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Published: April 24, 2019   

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Catholic doctor explains medical view of Christ’s passion and crucifixion

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Jesus likely died from excessive blood loss, a Catholic surgeon said April 4 during a talk that examined the 18 hours of Christ’s passion and crucifixion from a medical perspective.

French leaders pledge Notre Dame Cathedral to rise again

PARIS (CNS) -- Church leaders joined government officials in saying they expect that Notre Dame Cathedral’s grandeur will be restored as firefighters extinguished the last flames of a fast-moving blaze that seriously damaged much of the iconic structure.

Arkansans among the last to tour cathedral before fire

Twenty-two pilgrims from Arkansas toured Notre Dame Cathedral April 10 during the day and then after dinner took a river cruise on the Seine where they got to see the church lit up at night. Arkansas Catholic hosted the pilgrimage April 1-12 with stops in Lourdes, Lisieux, Normandy Beaches, Mont St. Michel and Paris.

Retired pope writes about abuse crisis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote an article outlining his thoughts about what must be done now.

Tours introduce book on history of Our Lady of the Ozarks

WINSLOW -- Details on the rich history of the only Catholic shrine in the state are spreading thanks to new book on the Winslow church.

State tourney wraps

Three Catholic high school squads — St. Joseph High School in Conway’s girls and Catholic High School and Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock — competed at the state bowling tournament in their respective divisions. (Sports briefs)

Helping others is true goal, pope tells soccer league

VATICAN CITY -- Like those who play soccer, people must learn to work together, help one another and race toward a clear goal, Pope Francis said.

Creativity, being present are ways to live life spiritually to the fullest

“She lived life to the full.” It’s a phrase we might hear at a funeral or read in an obituary. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What is your favorite Easter tradition?

“My favorite Easter tradition is going to Mass and then having lunch at the home of my great-grandparents with my entire family. We dress up and ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

This is our night for telling stories and remembering 

“This is our night for telling stories.” The priest moved slowly through the shivering crowd, huddled around a roaring fire on the steps of the church, bracing ourselves against the biting wind. (Columns)

What about sacraments by former clergy?

In light of the laicization of Theodore McCarrick, some Catholics whose children or grandchildren were baptized or confirmed are wondering if the sacraments administered by McCarrick are still valid. “Must these individuals be re-baptized or re-confirmed?” (Guest commentary)

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