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Published: March 16, 2016   

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Pope goes to confession, wants you to

VATICAN CITY -- Go to confession. Soon. For Pope Francis, the Year of Mercy is all about sharing the experience of God’s mercy with others. But first, he wants people to experience it themselves, in the confessional.

Texas abortion restrictions case makes it to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in its first abortion case in nine years March 2 in a challenge by Texas abortion clinics to a 2013 state law that requires them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and their doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Play time

The parents and supporters of St. John School in Russellville had a new playground set up on the kindergarten-to-fifth-grade play area. (Photo)

England church is the smallest

Holy Trinity Church in England is the smallest church in the diocese with 19 registered parishioners, according to statistics submitted for the 2016 Official Catholic Directory. Pastor Father Shaun Wesley celebrates Mass every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for the small community in Lonoke County.

Sports briefs

Girls tournament: Little Rock Parochial League girls’ basketball wrapped up its 2015-2016 season with post-season tournament play. In the fifth-grade division ...

New teams join Rome soccer series

VATICAN CITY -- Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Clericus Cup soccer series for priests and seminarians studying in Rome welcomed three new teams to its 2016 league.

‘Pizza love’ can never replace experience of ‘real love’

I saw a one of those celebrity magazines at the drugstore the other day. The headline read “The 22 Women Brando Loved and Destroyed.” (Columns)

‘Whenever I use city water, I always pray’

I always start my day with coffee. It takes three bottles of water to get a full pot. I need my coffee to get my day going! We also cook with bottled water. We do have a ZeroWater jug filter which does a good job, plus the city has given us two faucet filters we use. Whenever I use city water, I always pray, “Jesus, be our shield.” (Guest commentary)

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