March 3, 2020
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Dear Parish Pro-Life Coordinator:

I hope your Lenten season is off to a blessed start. In addition to this being the most important time of the liturgical year, it is also a very important season for the CPLC. Here's what's ahead:

Join us this Saturday, March 7, at  St. Pius X parish, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for 2020 Bella Vida lecture series, featuring professor, theologian and apologist  Fernando Casanova, plus musical guest  Lolys Meza. For tickets,  click here.
BISHOP'S PRO-LIFE DINNER -- Reservations are open!
Reserve your tickets/tables now!

You don't want to miss the 27th Annual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner on April 18, featuring a LIVE INTERVIEW of Champion Gymnast Jenn Bricker ,  sharing her inspiring story of a heroic adoption after being abandoned at birth and the incredible reunion with her biological sister and Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu.  Also joining us is pro-life powerhouse and President of Students for Life of America Kristan Hawkins.

Has your pro-life group been active this year?  You might qualify for a dinner-table discount -- click here for more details. ( en español)


Please share this event that raises critical funds to continue our pro-life ministry in our diocese. Promotional materials are linked below, 
Additional digital promotions are available here, and advertising / sponsorship opportunities for your organization, church, school or business are available here.


The Fr. Edward Robinson O.P.'s Pro-Life-Person-of-the-Year honor will also be presented at the Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner. Click here to submit a nomination for an individual, a couple, or a group. Hurry, nominations close this Friday, March 6.  


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Gospel of Life --  Evangelium Vitae.  In this historical encyclical, St. John Paul II called all "people of life and for life"  to be signs of hope and to create a new culture of life built on truth and love. 

This conference will help our community answer that call . Make plans now to attend the inaugural pro-life discipleship conference on May 2. The day-long, bilingual conference will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's Faith Formation Center.

Admission is $20/person, including a light breakfast, lunch and all materials, or you can upgrade to a $25 "super" ticket, including the Fiesta por la Vida following the conference.  More details and registration is available here ( en español).
Please help us spread the word about this great  opportunity to learn how to be a part of what St. John Paul II called the "most important work on earth." Flyers are available here.

As you and your fellow parishioners make plans for your Lenten journey, please mark your calendar for the Good Friday Pro-Life Stations of the Cross on April 10 over the noon hour.

An English prayer service will be led by Fr. Ambrose Strong, O.Cist. at  Southwestern abortion facility, and a  parallel Spanish prayer service will be led by Deacon Ricardo Riojas at Planned Parenthood abortion facility 

Please also mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:


In addition to the much celebrated St. Patrick this month, we also celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph on March 19. St. Joseph is the patron saint for many causes including: Fathers, Social Justice, Travelers, Carpenters, Workers, and a Happy Death.

The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a "just" man. 
When the Bible speaks of God "justifying" someone, it means that God, the all-holy or "righteous" one, so transforms a person that the individual shares somehow in God's own holiness, and hence it is really "right" for God to love him or her. 

By saying Joseph was "just," the Bible means that he was one who was completely open to all that God wanted to do for him. He became holy by opening himself totally to God.

The rest we can easily surmise. Think of the kind of love with which he wooed and won Mary, and the depth of the love they shared during their marriage.  It is no contradiction of Joseph's manly holiness that he decided to divorce Mary when she was found to be with child. The important words of the Bible are that he planned to do this "quietly" because he was "a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame" (Matthew 1:19).

The just man was simply, joyfully, wholeheartedly obedient to God-in marrying Mary, in naming Jesus, in shepherding the precious pair to Egypt, in bringing them to Nazareth, in the undetermined number of years of quiet faith and courage.

In the spirit of St. Joseph, we are so grateful for your joyful, wholehearted embrace of the Gift of Life and by extension the abundant Lord who granted it to each of us.


Hector Carrasco
Parish Liaison
Catholic Pro-Life Community | 972-267-LIFE (5433) | 
P.O. Box 803541, Dallas, TX 75380