St Joseph and St Mary Parishes in Freeport, IL

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The Light of Christ in Our Priests and Religious Sisters and Brothers


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Pope’s Morning Homily: Say ‘Yes’ Like Mary, Don’t Turn Away Like Adam, Eve

When God calls on us, do we say ‘yes’ like Mary, no, or avoid responding?
 According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis asked this during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, the first since a break for Easter, and exhorted faithful to say ‘yes’ like Mary did. …


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How to Deal With Temptations


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Pope’s Morning Homily: Christ Took the ‘Poison’ of Our Sin Upon Himself

Vatican City, March 24, 2015 (Zenit.org) Junno Arocho Esteves | 436 hits

In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning, Pope Francis called on Christians to pray in this Holy Week for the grace to accept difficult moments.

According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today’s first reading from the Book of Numbers in which God punished the people of Israel for their complaining by sending fiery serpents that bit and poisoned them. …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-s-morning-homily-christ-took-the-poison-of-our-sin-upon-himself?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch


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Pope Francis: Christ Is Knocking at Our Door; We’re Too Busy to Notice

Vatican City, December 21, 2014

Pope Francis today assured that Christ is coming into our lives this Christmas and is asking for a response like Mary’s, but warned that we might be too busy to pay attention. …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/pope-francis-christ-is-knocking-at-our-door-we-re-too-busy-to-notice?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch