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Civic Action

When some lives, including those of the unborn, are subject to the personal choices of others, no other value or right will be long guaranteed.

Pope Saint John Paul II

Civic Action

Forming Conscience

All Catholics are encouraged to exercise their right and duty to participate in political life. Voting for candidates and policies, running for office, or participating in marches are just a few of the ways people can show their support for local and national changes. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offers a teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship gives clear guidance on promoting the dignity of human life through the actions and rights belonging to each citizen of the United States.

Pro-Life Civic Action Events

North Texas March for Life

Typically on the 3rd Saturday of January, thousands of North Texans gather in Dallas to march for life. Starting with a Rose Procession at Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, individuals make their way to Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse. This peaceful, prayerful, and faithful demonstration gives a voice to the over 60 million lives lost to abortion. For more information, visit

Texas Rally for Life

Annually, at the capitol in Austin on the Saturday following January 22, join thousands of Pro-Life Texans. Due to the tragedy of Roe v. Wade, abortion is legal throughout all the nine months of pregnancy. Millions of unborn babies lives have been lost and and countless men and women now suffer as a result of abortion.Be present with other pro-lifers and give a voice to the voiceless.


National March for Life

January 22, 1973 marks a solemn anniversary when the Supreme Court legaled abortion. Since Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, more than 60 Million lives have been lost. Starting in 1974 the largest pro-life march in the United States has given a voice to the voicelessat the steps of our nation’s capital. Speak with your school, parish, or diocese to be present in Washington D.C. to support life.


Catholic Social Advocacy Day

Bi-Annually, the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops develops legislative priorities to promote life, peace, and justice. Catholics in dioceses throughout the state are invited and encouraged to advocate for the needs of the most vulnerable by participating in Advocacy Day during the legislative session. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Director of Communications, Pat Svacina at .

Resources: Faithful Citizenship

Conscience Formation
How to Contact Your Elected Officials Bulletin Insert

USCCB: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship



Theresa Schauf
Respect Life Coordinator

Julie Kiehlbauch
Executive Assistant

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