Also in Arkansas Catholic’s Oct. 27 issue

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Pope proclaims seven new saints
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Proclaiming seven new saints — including St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Marianne Cope from North America — Pope Benedict XVI said they are examples to the world of total dedication to Christ and tireless service to others.

In miracle, Native American boy healed by St. Kateri Tekakwitha
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jake Finkbonner knows what it’s like to have kids tease him because of the way he looks, but one of his heroes also grew up being teased.

Respect life crosses
Parishioners at Christ the King Church in Little Rock erect 200 crosses for Respect Life Month to represent the 4,000 babies that die each day from abortion in the United States. (Photo)

Daniel Paul “Danny” Rankin, 26, a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in North Little Rock, died Sept. 16.

U.S. court’s rejection of Defense of Marriage Act ‘unjust,’ bishop says
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The chairman of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ subcommittee on marriage described as “unjust and a great disappointment” the decision by a federal appeals court striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, which says marriage is a legal union of a man and a woman.

Dead friends, family are still with us in prayer
A few days ago, I decided to clear out an old trunk in which we store items dear to us, but that we seldom use. This trunk held my belongings in 1965, when I came by ship to the United States. (Marriage Matters, Seeds of Faith)

State tournament
The St. Joseph School boys golf team in Conway won the 2A state tournament Oct. 1 at the Chamberlyne Golf Club in Danville. (Sports Briefs)

Year of Faith building project: A stronger ‘new creation’
As a young boy, I remember building many things, big and small. (Columns)

Church stands against errors about mandate
Catholic dioceses and agencies are continuing to move forward to fight the Department of Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate. The HHS mandate requires most employers to provide contraceptives and sterilizations for free to their employees. (Editorial)

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