St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Roe v Wade Decision

This Wednesday is the anniversary of the fateful decision of Roe v Wade on January 22, 1973. Oddly enough, even the justices who made the decision said that it was weak. Most of the big players in the case converted to being pro-life. Norma McCorvey, “Jane Roe” of Roe v Wade, ended up a pro-life Catholic. She dedicated her life after becoming pro-life to saving the lives of babies threatened with abortion, and helping many women before an abortion to keep them from such a devastating decision, and/or after their abortion to find reconciliation. In the court case, she actually never got that abortion, but did get one later with great regrets. She wrote a book on her experiences of abortion and the industry. I had the privilege of meeting her before she died. Continue reading

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Pro Life Corner

Baby Feet Pro-LifeOne thing is certain: When the time has come, nothing which is man-made will subsist. One day, all human accomplishments will be reduced to a pile of ashes. But every single child a woman has conceived will live forever, for he has been given an immortal soul made to God’s image and likeness. (Presented by Stephenson County Right To Life)


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Government forcing churches to pay for abortions again

A California church is standing up against a state law that forces churches to fund the killing of unborn babies in abortions.

On Monday, lawyers for Skyline Wesleyan Church in La Mesa urged the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold religious freedom and stop the government from forcing the church to cover abortions in its employee health insurance plans, City News Service reports. …

Church Fights in Court to Stop California Mandate Forcing Churches to Fund Abortions

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What she saw changed everything…

Unplanned tells the story of Johnson’s eight-year career at Planned Parenthood and ultimate decision to leave, also detailed in Johnson’s 2011 book of the same title. The film shows Johnson beginning as a volunteer at Planned Parenthood as a college student. As she works her way up to clinic director, she witnesses callous and dangerous treatment of patients – one young woman is left sitting in a recovery room, bleeding into her socks, until Johnson intervenes.
October 21, 2019 at 6:30pm