St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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Having Faith Should Not Be Held Against Us

By Bishop David J. Malloy
We live in a time in which it is no secret that faith is being challenged by the ideology of secularism.

Public, especially governmental, support for religion and faith has diminished. In fact, a case can be made that there is even opposition to faith that is growing in circles of our government and our public discourse.

This anti-religious sentiment presents a particular and, in some ways, purifying challenge to every believer. In the past, the practice of religion was taken for granted; it was even fashionable. Everyone did it.

There was a common recognition that even if there were creedal and religious differences, the practice of religion makes us better, as a nation and as individuals. …

http://observer.rockforddiocese.org/column?id=875


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Desperate Parents Plea With Judge Not to Turn Off Their Son’s Life Support and Kill Him

It would be difficult to imagine a more heart-wrenching scenario, eerily reminiscent of the now famous case of Charlie Gard.

As we posted back in December, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England, has asked the court to allow the hospital to disconnect the life support systems of 20-month-old Alfie Evans.

His young parents, Tom Evans, 21, and Kate James, 20, are fighting to convince…

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/02/06/desperate-parents-plea-with-judge-not-to-turn-off-their-sons-life-support-and-kill-him/


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President Trump Signs Religious Freedom Order Protecting Little Sisters of the Poor From Obama Abortion Mandate

President Donald Trump signed a religious liberty executive order today that would protect Christian organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor from being forced to pay for abortions.

“Freedom is not a gift from government. It is a…

President Trump Signs Religious Freedom Order Protecting Little Sisters of the Poor From Obama Abortion Mandate


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Defend Life and Holy Mother Church


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When Anti-Discrimination Becomes Discriminatory

University campuses are an open forum for free, and sometimes passionate, debate over ideas and culture, right? Not so at…

When Anti-Discrimination Becomes Discriminatory