St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Chick-Fil-A and the Correct Response to the Orlando Shooting

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I was looking at my Facebook this morning and found an article about Chick Filet and their response to the Orlando shooting. Evidently they decided to offer free food to those who donated blood for the victims. I tried to repost the article with my own comments when I tried to repost it, somehow it refreshed and everything was lost. Did not spend much time trying to find the article due to time constraints, but could not even find it on the internet on my computer. So I decided to rewrite this on the web site. Here are my comments.

Chick-Fil-A’s response is the true Christian response to such a tragedy. These people who’s lives were snuffed out were not just the sum of their sexual preferences. They had their talents  and gifts to offer our society. They brought a light to the world, each one of them, that no one person can replace. They too are a holy and sacred Temple of God. Now the light they bore to the world is gone. It is a time of mourning.

For each person who died are parents, siblings and friends who knew the light they bore most personally. No longer can their full potential of goodness and virtue be realized. For those who mourn their loss, this Christian supports them with his prayers and words as little as they may seem. Jesus loves them and you. May the consolation of the Holy Spirit be with you always.


Author: stjosephstmary

We are two Catholic Churches close to downtown Freeport, IL. Our communities are over 150 years old and have been dedicated to our lord Jesus Christ since our inception. We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was concieved by the Holy Spirit, born of ythe Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

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