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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Sept. 24 issue.

Welcome back students

Egyptian student Wassim Khalil, 22 (left), stops by after Mass Sept. 18 at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Fayetteville to chat with Bishop Anthony B. Taylor. (Photo)

30 years later: Pope, faith leaders gather in Assisi to pray for peace

ASSISI, Italy -- Jesus’ cry of thirst on the cross is heard today in the cries of innocent victims of war in the world, Pope Francis said.


Gina Cate, St. John School’s art and enrichment teacher in Hot Springs, recently announced the Masterpieces of the Month. (Photo)

Pope highlights sanctity of life in Sept. Mercy Friday visits

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis donned a green hospital gown over his white cassock and entered the neonatal unit of a Rome hospital, peering in the incubators, making the sign of the cross and encouraging worried parents.

Pope OKs canon law changes

VATICAN CITY -- In a change to Church law, Latin-rite Catholic deacons may not preside at a wedding when one or both of the new spouses are members of an Eastern Catholic church.

Lessons in 1 Timothy 6 remind us to pursue Christian values in life

The reading for Sunday, Sept. 25 found in 1 Timothy 6 got me thinking, verses 11-12 especially. Some biblical translations use “pursue” or “avoid all this” but another uses “run away from all those things” when speaking of what one is to do or how we are to live. Are you curious what we are asked to pursue and avoid in our Christian lives? (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

How do you show mercy?

“In our world today, nearly everyone, including myself, has made a slew of mistakes and has experienced several problems. I show mercy through the way in which I handle these difficult circumstances and ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

‘Catholic writer’ a familiar label for author Deacon Ron Hansen

TORONTO -- The website of St. Joseph of Cupertino Parish in California displays “Deacon Ron Hansen” as the last name on its clergy staff list.

We have to set aside time to give back to community

Someone asked, “How was your weekend?” “Great!” I replied, “First, we played music on Friday night, then tailgated before and after the football game, and finally spent some time on the lake Sunday afternoon.” (Columns)

Private businesses come to aid of refugees

It is encouraging news to hear that large private companies are stepping up to help the non-profits in the United States that work with refugees. (Editorial)