St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Pope at Angelus: Let God Open Your Heart

Vatican City, August 09, 2015

Pope Francis says that only if we allow our hearts to be opened by God’s love, faith blossoms.

Speaking to the thousands of faithful gathered this morning in a hot St. Peter’s Square during his Angelus address, the Holy Father made this point while reflecting on today’s reading…

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Gossip Stabs The Heart Of So Many – 7-17-2014 –Intro by Staff – Gossip has been a problem for hundreds of years and it hasn’t improved over time.  Idle gossip hurts the good name of the one at the center of the tale and it also hurts the person who promotes such calumny to others by placing them in a state of sin.  It benefits no one and harms all in contact with it. At one time or another I’m sure we have all been guilty of this but we must try to curb our tongue.  It is said the pen is mightier that the sword and that may well be true, but gossip stabs the heart of so many.  Perhaps we should all try harder not to spread idle rumors or incorrect opinions to others. A man that bears false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow. (Proverbs)