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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

God in control, she knows she’s going the right way

By Malea Hargett, Published: May 30, 2016   

Katie Zakrzewski doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. Right now she is thinking about being an archaeologist. She has also pondered being a nurse, a writer or Sister of Mercy. Because of her faith, she isn’t worried. “Things... More 

Nicaraguan’s dream of ordination leads him to Arkansas

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 29, 2016   

At 15 years old, Ramsés Mendieta attended a retreat and found the words in Jeremiah 1:6 to take on a very personal meaning: “‘Ah, Lord God!’ I said, ‘I know not how to speak; I am too young.” “I saw myself... More 

Grandparents’ prayers lead Hot Springs man to ordination

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 28, 2016   

HOT SPRINGS — From the time seminarian Luke Womack was little, his grandmother made a bold prediction: if any of her grandchildren would join religious life, it’d be him. “So at different points in time growing up I’d have family... More 

Deacons must commit to charity and ministry

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 18 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in North Little Rock (Marche). A little less than 2,000 years ago, the early Church discovered that they had a problem. People were falling through the cracks.... More 

Martin Siebold: 'honor to be one of the chosen'

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 27, 2016      

Lisa Siebold had no idea her son Martin would choose the life of a priest. To be fair, neither did his dad, Larry. Or little sister Lauren, for that matter. In fact, the only one who had any inkling at all was the late Lucille Kordsmeier, Siebold’s... More 

Subiaco: Subiaco Academy

Published: May 26, 2016   

Vincent Tate, Subiaco Academy Class of 1986, was the commencement speaker at Subiaco Academy May 14. The baccalaureate Mass was held in St. Benedict Church followed by the graduation in the inner courtyard. The valedictorian was Kangkyu Kim of Seoul,... More 

Morrilton: Sacred Heart

Published: May 26, 2016   

On Sunday, May 15, the Sacred Heart High School graduation was held in the church. The graduation speakers were the valedictorian, Nicholas Hoelzeman, and the salutatorian, Chloe Andrews. Andrews, daughter of Allen and Natalie Andrews; plans to study... More 

Little Rock: Mount St. Mary

Published: May 26, 2016   

Msgr. Lawrence Frederick, Mount St. Mary Academy’s chaplain, was the graduation speaker for Mount St. Mary Academy May 26 at the Statehouse Convention Center. The valedictorian was Katherine Oglesby. The salutatorian was Darcey Collins, daughter... More 

Little Rock: Catholic High

Published: May 26, 2016   

Catholic High School graduation was held May 27 on the school’s Roy Davis Field in Little Rock. The master of ceremony was Drake Palmer Enderlin. The speakers were Jack Thornton Russell and Justin Michael Stevens. The valedictorian was Ryan Lewis... More 

Conway: St. Joseph

Published: May 26, 2016   

St. Joseph High School graduation was held May 15 in the church in Conway. Pastor Father John Marconi was the speaker. The co-valedictorians were Sarah Beth Briggler, Landon Bryan Bruich and Mary Rose Siebenmorgen. The co-saluatorians were Brianna... More