rosary Coast to Coast at 3 p.m. outside Planned Parenthood abortion facility.

More information about the national debate and these important opportunities in our diocese will be presented at the quarterly Parish Pro-Life Coordinator meeting on August 11, at  Our Lady of Lourdes Parish We will begin at 9 a.m. and welcome special guest Daniel DiSilva -- the director of the documentaries The Original Image of the Divine Mercy and the NEW Sexual Revolution: 50 Years after Humanae Vitae.  Please send a parish representative if you are not able to attend.

Please also help us get the word out on these very special upcoming events:
As we move forward in these efforts to defend life nationally and here in our city, it is important to remember the connection between defending human life and promoting the dignity of the human person.
Pope Benedict XVI writes in Caritas in Veritate . . . that "The Church forcefully maintains this link between life ethics and social ethics, fully aware that society lacks solid foundations when, on the one hand, it asserts values such as the dignity of the person, justice and peace, but then, on the other hand, radically acts to the contrary by allowing or tolerating a variety of ways in which human life is devalued and violated, especially where it is weak or marginalized.'" (no. 15).

As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads 
Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace.

The bishops pledged to affirm the intrinsic value of human life and the dignity of every human being in a way that transforms the culture by implementing "The Life and Dignity of the Human Person" priority plan for 2010-2012.

To achieve this goal, the priority plan includes ongoing education, prayer, policy, and advocacy efforts to mobilize the Catholic community on issues of life, justice, and peace. In this way, the Catholic community celebrates the gift of human life and witnesses to the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Let each one of us bring this message to the world that surrounds us. Thanks for all you do for life!

God bless,
David Carr
CPLC Parish Liaison
Catholic Pro-Life Committee | 972-267-LIFE (5433) | 
P.O. Box 803541, Dallas, TX 75380