St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Scholarships to Aquin

Aquin logoIllinois’ New Investment in Kids An Aquin Catholic School Education Could Be Possible The State of Illinois has passed the Invest in Kids Act— a new way for families to receive scholarships for those who choose to attend Catholic schools like Aquin in Freeport. Scholarships offered through this program have the potential to cover up to 100% of tuition for the next school year for those who qualify. Apply for financial support through Empower Illinois @ empowerillinois.org. Scholarships will be granted on a first come first serve basis. Empower Illinois will begin accepting applications on January 24, 2018. Visit empowerillinois.org early and often to be one of the first to apply!
For more information: Contact Mrs. Rosemarie Brubaker at the Aquin Catholic Schools – rosemarie.brubaker@aquinschools.org or 815-235-3154.
Come and See if Aquin Catholic Schools is Right for Your Family! Next Parent Open House: – February 1, 2018 or Call us at 815-235-3154 to set up a tour. Email : aquinschools.org
Want to Donate to the Fund for a Tax Credit? Beginning January 2, 2018, you can donate to the Invest in Kids Act Scholarship and receive a state income tax credit of 75%. Visit: empowerillinois.org for a step-by-step guide about the program.


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Be Bold, Be Catholic 3

Keeping the light of faith lit takes work and help from our neighbor. We grow in faith by sharing our faith in word and action. The more we share, the stronger our faith becomes. It starts with our interior thoughts about our faith. Then we share what is good and helps what keeps the faith alive in our hearts. We all need a witness of God’s goodness once in a while. We need to hear the stories of little triumphs to help us realize God is there and does listen to our prayers. Continue reading


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Science and Faith

Fr Spitzer S.J. has some great information on this web site.

SCIENCE, GOD & CREATION VIDEO


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Interview With Grand Imam of al-Azhar

Interview With Grand Imam of al-Azhar


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What’s Skeptical About Skepticism?

A year or so ago, after I gave a talk on God and science, a gentleman expressed his doubt concerning the principle of non-contradiction.

The principle of non-contradiction is a self-evident first principle of reason upon which all knowledge is built. It states something cannot be and not-be in the same respect at the same place and time. Aristotle identified this principle as “the most certain of all principles” (Metaphysics IV.3).

The gentleman’s doubt exemplifies a radical form of skepticism that tends to doubt everything, even the first principles of knowledge—it’s…

http://www.catholic.com/blog/karlo-broussard/whats-skeptical-about-skepticism-0


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You Don’t Have to Live in Poverty and Exclusion, Pope Tells Youth

Youth of Morelia went all out in giving a welcome to Pope Francis this afternoon, both greeting him with endless cheering and applause and also performing a complex show with music, choreography, lights and a huge flowing banner depicting a dove. …

You Don’t Have to Live in Poverty and Exclusion, Pope Tells Youth


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University Staffer Who Threatened to Rape Pro-Life Women Resigns, Refused to Apologize

The Purdue University staffer who allegedly threatened online to rape pro-life women handed in his resignation Monday after refusing to apologize for his comments.