St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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When Science and Technology Ignore a Deeper Truth

BISMARCK, N.D. — The announcement last month from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in the United Kingdom that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be “morally permissible” is the most recent example of how some applications of science and technology can conflict with Catholic teaching.
The codicil to the U.K. announcement, “if it is in the child’s best interest,” is also an example of the manipulative language used in

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/when-science-and-technology-ignore-a-deeper-truth


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The O’Brien Vrba Scholarship

 Who: Undergraduate juniors and seniors and graduate students. Candidates must be from rural areas of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa or Wisconsin. They must be full time students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. How much: $3,000/year renewable for a second year.

When: Deadline is April 15, 2018. Where: https://www.scholarsapply.org/obrien/ Contact: Vicki Harder, Program Manager Scholarship America® (d) 507-931-0446 |(f) 507-931-2964 vharder@scholarshipamerica.org
*Additional consideration given to applicants of the Catholic faith.


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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