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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Aug. 27 issue.

Louisiana floods worst disaster since Sandy

BATON ROUGE, La. (CNS) -- The line of destruction caused by historic flooding in southern Louisiana stretches for 25 miles, and according to Red Cross officials, it is the worst natural disaster in the United States since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Cup of (Saint) joe

St. Joseph Church pastor Father Tony Robbins and the three Missionary Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa who serve the church’s Hispanic community drop by the St. Joseph High School Cyber Cafe in Conway for morning refreshments Aug. 22. (Photo)

60 years

Sister Eileen Schneider, OSB, celebrates 60 years of religious life at a July 11 Mass at Holy Angels Convent in Jonesboro. She is a Jonesboro native and is a former prioress of Holy Angels. Joining her were Bishop Anthony B. Taylor and Abbot Leonard Wangler, OSB, of Subiaco Abbey. (Photo)

Dallas bishop drafted to lead new Vatican office on family

DALLAS -- The importance of the vocation of marriage and the family is at the core for the future of not only the Catholic Church, but of society, Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas said at a news conference Aug. 17.

Wisconsin site of Marian apparitions now a national shrine

ALLOUEZ, Wis. -- Nearly 160 years ago, on Oct. 9, 1859, Mary appeared to a young Belgian immigrant living in Kewaunee County.

Today, it is the only approved Marian apparition site in the United States. On Aug. 15, the feast of the Assumption, the U.S. bishops formally designated the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion as a national shrine.

Faithful can start soaking up the word of God with Liturgy of the Hours

One of my favorite summertime drinks is iced sun tea. It is easy to make during an Arkansas August. It just requires a little patience. Simply lay a few teabags in water in a glass jar with a lid and place it in the sun. In three to five hours, the water magically becomes a clean refreshing liquid. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

Why is it important to read the Bible?

“I think it’s important to read the Bible because you get to know what Jesus did during the time he was alive and what life was like. The Bible gives advice to help you have a ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Attention, wealth can never satisfy our thirst for God

Walking out of the parking garage, I stopped to take in the view of Busch Stadium in St. Louis. All I could see was bright red and green under the blue sky; it was beautiful. I witnessed the finest in baseball competing at the highest level. I’ve been before, but this day was exceptional because of how I’ve been drawn into major league baseball. My wife, Andrea, will reunite with her cousin and together we will watch her son, Atlanta Braves pitcher Michael Foltynewicz, take the mound to face the Cardinals. (Columns)

Refugees overcame biggest Olympic hurdles

They will not bring home the gold medals of U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, nor will they inspire the roar of the crowd at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in the same way as legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. Nonetheless, the members of the new Refugee Olympic Team deserve their own laurels for overcoming significant obstacles in life as well as for their athletic pursuits in Brazil. (Guest commentary)