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Be like Christ in bearing wrongs patiently

By Daniel S. Mulhall, Published: July 30, 2016   

When Christians participate in a work of mercy they do so in imitation of Christ, who in his lifetime either performed the work himself or taught the importance of doing so. In the spiritual work of mercy that tells us to “bear wrongs patiently,”... More 

Knotted prayers seek Virgin’s intercession

By Aprille Hanson, Published: July 28, 2016   

When Pope Francis visited the United States in September, he made an unexpected stop at a special grotto in Philadelphia, filled with prayer requests for Mary, Undoer of Knots. As the pope, who has a special devotion to Mary as the one who unties knots... More 

Decide now how much you need in your retirement account

Published: July 27, 2016   

Dear Dave, I make $80,000 a year, and I was wondering if there’s an easy way to determine how much money a person would need to live comfortably after retirement. John Dear John,   A commonsense rule of thumb, if you’ve got... More 

Follow the Seven Ps to help you when you pray

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 27, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 24. In today’s Gospel one of Jesus’ disciples asks him to teach them how to pray and he gives them the Lord’s Prayer. Today we have Luke’s shorter version. But notice, the... More 

Get the news wherever you go with Arkansas Catholic

Published: July 27, 2016   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's July 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 

Paragould priest recalls 25 years of happy, tough times

By Sarah Morris, Published: July 26, 2016   

PARAGOULD — Amid the Second Sudanese Civil War, Father Stephen Mallanga, AJ, was sent to Sudan for one year to teach boys preparing for the priesthood. “It was terrible,” Father Mallanga of Uganda said. “That was in 1986. …... More 

Father Ravi Rayappa Gudipalli returns home to India

Published: July 25, 2016      

Father Ravi Rayappa Gudipalli, pastor of Our Lady of Assumption Church in Booneville, was welcomed back to St. Joseph Church in Fayetteville Sunday, July 3 to celebrate Mass and attend a going-away reception to thank him for his service to the parish... More 

Fifth spiritual work of mercy: Forgive offenses

By Daniel S. Mulhall, Published: July 23, 2016   

The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are transformational. While they encourage us to care for someone else who is in need, they also require from us a change of attitude, understanding and perspective. It is not enough to simply provide our surplus... More 

With mercy comes a certain amount of tolerance

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 22, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 17. In our readings today, we have people attending to their guests. In our first reading divine messengers announce that Sarah in her old age will conceive a son, Isaac, through whom God’s... More 

Texarkana parish office manager dies July 1

Published: July 22, 2016   

Janet T. Daddato, who worked 30 years at St. Edward Church in Texarkana as a secretary and then office manager, died July 1. She was 77. Daddato was born on May 7, 1939, in New York City. She grew up in the Bronx, moving to Texarkana in 1969 with her... More