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Published: December 20, 2017   

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Vatican renews call for peace in Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY -- Following days of violence and backlash after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Vatican appealed for “wisdom and prudence” to prevail.

Pope: God does not lead us into temptation, Satan does

VATICAN CITY -- The Italian and English translations of the “Our Father” can give believers the wrong impression that God can and does lead people into temptation, Pope Francis said.

In prison and you visited me

Seventh-graders from Christ the King Church in Little Rock joined other parishioners from Our Lady of Good Counsel and the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock, Immaculate Conception in North Little Rock and St. Anthony in Ratcliff Dec. 9 in packing Christmas goody bags for inmates at the Pulaski County Detention Center and Juvenile Detention Center in Little Rock. (Photo)

Experience one of the holiest Christian sites — in D.C.

WASHINGTON -- In the nation’s capital, a $15 museum ticket and pair of 3-D glasses is the passport Christian pilgrims and others need to experience what may be the holiest site in Christianity.

Tests offer new info on date of site of Christ’s tomb

WASHINGTON -- Scientists who helped restore a shrine above the site believed to be the place where Christ was buried say testing of samples has dated the tomb to at least the fourth century.

New media tell exciting ancient story

WASHINGTON -- In the modern age, news about Jesus doesn’t just sell newspapers, it racks up page views, too.

Royal engagement swings spotlight to Catholic school

WASHINGTON -- When the news broke Nov. 27 of Meghan Markle’s engagement to Prince Harry, reporters descended upon the Los Angeles Catholic school Markle attended: Immaculate Heart High School and Middle School.

New birth stirs emotions St. Joseph must have felt when seeing Jesus

This year has been one of joy as each of our two sons were blessed with new children, Jude and Elizabeth. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What do you like most about Christmas?

“I love many things about Christmas. I love looking at the beautiful tree and seeing my cats climb it and swat at the ornaments. I love hunting for the elf. The thing I love most of all, though, is ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

A Christmas plea to fellow Catholics

This Advent, stop worrying about Christmas presents and hanging lights, negotiating mall traffic or scouring the web for the perfect gift. This Advent, imagine that you and your family lose everything. Home, neighbors, livelihood. This Advent, imagine that you have only one choice: Leave everything you know, you possess, you count on. Or die. (Columns)

Confront this ‘serious offense against God’

Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl’s pastoral letter, “The Challenge of Racism Today,” provides another opportunity to examine our consciences, to seek forgiveness and to work at eradicating this sin — in our personal lives, in our families and in our institutions, including the Church. (Guest Commentary)

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