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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Oct. 22 issue.
VATICAN CITY -- The story of how an Albanian priest endured decades of imprisonment, torture and forced labor during his country’s communist crackdown against the Church brought Pope Francis to tears.
Father Greg Hart of Tontitown was the spiritual leader on a pilgrimage to France in September. (Photo)
VATICAN CITY -- Meeting a pilgrimage of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis said he does not like “the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.”
SPOKANE, Wash. (CNS) -- With every Olympics, summer or winter, the 24/7 coverage usually includes stories about the oldest athlete in history to compete in this sport or that sport — and “oldest” usually means 31, 35 or perhaps early 40s.
Q. My mom is 95 years old, and she’s in amazing health. Financially speaking, she has about $150,000 in Certificates of Deposit, money market accounts and savings bonds. Is there a better place she can invest her money?
WASHINGTON -- Nobody’s story is cut and dried, as longtime immigration reporter Daniel Connolly learned when doing reporting for his book, “The Book of Isaias.”
“My favorite religious possessions are my Bible and a cross that has a Bible verse in it. I like my Bible because it helps me understand more about Jesus and ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)
I never met St. Teresa of Calcutta. I did, however, once come very close to her. I was living in San Francisco, and the Missionaries of Charity were holding a profession ceremony at a local parish. I was there — walking through the parking lot toward the church — talking to friends, laughing, chatting. I happened to glance over to my left and there, about 15 feet from me, was Mother Teresa herself. (Columns)
Christians need to educate themselves and start praying as the Satanic Temple is gaining more exposure across the United States, including Arkansas. (Editorial)