St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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President Trump Makes Planned Parenthood Defunding Official, Rule Would Cut $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding

resident Donald Trump yesterday made his proposed rule official to defund Planned Parenthood of the $60 million dollars that it receives via Title X Family Planning dollars. Last week the president said the rule would be forthcoming and late Tuesday the Trump Administration released the text to the proposed rule, which will go into effect after a standard 60-day public comment period.
This is the second time Trump has taken steps to revoke taxpayer funding for…

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/05/23/president-donald-trump-makes-planned-parenthood-defunding-official-rule-would-cut-60-million-in-taxpayer-funding/


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Trump Administration to Announce Plan to Strip Title X Funds From Abortion Providers

CNA/EWTN News
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Friday will announce a plan to ensure that Title X family-planning funding does not go to programs or facilities that promote or perform abortions, CNA has learned.
The measure would dramatically curtail federal funding to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. …

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/trump-administration-to-announce-plan-to-strip-title-x-funds-from-abortion


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Bible, Acts of the Apostles 13

Chapter 17 begins with Paul getting to Thessalonica. I find it interesting the argument against Christianity is that the Apostles and early Christians were against women and their rights – that somehow they were suppressing women. Yet in verse 4 a great number of “prominent women” were converting. Not only were there many women, but they specifically say that they were prominent women who converted. Because they were prominent, these women were educated and had a sense of independence. It makes me think about what could have made these women take notice of the Christian faith. What would make independent women think about believing in Jesus and joining the Church? Perhaps they never felt suppressed. In fact, at that time, the Faith in Jesus honored women.
Women in the church were treated as equals and understood to be equals. But equality may not be the same as the agenda driven critics of the Catholic Church. Today, many with agendas may think equality as the same, so in order for there to be equality between men and women, they must be the same. But when you look at the definition of “equals,” you will not find the idea of “same.” Rather, equal refers to value, not same. So women and men are in fact different. That is why many think men are from Mars and women are from Venus. How men and women think is very different, but they both have the same value. Both are necessary for the betterment of society. There are so many people with so many gifts. Continue reading


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Madonna Renewal Center Saturday Work Day

We have set aside one more work day for this month — Saturday, April 28 (8:00am to 4:00pm) or choose your own day! Feel free to bring your teenage children — all types of age-appropriate work need to be completed!
You may also donate work items (work gloves, pliers, paint brushes, mops/buckets, brooms, sandpapers, hammers, and so on). Let us know on time — to prepare for you! God bless you. — Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary


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Pro Life Corner

(Presented by Stephenson County Right To Life)
In America over twenty-four times as many babies die through abortion than women die to breast cancer each year. About 41,000 women die each year from breast cancer. Over 1,000,000 babies die from surgical abortion each year, and that does not take into account the millions of chemical abortions.


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He Has Freed us From Slavery to Sin and Death