St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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How to Deal With Temptations

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Court Rejects Obama Admin’s Attempt to Force Pro-Life Legislator to Obey HHS Mandate

A Missouri state legislator filed suit in U.S. District Court seeking to exempt his family from the federal contraceptive and abortion drug mandate. State Representative Paul Wieland of Imperial is the plaintiff in the suit, which contends that the health care mandate violates his family’s First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion. …

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Is Jesus Coming Again?

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God Bless Those Who Served

Veterans Day 2015- Frank Munda-

God bless the men and women who served and are serving our country.  This is my prayer, not only on this Veterans Day but it should be offered every day.  What would our life be like without those who have served?  And it isn’t just those who so gallantly served in our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard; we should also include those who serve us every day as police officers and firefighters.

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US Bishops Call for Prayer as Supreme Court Decides to Hear Little Sisters’ Case

Washington, November 09, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will take up all seven pending cases challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) mandate to cover contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients. These cases include dozens of religious schools, universities, and charities, including the Little Sisters of the Poor, who run nursing homes across the country for the elderly poor.  …

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Pope to Americans: Defend Your Religious Liberty

Philadelphia, September 26, 2015

Pope Francis told Americans this afternoon to defend their religious liberty, because it is a gift that has been given them by God himself.

The Pope said this during an address given in Philadelphia at Independence Hall during the last full day of his US-Cuba trip.

The Holy Father said that…