Also in Arkansas Catholic’s Nov. 27 issue

A jubilarian celebration
The Diocesan Council of Women Religious held its annual fall assembly and jubilee celebration at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock Oct. 23 with Bishop Anthony B. Taylor. (News photo)

Pope’s remarks reopen condom debate
VATICAN CITY — In a new book, Pope Benedict XVI said the use of condoms may be a sign of moral responsibility in some specific situations when the intention is to reduce the risk of AIDS. (CNS)

Bishops elect leaders, pass agreement with Protestants on baptism
BALTIMORE — The 2010 fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was devoted primarily to internal matters — the election of new conference leaders, discussion of how their own statements should be produced, budgetary and structural questions and information about how they can better integrate new media into diocesan structures. (CNS)

Pope calls for support for prayer vigil for unborn
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI encouraged Catholics around the world to participate in a prayer vigil for unborn babies to be held on the eve of the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, either in St. Peter’s Basilica or in their local parishes. (CNS)

Spanish teacher introduces customs for All Souls Day
FORT SMITH — At Trinity Junior High School, Spanish teacher Haymee Giuliani combined the traditions of her native Mexico with the feast of All Souls Nov. 2.

Keep Christ in Christmas
The Knights of Columbus councils from Hot Springs Village and Benton are sponsoring two “Keep Christ in Christmas” billboards in the Little Rock area for two months. (Parish news photo)

More military chaplains will benefit Church
BALTIMORE — Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services appealed to his fellow bishops Nov. 15 to release more of their priests for service as military chaplains. (CNS)

Vatican disturbed that bishops forced to attend ordination
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is disturbed by reports from mainland China that government officials are forcing bishops to attend an illicit episcopal ordination. (CNS)

Good marriages heal us
A few years ago, during a business trip to Spain, I spent a few days in Torre Molinos, a small resort town near Malaga on the southern coast of Andalusia. (Seeds of Faith, Marriage Matters)

What you put on the walls says what’s in your heart
One day two artists were sitting in the back row, expecting their paintings to bring in thousands at a charity auction for a museum. John, a Christian and painter of landscapes and people, was satisfied that his landscape painting of a mountain valley sold for $3,000. (Columns)

Couple giving public choice in abortion
For 37 years abortion has been legal in the country through all nine months. Whether we have a pro-life president or a pro-choice president, abortion has still been legal. Whether we elect pro-life leaders on the state or national level or whether we elect pro-choice leaders, abortion has still been legal. (Editorial)

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