St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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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. …

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/how-the-pirate-nun-changed-a-gay-mans-life/#ixzz44P9Tg42A


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Pope’s Morning Homily: We Can’t Have Hardened, Closed Hearts

Only with open hearts and admitting we are sinners, we can receive God’s mercy.

Pope Francis stressed this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, reported Vatican Radio.

Drawing inspiration from today’s reading from the Book of Jeremiah, the Pontiff stressed that “God is always faithful, for he cannot deny himself,” but people don’t listen to Him. …

Pope’s Morning Homily: We Can’t Have Hardened, Closed Hearts


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Thresholds of Conversion


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Thresholds of Conversion

  1. Initial Trust
  2. Spiritual Curiosity
  3. Spiritual Openness
  4. Spiritual Seeking
  5. Intentional Discipleship