St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Living the Moral Life 66

We also have the help of the souls in purgatory and we help them. This is not some belief of the past. There are truly souls that are being put through the refiner’s fire (Mal 3:3). In fact, all people must go through purification. While we are here on earth, Jesus purifies us with truth and love. Purification might hurt, but can be good for us in the same way not getting what we want can be good for us. But how do we know there is a purgation in the afterlife? Continue reading

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Pope’s Morning Homily: Worldliness Numbs the Soul

Vatican City, March 05, 2015

“Worldliness is a sinful state of soul.” These were the words of Pope Francis during his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning

According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel from St. Luke, which recalled the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, a poor man who would eat the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. The Pope noted that while the man is noted for his wealth and indifference towards Lazarus, there is no mention in the Gospel that he was a bad person. …