St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Trinity Sunday: Rejoicing in Knowing Who God Is


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The Bible, Ezra and Nehemiah

The Bible, generally speaking, is in chronological order, but not strictly speaking. Genesis starts with the origin of humanity. Matthew was not necessarily the first writer of the Gospels, nor were the letters of Paul put in the order that he wrote them. This is also true for the Old Testament. Ezra and Nehemiah were both associated with the restoration of the Temple after the Babylonian exile. Ezra comes before Nehemiah in the Bible, but it is believed that Nehemiah came first. The Book of Daniel backtracks to the Babylonian exile and fills in what happened during that period.  Continue reading


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Domingo de la Santísima Trinidad ciclo A 2017

La fiesta de la Santísima Trinidad puede dar pie a las reflexiones teológicas más profundas sobre Dios o a la experiencia de amor más grande. O quizá a las dos cosas. Cada vez que leo este evangelio me maravillo de la sencillez con la que Jesús nos muestra quién es Dios, cómo es Dios, que hay en su corazón. Y es que nosotros, muchas veces, la tergiversamos y la amoldamos a nuestros intereses. Pero Dios no se deja atrapar por nuestras manipulaciones. Continue reading


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An interview with Roger and Louise Nilles.

 Louise and Roger Nilles live in a modest home in the shadow of a high rise apartment.  Roger and Louise are a loving couple who have worked tirelessly, over the years, to help others in the community.  There selfless love for family and community is well known.  Because of devastating health problems, they are now the ones in need of a helping hand.  Louise has worked for a local health care facility for over 20 years, but recently her hours have been cut.
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An interview with Roger and Louise Nilles.


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Holy Hour with the Sisters

MonstranceCome to the Holy Hour on Friday, June 16 in St Joseph Church. Exposition will be at 6pm. Confessions will be available during the Holy Hour. Sister Theo will be giving short inspirational talks as you contemplate God’s goodness. All are welcome to join in this adoration of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. It is a great time to get your peace in Christ on your way home from work. Continue reading


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Harvard Law Journal Concludes Unborn Babies Have Constitutional Rights

The Fourteenth Amendment, which was adopted in 1868, declares that no state shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” A debate that has been raging in courtrooms for years is whether the “life” part includes unborn persons.
Harvard Law student Joshua Craddock did some constitutional …

Harvard Law Journal Concludes Unborn Babies Have Constitutional Rights