St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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New Study Proves Feminists Wrong: Women Say Their Abortion Was Not Liberating

A new study of post-abortive women across the United States found that women suffer from long-term negative emotions after aborting their unborn babies.
The research was based on an anonymous online survey of 987 women who contacted a crisis pregnancy center for post-abortion care. The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published the study in its Winter 2017 edition. …

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/03/new-study-proves-feminists-wrong-women-say-their-abortion-was-not-liberating/


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Why Is There Hell? What You Should Know About It!

(This Lighthouse cd can be found on the cd rack)
In this moving study on hell, Dr. Scott Hahn shares what scripture teaches about why hell is necessary. What it is like? Who goes there? How can you stay out forever? He explains why Lucifer refused to serve and then responds from a scriptural perspective to the most seductive modern errors about hell. Included are two bonus excerpts from Dr. Hahn’s talk, The Healing Power of Confession.
Parishioner Comments This is a great CD! It gives the theological basis for hell. For me, it also highlighted the need for continued conversion throughout life. Chad – St. Michael, MN
This scriptural approach to the reasons for hell is challenging and enlightening. It put the love of God in our hearts, not fear. Grass Roots Prayer Group – NY


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Truth in Goodness and Beauty

Truth , goodness and beauty, they go together. Most young adults have an aversion to truth. They experience truth as an instrument to control, manipulation and evil. So how can we see truth as not just logical, but as a good and as something beautiful to behold. When we see Gods ways and laws as an act of love for us, we see it as something beautiful. We benefit from it and so experience it as good. God calls us to follow in His ways and in doing so, we experience His goodness towards us.


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Defend Life and Holy Mother Church


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Living the Moral Life 71

We can get frustrated with the sins we commit. We trip and fall constantly. It would be easy to despair of going to confession for the same old sins every single time. In our despair, we could easily blame God for taking away our freedom. But it is the devil that loves to see us beat ourselves over the head, not Jesus. The devil is our accuser (Rev 12:10); Jesus is our advocate (1 John 2:1).

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