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Published: February 7, 2018   

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Evangelization rises up from the ashes as Lent begins

Unlike Christmas, Easter and every Sunday of the year, Ash Wednesday is not a holy day of obligation. Maybe that’s part of the draw for some people, who fill their parish churches for Ash Wednesday liturgies as they rarely do at any other time.

God is not the cause of temptation

ROME -- After special study, the German bishops’ conference decided to stick with the traditional wording in the Lord’s Prayer while the Italian bishops’ conference has decided to change the words of the prayer in their translation of the Roman Missal.

Who’s in the pews?

The Diocese of Little Rock monitors Mass attendance annually to look for trends in regions of the state and what languages are offered. (Graphics)

U.S. suspends Palestinian refugee aid, alarms advocates

JERUSALEM -- The U.S. suspension of $65 million in aid to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees alarmed advocates who work with Palestinians living in camps.

Death will die: God calling us to heaven means we will be transformed

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about death. I suppose that sounds morbid, but such mediations result from studying English poetry. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What do you pray for and why?

“I want to pray for all of the people that are having a hard time in life or going through a sad time. I want to pray about this because life is good for me and not always for others.”  (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Whether in crisis or in faith, remember you are never alone

When it came time to interview prospective sailors for his expedition across Antarctica, Earnest Shackleton had clear-cut criteria. He had to pick the right men for his journey to the bottom of the world, a news-making attempt to be the first to cross the continent via the coldest place on Earth: the South Pole. (Columns)

Action needed for Dreamers today

For more than 17 years we have let the Dreamers down. The federal government has had so many chances to help these young people get legal status, but our elected officials could never come to agreement. (Editorial)

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