Holy Family 23rd Annual Respect Life Banquet

Holy Family 23rd Annual Respect Life Banquet January 26, 2018                                       Keynote Speaker Rev. Phillip Kaim, S.T.L.

Pastor, Holy Family Parish, Rockford Speaking on the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Holy Fam 2018Vitae.

There will be a silent & live auction. See Below.

Holy Family Church 4401 Highcrest Road Rockford, IL 61107

Social hour 6:00pm Dinner 7:00pm

Adults $25  Student  $20 

Mail reservations & check to:

Holy Family Respect Life Banquet

Questions: please email  ahintzman@holyfamilyrockford.org

Respect life banquet – January 26 at 6:00pm
The Respect Life Banquet will be held January 26. Fr. Kaim, S.T.L., will be our keynote speaker and will speak on the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae. The social hour will be at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm, and Father Kaim speaks at 8:00pm.

There will be a silent & live auction. The cost is $25/adults & $20/students. Reservations are due by January 21.

Checks should be made out to: Holy Family Respect Life Banquet, 4401 Highcrest, Rockford, 61107.   If you would like to pay online please click on link below.
Questions:  ahintzman@holyfamilyrockford.org  or call the parish office at 815-398-4280.

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2017 Christmas decorations at the White House

2017 Christmas decorations at the White House

Merry Christmas to all of our readers. We have much to be thankful for this Christmas. I am especially grateful to God for a Christian president and vice president. May the example they set change hearts and minds in a positive way. Our first lady is classy and traditional, and has done a magnificent job in decorating the White House. Please pray for their success and safety. And enjoy this short video.

Marriage, Annulments and Guidance

Marriage, Annulments and Guidance

By Larry Plachno

Larry-150x1 blue       Anyone watching what is going on in the Vatican is well aware that there have been some discussions recently over marriage and annulments. For the most part, both sides base their positions on the importance of marriage to our society, the sanctity of marriage in Christianity and the positive impact of marriage on children. Some of this is spilling over into other areas of Christianity and is increasingly becoming more public.

Some people will suggest that the starting point was “Amoris Laetitia,” Latin for “The Joy of Love,” from Pope Francis in early 2016. It was described as a Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation and was directed to both the clergy and the laity. While numerous items were covered, it mentioned simplifying the annulment process, bringing divorced and remarried Catholics back into the church and helping families. There was even some later comments of allowing bishops to handle annulments in a simple manner. Several members of the clergy and laity expressed concern over maintaining the sanctity of marriage.

Unfortunately, the situation can be complicated by people trying to drag in political correctness. I can try to explain what is going on but will step lightly through those areas where some people say that God and statistics are sexist. I will try my best not to take sides but to explain how modern reports and statistics are stressing the importance of marriage on both society and children. Continue reading

How to Defend the Christian Position On Abortion and Marriage

How to Defend the Christian Position On Abortion and Marriage

By Larry Plachno

Larry-150x1 blueAt a recent pro-life gathering it became obvious that while there are a good many people strongly supportive of the Christian position on abortion and marriage, they are not ready and willing to speak up and defend that position. Some are simply afraid to say anything for fear of confrontation or what others will say. Those willing to speak up often admit that they do not know what to say or do.

This is not the time for people to sit on the sidelines and observe. We need everyone out there working to support what we believe in. Sister Lucia dos Santos, the last Fatima seer, sent a letter to Cardinal Carlo Caffarra. In it she said: “The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid.” she added, “because anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be contended and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue.” Continue reading

An Open Letter To the Illinois Republican Party

An Open Letter To the Illinois Republican Party

To the Illinois Republican Party,

Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider has publicly declared in a statement concerning Gov. Rauner signing HB40,

“There is no daylight between Governor Rauner and the Illinois Republican Party and we will continue working hard to ensure his reelection.”      https://illinois.gop/ilgop-chairman-tim-schneider-statement-hb40/

The members of the Rockford Pro-Life Initiative and our supporters find this unacceptable..

