February 4, 2014
More than 100 Catholics from the Diocese of Fort Worth joined their voices with several thousand pro-life supporters at the Texas Rally for Life on the steps of the State Capitol in Austin Jan. 25 in loud approval of comments from elected officials and other speakers. They traveled to Austin on buses chartered by the diocese’s Respect Life Office. That office’s director, Mike Demma, said this was the first Texas Rally for Life bus trip to Austin that the diocese has organized. Past trips were undertaken by parishes and church-related organizations.
February 4, 2014
Far outgrowing the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe where the event had begun its assembly of participating Catholics in the past, thousands of pro-lifers from across North Texas packed the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas for the Roe Memorial Mass prior to taking to the streets of downtown for the 41st Dallas March for Life, Saturday, Jan. 18. Speaking to the more than 6,500 people in the arena, Father Alfonse Nazzaro of All Saints Parish in Dallas, summed up the key factor behind the growth and progress of the pro-life movement in America.
February 3, 2014
The Catholic Church teaches that all life is precious and valuable. Dawn and Vincent Booth, along with their five children, personified that belief for the 500 worshippers who turned out for the 2014 diocesan Respect Life Mass Jan. 24 at St. Patrick Cathedral. Seated in one of the front pews, Dawn Booth cradled the couple’s youngest child, John Patrick, in her arms. The four-year-old was born with Pallister-Killian Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects physical and mental development. Much smaller than other children his age, John Patrick can still rest comfortably inside a baby carrier.