Also in Arkansas Catholic’s Feb. 26 issue

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New bishop in Dodge City, Kan., has ties to Arkansas
FORT SMITH — When Bishop John Brungardt was ordained as the sixth bishop of Dodge City, Kan., Feb. 2, his grandmother and mother were smiling down from heaven. (News)

Archbishop: Hard times don’t justify cutting workers’ rights
MILWAUKEE (CNS) — Quoting Popes Benedict XVI and John Paul II, Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki issued a statement Feb. 16 that came down squarely in favor of workers’ rights in the face of efforts by Wisconsin’s new governor to restrict those rights. (News)

New archbishop: Become ’agents of new evangelization’
EDMOND, Okla. — As chief teacher of the faithful, new Archbishop Paul S. Coakley didn’t hesitate to begin instructing his people. (News)

Twenty-somethings in Church aren’t lost, conference speakers say
NEW YORK (CNS) — Catholic young adults aren’t as attached to the Church as their counterparts from the 1940s and 1950s, but they are hardly a lost generation and have not abandoned the faith, according to speakers at a two-day forum at Jesuit-run Fordham University. (News)

Fredi Knighten, a member of St. Bartholomew Church in Little Rock and quarterback for the Pulaski Academy Bruins, was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s All-Metro Offensive Player of the Year. (Sports Briefs)

Pope’s ’Light of the World’ reasoned, relatable
Reading “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Signs of the Times” is rather like eavesdropping on a two-party conversation being held on a high intellectual plane. Listening is fascinating, but it would be difficult to join in. (Book Review)

First encounters open us up to feeling love
Do you remember the first time you noticed the person who later became your spouse? What attracted you to him or her? Do you remember how you felt? For most couples this is an unforgettable moment. (Marriage Matters, Seeds of Faith)

Remake of ’Romeo and Juliet’ is a morality tale
NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are classifications of movies recently reviewed by Catholic News Service. (Movies)

A window into the depravity of abortion
There would seem to be little to add to what has been said about Philadelphia abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, who was recently charged with eight counts of murder — one of a woman who died in his care and seven babies born alive in the process of abortion who were assured of death when their spinal cords were severed with a scissors by the abortionist. (Guest Columnist)

Case grows to de-fund abortion provider
Congress needs to take a serious look at how it is spending government money for abortion providers. (Editorial)

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