St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Winter Olympic Gold Medalist Speaks of Catholic Identity in Fast-Paced World

It is common for bobsledders to reach speeds of 80 to 90 miles per hour in international races. While this may make for thrilling competition, Olympic gold medalist Curt Tomasevicz — no stranger to flying on ice — has a deep appreciation for slowing down.
The Shelby, Nebraska, native recently helped to organize a retreat at a Benedictine monastery. This was a reminder for him of what is most important in life. Despite a decorated career that includes not only an Olympic gold and bronze medal, but also three gold, two silver and five bronze medals at the World Championships — he knows that he cannot take them with him when he departs from this life. …

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/winter-olympic-gold-medalist-speaks-of-catholic-identity-in-fast-paced-worl


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Abandoned by Father and Drug-Addict Mother, Adoption Saved Olympic Superstar Simone Biles

U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles is stunning the world with the complexity of her routines and her signature sky-high moves. Some experts predict that the young Texas athlete could bring home as many as five gold medals from the Olympic games in Rio, Brazil.

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/08/09/abandoned-by-father-and-drug-addict-mother-adoption-saved-olympic-superstar-simone-biles/


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Syrian Olympic Swimmer Saved 20 Refugees by Swimming Their Sinking Boat to Shore

Syrian Olympic Swimmer Saved 20 Refugees by Swimming Their Sinking Boat to Shore