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Amid the storm: Anxiety in 2020

Stressed and anxious? Try these tips to find a place of calm

Many Catholics find pandemic stress translates into anxiety and even depression. Find constructive ways to deal with your emotional strain — and learn when you need more than self help — in these stories from Nov. 14, 2020.

(November 12, 2020)

The Catholic way of death

Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
Matthew 25:13

You have kept the commandments, faithfully attended Mass and loved the Lord and your neighbor. But are you truly ready to die? Every family needs practical tools to handle their responsibilities around the time of a loved one’s death. Here are some articles to help you decide, plan and express your wishes clearly.

(October 28, 2020)

Paws and Priests

Whether it's a pup jumping up and down to greet his "human" or a cat gently purring as he rubs against his owner's legs, pets bring companionship and comfort. And with all the bad news these days, God's creatures can remind us of the simplicity of life and unconditional love. 

In this section, you'll read about priests and their pets, how taking care of animals is a pro-life issue and the emotions that come along with saying goodbye to a beloved pet. 

(October 14, 2020)

Bridge the Political Divide

As Catholics navigate the divisive political season, this section provides interviews with priests on the dangers of politics becoming a religion and the civic responsiblity of Catholics, a national nonprofit's guide to have civil political discourse, a statement from Bishop Anthony B. Taylor and more. 

(September 16, 2020)

Catholic Schools Herald, Back to School 2020

Catholic school students are shuffling back into the hallways, wearing masks and social distancing. In this section, read how superintendent Theresa Hall says prayer has assisted the teachers in restarting the year, how a North Little Rock school garden is a great way to learn and distance and about how some longtime educators are taking the reins as principal. As society shifts toward a more inclusive world, teachers discuss how they incorporate other cultures in their classrooms and clinical psychologist Dr. Melissa Jackson discusses the need for cultural competency. 

(August 20, 2020)