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A Catholic you want to know: John Barnes

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 24, 2016   

Why you want to know John Curtis Barnes: For 35 years, John Barnes has been director of music, serving as the organist and choir director at St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Mountain Home. Except for the church’s first pastor, Barnes has played... More 

Recovering addict can’t have control of funds right now

Published: May 24, 2016   

Dear Dave, My husband is a recovering heroin addict. He’s been clean for two years, but I still feel we shouldn’t keep cash in the house or give him unsupervised access to a bank account. He agrees with these precautions, even though he does... More 

Your life powered by Holy Spirit, propelled to action

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 23, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 15 for the Deacon Recommitment Mass in Little Rock. When I was ordained it was after eight years of study. The ceremony was powerful and moving, but when I arrived at my first assignment I didn’t... More 

Deacon in first diaconate class 35 years ago dies

Published: May 23, 2016   

Deacon George Edwards, who served at St. Paul Church in Pocahontas for 35 years, died May 2. He was 83. Edwards was born May 2, 1933, in Little Rock to Benjamin and Carolyn Boulliun Edwards. He worked as a pharmacist for 54 years and served two years... More 

Sister Rosarita taught in Catholic and public schools

Published: May 23, 2016   

Sister Rosarita Huber, OSB, who taught 48 years at Catholic and public schools in Arkansas, died May 7. She was 87. She was born Gertrude Louise on Sept. 24, 1928, to George and Sophie Huber in Subiaco. She attended St. Scholastica Academy, entered... More 

Diocese’s oldest priest dies May 13 in Springdale

Published: May 23, 2016   

SPRINGDALE — Father Milton Robert Lange, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Little Rock, died May 13. He was 96. Father Lange was born July 1, 1919 in Milwaukee and was educated at Holy Angels Parochial School and Boy’s Trade and Technical... More 

Jonesboro teen gains confidence in martial arts

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 23, 2016   

Angeles Gonzales may not sound that imposing at first meeting, but be advised: This 16-year-old, who has been practicing tae kwon do since the age of 3, speaks softly and carries a big kick. “When I started I was too little to really understand... More 

Faith formation classes give adults more education

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 23, 2016      

Asking what does Catholic adult faith formation and the story of “Frankenstein” have in common sounds like the set-up to a joke, but not to Debbie McCollough. “As I was studying ‘Frankenstein’ last night,” McCollough... More 

Alive in the Word is shorter, but powerful Bible study

Malea Hargett, Published: May 21, 2016   

Little Rock Scripture Study is marrying Bible study, prayer and action into a new program written especially for those on-the-go parents and millennials. The series Alive in the Word was announced May 16 with two titles, “Mary, Favored by God”... More 

Fifth grade students ask, learn during vocations day

By Malea Hargett, Published: May 19, 2016         

The Diocese of Little Rock’s fifth-grade vocations day, May 12 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock, was resurrected from an event that was at one time held each year at Subiaco Abbey. The day was a response to the Year of Consecrated... More