  1. Gov. Rauner signed HB40 that forces taxpayers to pay for the killing of children by abortion. It has been estimated this could increase the number of children killed by abortion by 3000 to 12,000 babies a year.  And we are told by Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider, “There is no daylight between Governor Rauner and the Illinois Republican Party and we will continue working hard to ensure his reelection.”
  2. Gov. Rauner gave his word to Cardinal Cupich that he would not sign HB40.  Rauner lied to the Cardinals face. He lied to all of us and his lie will result in the death of countless thousands of children. And we are told by Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider, “There is no daylight between Governor Rauner and the Illinois Republican Party and we will continue working hard to ensure his reelection.”
  3. We are told that Gov. Rauner is a fiscal conservative who will fix the state budget. Gov Rauner is forcing the tax payer to ultimately pump hundreds of millions of tax payer dollars into the abortion industry to viciously and brutally dismember children in the womb. And we are told by Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider, “There is no daylight between Governor Rauner and the Illinois Republican Party and we will continue working hard to ensure his reelection.”

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2017 Life Chain This Sunday!

  2017 Life Chain This Sunday!

Freeport, IL – (ProLifeCorner.com) – by Staff –

LC picCome to the Life Chain on October 1 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM this Sunday!  The location is at the corner of Stephenson and West.  

The Aquin High School Pro-life group, PAWS, will sponsor a Life Chain in Freeport, IL.  A dedicated group of Christians gathered at the intersection of Stephenson and West Streets to pray for an end to abortion.

This event is a non-denominational Christ centered effort to bring attention, in our local communities, to the plight of the unborn.  Ask your pastor to encourage everyone to participate in this simple but worthwhile effort to help save babies.

 

 

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Life’s Agonies And Love’s Triumphs

Life’s Agonies And Love’s Triumphs

ProLifeCorner-   9-25-2017 – We’re sure most of our readers are familiar with the wonderful articles submitted by Mark Pickup.  We’re showing you a special article today with a speech delivered by his wife, LaRee at a prayer breakfast in Baltimore, MD some time ago.  If anyone has had a loved one who has or is still suffering, this will give you strength and courage to continue fighting the battle with that loved one.

The opening paragraph is by Mark and is on his home page most of the time.  We feel it shows the need for all Christians to work and pray together to bring our world back to Jesus.

Following his article is the speech given by LaRee, with comments by Mark.

LaRee and Mark are, indeed, a wonderful example of faith, hope, and love.  May God bless them abundantly for all they do to serve Him. Continue reading

The Rich Elite and Abortion

The Rich Elite and Abortion

 ProLifeCorne.com-   By Larry Plachno

In recent months we have seen authors and researchers mention a group Larry-150x1 bluesometimes known as the Rich Elite and how they influence our legislation, our thinking and our actions. However, very little has been written on how the Rich Elite impact marriage and abortion. Let me take a few minutes to explain how this group impacts our thinking and our lives.

The Rich Elite are not normally political leaders. They work in the background to influence legislation, influence our thinking and make money for themselves. The mainstream media is their stage but they work backstage to put on the show that you see. Their primary goal is to make more money for themselves, often at the expense of others.

The Rich Elite are apolitical and amoral. Voters file into a stadium to see the Democrat Team play the Republican Team. But the Rich Elite leave early with the ticket receipts and don’t care who wins. Murder, including abortion, does not stop them if money is to be made. It is impossible to determine how many people fit into this group since most of them are not public figures. While there are sex islands and various organizations, there is no one organization to which they belong.

Julan Assange from WikiLeaks has mentioned that it is this group that he works against. By making inside information public, he slows down the Rich Elite by making them think about where their communications are safe and where they are not. Continue reading

Marriage, Crime and Abortion

Seeking the Reason Behind our Polarized Society

By Larry Plachno

What do marriage, crime and abortion have in common? Actually, quite a lot if you Larry-150x1 blueare seeking the reasons behind our polarized American society.

For quite a number of years the demographers have known how our society is highly polarized when it comes to presidential elections. Red counties tend to believe in responsibility, religion and families. They are typically suburban or rural and usually vote for conservative candidates. Blue counties tend to believe in rights, and may have problems with crime and poverty. They typically have higher population densities and vote for liberal candidates.

This same situation again played out in the recent 2016 Clinton/Trump Presidential election. While there are exceptions, the red counties voting conservative and the blue counties voting liberal tended to fall into the same traditional patterns. What the demographers and researchers want to know is why? Why is it that on one side of the county line you have more income equality but the other side of the county line has rich and poor? Why is it that one side of the county line has more people going to church regularly while the other side of the county line has more crime? Why is it that one side of the county line supports responsibilities and families while the other side of the country line supports rights and abortion? Continue reading