St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Do you want fulfillment in life? Do you want the love of God always around you? I know I do. I hope Jesus would always be with me in this life, and that I would be with Him in the next. But I know it takes more than wishful thinking to accomplish. I have to be driven by God’s grace. I have to be willing to do whatever it takes to find my true happiness and freedom. Continue reading

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Pope: How to Defend Yourself From Illusions of World? Hope in God

A recipe for an empty life: keep being worldly.

Pope Francis expressed this advice during this morning’s General Audience in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, as he continued his series of catecheses on the theme of Christian hope. 

The Holy Father drew inspiration from the Scriptures teaching that along with authentic hope, born of trust in God’s word, we can be tempted by false hopes and worldly idols, like money, power or physical beauty. …