March 15, 2023

A file photo shows a mural depicting child labor. Citing "burdensome and obsolete" requirements of state child labor law, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed legislation March 8, 2023, that eliminates state age verification for children younger than 16 seeking a job, drawing concern from Catholic and labor advocates. (OSV News photo/Shanshan Chen, Reuters)

Catholic, labor leaders raise concerns as Arkansas revises child labor law

In a legislative development that has drawn concern from both Catholic and labor leaders, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, R-Ark., signed into law March 8 the Youth Hiring Act of 2023, which eliminates state age verification for children younger than 16 ...
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The Swirling Storms

Reflect It can be a struggle to experience the intensities of life each day. Headlines and heartaches can feel like interruptions to our good intentions. The complexities of being human in relationship with other people and creation means that we ...
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Cultivate a Peaceful Heart

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17). Francis holds his followers to the highest standards of the Gospel. Like the great St. ...
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Lent with St. Clare: Third Wednesday

Love was at the heart of everything St. Clare did. Her love for Christ was her purpose. Her love for St. Francis was her compass.
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