St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Benedict XVI’s Words of Gratitude

Benedict XVI’s Words of Gratitude


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Pope Francis Praises Benedict’s Priesthood Spent as a ‘Search for the Beloved’

Pope Francis Praises Benedict’s Priesthood Spent as a ‘Search for the Beloved’


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Pope Francis’ In-flight Press Conference Touches a Host of Issues

Pope Francis’ In-flight Press Conference Touches a Host of Issues


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Pope: “May We Follow God’s Call to Full Communion and Hasten Towards It”

‘May We Follow God’s Call to Full Communion and Hasten Towards It,’ Says Pope


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Living the Moral Life 58

Spending time in silence before Jesus in the Eucharist can be a very uplifting experience. Most people would not believe it until they try it themselves. Many people have started their journey coming into the Catholic Church by going to Adoration. They sense His presence and something happens. Even though we get so many graces from such an experience, the Eucharist was not meant to just adore by looking at Him. Jesus gives us the Eucharist so that we would take Him into our bodies. Continue reading


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XIII Domingo Tiempo Ordinario

El profeta Eliseo, modelo del seguimiento radical, deja todas sus posesiones y afectos para seguir con generosidad y radicalidad incondicional a su maestro, el profeta Elías. Con el sacrificio de los bueyes y la quema de sus aperos demuestra su total desprendimiento y disponibilidad para seguir la llamada de Dios. Pablo instruye a los nuevos cristianos para que no pierdan la libertad lograda en Cristo y les advierte sobre el uso correcto de esa gracia: el servicio mutuo por amor y el domino de sus pasiones. Es el Señor el lote de nuestra heredad, tal como proclamamos en el Salmo. Él nos enseña el camino de la vida, nos sacia de gozo en su presencia. El seguimiento de Jesucristo es el camino directo hacia esa felicidad que todo hombre y mujer desea. Continue reading