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. …

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NFL Player Ben Watson: “Abortion Will Not End Until Men Stand Up” for Women and Children

Human Coalition has launched two resources aimed at equipping men for their role in ending abortion. 

Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women, by Human Coalition President Brian E. Fisher, examines men’s role in subjugating women with abortion, challenging men to engage in the pro-life cause. Alongside the book, Human Coalition created an online resource center: The resources will equip men to fight for life in a sex-obsessed culture which has accepted abortion as “a women’s issue.”

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‘Sports Are to Be Training Ground for Virtue,’ Says Pope

Pope Francis encouraged this in his appeal toward the end of today’s General Audience in St. Peter’s Square this morning, recalling that today marks the Third International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, proclaimed by the United Nations. …

‘Sports Are to Be Training Ground for Virtue,’ Says Pope

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Jesus is a Different Kind of King

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Chicago Bears Tickets For This Sunday

Tickets available to Highest Bidder

The Madonna Renewal Center is accepting bids on 4 tickets to this Sunday’s Bears v. Cardinals game at Soldier Field this Sunday at noon. The tickets have been graciously donated by Rich and Joanne Chang. To put a bid in on the tickets, please email your bid to by Friday at 4:00. The winning bidder will be contacted shortly after 4:00pm on Friday.Here is the complete information on the tickets:

  • 4 United Club tickets