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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's May 25 issue.

Heart of a priest

Nathan Rush, a kindergartener at St. Vincent de Paul School in Rogers (kneeling, left), and Dominic Vianney Pohlmeier (right), a second grader at St. Joseph School in Fayetteville, venerate the heart of St. John Vianney at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers May 20. (Photo)

Is it a serious sin to miss a holy day Mass? 

Q. I attended Mass on the most recent holy day of obligation and noticed that only about one-sixth of our parish was in attendance. Is it a mortal sin for those who did not attend? If so, must they go to confession before receiving Communion?  (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

Grit propelled Arkansas mother and doctor but it was faith that sustained her

In the short span of a year, my husband and his siblings endured the passing of both parents, the most recent being the death of his mother at the end of April. (Columns)

What’s first step to restoring trust in Church?

Much of the reporting surrounding Pope Francis’ “motu proprio,” on the pope’s own initiative, titled “Vos estis lux mundi” (“You are the light of the world”), has presented it as the final response to nearly a year of horrifying revelations concerning clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. (Guest Commentary)

Honor the victims by passing gun laws

This time of year is usually jubilant as the seniors graduate and the school year comes to a close. (Editorial)