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:

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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Jesus is a Different Kind of King

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Pope’s Morning Mass: “Lord, Keep Me From Pretending to Be a Christian”

Rome, November 17, 2015

Here is Vatican Radio’s report of Pope Francis’ homily from his morning Mass today:

The importance of safeguarding our Christian identity and not living double lives: that was the theme at the heart of Pope Francis’ homily at the Santa Marta Mass on Tuesday morning. The Pope based his words on the daily readings which focus on the need for coherence between our spiritual and our temporal lives. …

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Nigerian Cardinal Reaffirms Church Teaching on Marriage

Rome, July 27, 2015     

A Nigerian Cardinal affirmed the Church’s position on homosexuality, saying that it was “irrevocable.”

According to Nigeria’s PM News, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, reiterated his stance during a visit to the neighboring Diocese of Makurdi.

The Nigerian prelate said that the Church will maintain its stance against gay “marriage”, saying that while it is being more and more …