St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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The Spiritual Legacy of Mother Angelica

Mother Angelica, one of the most significant figures in the post-conciliar Catholic Church in America, has died after a 14-year struggle with the after effects of a stroke. I can attest that, in “fashionable” Catholic circles during the 80s and 90s of the last century, it was almost de rigueur to make fun of Mother Angelica. She was (accused as) a crude popularizer, an opponent of Vatican II, an arch-conservative, a culture-warrior, etc., etc. …

The Spiritual Legacy of Mother Angelica


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How the ‘Pirate Nun’ Changed a Gay Man’s Life Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/how-the-pirate-nun-changed-a-gay-mans-life/#ixzz44P9L6mDK

IRONDALE, Ala. — Paul Darrow went to his first gay beach when he was 15.

Soon after, he hitchhiked his way to New York, where there was a thriving gay scene and where he could pursue a career in modeling. Once there, he landed a high-end job as an international model and rubbed elbows with celebrities at clubs in the city. …

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