Also in Arkansas Catholic’s Feb. 14 issue

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Obama, Blair talk about influence, roots of their faith
WASHINGTON (CNS) -— President Barack Obama and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair struck similar themes in remarks to the National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 5, telling of their own faith roots and noting that the world’s major religions all hold a core doctrine of caring for others.

Remembering the Holocaust is historic fact, religious duty
VATICAN CITY — Acknowledging and remembering the Holocaust is not only a matter of historical honesty; it is a religious obligation, especially for bishops, several Vatican officials said.

Carmelite prioress dies Feb. 7 from cancer
Sister Therese Stewart, OCD, prioress of the Carmelite Monastery in Little Rock, died Feb. 7. She was 77. (Obituaries)

Brother Thomas served as chief brittle cooker
Brother Thomas Robert Moster, OSB, a monk at Subiaco Abbey, died Feb. 7. He was 73. (Obituaries)

Newest ‘Chicken Soup’ book written specially for Catholics
WASHINGTON (CNS) -— The “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series can now add Catholics to the more than 200 groups in its targeted audience. (Media)

Don’t let shame from sin isolate you; ‘come clean’ and be restored
“I’m hiding, I’m hiding, and no one knows where; for all they can see is my toes and my hair.” So goes a children’s poem by Dorothy Keeley Aldis that many a young student of the 1960s memorized and probably still recalls. The rhyme is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek account by a child who thinks he’s hiding from his parents; the audible description of their search makes it obvious to the reader that they know where he is all along but decide to play his game for a while. (Word to Life, Seeds of Faith)

Some ‘private’ topics should be remain private
I had a lovely dinner last night with five really wonderful women. The women were all mothers who belong to a book club, and they invited me over to discuss the new book I’m writing, which will be very much like my book “Real Love,” but geared toward answering parents’ and educators’ questions. (Columns)

Guerrilla evangelization for today’s society
Twenty-five years ago, Pope John Paul II began to speak of a new evangelization — a preaching of the Gospel that was “new in expression, new in fervor and new in methods.” Things don’t change overnight in the Catholic Church — or in any 2,000-year-old organization of a billion people. So it’s not surprising that the new evangelization is still far from the center of pastoral life.

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