St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Watch The Bible and the Church Fathers this Lent!

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Pro Life Corner

Baby Feet Pro-LifeSince the decriminalization of abortion by the court decision Roe v Wade, 62,500,000 babies have been destroyed in America. If we took a moment of silence for each baby lost to surgical abortion, using one minute as a “moment,” we would be silent for 118.9 years. The silence would be a deafening roar.


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Second Week of Ordinary Time; Deacons Homilies

Dcn Paul Ranney; January 18, 2020

Roe v Wade and the scourge of Abortion


Dcn Mike Timmerman; January 19, 2020

The Lamb of God

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Roe v Wade Decision

This Wednesday is the anniversary of the fateful decision of Roe v Wade on January 22, 1973. Oddly enough, even the justices who made the decision said that it was weak. Most of the big players in the case converted to being pro-life. Norma McCorvey, “Jane Roe” of Roe v Wade, ended up a pro-life Catholic. She dedicated her life after becoming pro-life to saving the lives of babies threatened with abortion, and helping many women before an abortion to keep them from such a devastating decision, and/or after their abortion to find reconciliation. In the court case, she actually never got that abortion, but did get one later with great regrets. She wrote a book on her experiences of abortion and the industry. I had the privilege of meeting her before she died. Continue reading