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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Dec. 9 issue. 

In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue

VATICAN CITY -- As on every papal trip, Pope Francis’ visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh included a mix of meetings with government officials and events focused firmly on the nations’ Catholic communities.

Advent: A liturgical season with two parts

WASHINGTON -- While most Catholics know the season of Advent is roughly four weeks before Christmas, they might not know it has two parts.

Robo Rebels

The Robo Rebels Lego FLL robotics team at Sacred Heart School in Morrilton recently visited the Conway County Regional Water Distribution District to present its project idea designed to recycle waste water from houses. (Photo)

Mercy Fort Smith expands global vision with partnership

FORT SMITH -- Mercy Hospital Fort Smith is focusing its attention on global health to put their work in Arkansas into perspective.

Whether the game is football or futbol, Trinity ninth-grader is quite a kick

Most of the females on-field during football games in Fort Smith are playing a musical instrument or performing cheer routines at halftime. During the 2017 season, Emily Forsgren was a notable exception.

Did you know?

While there is no concrete evidence of when Jesus was born, Christians celebrate his birth on Dec. 25. Originally celebrated as part of Epiphany, Jan. 6, this was reassigned in the year 330 by ... (Seeds of Faith)

Remembering Christmases and Christmas trees past

This year I will observe my 50th Christmas and for nearly every one of those occasions, we had a Christmas tree. (Columns)

Take a slow walk on the path of Advent

As Christmas nears, we get inundated with messages emphasizing the materialism of Christmas. There’s so much to do. It’s easy to succumb and begin to dread what’s ahead. (Guest Commentary)

Don’t shut churches off from federal aid

Churches and religious nonprofits have been edged out of receiving federal assistance after disasters. We are hopeful Congress can address this problem by passing a bill currently before our senators and representatives. (Editorial)