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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's May 20 issue.

Children now saints

FATIMA, Portugal -- Standing before the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Francis canonized two shepherd children who saw Mary at Fatima, but more importantly, he said, they heeded the call to pray for sinners and trust in the Lord.

Catholic students form UA’s LIFE Club to educate on sanctity of life

Being a college student is not easy. Studying, attending class, writing papers and keeping up with college activities is a full-time job for most students.

Bishops urge Catholics to pledge to end death penalty

WASHINGTON -- Bishops attending a meeting were among the first to sign the National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty at the U.S. bishops’ headquarters building May 9.

Gestures in Mass signify unity in body, mind and spirit with Christ

One of the countless treasures of our Catholic faith is the fact that we worship with our whole person: body, mind and spirit. Sometimes we do this so routinely and automatically that we are not even mindful of doing it or forget why we do so. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

Who is your hero and why?

“My hero is my mom. My mom is named Frances and is supporting my family by herself. She takes care of us and makes sure ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Three good reasons not to watch ’13 Reasons Why’

I watched “13 Reasons Why,” so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. I wanted to write about the show, but I wanted to know what I was talking about it. So I binge watched it last weekend. I strongly urge you not to do the same. (Columns)

No child should be hungry in Arkansas

Arkansas has the second highest percentage of children and seniors who don’t have access to enough healthy food. If our state and city governments aren’t able to solve this problem, surely faith communities and local businesses can do something. (Editorial)