St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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New Study Proves Feminists Wrong: Women Say Their Abortion Was Not Liberating

A new study of post-abortive women across the United States found that women suffer from long-term negative emotions after aborting their unborn babies.
The research was based on an anonymous online survey of 987 women who contacted a crisis pregnancy center for post-abortion care. The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons published the study in its Winter 2017 edition. …

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/03/new-study-proves-feminists-wrong-women-say-their-abortion-was-not-liberating/


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Pink Heals and Madonna Renewal Center Golf Balls From Heaven Ball Drop

Help empower women at the 2017 Golf Ball Drop on Wednesday, September 20 and 6pm. It will be at the Freeport Club, though the winner need not be present.
2 for $10                          5 for $20
Purchase tickets at Mary’s Mantle or Cub foods in Freeport.

Prizes include:

  • 1st Prize- 1/2 hog and processing and $100 meat certificate
  • 2nd Prize- 1/2 hog/processing and $50 Harbach Certificate
  • 3rd Prize- Jewelry Package ($300 value)
  • 4th Prize- Dinner at Cimino’s and a one-night for 2 at Country Inn and Suites, Cocktails at Martini’s on Main

Proceeds go to the Madonna Renewal Center. https://madonnarenewalcenter.com/


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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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Pope’s Morning Homily: God’s Great Gift? Women

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis stressed this to faithful during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, as he reflected on the creation of woman, as told in Genesis, and on how God created woman, in his personal opinion, so that we would all have a mother.

“Without women, there is no harmony in the world, ” the Pope stressed, noting men and women are not equal. While clarifying that one is not superior to the other, he explained that it is the woman, and not the man, who brings that harmony which makes the world a beautiful place.

For this reason, he also pointed out, that while exploiting all people is a crime, exploiting women is worse, for it destroys harmony. …

https://zenit.org/articles/popes-morning-homily-gods-great-gift-women/