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Published: June 19, 2019   

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Welcome and goodbye

Fathers Michael Johns, George Sanders and Ravi Rayappa Gudipalli pose together June 9 during a dinner provided by the parishioners of St. John Church in Hot Springs. (Photo)

NIH can’t use fetal tissue in research

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services banned the National Institutes of Health from using human fetal stem cells from electively aborted babies for government-funded research June 5.

House passes bill, a step to protect ‘Dreamers’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee June 4 praised the U.S. House for passing a measure that gives permanent legal protection to “Dreamers” and those covered by the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure programs in the United States.

What about pope’s 10-minute homily limit?

Q. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has called upon priests to limit their homilies at Mass to between eight and 10 minutes. I fully support this, because that seems to be the attention span for most of us. Also, few priests are good orators, and some are unprepared and speak extemporaneously. Why don’t more priests observe this call of the pope? (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

For Father’s Day: Dad jokes and divine humor

My husband is down in the kitchen, cooking eggs for our four boys. From upstairs, I hear him serve up a little extra on the side: a classic dad joke about “makin’ bacon.” As I smirk to myself, I can practically hear our sons roll their eyes. (Columns)

What prenatal screening tests can’t predict

One of the most-watched reality television programs is the hugely popular “America’s Got Talent.” Each episode features several contestants who try to impress a panel of judges with their singing, dancing, comedy or other talent. (Guest Commentary)

Accountability: Big step for Catholics, Baptists

The leadership for two of the largest Christian groups in Arkansas is meeting this week and are having some of the same discussions: sexual abuse among clergy. (Editorial)

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