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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's April 22 issue.

Pope: Proclaim value of life by being welcoming

VATICAN CITY -- Simple gestures of welcome and solidarity, when supported by faith in Jesus’ resurrection, proclaim the value of life, Pope Francis said.

Let’s get hopping

The kindergarten classes at St. Joseph Elementary School in Conway had their Easter egg hunt April 13. (Photo)

Bishop Taylor gives insight into Hispanic opinions on religion

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor provided clarity about the Hispanic community when it comes to their faith during a religious leaders’ panel April 13, part of the 14th annual Racial Attitudes in Pulaski County Conference held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Pope Francis washes feet of 12 inmates at Holy Thursday Mass

VATICAN CITY -- In a gesture of service toward marginalized people, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 inmates, including three women and a man who is converting from Islam to Catholicism.

Teresa Brock was a DRE in Little Rock, Forrest City

Teresa Lammers Brock, 88, who served several years as director of religious education at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Forest City and Our Lady of Good Counsel in Little Rock, died Nov. 20 in California. She was married to ... (Obituaries)

Fort Smith police make a court appearance at Trinity

FORT SMITH -- Trinity Junior High School Buffalos played an exhibition basketball game March 13 against the Fort Smith Police Department.

Author: All must take revitalizing role

WASHINGTON -- The Catholic Church could suffer from millions of people walking away from it unless all of its members, from ordained clergy to laity and everyone in between, take part in leadership to revitalize the Church and its parishes, according to author Chris Lowney, the board chair of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the United States’ largest hospital systems -- religious or secular.

Twitter course on St. Augustine’s ‘City of God’ takes off

WASHINGTON -- Students in professor Chad Pecknold’s newest class come from Canada, Uruguay, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, and all across the United States, but two things unite them all -- a printed copy of St. Augustine’s “City of God” and their Twitter accounts.

Pioneering coach honored

Paul Mammarelli, a member of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame based in Stillwater, Okla., and was also awarded the ... (Sports Briefs)

Did you know?

Clean souls are just one priority for Pope Francis. Another is clean laundry. According to Catholic News Service, the Papal Almoner’s Office, which coordinates acts of charity for the pontiff, has opened up “Lavanderia di Papa Francesco” or “Pope Francis Laundry” in Rome. (Seeds of Faith)

The ‘grace of ignorance’ can lead you closer to God

The grace of ignorance. This is a term I use when something was more difficult than expected, but I was ignorant of the difficulties when I began. (Columns)

Building an ‘encuentro’ culture in the Church

The trend has been clear for a long time. Hispanic and Latino Catholics make up the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S. Catholic Church -- continuing the long tradition of a Church that embraces newcomers as brothers and sisters in Christ. (Guest commentary)