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Published: November 20, 2019   
Courtesy St. Joseph School

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Saluting our veterans

St. Joseph School’s Interact Club in Conway organized a program honoring veterans Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

‘Wounded Shepherd’ author: Conversion is pope’s aim

ROME -- Following up on “The Great Reformer,” his biography of Pope Francis, Austen Ivereigh is convinced that conversion is “the deepest reform” and is a process Pope Francis is trying to facilitate.

Holy sites worldwide on the radar of groups trying to protect them

WASHINGTON -- In light of continued attacks on houses of worship and holy sites around the world, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom held an Oct. 23 hearing at the Capitol to learn ways to deter such attacks.

Sorrowful mysteries follow big, little sufferings life throws our way

The sorrowful mysteries of the rosary are a beautiful tool for personal and intercessory prayer. Human suffering is the great equalizer. All mankind is subject to suffering of some kind at some point. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What is your favorite family activity?

“My favorite family activity is going to Third Realm because it is so fun. Sometimes my mom is scared to jump off and land in the big cushions. I used to be scared too, but ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Sisters are lifeblood of the Church especially in poorer areas

In recent years, the story of women religious in the U.S. is often told as a story of decline, since the number of sisters today is a fraction of what it had been 50 years ago. The roles that sisters play in many poor areas of the country, though, tell a different story: one of profound imagination and great beauty through lives of service, giving rise to communities of hope and transformation. (Columns)

To deny Communion to certain politicians?

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden was denied holy Communion by a pastor of a South Carolina church Oct. 27, and people can’t stop talking about it. The media, Church leaders, politicians — everyone has an opinion, and not all those opinions, even within the Church, were the same. (Guest Commentary)

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