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

College groups ‘reclaim’ their patron saint

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The Oct. 13 canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman begs the question: Do Catholic college students today even know who Cardinal Newman is?

The past and present

St. Edward Church in Little Rock celebrated its parish feast day Oct. 13 by honoring its German heritage since 1884 and recognizing the contributions of a variety of cultures that are represented in the parish today. (Photo)

Little Sisters of the Poor again seek help from Supreme Court

WASHINGTON -- The Little Sisters of the Poor filed a petition with the Supreme Court Oct. 1 asking the court to once again protect them from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court divided over federal protections for LGBT employees

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- On the second day of the Supreme Court’s new term, a divided court Oct. 8 heard oral arguments from three cases concerning protections for gay, lesbian and transgender employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts.

Advocates supporting Christians, Yazidis, Kurds in Syria

AMMAN, Jordan -- Christians concerned with religious freedom violations resulting from the Turkish military offensive on northeastern Syria are urging U.S. President Donald Trump to “reconsider and reverse” his Oct. 6 decision to move American troops out of the way of a Turkish incursion.

St. Anthony of Padua a friend, helper, intercessor for lost things

It seems that almost everyone has a “Tony” story, or rather, St. Anthony of Padua. I do -- two big ones and plenty of smaller ones. (Understanding our Church, Seeds of Faith)

How do you respect God’s creation?

“Respecting God’s creation is more than not killing the snake as it crosses the road. Respecting God’s creation is seeing God in everything and everyone. Talk to others like you are ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

As diaconate approaches, focus expands

Dear Diocese of Little Rock, I wanted to send you a quick letter to catch up and tell you about what I’ve been up to in the seminary. It seems like it’s been so long since we’ve spoken or seen each other. I guess it’s actually only been two months. I’m already looking forward to coming home for Thanksgiving break. St. Meinrad is homey, but it’s not home. (Columns)

St. John Henry Newman’s intellectual honesty

John Henry Newman (1801-1890) was an Oxford professor, a theologian, an Anglican priest, a gifted and prolific writer and a convert to the Catholic faith. Not long after his conversion, he was ordained to the Catholic priesthood, and later in life was made a cardinal by Pope Leo XIII. (Guest commentary)

Immigrants benefit

U.S., not a burden

A judge said “irreparable harm” could have been caused by a proposed immigration rule and we agree. (Editorial)