St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Pope: ‘A Society Without Mothers Is Not Just One That’s Cold, But Has Lost Its Heart’

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During his homily at First Vespers, his last public event of the year, the Holy Father reminded those present to contemplate the Manger and Mary.

“Looking at the Manger,” he stressed, “means seeing how God gets involved by involving us, making us part of his work, inviting us to welcome the future courageously and decisively.”

Before the little Child of Bethlehem, Francis urged, we should acknowledge that we need the Lord to enlighten us, “because all too often we end up being narrow-minded or prisoners of all-or-nothing attitude that would force others to conform to our own ideas.” …

https://zenit.org/articles/pope-a-society-without-mothers-is-not-just-one-thats-cold-but-has-lost-its-heart/

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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