Thank You Pro Life Corner Readers

Rockford, Il – 7-24-2014 – ( – by James - The Knights of Columbus led a fundraising drive to purchase a new ultrasound machine for CareSource in Rockford.  By the grace of God the ultrasound is in place and was blessed by Bishop David Malloy on Wednesday July 23rd. Continue reading

God’s Plan For A Happy Marriage – 7-21-2014 – by Staff – Are you aware that even as you read this article there exists a way in which we can reduce the divorce rate from a staggering 50% down to only 2 %?  A way to improve and heal families?  A way to help reduce breast cancer in women?  A way to reduce abortions?  All these things and more can be accomplished by married couples using NFP-Natural Family Planning. Continue reading

Rockford Face The Truth Tuesday Aug. 12

Rockford, Il – ( – 7-21-2014 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – Our Rockford C Tour will take place Tuesday, Aug. 12.  Please join us to share the truth with the people of Rockford that abortion is the taking of an innocent human life.  Continue reading

35th anniversary of Father Camacho’s ordination

Freeport Illinois- Update 8-3-2014-  On July 16 the churches of St. Joseph and St. Mary in Freeport, Il held a celebration for Fr. Camacho, who marked his 35th year of his priesthood.  Father Camacho has served a large area of our diocese as the Freeport Deanery Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry and resides at St. Mary’s rectory in Freeport.  We could see how highly respected and loved he is by the large number of people who attended the potluck dinner held at the Holy Family Community Center.  During the festivities, Father was presented with a new vestment that shows an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas.  He was further honored by a group of young people, the Freeport Hispanic dancers, who performed. Continue reading

Gossip Stabs The Heart Of So Many – 7-17-2014 –Intro by Staff – Gossip has been a problem for hundreds of years and it hasn’t improved over time.  Idle gossip hurts the good name of the one at the center of the tale and it also hurts the person who promotes such calumny to others by placing them in a state of sin.  It benefits no one and harms all in contact with it. At one time or another I’m sure we have all been guilty of this but we must try to curb our tongue.  It is said the pen is mightier that the sword and that may well be true, but gossip stabs the heart of so many.  Perhaps we should all try harder not to spread idle rumors or incorrect opinions to others. Continue reading

Homily on the Parable of the Sower For Sunday July 13 2014-   “A sower went out to sow.  But some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit, a hundred or sixty or thirty fold.”

You descend 70 feet below ground through a corridor of concrete walls — and are confronted with an immense piece of twisted steel. You continue through several galleries that lead to a hall. One side of the hall is a massive sixty-foot-high concrete wall — on the other side is the Hudson River. Continue reading

Saying one thing LOUDLY…….and doing another

La Crosse WI ( – 7-14-2014 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – The scandalous situation of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and La Crosse Bishop William Callahan’s protecting three abortionists on staff of a Catholic hospital is well known.  Continue reading

Rauner Admits His Campaign Is ONLY About Money

Rockford, Il – ( – 7-14-2014 – by Rockford Pro-Life Initiative – The mantra of the Bruce Rauner campaign for Illinois Governor is “I don’t have a social agenda.”

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the word “social” means; of or relating to human society, the interaction of the individual and the group, or the welfare of human beings as members of society Continue reading

Why are marriage and the family wage so important for our society? July 7 2014-

by Larry Plachno-  In recent months we have seen pro-life people and religious leaders moving beyond abortion and starting to work in the area of supporting marriage. Even Pope Francis concentrated on the importance of marriage at a recent audience.

One of the more interesting new developments was the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 19. Sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council, the event attracted numerous church leaders and teens. Many of the marchers indicated that they were not protesting anything but were supporting traditional marriage and the right of a child to a mom and a dad. Some participants suggested that the event should grow annually like the March for Life. Continue reading

Confronted by Truth and Peace

“When Untruth and Violence are Confronted by Truth and Peace” – 7-6-2014 – by Mark Pickup – We are so honored to be able to share with you another wonderful article from our friend in Canada, Mark Pickup.  As most of you are aware, Mark always writes excellent articles, full of wisdom, faith, and the joy for life he possesses, even though he has suffered much in his life.  Please take time to read this recent submission from him. Continue reading