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Published: February 21, 2018   

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His eyes look ‘toward Home’

VATICAN CITY -- “I am on a pilgrimage toward Home,” retired Pope Benedict XVI wrote, capitalizing the Italian word “casa” or “home.”

Pope: Unified Korean team at Olympics offers hope for peace

VATICAN CITY -- The presence of a unified delegation and team for North and South Korea at this year’s Olympic Games gives people hope for a world dedicated to peace through dialogue and respect, Pope Francis said.

Promise fulfilled

St. Joseph High School senior Audrey Ferrari hands out a special gift from Father Tony Robbins for St. Joseph students in Conway during Mass Jan. 31. (Photo)

Noted Catholic writer takes lectern in LR

A near-capacity crowd welcomed noted author and lecturer Dr. Scott Hahn to Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church Feb. 10. Hahn delivered three lessons throughout the morning, including a period of question and answers from the large audience.

Nun’s recovery is now 70th official miraculous healing at Lourdes

ROME -- As the Catholic Church celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, a French bishop announced the 70th officially recognized miraculous cure of a pilgrim to the Lourdes grotto where Mary appeared 160 years ago.

Harlan mentored more than 80 Vietnamese refugees

Leland H. Harlan Jr., 90, a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro who helped mentor Vietnamese refugees since the 1970s, died Dec. 31. (Obituaries)

Pope asks people to cooperate, end trafficking

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis called for prayers to end the “shameful scourge” of human trafficking.

Letter in case of Chilean bishop raises questions

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Less than a week after the Vatican announced Pope Francis was sending a trusted investigator to Chile to listen to people with information about a bishop accused of covering up clerical sexual abuse, the Associated Press reported the pope was given a detailed letter from a survivor almost three years ago.

Pope: Lent is time to become aware of false prophets, cold hearts

VATICAN CITY -- Catholics should use the season of Lent to look for signs and symptoms of being under the spell of false prophets and of living with cold, selfish and hateful hearts, Pope Francis said.

Relics tour provided educational, moving experience for Catholics

A few months ago, several Arkansas parishes hosted an exposition of various saints’ relics through the Treasures of the Church tour, a ministry run by Father Carlos Martins. Throughout the U.S., Father Martins gave presentations on the Church’s teachings and on the particular collection traveling with him. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What saint inspires you?

“The saint that inspired me is St. Sebastian. He is the patron saint of athletes and soldiers. St. Sebastian was a strong believer in his faith, which led to him being martyred for it. He inspires me beause I want to ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Write down your Lenten plan and stick to it

When my son and his male cousins headed to college, my daughter’s gift to them was a colorful book called “A Man, a Can, a Plan,” by David Joachim and the editors of Men’s Health. (Columns)

Why still celebrate Black History Month?

Do you remember when flipping the calendar from January to February signaled “time to learn about black people”? (Guest Column)

Wounds of Christ a powerful devotion

During this Lent season one practice we can adopt is meditating on the five wounds of Christ. (Editorial)

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