Little Rock, Ark.
Following years of heated debate, a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments was installed June 27 on the grounds of the Arkansas state capitol building.
Arkansas took center stage in the same-sex marriage debate May 9 when a state judge overturned a 10-year constitutional amendment that banned same-sex unions in the state.
The morning after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza handed down his ruling, the Carroll County Clerk's Office in Eureka Springs began issuing marriage licenses. In all, 15 licenses for same-sex couples were issued. On Monday, couples lined up at courthouses in Pulaski, Washington and Saline counties to get licenses.
Amid the closing and cancellations brought on by winter storms, pastors have to consider when severe weather conditions dictate canceling Mass.