Madonna Renewal Center Spaghetti Dinner

ProLifeCorner-  Freeport, Il – by Annarae - On Tuesday, February 17, over two hundred people braved the icy cold winds to enjoy good food, fellowship, and to help a worthy cause, the renovation of the former St. Francis Hospital.  This event was held in the lovely facilities of the First Lutheran Church in Freeport.  We are grateful to Pastor Keith Johnson and to the First Lutheran Church community for allowing us to use their facilities, not only for this event but for graciously allowing the Sisters and the various committees to hold their monthly meetings there.

The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), our “Blue Nuns” held a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for their project, the Madonna Renewal Center, which will be a place of healing and hope to women.   To say this event was a success would be an understatement!  A steady stream of hungry folks kept all the volunteer kitchen crew busy the entire time.  Everyone raved about how wonderful everything tasted and many asked when the next dinner would be held.  Spaghetti, meat balls or sauce, salad with a tasty Italian style dressing, garlic bread and a beverage made a filling and oh, so enjoyable meal, or perhaps I should  say feast.  This was all topped off with an array of desserts that filled over two long tables from which one could pick a generous portion of cakes, cookies, or pies.  Trust me, no one went away hungry! Continue reading

Medical Marijuana? Slow Down

ProLifeCorner-  Freeport Illinois-  By Fr. Timothy Barr-    I am sure we have all heard about the marijuana plantations going up all over in Illinois, and especially in Freeport. There seems to be a rush to get everything up and going, but maybe we should really look at what the effects of something like this will be. The Church does not teach that marijuana is an intrinsic evil, but it is a mind altering drug. It should be treated with great care. Continue reading

Christmas Day 2014

ProLifeCorner-  Today is a very special person’s birthday; Jesus our Lord! God has walked among us. He became one of us! He comes to save us in the form of a little baby. This baby can change your life! He really is in your life giving you grace if you recognize Him. But He wants change your life. He wants you to experience His love in a new way, in a way that can make you the person you want to be! Continue reading

May We Recognize Jesus In Our World Today

Pro Life Corner – Christmas 2014 – Have we prepared the way of the Lord?  Are we willing to follow the way of Mary to say yes to God’s will in our lives? Are we willing to allow Him into our homes? Mary said ‘yes’ to God physically living within her. Mary was a holy and sacred temple of God in the truest sense.  So are we. God wants to live in our hearts and our souls and our homes.  He really wants to live in us. He really wants to make an effect in our life just like he made an incredible effect in Mary’s Life and in Joseph’s life. He really wants to give you His peace. He really wants to give  you His mercy. He really wants to give you His love. What should be  our response to that?  To follow Mary’s example, and say I am a handmaid of the Lord.  Let it be done to me according to your Word.

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Oklahoma Abortionist Naresh Patel Arrested

   ProLifeCorner- Chicago-     Eric Scheidler of the pro-life action league in Chicago just gave us some wonderful news, an abortionist in Oklahoma has been arrested and his killing center is closed. Eric had this to say. Last week notorious Oklahoma abortionist Naresh Patel was arrested at his abortion clinic for selling abortion drugs to women who weren’t really pregnant. Continue reading

John Prepares the Way of the Lord

Pro Life Corner – The power of God is discovered in the humility of Jesus becoming Man.  Jesus come to us as an infant, thus showing us an example of true humility.  When our Blessed Mother gazed upon her Son, she did not look up to heaven, but looked down because heaven was in her arms. Continue reading

Abandoned In Illinois

Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 12-4-14 – by Staff – Sadly it has become all too clear. The new Archbishop of Chicago has a history of banning Priests from praying at abortion clinics.  Now in his position as head of the Archdiocese he has publicly declared he will disobey Cannon law and openly welcome unrepentant pro-abortion politicians to receive the Body of Christ. Continue reading

He Is on His Way

Jesus is the Reason for the Season      He is on His way- let us rejoice and be glad in the Lord.

ProLifeCorner-  We “always feel it an obligation to remind people about the reason for the season of Advent and Christmas. Do not get caught up too much in the presents, sales gimmicks, pressures to have to have the perfect Christmas. Jesus gave us the greatest present we could ever have Received – his very self. Because God became man, we can know that He wants to be with us all the time. How much time do you spend with Him? Could you spend more time with Him this season?” Continue reading

Rigidity of Self

ProLifeCorner- Nov 14 2014-  Me, myself, and I is a way of selfishness, greed, laziness, revenge, etc.. that leads one to Hell.  The “I know better than God” mentality is an attitude embraced by many young people from the ages of 18 to 35 who do not believe the Bible is truly the Word of God. Continue reading