Sanctity of Life Memorial Freeport IL

Freeport IL- Sanctity of Life Memorial is located in a lovely pastoral setting at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, just south of Freeport, IL on Highway 26. It is situated on the back side of the chapel on the south side of the Gardens. Continue reading

Pro-life rosary at St. James – Belvidere IL Belvidere IL- On Monday January 21, 2013 there will be a pro-life rosary at 6:30 pm followed by a Liturgy at 7 pm. This is in remembrance of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion; prayers will be offered for the defeat of the HHS Mandate which also threatens all Catholic and Christian beliefs. Continue reading

Have You Thanked Hobby Lobby Lately?

Rockford, Il – ( – 12-29-2012 – by James – Hobby lobby, the Christian owned business that is standing strong against the Obama abortion inducing drug mandate has said it will not comply with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor ordering them to provide abortion inducing drugs to their employees. Continue reading


By Mark Pickup-    I have the privilege of writing a column for Canada’s Western Catholic Reporter. It is Canada’s largest circulation weekly religious newspaper. My Christmas Eve column is entitled “Many Struggle With the Coming of Christ”. Continue reading

An Appeal For Direction From Bishop Finn

Rockford, Il – ( – 12-28-2012 – by James – The two headlines (on Dec. 27 2012) in a Catholic Newspaper, the National Catholic Reporter / web-site located in your diocese, declare a new inquisition is taking place in the Catholic Church. The National Catholic Reporter claims this new inquisition is driven by Pope Benedict and the Magisterium against defenseless nuns and theologians. Nuns and theologians  in some cases work against the teachings of the Catholic Church. Continue reading

Room For The Christ Child

By Deirdre A. McQuade– is Assistant Director for Policy & Communications at the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, USCCB  Every   Christmas,   people   from Mexico and other parts of Central America celebrate Las Posadas, a nine-day no vena of prayer, song, and hospitality built around Mary and Joseph’s struggle to find lodging in Bethlehem.   Families   walk   from home to home, singing their request for shelter. But owners reject their uninvited would-be guests, turning them away with excuses like: “we’re not run­ning an inn” or “you could be a thief.” Continue reading

A Christmas Poem Origin unknown

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic in rest
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
transforming the yard to a winter delight. Continue reading

Fall in Love With the Baby Jesus From My Pastor: Christmas is almost here! Historically speaking, in about 24 hours Mary would have started her labor. When labor begins, the reality of the coming of a brand new bouncing baby can really hit you. That is when you see “first time fathers” doing the silliest things in their excitement and nervousness. Continue reading

Christmas-A Clear & Present Danger?   Columnist Cal Thomas notes the drive to erase religious rights from public schools. Back in 1992, the superintendent of Frederick County, Virginia, public schools Thomas Malcolm issued a memorandum instructing teachers & administrators to no longer refer to Christmas by its traditional name, but to substitute “winter holiday”. Christmas parties are OK for schools to hold, but the must be called “holiday parties”. Continue reading