St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Dailey Free Lunches to Resume

The Aryl Dailey Free Lunches, sponsored by the Society of ST VINCENT de PAUL, will resume on Saturday, October 20. A hot meal will be available in Berg Hall from 11:30am to 1:00pm on the third Saturday of the month from October thru March. The April meal will be on the fourth Saturday. Anyone in need of a meal is welcome to attend. Children under sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. Last year we provided 873 meals.
Your help is needed to continue this ministry. We are in need of fresh fruit, cereal bars and cookies/bars each month. In addition, we need the following personal care products: shampoo, liquid soap and toothbrushes. If you can provide any of these items, please contact Mary Koppi at 815-232-4687. Please continue to pray for all those in our community who are struggling and in need of a kind hand. Thank you for your concern.


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Renovatio 21 in Italy speaks out on aborted fetal vaccines

INTERVIEW WITH CRISTIANO LUGLI
SPOKESPERSON OF THE COMMITTEES “RENOVATIO 21”, ITALY

Cristiano Lugli, together with other Catholic parents worried about the cell lines of aborted fetuses. Stated Mr. Lugli, “Our association wants to defend Life as an unrepeatable and divine miracle, and defends Civilization as the earthly cradle of Life. We also support the research of Dr. Stefano Montanari and Dr. Antonietta Gatti, two scientists and researchers, the only ones in Italy to talk about the speech of aborted fetuses to produce vaccines.” …

https://cogforlife.org/2017/12/06/renovatio-21-italy-speaks-aborted-fetal-vaccines/


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Pope Begins Polish Trip With Strong Defense of Unborn

Quick Look: Some of What Pope Francis Has Been Telling the Young People


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Pope’s Morning Homily: Amid Our ‘Dark Valleys,’ Let’s Place Ourselves in God’s Hands

The Lord, Pope Francis says, always walks with us, loves us and does not abandon us, even at the most tragic of times. …

Pope’s Morning Homily: Amid Our ‘Dark Valleys,’ Let’s Place Ourselves in God’s Hands


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Jesus is a Different Kind of King


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Pope Francis blasts abortion, population control in new encyclical

 By Elise Harris

.- In his new encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis slams attacks against human life such as abortion, embryonic experimentation and population control – saying that respect for creation and human dignity go hand in hand.

The Pope explained that “a sense of deep communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness, compassion and concern for our fellow human beings.”

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-blasts-abortion-population-control-in-new-encyclical-10491/