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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Aug. 19 issue. 

Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly in Charlottesville

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 11-12.

Astronomers thrilled over Aug. 21 eclipse

WASHINGTON -- For the first time in 99 years, the summer sky will turn to night at midday Monday, Aug. 21 during a solar eclipse along a 70-mile wide path from coast to coast.

Priest: Not a sign of end times

WASHINGTON -- The word from some quarters is that the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse is a harbinger of the end times, but one Wisconsin priest hardly thinks so.

Topping off tradition

St. Joseph Church in Conway holds a “topping off” ceremony July 31 as the highest beam is lifted into place on its new multi-purpose building scheduled for completion next July. (Photo)

Message for Guam after threats: Stay rooted in Christ

HAGATNA, Guam -- The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centered in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by North Korea.

Obituaries

William “Bill” Edwin McAllister, 89, died July 2 and his wife, Loretta Louise McAllister, 88, died July 3. Both were members of St. Joseph Church in Conway. They are survived by ...

Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity: Stop offering euthanasia

MANCHESTER, England -- Pope Francis has given a Belgian religious order until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients.

Salvadorans walk 90 miles for Romero centennial

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) -- Salvadorans walked more than 90 miles in three days to mark the centennial of Blessed Oscar Romero’s birth.

Senior Vatican official hints at China agreement

HONG KONG (CNS) -- A senior Vatican official has hinted there is an unofficial agreement between the Holy See and Beijing on the appointment of bishops, reported ucanews.com.

What religious place would you visit and why?

“I would like to visit Bagon in Myanmar. Bagon is central to the Zaoist movement in Buddhism. Even though I am a Christian, I would like to experience the ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

Msgr. Bernard Malone, the pipes, the pipes are calling

At the July 24 funeral of Msgr. Bernard Malone in Little Rock, his nephew Msgr. Francis Malone opened the eulogy by glancing around the packed sanctuary and remarking that he was surprised to read in his uncle’s obituary that he had “no immediate survivors.” (Columns)

New evangelization must get personal

The “new evangelization” refers to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a people or culture that has forgotten its Christian roots. (Guest commentary)