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Published: April 1, 2020   
Dwain Hebda

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Brother Anselm mans Subiaco weather station for 60 years

SUBIACO -- It’s not particularly unusual to learn that a lifetime in vocations draws one’s gaze upward most days. But for Brother Anselm Allen, OSB, of Subiaco Abbey, looking heavenward has been more than an exercise of prayer, it’s also part of more earthly pursuits.

Art students add ‘stained glass’ to school chapel at Trinity in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH -- When Trinity Junior High School purchased its 110,000-square-foot facility and 8.5-acre campus from the Benedictine sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in 2018, they, like most new homeowners, began to paint and decorate and plan for the future.

Vatican says general absolution may be permissible during pandemic

VATICAN CITY -- In places particularly hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and with severe limits on people leaving their homes, conditions may exist to grant general absolution to the faithful without them personally confessing their sins first, the Vatican said.

Unmarried, can I adopt as a single parent?

Q. I desperately want a child. I am not married and have had cancer twice. I take chemo for five days, then I’m off for 23 days, and the cycle is continuous. I will not be able to have my own children because chemo could harm the baby. (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

This crisis may be an opportunity

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste,” said former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. His adage came to mind as I surveyed the human and economic wreckage strewn in the wake of the coronavirus. (Columns)

Catholic faith springs forth from our homes

If we can look for the good that has come from a terrible situation in the world, we will be better for it. (Editorial)

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