America The Beautiful

America The Beautiful

ProLifeCorner- Freeport Illinois- By Frank Munda-  We recently celebrated Independence Day, 2015. As I look back on my many years here on Earth I have had many joys and many sorrows, and yes many regrets; regrets of things that I did and things that I failed to do. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, awesome children who married wonderful spouses, and they in turn have been blessed with wonderful children themselves.

There have been dark times as well. The darkness of Vietnam had just slipped away from the consciousness of many American citizens when the greatest travesty of injustice came upon the scene; when an activist controlled Supreme Court illegally and immorally created law declaring that a mother now had the right to kill her baby through abortion. Many of our young readers are probably not even aware that what occurred in January of 1973 was an illegal move by the Supreme Court. The three branches of government, Legislative, Judicial, and Executive are supposed to be checks and balances. The Judicial branch of the government is to rule on existing laws or proposed laws presented by the Legislative branch of the government.  This was not the case in January 1973. Through Roe versus Wade and Doe versus Bolton, the Supreme Court created law; a law that states a woman has a right to kill her baby in what should be the safest place in the world- the mothers womb. Continue reading

Emotions Causing Suffering

Emotions Causing Suffering

ProLifeCorner.com-   Pastor Timothy Barr’s homily today cautions us to not to interpret reality through our emotions. He explains that passions are not a bad thing but they must be guided by the truth.  That truth is Jesus Christ.   When we are obedient to the truth there is great joy.  He further stated that the man is the head of the family but the woman is the heart of the family sharing equal responsibility and, hopefully through their teachings and actions, are leading their children to heaven. Continue reading

Unveiling of 1957 Chevy BelAir

Unveiling of 1957 Chevy BelAir

ProLifeCorner- – Freeport, Il – It’s here!  For several weeks we have been waiting for a special car to arrive so we can present it to everyone.  That day has arrived!

First let’s get a little background to let you know why all of us involved with the Madonna Renewal Center (MRC) are so excited about this car.  After all, a car is just a car-right?  Wrong!  This car is a vintage automobile donated to the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary so they can raffle it off.  This will mean a wonderful contribution to the restoration of the Madonna Renewal Center.  The donor wishes to remain anonymous so we respect his/her wishes and can only say “Thank you and God bless you” whoever you may be. Continue reading

The feast of Corpus Christi 2015

The feast of Corpus Christi 2015

ProLifeCorner- Freeport Illinois - The Feast of Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) celebrates the belief in the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ and His Real Presence in the Eucharist. After Mass was celebrated by Father Timothy Barr and Deacon Paul Ranney, there was a procession escorted by the Knights of Columbus and some parishioners of St. Joseph and St. Mary’s parishes, and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ.

This group of worshipers proceeded from St. Joseph’s church, traveled up Galena Street and turned easterly up Pleasant Street until they arrived at State Street and turned to arrive at St. Mary’s parish. There they celebrated a brief Benediction honoring our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Continue reading

Corpus Christi Sunday 2015

Corpus Christi Sunday 2015

 ProLifeCorner-  I received this from a friend this morning thought it would be of interest to many of you. ED

 Sunday, June 7th, 2015  Exodus 24:3-8   Hebrews 9:11-15   Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
“This is my body…this is my blood.”

Eating and drinking are among the most important things human beings do. From the time we are fed by our mothers as infants and onwards, there is no more basic need. Eating and drinking are also a fundamental part of how we build our society. Families eat together, friends and colleagues meet to eat and drink, whether it be in a nice restaurant or a fast-food outlet at a local shopping center. Birthdays, graduations, weddings and funerals are usually marked by some sort of eating and drinking. Continue reading

The Four Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

The Four Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

ProLifeCorner-   To our dear friends who do not understand the prayer which is called the Holy Rosary. Some only hear the repetitive prayers of the Hail Mary; however the Rosary is a meditative prayer. It consists of four different mysteries: The Joyful Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries, the Glorious Mysteries, and more recently the Luminous Mysteries, which were added by Pope John Paul II.

 We like to say “to Jesus through Mary.”  The prayers of the Rosary should be said while meditating upon the life of our Lord, given to us through Holy Scripture and sacred tradition.

In saying the Rosary, Mary invites us to join her on a journey through the life of Jesus.

We are placing these Rosary videos on our prayer page for the convenience of those who like to pray the Rosary. It is also our sincere desire that Christians of other denominations can be exposed to these mysteries and realize that the Rosary is just not a series of repetitive prayers, but a means that will draw us closer to the Lord and hopefully inspire us with a strong desire to turn to the Holy Bible in order to see what else our Lord wants to reveal to us through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the printed words of the Bible. Continue reading

Some Who Gave All, All Who Gave Some

ProLifeCorner- Freeport Illinois- Memorial Day 2015 -  Roger L. Kampmier, lead coordinator of the Madonna Renewal Center committees and friend of the ProLifeCorner, sent us a wonderful tribute to those who gave all so that we may live in freedom. It is an honor for us to publish this tribute below. May our Lord richly bless Roger, his family, and all who have answered their country’s call by serving in our military and naval forces. Continue reading

Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen And Have Believed

 Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen And Have Believed

 ProLifeCorner-  By Larry Plachno-

As most people know, this quotation comes from the 20th chapter of St. John’s gospel. When Jesus Christ first appeared to the apostles after His resurrection, doubting Thomas the apostle was not there. Thomas said he would need to see Christ in order to believe. Later, Thomas did see Christ and believed as Christ uttered these famous words.

Belief is increasingly important in our day and age of digital communication. People expect to see everything right in front of their eyes. If not, then they put themselves first and ignore the love of God and love of neighbor admonishments of Jesus Christ. But God is there if you look for Him. Give me a few minutes of your time and I will show you where. Continue reading

Is Selfishness Killing America?

How “love of God” and “love of neighbor” defines your life, your family, your politics and your future.

 ProLifeCorner-   By Larry Plachno 

Give me a few minutes of your time and I will share with you some of the highlights of 25 years of research into interconnected social problems that will probably change the way you look at society. It may even change the way you look at good and evil in your own life.

Summertime of 2015 marks 25 years since I began research on what some of us call Interconnected Social Problems. At that time I had five kids and was disenchanted with “Political Correctness.” I felt that there must be logical reasons for our social problems. Hence, I started research in the summer of 1990 at the downtown Rockford Public library accompanied by two of my kids. For the record, I might mention that I later adopted kid number six and number seven showed up as a pleasant surprise. Hence, I have somewhat of a vested interest in figuring out what is going wrong with our society. Continue reading

BEETHOVEN AND MOTHER’S DAY

ProLifeCorner- Beaumont, Alberta, Canada - Mark Pickup-  On 6 February 2015, the Supreme Court in my country of Canada struck down the nations laws against assisted suicide. In a unanimous decision the high court ruled that physician assisted suicide should be available for any “Irremediable” medical condition (including illness, disease or disability) that causes enduring suffering and is intolerable in the circumstances of his or her condition.”  This could encompass psychological pain. The high court felt that available treatments need not be taken. If Ludwig van Beethoven lived today in Canada, can you see how he might be at risk of being assisted in his suicide?  Continue reading