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Published: May 1, 2019   

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Security stops possible arson at St. Patrick

NEW YORK (CNS) -- A man arrested by New York police after he tried to walk through St. Patrick Cathedral in midtown Manhattan with flammables late April 17 has been charged with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and trespassing.

U.S. Church leaders decry Easter bombings in Sri Lanka

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops termed as “a great evil” the Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka targeting the country’s minority Christian community as worshippers packed three churches.

Porn detox STRIVEs to help

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- A new program called STRIVE aims to help “any Christian man who wants to break free from porn,” said its founder, Matt Fradd.

What if?

VATICAN CITY -- After the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris April 15, Romans and tourists could not help looking at St. Peter’s Basilica and wondering, “what if?”

Chaplain helped save artifacts from Notre Dame

PARIS (CNS) -- A hero emerging from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire April 15 is Father Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, who is credited with saving a reliquary containing the crown of thorns and the Blessed Sacrament from the burning cathedral.

U.S. website set up to accept donations

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., has set up a fund to help resurrect and rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Vandals, arsonists target Catholic churches in France

MANCHESTER, England -- Vandals and arsonists have targeted French churches in a wave of attacks that has lasted nearly two months.

Who pays for sex abuse monetary settlements?

Q. The news reports of settlements made in the millions of dollars to victims of clergy sex abuse trouble me. Were there secret assets from wills and estates on reserve for that purpose? Where did all that money come from? (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

Blocking sites sends message to students

I am so proud of our students. This month the student government association, the body that represents our undergraduates, passed a resolution asking the university to prohibit access through the campus network to the 200 most frequently visited pornography websites. I told them we’d be happy to. (Columns)

Like firefighters, she fought to preserve history

When a majestic, 850-year-old cathedral in the heart of Paris burned April 15, the people of France and around the globe rightfully reacted with shock, sadness, prayer and resolve. (Guest commentary)

Fire brings awareness to U.S. and abroad

As 22 Arkansans walked around Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris April 10, they admired the architecture and artwork adorning the main altar and side chapels and the famous rose windows. Large screens displayed the plea “Silence-Prayer” in several languages and a recorded message frequently said, “Silence please, shhhhhh.” (Editorial)

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