St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Filipino Bishops’ Statement on Pornography

A Pastoral Response to the Grave Evil of Pornography

Message of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines
on the occasion of the opening of the
Lenten Season 2016

Our brothers and sisters in Christ:

One of the astonishing revelations of the Gospel is that every human person is created for both human and divine love, because every human person is made for a Triune God who is infinite mercy and love: “God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life.”[1] This is our great vocation, to enjoy the friendship of God and of our neighbor, whether he is a friend or a stranger, in God. …

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Is Jesus Coming Again?

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African Bishops Decry ‘Terrifying Resurgence of a Colonialist Spirit’

Rome, October 16, 2015     

At last month’s UN Sustainable Development Summit, the “Common Declaration of the Bishops of Africa and Madagascar” appealed to political leaders and international organizations to end the promotion of what the document called a “civilization of death” on the continent.

The prelates wrote: “The agents of the civilization of death are using ambivalent language, seducing decision-makers and entire populations, in order to make them partners in the pursuit of their ideological objectives…

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Wisdom Is Better Than Anything This World Can Offer