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Published: March 29, 2017   

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Lenten prayers for life

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor leads fellow Catholics in the Stations of the Cross March 17 in front of the Little Rock Family Planning Services abortion clinic in Little Rock. (Photo)

ISIS still killing Christians

WASHINGTON -- Despite then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s declaration one year ago that Islamic State’s actions in Iraq and Syria amounted to genocide -- and unanimous votes in the House and Senate asking Kerry to declare genocide against minority Christian, Yezidi and Shiite Muslim groups in the region -- advocates at a first anniversary ceremony said they want more from the U.S. government than what’s been done to date.

State government at work

Fourth- and fifth-grade students at St. Joseph School in Paris tour the State Capitol March 6. Rep. Jon Eubanks of Paris (back row, second from left) met with the students and answered questions. (Photo)

Pope regrets Church acts in Rwanda genocide

VATICAN CITY -- Meeting Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Pope Francis asked God’s forgiveness for the failures of the Catholic Church during the 1994 Rwanda genocide and for the hatred and violence perpetrated by some priests and religious.

Pope accepts invitations to visit Egypt

VATICAN CITY -- Accepting an invitation from Egypt’s president and top religious leaders, Pope Francis will visit Cairo April 28-29.


Betty Ann Maloney, 92, a member of St. Edward Church in Texarkana, died Feb. 27. She is survived by ...

Vatican at SXSW: Catholic ‘brand’ will be defined locally

AUSTIN, Texas -- McDonald’s, Apple, Starbucks and … the Catholic Church?

EU ruling on religious symbols in workplace draws mixed reaction

MANCHESTER, England -- Religious leaders have criticized a ruling by the European Union’s highest court that could allow employers to prohibit staff from wearing visible religious symbols in the workplace.

Did you know?

Legendary comedian Bob Hope left more than a legacy of laughs. He provided a place for people to pray. A convert to Catholicism late in life, Hope and his wife Delores dedicated a chapel to ... (Seeds of Faith)

Friar-turned-lawyer spins tales about lawyer-turned-friar

WASHINGTON -- Even though William Brodrick gave up the monastic life in the Augustinian order, just before priestly ordination, to be a lawyer, another call also had been tugging at him. It was persistent, and it didn’t let go.

Some have permanent ‘crutches’ that can hold them back

Recently, I heard an interview with author Mohsin Hamid about his new novel, “Exit West.” The book is about a young couple, in love, facing the decision of leaving or staying in their home city that is slowly being overtaken by militants. (Columns)

Give education accounts a chance

A step toward helping parents with educational expenses was looking promising in the Arkansas Legislature. HB1222 was introduced to allow parents to set up education savings accounts to pay for educational expenses, such as tuition, books, uniforms, after-school care and tutoring. The beauty of the bill and why it should pass is it is not limited to assisting private school students. Any expenses parents of public school or homeschool children have would be eligible for the education savings account. (Editorial)

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