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Published: March 15, 2017   

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Catholics must stand against ‘alt-right’ views

WASHINGTON -- When the Conservative Political Action Conference, popularly known as CPAC, met near Washington in late February, the event’s main organizer did everything possible to separate the annual gathering from a fringe group it said it wants no part of and whose members don’t reflect their values.

Understanding Islam: Pontifical institute prepares students

VATICAN CITY -- Between their morning cappuccino and their evening plate of pasta, a group of Catholic students from around the world are studying Arabic and Islam in the heart of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood.

Holy season

Third grader America Gonzalez receives ashes from Father Alfhones Perikala, associate pastor of St. Joseph Church in Conway, during the parish’s all-school Mass March 1. (Photo)

School choice on Trump’s agenda

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) -- President Donald Trump visited St. Andrew School in Orlando March 3 to show his support for school choice.

Not just fish on Friday, 40 days to ‘jump-start’ your faith

WASHINGTON -- Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, is often viewed as a time to give up something  and go without meat on Fridays.


Louise Josephine Berkemeyer Sponer, 100, a member of St. Mary Church in Saint Vincent, died Feb. 24. She is survived by ...

With $1 million grant, seminary to help parishes reach young adults

INDIANAPOLIS -- Many studies over the past several years have shown that a growing number of young adults in American society have abandoned the faith with which they were raised, and now identify themselves with no organized religion.

Local bishop repeats: Mary not appearing in Medjugorje

VATICAN CITY -- “The Virgin Mary has not appeared in Medjugorje,” said Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, the diocese in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which includes Medjugorje.

Conway athletes recognized

Two athletes from St. Joseph School in Conway were recently honored with the Marvin Delph Student Athlete Award, presented by the Conway Athletic Awards Commission. (Sports briefs)

Video series offers Gospel guidance for Lenten journey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One of the biggest challenges of Lent, for many people who are caught up in the demands of everyday life, is to set aside meaningful time during the penitent season to forge a deeper connection with Christ.

Follow St. John Paul’s teachings on ‘feminine genius’

Remember back in the old days, when they used to say that a beautiful woman “could stop traffic”? (Columns)

Phone fast during Lent should be commended

Today I want to applaud the diocese for encouraging a “phone fast.” In today’s world the smart phone has gradually inserted itself until now the first thing that 50 percent of smart phone owners reach for ... (Letters to the Editor)

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