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Leaders: Religious liberty order a good step

WASHINGTON — Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, as a step in the right direction.

House passes ACA repeal

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by a four-vote margin May 4. The final vote was 217-213.

Religious council

The diocesan Council for Religious had its annual meeting May 4. Sister Maria Christi Cavanaugh, OSB, (right) recently joined the council. (Photo)


William Joseph “Bill” Baumgartner, 47, a member of St. Joseph Church in Paris, died April 14. He is survived by …

Headed for Hendrix

Mary Rhinehart, Mount St. Mary Academy senior, signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Hendrix College April 18. A two-year varsity standout, Rhinehart was a member of … (Sports briefs)

Sainthood advances for detainee, American priest

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Wisconsin-born Capuchin Father Solanus Casey, five religious, four laypeople and two cardinals, including Vietnamese Cardinal Francois Nguyen Van Thuan.

What should I do with religious mailings?

Q. I receive on a daily basis mailings from multiple religious organizations requesting monetary help. Often they include address labels, holy pictures, prayers cards, etc. (Question Corner, Seeds of Faith)

You can find meaning of mercy in Bible, pope’s actions

Last month the State of Arkansas executed four death row inmates. These executions are the first to be carried out by the state in 12 years. (Columns)

Videotaping murder for world to see

WASHINGTON — If the Easter Sunday “Facebook murder” has people shaking their head and declaring that America has become a nation of attention-demanding children, they’re wrong. It has been that way for quite some time already. (Opinions, Analysis)

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