St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Fun Filled Summer Camps

The Vocation Office of the Diocese of Rockford is sponsoring summer camps and retreats at Bishop Lane Retreat Center. St Therese Camp and Retreat for young women in grade 7 thru college, June 24-27 with Sisters from different communities joining us; Jeremiah Days for boys in grades 7 thru 9, July 8-11; and First Call Retreat for young adult males entering grade 10 thru college, July 15-18. Our seminarians studying for our diocese will facilitate, along with Fr. Keith Romke. The cost is only $90.00. More information is available at http://www.rockforddiocese.org/vocations or at the Diocesan Vocation Office, (815) 399-4300 ext. 375.


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Pope Francis on homosexual seminarians: This bridge is closed!

At Vatican Insider I spotted something interesting. Each Spring the Italian bishops have a plenary meeting at the Vatican’s Paul VI hall, in the smaller hall where the Synod usually meets. The Pope attends at least part of the meeting. This year was no exception.
This year the Pope told them… my fast translation from the Italian original: …

http://wdtprs.com/blog/2018/05/pope-francis-on-homosexual-seminarians-this-bridge-is-closed/


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The Light of Christ in Our Priests and Religious Sisters and Brothers


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Nigeria: Claretian Missionary Priest Killed in Road Ambush

Vatican City, August 18, 2015     

Claretian Father Dennis Osuagwu in Nigeria has been killed  According to Fides, the priest was shot down in the town of Nekede on Saturday. They received the news from…

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/nigeria-claretian-missionary-priest-killed-in-road-ambush?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch