St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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God’s Goodness Toward Us

Taking from last week’s bulletin article, God is Good! God is God and we are not. His authority over us is absolute. You have heard me say that is a good thing (Psalm 2). If humanity can influence God in such a way, that would mean that bad people could influence God in such a way. God cannot be deceived, but we can. Continue reading

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Pope at Audience: Trust in God, He Knows Better Than We Do

Pope Francis gave this advice during this morning’s General Audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, as he continued his series of catecheses on the theme of Christian hope. 

“We are not the ones who can teach God what to do, what we need. He knows better than we do, and we have to trust, because His ways and His thoughts are different from ours.” …

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A Community of Hope

God called Isiah to bring hope to God’s people. We are called to bring hope to others as an institution and as a community.