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Thousands witness to life with prayer, memorial Mass, rally

DALLAS — Despite blustery winds and occasional rain, more than 2,000 people gathered outside a familiar downtown Dallas landmark Jan. 16 to remember the millions of unborn children lost to abortion, and to commemorate the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Chuck Pelletier, long-time advocate for the unborn, dies at 72

FORT WORTH -- Clutching his ever-present rosary, Capt. Charles J. (Chuck) Pelletier II, a tireless advocate for the unborn and decorated Vietnam War hero, died Jan. 14 surrounded by loving family and friends. He was 72. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Annual Mass honors King’s legacy, bolsters justice and equality

The words, actions, and ideals of Martin Luther King, Jr. were remembered by hundreds of Catholics of all races at the annual diocesan Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mass, celebrated at St. Bartholomew Church Jan. 8. 

Among the many quotes attributed to the slain civil rights leader is “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”