St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Pro-life Giving, a Winning Plan

Colin has a great plan that can take the pro-life cause to another level and may even bring it to victory.

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Here is the web site has just got going. https://thetippingpoint.org/

Here is his facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donateprolife/


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Souls in Purgatory

This week will begin the month of November. We end October with a secular holiday of Halloween and begin the new month of November with All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation. Halloween started as a pagan feast day that demanded a sacrifice to the pagan gods. The priests of the old Irish pagan religion demanded a sacrifice from the harvest. They would knock on every door demanding the food for sacrificing to the pagan gods. When the person opened the door they would say, “trick or treat,” meaning, get us the food for sacrifice or we will put a curse on you. Not my idea of a great holiday. Continue reading


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Pro-Life Corner

“The state has an interest (responsibility) in protecting the poor, the elderly and disabled persons. The lives of the disabled and elderly must be no less valuable than the lives of young and healthy … The difficulty in defining terminal illness and the risk that a dying patient’s request for assistance in ending his or her life might not be truly voluntary justifies the prohibitions on assisted suicide we uphold here.” – Chief Justice William Rehnquist


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Pope Decries Abortion: One Cannot Do Away With a Human Being, Even If Small, to Resolve a Problem

Abortion, Pope Francis said today, is a way of “eliminating someone” that is similar to the services of a “hired assassin.”
The Pope deviated from his prepared text to underscore this during his General Audience on October 10, 2018, reflecting on the 5th Commandment “Thou shall not kill.” He reminded: “The ‘he’ or ‘she’ that one presents as a problem, is, in reality, a gift from God, which can make me come out of my egocentrism and make me grow in love.” 

https://zenit.org/articles/pope-decries-abortion-one-can-not-do-away-with-human-being-even-if-small-to-resolve-a-problem/


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How Important is Abortion?

Holy-Fam-2018Abortion is an uneasy topic for many people. But it is something that must be discussed. It is the number one cause of death of babies in the womb by far. Since the decision of roe vs wade in 1973, there has been more than 60 million deaths in the womb. The statistics show that one third of the population has been aborted. That is one out of three children were aborted! How many of these aborted babies would have been our spouses, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers or sisters? At this rate, I doubt any of us could say that we were not affected. … Continue reading