April 9, 2021
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I am so pleased to have this opportunity to say "hello." I am Geralyn Kaminsky, CPLC's new Executive Director. I come to CPLC with more than 25 years of business leadership experience, however, I am also an active parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi in Frisco and a passionate advocate for life. I have regularly attended CPLC events including the Roe Memorial Mass and March, Stations of the Cross, 40 Days for Life, the Respect Life Mass, and the Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner. In fact, I met some of you at the recent dinner and sincerely appreciated your warm welcome.

I am thrilled to join this amazing community that has lovingly served the most vulnerable in the Dallas area and beyond for more than 30 years. As Parish Pro-Life Coordinator, you are an integral part in our mission to engage our parishes to actively spread the Gospel of Life. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you in the upcoming weeks and months. 

God Bless,

Geralyn Kaminky
Executive Director
Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator:

Easter blessings! He is Risen. Alleluia!

We had a great turnout for our return to in-person Stations of the Cross prayer vigil on Good Friday. The BEST NEWS is that during our prayer vigil, 2 babies were saved and 1 more is a hopeful save (please pray for this mom to choose life). Prayer works! As a sidewalk counselor, I can attest to this. Invite your parish to become regular prayer partners and we'll save more lives! 

Thank you for all you do to be the change in our culture to preserve the dignity of life.

Hector Carrasco


Thanks to all of you for your help spreading the word and joining us for this year's hybrid Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner. It was a success in so many ways. The room was 100% electric and, thanks to this outstanding community, CPLC raised 89% of its financial goal. Donations can still be made online and raffle tickets are open until noon on April 19. The winners of $10,000, $5,000 and $1,000 will be announced online at 3 p.m. that day.


THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER! Don't let this opportunity pass you by.

Our youth are being bombarded with secular messages that are counter to Church teachings. This conference will arm all of us with the tools we need to discuss the truth with our youth. Don't Delay, Register Here!

Trent Horn, Catholic Answers Apologist, headlines a phenomenal lineup of speakers discussing the tough topics our youth are facing today including:
  • Transgenderism and Homosexuality
  • Failed Promises of Abortion
  • Pro-life Apologetics
  • Dating & Relationships
  • Human Dignity
A dual conference will be presented in Spanish

For more information and registration, please click here.


If a mom in an unplanned pregnancy or a single mom comes to your parish, do you know about resources nearby where she could get help?  You might know where a pregnancy help center is, like Birth Choice or White Rose, but what if you're in Garland or Plano or Grand Prairie? What if there's a great food pantry she could go to, but it's almost an hour away? What about a maternity home? A doctor?
Walking With Moms In Need is the initiative answering these questions. The Diocese of Dallas relaunched Walking with Moms in Need in November 2020. If your parish hasn't sent in the survey, would you please fill it out and return it to the Catholic Pro-Life Community? The survey can be found here: www.prolifedallas.org/parishsurvey


During this open session year in the state legislature, CPLC is participating in the Legislative Touchpoint, a weekly virtual meeting with representatives from the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, Texas Alliance for Life, Texans for Life Coalition, and 30 other pro-life groups to discuss bills before the Texas Legislature that need support or opposition. Stay up-to-date on pro-life legislation by being part of the Texas Catholic Network and receive a weekly e-newsletter, The Texas Catholic Voice. 

At the national level, the Senate is still considering The Equality Act and the COVID-19 Relief Bill. These bills have dangerous implications for the protection of unborn children and religious liberty. Click on this link to learn more and to take urgent action to oppose these bills and urge others to as well! 


Rachel's Vineyard Retreat 
The wait is over. Rachel's Vineyard™ healing retreats for women and men are now back to an in person* format. Don't wait any longer to find God's mercy and peace. Most of us know someone who has been affected by an abortion experience. Be that voice that helps them find relief from the painful regret and shame they are feeling. Help is available and God's mercy can be found in abundance at this retreat. 

For more information on Rachel's Vineyard™ and the Healing after Abortion ministry, please visit racheldallas.org or call 214-544-CARE. ALL INQUIRIES ARE STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.

*Health protocols will be strictly enforced and retreat size is limited.


She may be new to the position, but Ingrid Meyer is no newbie to CPLC, having served our moms for more than 10 years as part of Project Gabriel. Ingrid has accepted the position as our new Director of Ministries and will oversee the operations of Sidewalk Counseling, Healing after Abortion, Project Gabriel, Community Outreach, and Education. "I am pleased to be working closely with all of our dedicated Ministry Directors in advancing the CPLC mission to support the vulnerable and spread the Gospel of Life," said Ingrid. "I respect and appreciate the commitment our Parish Pro-Life Coordinators demonstrate in helping CPLC end abortion and restore dignity for all life. I look forward to working more closely with you."

CPLC is currently seeking a Ministry Director for Project Gabriel. Please click here for the job description and instructions to apply.


Please mark your calendar! Our next VIRTUAL Quarterly Parish Pro-Life Coordinators' Meeting is May 8. Meetings will be held in Spanish, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and English, 10:30 a.m. - noon. If you cannot attend the meeting, please send a representative. For more information, contact Hector Carrasco at hcarrasco@prolifedallas.org.


This is the pope whose job it was to implement the historic Council of Trent. If we think popes had difficulties in implementing Vatican Council II, Pius V had even greater problems after Trent four centuries earlier.

During his papacy (1566-1572), Pius V was faced with the almost overwhelming responsibility of getting a shattered and scattered Church back on its feet. The family of God had been shaken by corruption, by the Reformation, by the constant threat of Turkish invasion, and by the bloody bickering of the young nation-states. In 1545, a previous pope convened the Council of Trent in an attempt to deal with all these pressing problems. Off and on over 18 years, the Fathers of the Church discussed, condemned, affirmed, and decided upon a course of action. The Council closed in 1563.

Pius V was elected in 1566 and charged with the task of implementing the sweeping reforms called for by the Council. He ordered the founding of seminaries for the proper training of priests. He published a new missal, a new breviary, a new catechism, and established the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine classes for the young. Pius zealously enforced legislation against abuses in the Church. He patiently served the sick and the poor by building hospitals, providing food for the hungry, and giving money customarily used for the papal banquets to poor Roman converts. His decision to keep wearing his Dominican habit led to the custom-to this day-of the pope wearing a white cassock.

Pius's ceaseless papal quest for a renewal of the Church was grounded in his personal life as a Dominican friar. He spent long hours with his God in prayer, fasted rigorously, deprived himself of many customary papal luxuries, and faithfully observed the spirit of the Dominican Rule that he had professed.

In their personal lives and in their actions as popes, Saints Pius V and Paul VI both led the family of God in the process of interiorizing and implementing the new birth called for by the Spirit in major Councils. With zeal and patience, Pius and Paul pursued the changes urged by the Council Fathers. Like Pius and Paul, we too are called to constant change of heart and life.