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Published: April 12, 2017   

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Could you hear if God called?

For the first time ever, the Diocese of Little Rock is inviting people to “fast” by turning off their cell phones and televisions on Good Friday, April 14.

Author: Encounter Jesus in your own ‘Upper Room’

WASHINGTON -- Places in the Bible can seem distant and remote, separated from us by thousands of miles and years.

Good Friday gifts help Church in the Holy Land

VATICAN CITY -- As Catholics commemorate Jesus’ passion on Good Friday, the Vatican is asking them to support the Church in the Holy Land with their prayers, financial contributions and possibly by making a pilgrimage.


Sister Mary Hawkins, OSB, formerly Sister Augustine, 97, who taught at Subiaco and Fayetteville schools and served four years as prioress at St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith starting in 1981, died March 15 in Canyon, Texas. She is survived by ...

Candlemaker helping Church celebrate Easter since 1869

MEDINA, Ohio -- Dozens of little wax flowers lay on the table in front of her. With a gentle grip, Judy Hamrick picks up each one and covers the back in glue.

College students aid Vatican’s global water-awareness campaign

MUNCIE, Ind. -- When four graduate students at Ball State University took on an awareness campaign, they hoped it would have a global reach. Then, a global institution reached back.

Christopher Awards to honor ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The films “Hidden Figures” and “Hacksaw Ridge,” both of which were Best Picture nominees at this year’s Academy Awards, are both winners in the 68th annual Christopher Awards.

Easter beckons, so just exactly what are you waiting for?

I really should drop a few pounds. Making one’s living at a keyboard, often working strange hours and eating on the run has done my aging metabolism no favors and I could stand to get out and run or hit the gym. (Columns)

South Sudan desperately crying out for heed

Almost six years ago the Catholic Register reported that the world’s 193rd nation came into being facing an uncertain future. (Guest commentary)

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