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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's April 4 issue.


Pope: Pandemic not God’s judgment, but a call to change lives, choices

VATICAN CITY -- The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God’s judgment on humanity, but God’s call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said.

Catholic nurses often only spiritual connection to patients

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A tightening of some hospital visitor restrictions on religious ministers and patient family members has begun as the coronavirus pandemic ramps up around the U.S.


Jonathan Edward Cagle, 29, a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Engelberg, died Feb. 18. He is survived by ...

In exchange for losing anonymity, sisters witness God’s tender love

Before entering religious life, I took great pleasure in spending the occasional afternoon at Barnes and Noble. I loved sitting in a big armchair with my Starbucks, sampling books and periodically observing fellow patrons. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

“John 14:8; this verse is my favorite because when I always think I need something extra, this verse says that I just need God. This verse comforts me because when I feel ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

‘I’m not fine’: The power of an honest answer to connect us

Stephanie Weinert’s Instagram followers have come to expect unfiltered captions to go with her pretty pictures. That’s why she has amassed 7,000 followers, who click on images of her five young children and, in doing so, access her tips on skincare, home decor and liturgical living. (Columns)

How to make this your holiest time of year

In spite of our current crisis, Holy Week is still a sacred time in our Church. It is when we reenact the last days of Christ’s life, his death and resurrection. It begins with Palm Sunday, April 5 and continues through Easter, April 12. (Editorial)