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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down abortion regulations

Published: June 28, 2016   

WASHINGTON -- In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics that required them to comply with standards of ambulatory surgical centers and required their doctors to have admitting privileges at local... More 

Second spiritual work of mercy: 'Counsel the doubtful'

By Daniel S. Mulhall, Published: June 28, 2016   

The spiritual work of mercy “counsel the doubtful” can be understood in several different ways, depending on how we interpret the words “counsel” and “doubtful.” It can mean that we offer insight or wisdom to someone... More 

Businesswomen keep cherishing friendships, fundraisers

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 27, 2016   

As members of the Catholic Business Women’s Club trickled into the St. Vincent de Paul room at CHI St. Vincent hospital June 13 where they meet each month, there were greetings, hugs and laughter in this sisterhood that’s lasted 80 years under... More 

Culture confuses wedding vows, pope says

By Cindy Wooden , Published: June 25, 2016   

ROME — Because most people today do not understand that sacramental marriage really is a bond that binds them to each other for life, many marriages today can be considered invalid, Pope Francis said. Raising a point he has raised before, and... More 

Arkansas Supreme Court approves executions

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 24, 2016   

Arkansas has the green light from the state Supreme Court to execute eight death row inmates, ruling that it is constitutional to keep the maker and seller of the lethal injection drugs a secret. “The circuit court erred in ruling that public... More 

God can guide fathers to self-sacrificing love

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 19. One of the great tasks of life is to learn and become who we are to be. This struggle to discover and establish one’s identity is especially acute during adolescence, but it doesn’t... More 

Msgr. Lawrence Frederick took leap of faith 50 years ago

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 23, 2016   

Msgr. Lawrence Avon Frederick took a leap of faith 50 years ago, leaving a job as an aeronautical engineer to join the seminary, “just to see,” if God was truly calling him. On his jubilee year, he took another leap — off a 14-story... More 

Digital, print editions are perfect beach reading

Published: June 22, 2016   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's June 18 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 

Family comes first and then ‘outrageous generosity’

Published: June 21, 2016   

Dear Dave, I’ve heard you talk about the importance of giving using the phrase “outrageous generosity.” But at what point does outrageous generosity become foolish overspending? Josiah Dear Josiah, This is a good question. Your... More 

Don’t panic, but do learn about Zika virus

Published: June 21, 2016   

It is reasonable to be concerned about the Zika virus, the director of the Westside Free Medical Clinic in Little Rock said. Karen DiPippa, who operates the Catholic Charities clinic, said the connection between the virus and birth defects in unborn babies... More