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Published: January 17, 2018   

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Arctic air challenges charities to keep needy people warm

WASHINGTON -- The brutally cold weather covering the eastern two-thirds of the country at the start of 2018 kept Catholic agencies scurrying to find ways to make sure no one was left without warm shelter and hot meals.

Robotics team

The St. Joseph School Lego League team from Paris competed in Springdale Dec. 16. (Photo)

Bishop pleads for TPS leniency for sake of Salvadoran children

WASHINGTON -- Days before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security decided terminate a special immigration status for some 200,000 Salvadorans in the U.S., a border bishop pleaded with the Trump administration to think about the well-being of the immigrants’ children who are U.S. citizens.


Richard Adam Para, 83, and his wife Patricia Mae Para, 82, both members of St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Mountain Home, died Dec. 13 and Dec. 18, respectively. They are survived by ...

Midwestern upbringing, faith shape Tom Clark’s comedy

LOS ANGELES -- Tom Clark has learned to overcome tough crowds during a standup comedy career that has taken him to stages nationwide, as well as TV shows including “Conan,” “The Late Late Show” and “Premium Blend” over the past 20 years. While the Milwaukee native always managed to make his classmates laugh while growing up in Catholic schools, he only decided that comedy was his calling while working with troubled and impoverished teens in Mexico.

God’s word has power, but sacraments help it grow in lives of faithful

In a familiar reading from the recent Christmas liturgy, the shepherds, excited by the angels’ announcement of the birth of a savior, say to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place.” (Luke 2:15) (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What will you give to God this year?

“For a new year’s spiritual resolution, I think I’d pray to be more determined with my studies and to be kinder to my peers. Lately, I have not been as driven as I should with school. I also think I can be ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Pope Francis guides us in healthy use of social media

The Third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday. At our church, the altar was particularly beautiful on this day. Father’s rose-colored vestments highlighted the purple, rose and green of the Advent wreath. I was the cantor, and from my seat the view was beautiful. I thought, “I need to take a picture and post it on Facebook.” I knew people would see me get my iPhone out, but how could I pass it up? I reasoned with myself, “Father Matt’s mother would love this picture of him in his rose-colored vestments.” (Columns)

We need Mass to live as faithful Catholics

With a new year, let us make a commitment over the next 12 months to put more into our Mass time and other sacraments. (Editorial)

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