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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Dec. 15 issue.

Houston remembers George H. W. Bush

HOUSTON -- Catholic and civic leaders in the Houston area recalled the late George H.W. Bush’s legacy as president, his history as a Houstonian and his faith as a Christian.

Gaps in care for children with AIDS are focus of dialogue

VATICAN CITY -- Responding to the deaths of tens of thousands of children from AIDS and AIDS-related illnesses, the Vatican brought together physicians and representatives of drug companies and humanitarian agencies to strategize ways to improve care for children and adolescents who are HIV-positive.

12 Days of Christmas

The Priests, an international singing group from Ireland, visited Christ the King School in Little Rock Nov. 28 to give a short concert after performing the night before at St. Mark Episcopal Church. Father Eugene ... (Photo)

Obituaries

Irene Fishel Williams, 99, a member of St. Jude Church in Clinton, died Dec. 4. She is survived by two ...

Acts of kindness help people trying to recover from wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO -- Deacon Ray Helgeson left his home in Paradise on the morning of Nov. 8 with his wife, Donna, for daily Mass at the close-knit Butte County town’s only Catholic church. They never arrived.

Angels act as guardians, protecting and interceding throughout life

“Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide.” Last night, as I tucked our grandson into bed, we took a moment to pray this ancient prayer. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What is your favorite Christmas tradition?

“My favorite Christmas tradition is when my sister and I bake with our grandma. We make cakes and pies. We enjoy doing this for ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

After your vote, you need to get your hands dirty

We are now in the wake of another election, this one just as contentious as the last one. (Columns)

The West is failing religious minorities

The failure to take the denial of religious freedom seriously is a black mark against Western secularism, which has repeatedly failed to adjust its priorities in the face of an increasingly alarming reality. (Guest Commentary)