St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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What is Love?

Listen to all three. Each Homily has the same base information, but was persented differently as there is so much to talk about on this issue. Still, there is more about love tha what is presented here.

Saturday 4pm Mass:

Sunday 8am Mass:

Sunday 10:30 Mass: 

There is an appropriate way in which God wants us to share His love for each other, based on the nature of our relationships. Mothers are to love their children in a way that is appropriate for mothers to love their chidren. Priests need to love their people in a way that is appropriate to the way God calls them to love, with chastity. Their is an appropriate way in which men are called to love men. Men are indeed called to love each other; God demands it! But this love is called to be chaste and ccording to God’s plan. … Continue reading


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In Democratic Republic of Congo, Bishops Sound the Alarm

The bishops of the Democratic Republic have issued an urgent warning that rising violence and political unrest are threatening the nation with “unraveling and chaos.” The bishops expressed sorrow for “thousands” who have lost their lives in recent months, including many minors enlisted by various militias. The bishops also expressed concern that the crisis might trigger a famine and even the breaking up of the nation.

In Democratic Republic of Congo, Bishops Sound the Alarm


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US Bishops’ Leader Says God Will Give Strength to Heal and Unite

US Bishops’ Leader Says God Will Give Strength to Heal and Unite


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Pope Invites Homeless People to Be Great Teachers in Society

Pope Invites Homeless People to Be Great Teachers in Society


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Pope to Elderly: Power and Looks Are Mythicized; You Must Show What Truly Matters

Pope to Elderly: Power and Looks Are Mythicized; You Must Show What Truly Matters


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Pope’s Letter to Argentina’s Bishops for Feast of St. Cajetan

Pope’s Letter to Argentina’s Bishops for Feast of St. Cajetan