St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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The Strategy of Our Enemies

Some helpful thjings to know in your struggles in faith and temptations. Each Homily is different and adresses different problems you may have. Unfortunately, the recording of the 8am mass failed, but we have the 4pm and 10:30am Homilies recorded.

4pm Mass

 

10:30am Mass

 


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Why Is There Hell? What You Should Know About It!

(This Lighthouse cd can be found on the cd rack)
In this moving study on hell, Dr. Scott Hahn shares what scripture teaches about why hell is necessary. What it is like? Who goes there? How can you stay out forever? He explains why Lucifer refused to serve and then responds from a scriptural perspective to the most seductive modern errors about hell. Included are two bonus excerpts from Dr. Hahn’s talk, The Healing Power of Confession.
Parishioner Comments This is a great CD! It gives the theological basis for hell. For me, it also highlighted the need for continued conversion throughout life. Chad – St. Michael, MN
This scriptural approach to the reasons for hell is challenging and enlightening. It put the love of God in our hearts, not fear. Grass Roots Prayer Group – NY


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Division Is Devil’s Main Weapon, Pope Tells Bishops

Division Is Devil’s Main Weapon, Pope Tells Bishops


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Living the Moral Life 55

The Devil and the daemons use the world and our flesh to get us to do what they want. They have had many years to plan how they were going to deceive us. They are way smarter than us and more powerful than us, so do not tempt them. But in the grace that God gives us, we are more powerful than them. So how do we access this grace? Continue reading


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Living the Moral Life 54

The Devil also has his companions, the daemons. Daemons are angels that are fallen. They are more powerful than we are without God’s grace, but we are more powerful than they are in the order of grace.

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Living the Moral Life 53

Our flesh and the world work on the weak spots of our weak intellect since the fall of Adam and Eve and the passions overtaking the intellect. We have a tendency to overindulge in coffee, ice cream, chocolate, money, power, and the list goes on. We also get caught up in the flashy stuff. We might see all the “beautiful people” on TV with all their glittering clothes. We want all the newest gadgets, the finest cars, homes, lawn, and etc. Continue reading