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Published: August 18, 2021   
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Goodbyes and hellos

St. Joseph Church in Conway held a reception July 28 to say goodbye to a departing priest and religious sister. 


Genesis Beltran, infant daughter of Leonel and Kimberly Beltran, died July 10. They are parishioners of St. Theresa Church in Little Rock. Other survivors include …

On meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church: A mystery to ...

The Second Vatican Council defined the Eucharist as the “source and summit” of the Christian faith. Christians, taught by the council, should hunger for the Eucharist, and from it, they should receive energy to evangelize themselves and the world. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

How has youth ministry made you closer to your faith?

“Being a part of YAC (Youth Advisory Council) has drawn me closer to Jesus and stepping out of my comfort zone. I feel like I had become a lukewarm Catholic before I joined YAC, but having the … (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Life is just beginning. Their dreams – your dreams – can be realized at any age

I submitted two articles tonight, and moments after I hit send, I was struck by the parallel. Sure, they both involved retired Catholics. But in my focus on the specifics of their work — the intricate toothpick sculptures of a Minnesota grandpa, the winsome travel guide written by a New Mexico single — I’d nearly missed how their paths mirrored each other. (Columns)

Disinformation is harmful and immoral

In 2016, spreading misleading and incorrect articles and videos to counter so-called “fake news” was associated with national politics and mainstream media. In 2021, disinformation and misinformation are just as prevalent, but now they are centered on the COVID-19 pandemic. (Editorial)

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