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Published: April 10, 2019   

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Researcher: ‘Considering leaving’ and ‘leaving’ are different

WASHINGTON -- The headlines from a March Gallup Poll about the growing number of U.S. Catholics who have thought about leaving the Church because of the clergy abuse crisis did not faze one researcher of Catholic data too much.

Health careless

WASHINGTON -- An effort by the Department of Justice to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act in the courts is “unconscionable and immoral,” said Sister Carol Keehan, a Daughter of Charity, who is president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association.

Lending a hand

Knights of Columbus build a wheelchair ramp for a parishioner of St. Albert Parish in Heber Springs. (Photo)


Anne Louise Maestri, 59, a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith, died Feb. 23. She is survived by ...

Exorcist: If no demon, serve another way

VATICAN CITY -- The Catholic Church, through its priests, deacons and lay experts, must do more to listen to, comfort and assist those who feel troubled, tempted, cursed or possessed, said an Italian exorcist.

Pope urges: Preserve Rome’s historic, spiritual traditions

VATICAN CITY -- As the capital of Italy and center of Catholicism, the city of Rome must work with the Catholic Church to preserve and defend its rich historical and spiritual traditions, Pope Francis said.

During times of suffering we are ‘on the cross’ along with Jesus

How often do we wonder and ask the question, “Why?” Why did this happen to me, to my family, to those I love? How could God allow something like this to happen? (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What have you learned about religious vocations?

A vocation is a prayer or calling from God. I haven’t gotten a calling of what I’m going to be when I grow up. I pray to God all the time to know what my ... (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Scary prayers: Tough to speak but good for you

I have a short list of scary prayers. Scary prayers are prayers where even the very words you say seem to convict you. (Columns)

U.S electoral system needs to be examined

More than a year and a half before the November 2020 presidential election, 16 candidates have begun to campaign for the Democratic nomination. President Donald Trump has already appointed his campaign manager for the race. (Guest commentary)

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