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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's July 23 issue.

Black bishops: Healing starts with dialogue

WASHINGTON -- The threat of being pulled over by police and arrested for something that even “hinted of going beyond the status quo,” was very real to retired Bishop John H. Ricard of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Fla., when he was growing up in segregated Baton Rouge, La.

Residents, visitors stop by police squad car memorial in Dallas

DALLAS -- It started with a single candle.

Church needs to pay attention to racism before fractures widen

WASHINGTON -- Father Bryan Massingale, a priest of the Milwaukee Archdiocese and well-known theologian, knows what it’s like to be watched by police.

New Stations of the Cross

Father Mathew Malapati, pastor at St. James Church in Searcy and St. Richard Church at Bald Knob, blesses the new Stations of the Cross at St. Richard. (Photo)

New campaign welcomes millennials to ‘come home’

WASHINGTON -- Catholics Come Home, an organization dedicated to inviting those back to the Catholic faith, has launched a new campaign meant to reach out to the millennial generation.

Obituaries

Helen Clementine Zimmerman Hoyt Greeson, 92, a member of St. Elizabeth Church in Oppelo, died July 2. She is survived by ...

Pope prays for grieving families after terror attack in France

VATICAN CITY -- Remembering the victims of the tragic terrorist attack in Nice, France, Pope Francis prayed that God may give comfort to grieving families and foil the plans of those who wish to harm others.

True freedom for Catholics is centered on choosing ‘good’ in our lives

Just a couple of weeks back, we as a nation celebrated our Independence Day. No doubt many of us enjoyed food, family, fun and perhaps some fireworks. And, somewhere along the way, we also gave thanks for the freedoms that we all enjoy here in the United States of America — freedoms that were bought and are continuously preserved at great price by others whom we will never know in this lifetime. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What is something not many people know about you?

“Many people that I haven’t known for a long time do not know that I wear hearing aids. I got them when I was in first grade. We were going to see if I could have surgery to ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

‘Papal Ninja’ shares faith with TV audience during contest

OAKLAND, Calif. -- In what has become a staple of summer television, scores of athletic folks run an obstacle course that looks like a cross between a playground on steroids and the inner workings of a pinball machine.

Dan Sullivan knew fatherhood was a vocation to be lived

A few weeks before Father’s Day, the world lost one of its really great fathers. (Columns)

Let us sow love, respect in this Year of Division

It seems 2016 is the year of division. More than ever, Americans are pitted against each other and are trying to drive a wedge between themselves and others who are different. (Editorial)