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Published: February 27, 2019   

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Unprecedented abuse meeting sets five realistic goals

VATICAN CITY -- All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering Feb. 21-24 to discuss the protection of minors in the Catholic Church.

Celebrating religious life

The sisters of the Carmelite Monastery in Little Rock hosted a celebration Feb. 2 for all religious in the diocese to mark World Day for Consecrated Life. (Photo)


Iván Puello, 21, a member of St. Mary Church in Paragould, died Feb. 8. He is survived by ...

Can Catholics give to Shriners Hospitals?

Q. Can Catholics morally give donations to the Shriners Hospitals? Their ads are very convincing, but aren’t the Shriners Masons? (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

Ah, Lent:  It’s the most Cath-o-lic time of the year

So the Lenten season is nearly here and with it the annual directives of repentance, almsgiving and good works. The debate will rage anew about the virtues of giving something up versus taking something on during the coming 40 days and the smell of frying catfish will soon waft over hill and dale throughout the Natural State. It is truly the most Catholic time of year. (Columns)

What works best in fighting poverty?

WASHINGTON — It might be wise to apply domestically what 20th-century Brazilian Archbishop Helder Camara, whose sainthood cause was opened four years ago, said about poverty: “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” (Opinions)

Congress, return to DACA discussions

One of the biggest disappointments with the recent talks about border security and fencing is that the issues related to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program wasn’t also addressed. (Editorial)

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