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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Oct. 20 issue.

Pope Francis at canonization Mass: Saints risk all for the love of Jesus

VATICAN CITY -- Carrying Pope Paul VI’s pastoral staff and wearing the blood-stained belt of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Pope Francis formally recognized them, and five others, as saints of the Catholic Church.

Golfers drive in Catholic Charities’ work

A sunny sky again covered the 24th annual Bishop McDonald-Catholic Charities Golf Classic at Maumelle Country Club Oct. 8, where teams enjoyed friendly competition to raise money for Catholic Charities of Arkansas services. 


Brandon Darius Butler, 28, a member of St. Augustine Church in North Little Rock, died Sept. 14. He is survived by ...

Cardinal Wuerl a high-profile leader for 32 years as bishop

WASHINGTON -- Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, whose resignation as archbishop of Washington was accepted Oct. 12 by Pope Francis, was a high-profile figure in the U.S. Church well before his 2006 appointment as archbishop of the nation’s capital.

Prayers for the dead help purify those waiting to enter heaven

When my cousin’s husband died a few years ago, I was present at the time of his death. I had arrived at the hospital with a friend, not knowing that this man was so close to death but was gravely ill. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

How has God helped you overcome sadness?

“Last fall my great uncle died unexpectedly.  About at the same time I was also was feeling grief from the loss of my dog who was my constant companion. As I stood in the bathroom on a ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Seminary can help with discerning that Amazon wish list

We live in a consumer society that tells us our worth and dignity comes not from being made in the image and likeness of God but by the things we own. There is a great temptation to live a life not only in the world, but of the world as well, and believe me, this temptation does not stop at the seminary or rectory door. (Columns)

Courage of the new saints sets an example

In “Witness to Freedom,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops summarizes the life of St. Oscar Romero of San Salvador: (Guest Commentary)