St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Illegal Immigrant at Center of Legal Battle Lied About Her Age

ne of the pregnant teens at the center of a new legal battle between the ACLU and the Trump administration has been released from federal custody after authorities said she lied about her age.
The illegal immigrant teen had requested an abortion while staying at a government shelter for minors. Last week, the ACLU sued to force the government to help facilitate her abortion. …

http://www.lifenews.com/2017/12/20/illegal-immigrant-at-center-of-legal-battle-lied-about-her-age-now-will-abort-her-22-wee-old-baby/


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Palm Sunday Homilies

Deacon Paul Ranney at the 10:30am Mass in St Joseph Church.

Fr Barr at the 5:30pm Mass on Saturday Evenig in St Joesph Church


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Living the Moral Life 69

When growing in holiness, forming our minds according to reality is of the utmost importance. This is where making sure what we put into our minds does not hinder the truth. Jesus is the Truth and God is the ultimate source of reality and existence (Ex 1 & 2). Science itself gets its reality and all its conclusions from God in His creation. Continue reading


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Pope Contrasts Restlessness Made by Holy Spirit and Anxiety Caused by Unclean Conscience

Morning Homily: Pope Contrasts Restlessness Made by Holy Spirit and Anxiety Caused by Unclean Conscience


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Living the Moral Life 53

Our flesh and the world work on the weak spots of our weak intellect since the fall of Adam and Eve and the passions overtaking the intellect. We have a tendency to overindulge in coffee, ice cream, chocolate, money, power, and the list goes on. We also get caught up in the flashy stuff. We might see all the “beautiful people” on TV with all their glittering clothes. We want all the newest gadgets, the finest cars, homes, lawn, and etc. Continue reading