St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Pope’s Morning Homily: A Good Priest Knows How to Empathize

Rome, October 30, 2015

A good priest must be able to empathize with his flock, to become involved in their struggles and lives, says Pope Francis. …

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Pope’s Morning Homily: God Is All-Powerful But He Can’t Sever Himself From Us

Rome, October 29, 2015

Though God is all-powerful, there is something he can’t do and that is to sever himself from us, says Pope Francis.

The Pope made this reflection today during morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, reported Vatican Radio.

Drawing from the reading from St. Paul, the Holy Father explained Christian victory, since “if God is for us, who can be against us.” …

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Terror and Violence Convulse the Holy Land, Impacting Region’s Christians

Jerusalem, October 28, 2015     

This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need

For weeks now violence between Israelis and Palestinians has been convulsing the Holy Land. Jerusalem in particular is again in the centre of the conflict. …

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Joe and Ann Scheidler Visit Site of Closed Abortion Clinic in Chicago

Pro-Life Action League founders Joe and Ann Scheidler have prayed and sidewalk counseled outside the Albany Medical-Surgical Center abortion facility for over 25 years, and this afternoon – See more at:

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Planned Parenthood and Its Foundation, Eugenics

8am Mass at St Mary Church

10;30am Mass at St Joseph Church