St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Bishop Malloy and House Bill 40

Bishop Malloy has asked all Catholics in the diocese to ask their representatives to not support House Bill 40 that would use tax dollars to fund abortions. house-bill-40-english

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Bishop Malloys Response to the Tragedy In Orlando, Florida

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2016 PRESS RELEASE  Bishop Malloy asks for prayers to end  violence and terrorism Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford, David J. Malloy, issued a statement in reaction to the horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12. 
I ask all people to join with Archbishop Kurtz, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops who said that  “Waking up to the unspeakable violence in Orlando reminds us of how precious human life is. Our prayers are with the victims, their families and all those affected by this terrible act. The merciful love of Christ calls us to solidarity with the suffering and to ever greater resolve in protecting the life and dignity of every person.”   As Bishop of Rockford I ask all Catholics as they attend Mass or spend time in silent prayer to remember all those affected by violence and terrorism and to pray vigorously for its end.

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Challenge & Hope for a New Generation | Part 5 of 6 of The Humanum Series

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Cardinal Francis George Dies

“Along with the faithful of the Diocese of Rockford, I join with the Archdiocese of Chicago and the church in the United States in offering my prayers for the repose of the soul of Cardinal Francis George.

“Cardinal George has played a unique role in the life of the church in the United States and the world. The gifts of his faith, his intellect, his strong leadership and vast experience, combined with his joy and love for the church, have served as an inspiration and a witness throughout his priesthood.

“I had the joy of working closely with Cardinal George especially during his years as president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and for that reason it was a special privilege that he was the principal consecrator on the day of my ordination and installation as Bishop of Rockford.

“Cardinal George combined greatness with simplicity in all he did and I pray he may now be enjoying the fullness of eternal life in the kingdom of Christ to whom he dedicated himself so fully.”

Bishop David J Malloy