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Published: February 28, 2018   

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Bishops remember, decry shooting tragedies

WASHINGTON -- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput knows all too well the pain left behind after incidents like the 2018 Valentine’s Day shooting that has so far taken 17 lives at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Report of retired pope’s disease is false, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican denied that retired Pope Benedict XVI has a degenerative neurological disease after his brother, 94-year-old Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, told a magazine that Pope Benedict had a debilitating disease.


Henrietta “Etta” Paladino Rowland, 92, a member of St. Patrick Church in North Little Rock, died Jan. 22. She is survived by ...

Islamic State has landed in Somalia, bishop says

NAIROBI, Kenya -- As it loses its grip in the Middle East, the Islamic State is finding a foothold in Somalia, said a bishop who oversees the Catholic Church in the troubled country.

Did you know?

Asking for forgiveness is common during Lent in preparation for Easter, but Catholics are not the only ones who celebrate a rite of reconciliation. (Seeds of Faith)

This Lenten season, will you be available when God calls?

My mother, God bless her, doesn’t have many faults but she does have a peculiar habit with the cell phone. That is, she never seems to have the thing on unless she’s talking on it. (Columns)

Keep four things in mind for fruitful Lent

“Extra ecclesiam nulla salus.” This Latin phrase means “outside of the Church there is no salvation.” (Letter to the Editor)

Action must happen now to protect DACA

One of the big disappointments to come from our U.S. senators is failing to find a compromise for the Dreamers. (Editorial)

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