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Published: February 24, 2021   
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Bill would firm ban on federal abortion funds

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, has introduced a bill to prohibit use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.

100 Days

Hudson Moix, a kindergartner at St. Joseph Elementary School in Conway, is dressed like a senior citizen Jan. 25 in observance of the 100th day of school. (Photo)

Russian official says ‘Our Church shouldn't stay silent’

OXFORD, England — The secretary-general of the Russian bishops' conference defended his Church's right to speak out during police repression, as the country's Catholic archbishop demanded “substantial, concrete answers” to societal problems that are the subject of current massive protests.

In times of turmoil, I can find comfort in the psalms like Jesus did

As we enter this Lenten season, the whole world seems to be in disarray. We are clearly in a time of turmoil. We have seen times like this before, and I have faith that God and good will prevail. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

Growing our hearts this Lent with a game plan

I don’t know about you, but I often mentally brace myself for Lent. The season feels so long, so winter-ridden and in this time of lingering pandemic, especially isolating. Yet, the Online Etymology Dictionary reminds me that Lent comes from an Old English word meaning “lengthening of the day,” “spring.” (Faith Alive!, Seeds of Faith)

What I learned about senior care after my mother died

We buried my mom recently. Seven months ago, I first drove her to her new memory care facility. My heart was breaking. She was so scared and vulnerable but was trying so hard to be brave. My brother said it was like taking your kid to preschool for the first time. And never going back to pick her up. (Columns)

Honoring our grandparents’ countless gifts

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a heavy burden for people around the globe. Some countries have been hit harder than others, and some groups have experienced the deadly impact of the virus more intensely than others. (Guest commentary)

U.S. minimum wage is embarrassingly low

Minimum wage in Arkansas is now $11 per hour for most workers. It has been slowly increasing over the past three years as part of a plan put in place by voters in 2018. (Editorial)

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