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Also in Arkansas Catholic's Dec. 17 issue

Published: December 17, 2011   

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Thanksgiving feast
Joseph Weindel (left) and Bob Morris, Knights of Columbus members from St. Peter Church in Wynne, prepare meat in November at St. Joseph Seminary in Covington, La. (News photo)

Sister Hermana spent 34 years at St. Edward School
Sister Hermana Siebenmorgen, OSB, a retired teacher and principal, died Nov. 22. She was 94. (Obituaries)

USCCB program is denied funding for trafficking victims
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops program aiding victims of human trafficking was denied funding after its administrators declined to propose alternatives to a government requirement that female victims receive "the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care," a Department of Health and Human Services official told a congressional committee.

Mass for Motor City strikes a Detroit chord with new Roman Missal
DETROIT (CNS) -- Aaron Kaleniecki said he didn't see how changing the wording to prayers was going to work musically with the new Roman Missal.

Ambassador calls pilgrim tattoos an indelible sign of faith
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Intellectual curiosity about a very particular aspect of Christian pilgrimages to Jerusalem has gotten under the skin of Israel's ambassador to the Holy See.

Vatican II's 50th anniversary: Committee seeks bishops' notes, diaries
VATICAN CITY -- With a view toward the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, a pontifical committee has launched a worldwide treasure hunt.

Find these children's books to make great Christmas gifts
WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The following children's books are suitable for Christmas giving.

The best gift is being with the ones you love
During their 25-year marriage, Bill and Teresa have had their ups and downs while they struggled to raise their three children. (Marriage Matters, Seeds of Faith)

In the abortion debate, don't forget the wounded women
I was walking down a hall at my parish today when a woman came out of a meeting room and asked, "Could we talk to you for a few minutes?" (Columns)

The pro-life witness of the Duggar family
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tontitown have become famous for having lots of children. Nineteen, in fact. Plus two grandchildren. They are a strong Christian family that follows their convictions and contributes to their community and world. (Editorial)

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