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Published: September 12, 2018   

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Analysis: Is Archbishop Vigano’s text truthful and how can we know?

VATICAN CITY -- Catholics in the pews and even priests in the Vatican are confused about the long document Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano published claiming Pope Francis turned a blind eye to information he had about the sexual misconduct of now-Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick.

Vigano, spokesmen dispute facts of papal meeting

VATICAN CITY -- Days after he called on Pope Francis to resign for allegedly ignoring sanctions placed on then-Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano provided his version of a meeting that, in the minds of many, changed the overall narrative of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States in 2015.


Joseph Minh Van Le, 102, a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith, died Aug. 19. He is survived by ...

Mary’s birth teaches us about the sanctity of life in the womb

There’s a scene early on in the poignant film “Dead Poets Society,” where Mr. Keating (played by the inestimable Robin Williams) challenges his students, in an urgent whisper, to make the most out of their short lives here on earth: “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary!”  (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What would you change about society?

“One thing I would change about society is that no one would need to wonder where their next meal would come from. Food insecurity is ... (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

I feel irritated when I see people leave Mass early

Q. I am surprised by the number of people who regularly leave church immediately after receiving the Eucharist. Am I being overly sensitive about the actions of others? (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

The boys are back: Reflections on an evening at Little Rock’s Taste of Faith

If Msgr. Scott Friend hadn’t been called to the priesthood, there’s no doubt he’d be a millionaire several times over selling motivational videos or packing them into self-help seminars. (Columns)

The Church is wandering in the desert

It’s not Lent, but the sense of wandering in a desert prevails. We have wandered our desert of clergy sexual abuse for nearly two decades. (Guest Commentary)

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