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

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

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

A BATTERING RAM OF LIBERALISM

ProLifeCorner- Beaumont, Alberta, Canada -  Our friend Mark Pickup has been inspiring us with his writings for many years.  Mark and his wife LaRee live in Canada and the problems they are facing regarding religious freedom and the murder of the pre-born child through state sponsored abortion and state sponsored euthanasia is as bad if not worse than here in the United States.  He gives an example of the relentless attacks on the rights of Christians to practice their religion, even within the walls of their own schools.  It is time for Christians of good will, priests, pastors, and Bishops to stand up and defend Christ and His church and say “enough is enough they have gone too far.” Let us return to the principles that this country was founded upon  and take the state sponsored religion of Secular Humanism out of our schools, and once again allow us to call upon the protection and the blessings of our God.  Continue reading

What Kind of Fruit Is In Baltimore?

 ProLifeCorner-   “Resorting to violence is not the teachings of Jesus the Christ. Christians everywhere need to claim Jesus for our country and demand that prayer be allowed in our schools.”

These words were the subject of a recent homily given by Father Timothy Barr.  In his homily he decried the violence and lack of moral values that has pervaded our nation in the last several years.  The tragic events in Baltimore would not have been tolerated years ago when we were allowed prayer in schools and freedom of religion; freedom of religion to practice our faith, not just freedom to worship.  Take a few minutes to listen to this excellent talk given by a most courageous priest. Continue reading

I Am the Vine, You Are the Branches

ProLifeCorner-   “I am the vine, you are the branches.”

When Maureen O’Rourke’s  father was dying of Alzheimer’s, she promised to be with him to the end.  A career nurse, she was confident that she could care for him during his difficult final days.  After pneumonia set it, death was imminent — or so it was thought.  He was taken to a nursing home; but she remained at his side, taking care of all his physical needs as he slipped in and out of consciousness. 

Even though her dad continued to hang on, she was determined to keep her promise to him: that he had nothing to fear, that he would not die alone, and that she would stay with him until the end.  

But after three weeks, she was physically and emotionally exhausted.   She could not continue.  From a WBUR “Kind World” radio interview entitled, Father’s Final Days, A Small Act of Grace, Maureen remembers: Continue reading