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Published: September 20, 2017   

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Mass translations could change, thanks to papal approval

MEDELLIN, Colombia -- In changes to the Code of Canon Law regarding translations of the Mass and other liturgical texts, Pope Francis highlighted respect for the responsibility of national and regional bishops’ conferences.

Faith of ’Mattress Mack’ moves the world during hurricane relief

HOUSTON -- Wearing a pair of black cowboy boots, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale eyed a growing line of 150 people, each waiting to meet him. Then, with a smile and sometimes a selfie, he gently directed weary flood victims to a warehouse full of cleaning supplies, food and water, much-needed resources as Houston recovers from Hurricane Harvey.

Succeed Scholarships reaching more Catholic schools

The Succeed Scholarship Program, allowing public school children with special needs to have the option of attending an approved private school with a scholarship, has seen an increase in participants with help from three legislative acts.

Sister Marita Rother reflects on her brother’s path to sainthood

WICHITA, Kan. -- Sister Marita Rother really didn’t get to know her brother, Father Stanley Rother, as a priest until she visited him in Guatemala in the 1970s.

Catholic cyclist seeing the world atop two wheels

A few years back, Ray Hanley had to come to grips with the fact that a lifetime of running had shot his natural-born knees beyond repair. Many would have accepted this as God’s hint to slow down. Hanley, 65, saw it as the Almighty merely giving him a chance to shift gears.

Bulldogs open with win

The St. Joseph middle school runners in Conway took home top honors in the team’s first cross-country meet of the year. The combined squad placed ... (Sports briefs)

Resurgence of deacons has its roots in Nazi concentration camp

Why do we have ordained deacons in the Catholic Church? The history might surprise you. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What activity do you like doing with your family?

“My family and I love to go to my grandma’s house on Sundays after Mass. We enjoy food and playing ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Women too often pressured to have career over marriage

I talked to a young woman the other day. She’s in her mid-20’s and has been in a serious relationship with a guy for several years. (Columns)

Stealing someone’s original work is a sin

One of the greatest but most accepted sins around is plagiarism and it can be seen on a large and small scale. (Editorial)

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