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Joe Mallett has served St. Joseph High School 36 years

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 29, 2016   

At just 21 years old, Joe Mallett was ready to shadow a St. Joseph School teacher in Conway, part of his college studies. By what some may call rotten luck or serendipity, the teacher quit — something Mallett did not know until the day before he... More 

Diocese will host eight ordination Masses in May, June

Published: April 28, 2016   

The Diocese of Little Rock will host eight ordination Masses in May and June. Receiving the sacraments will be seven men for the transitional diaconate, one man as a permanent deacon and five for the priesthood. • On Wednesday, May 18 Martin Siebold... More 

Board members play critical role in success of school

By Vernell Bowen, Published: April 28, 2016   

The Diocese of Little Rock is blessed to have board members in the parish schools who contribute to the success of the school. The school advisory board members provide expertise and knowledge in areas such as finances, strategic planning from the perspective... More 

Coding Club introduces kids to inner workings of games

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 28, 2016      

Just like computer coding happens behind the scenes to make objects in a game or in other media move or make sound, students at Christ the King in Little Rock are using math and technology under the guise of projects like video game design.  The... More 

Keep only the ‘stuff’ that is meaningful to you

Published: April 28, 2016   

Dear Dave, How do you decide whether or not to sell collectible memorabilia when you’re getting out of debt? William Dear William, In most cases, there’s a pretty wide spectrum of emotional involvement when it comes to this sort of stuff.... More 

Sister credits St. Benedict for reaching 100 years old

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: April 28, 2016   

FORT SMITH — On her 100th birthday April 17, Sister Rose Ashour, OSB shared her secret for a long, happy life. The Rule of Benedict, written 1,500 years ago by St. Benedict of Nursia, has guided her through 80 years of monastic life — 40... More 

Plant faithful roots with Arkansas Catholic newspaper

Published: April 27, 2016   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's April 23 issue. Some of the stories and columns in Arkansas Catholic appear only in the print and complete digital editions. To read what you're missing, subscribe... More 

Bishop’s mother dies in Ponca City after illness

Published: April 26, 2016   

PONCA CITY, OKLA. -- Rachel J. Roth Taylor, mother of Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, died at home April 26. She was 83. Bishop Taylor was with his mother and family at the time of her death. “While this is a time of loss for me and my family, we... More 

2016-2017 school calendar for Central Arkansas

Published: April 26, 2016   

The 2016-2017 school calendar for central Arkansas Catholic schools was recently released by the Office of Catholic Schools. Aug. 15: First day of school Sept. 5: Labor Day, school closed* Sept. 23: Professional Day for teachers, school closed* Nov.... More 

Next generation learns environmentally-friendly practices

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 26, 2016   

Pope Francis released his encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” last year with a clear message:  God is calling the faithful to protect creation. One way to do that is through recycling and Catholic schools throughout... More