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Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Feb. 22 issue.

Pope shares his ‘dreams’ for Amazon

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis said he dreams of an Amazon region where the rights of the poor and indigenous are respected, local cultures are preserved, nature is protected, and the Catholic Church is present and active with “Amazonian features.”

CRS health official keeping a close eye on coronavirus

WASHINGTON -- The coronavirus has the world’s attention.

Patriarchs tell pope they worry about Christian survival

BEIRUT -- In a private meeting with Pope Francis, Catholic patriarchs of the Middle East had an opportunity to sound the alarm regarding the survival of Christians in the region as a result of persecution, extremism, economic insecurity and immigration to the West.

Why is there so much less reverence at Mass?

Q. Can we please begin to restore reverence at Mass? I see young women wearing short shorts, men in flip-flops and other inappropriate clothing. Shouldn’t we dress nicely while visiting God in his house? (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

The season of inconveniently necessary Lent

I hate Lent. I don’t like the color. I’m much more a green and white than a purple and gray type of gal. (Columns)

Make Black History Month more meaningful

During my time at Aquinas High School in La Crosse, I was privileged to have a young Sister Thea Bowman as a teacher during my sophomore year. (Guest Commentary)