Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy

Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy

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Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, the moving, live production performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at: St. Joseph Church 229 W. Washington Place, Freeport, IL 61032 on Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m.  There will be a live classical music prelude at 3:10 p.m. followed by the sung Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3:30 p.m.

Experience firsthand the life and message of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. This drama also brings audiences a riveting modern story that makes Divine Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today. The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 13 and up.

Admission is $15 for advance tickets or $20 at the door. For tickets and additional information, contact Cynthia Saar at (815) 232-7400 or csaar2002@yahoo.com.

Watch the trailer & learn more:  Also  go below the trailer and  read about  the actress Maria Vargo 

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When is Abortion More Than Abortion?

When is Abortion More Than Abortion?

ProlifeCorner-  By Larry Plachno-

Larry-150x1 blue            There have been an increasing number of questions from conservatives regarding the liberal position on abortion. Why is it so important to them? Why do the liberals insist that abortion be funded with tax dollars? Why is abortion tied to marriage and church? And, why do liberals insist on killing a baby instead of allowing him or her to be adopted?

The answers to these questions all go back to the polarization of our society. For liberals, abortion is the “flagship” of their “fleet” of various positions supporting their liberal stand that decisions and actions should be determined by personal choice rather than by judging them as good or evil based on what is best for others. If abortion was eliminated, or at least judged from the standpoint of good and evil, it would seriously weaken the liberal position supporting choice over good and evil. If you give me a few minutes of your time, I will explain the background behind our polarized society and why abortion has emerged as a key point in this struggle. Continue reading

Renewal of Our Baptismal Promises

Renewal of Our Baptismal Promises

Lent means “springtime.” It is the springtime of our life in the Spirit. Lent is a special gift of God to His people. It is an opportunity to imitate Jesus as He fasted forty days in the desert. During Lent, we can walk with the catechumens as they prepare for the greatest event of their lives: receiving the sacrament of Baptism on Easter Vigil. In this way, we can prepare for one of the greatest moments of the year — the renewal of our baptismal promises. This renewal is so important that the Church offers this opportunity on the greatest day of the year, Easter Sunday, at every Mass in every Catholic church in the world. Pope John Paul II has taught: “It is no exaggeration to say that the entire existence of the lay faithful has as its purpose to lead a person to a knowledge of the radical newness of the Christian life that comes from Baptism” (Lay Members of Christ’s Faithful People, 10).

The renewal of our baptismal promises is the goal of Lent. All our Lenten activities should move us toward this goal. For example, when we go to Confession during Lent, it has an added significance. Our Lenten Confessions should prepare us to reject Satan, all his works, and all his empty promises and to make a deep act of faith in the Father, Son, and Spirit. Continue reading

Happy Easter to all of our readers at Pro Life Corner.

Happy Easter to all of our readers at Pro Life Corner.

The world has changed Easter to the Easter bunny, Spring break, and spring egg huts.  We Christians must remind ourselves and each other what Easter is all about.  To those of us who profess to be Christian, it’s the most holy time of the year.  It’s the time we remember that Christ, our Savior, died for us on Good Friday to rise 3 days later.  It’s a time to remember that by this very act redemption came into the world.

May the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob bless you and your families with His love, joy and peace.  May He send forth His Holy Spirit and give all of us the courage to boldly go forth and proclaim that Jesus is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  May we also have the courage to proclaim that God our Father is the creator of all life and may we resist the culture of death with every fiber of our being. 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

Cuomo’s Abortion Pals Win Favors

August 21, 2013-  Bill Donohue comments on New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s friends at NARAL Pro-Choice:
There is no organization that Gov. Cuomo loves more than NARAL, the most radical pro-abortion organization in New York State. And there is only one organization in New York State that received an exemption from his new lobbying reporting law for tax exempt groups—NARAL. Continue reading

Abortion and Informed Consent

American Thinker – By Carol Brown-   Informed consent is a big deal in health care. And it should be.  If a person is planning to undergo medical treatment, his or her doctor will go to great lengths to make sure the patient understands what is involved — whether for preventative care, elective procedures, or treatment for serious illness. Continue reading