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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

46 students get support from Florida family foundation

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 23, 2016   

Helping to make Catholic education affordable often starts with people like George and Mary Kremer. Since 1985, the George and Mary Kremer Foundation, based in Naples, Fla., has provided grants to kindergarten to eighth-grade schools throughout the country... More 

Schools seek tools to boost Hispanic enrollment

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 22, 2016   

By 2020, Latinos will make up the majority in the Catholic Church. In 2043, they will make up the majority in the United States. The statistics, pulled from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. Census, are just one of the many... More 

Lutherans and Catholics: 500 years divided, 50 in dialogue

By Christine Bordelon , Published: August 21, 2016   

NEW ORLEANS -- When Martin Luther wrote his "Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences" in 1517 -- mostly challenging the Catholic Church's sale of indulgences -- and posted it on the Wittenberg Castle door, it forever changed... More 

Father Rossi remembered as teacher, pastor around state

Published: August 19, 2016   

Father Raymond Rossi, who taught at Catholic High School for Boys for 20 years and served many parishes in Arkansas, died Aug. 14 from a long illness. He was 85. Born April 30, 1931, in Center Ridge to Frank and Mary Rossi, he was one of... More 

Catholic Schools Calendar: Little Rock/North Little Rock

Published: August 19, 2016   

Aug. 15: First day of school Sept. 5: Labor Day, schools closed Sept. 23: Professional Day for teachers, schools closed Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving break, schools closed Dec. 19-30: Christmas break, schools closed Jan. 2: Schools reopen after... More 

School choice: What does future hold for Arkansas?

By Vernell Bowen, Published: August 19, 2016   

The number of states offering some form of voucher program for school choice has gained momentum in many states over the past 20 years. The school choice movement was begun by Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. Milton Freidman. Friedman believed that... More 

New leaders chosen for Paris, Conway schools

Published: August 19, 2016   

Christy Koprovic St. Joseph, Paris • Hometown: Fort Smith • Education: Non-Public School Administration Certification, University of Dallas, 2008; master’s degree in early childhood education, University of Phoenix, 2006; bachelor’s... More 

Plan to expand facilities at St. Joseph Church in Conway

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 19, 2016   

CONWAY — As students and youth at St. Joseph School and Church in Conway continue to grow and mature these next couple of years, so will the buildings around them. More than a decade in the making, St. Joseph parish leaders have developed a master... More 

Sometimes injustices go along with divorce

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 19, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 12 in Hot Springs Village during a memorial Mass for Father Vic Bieberle. In today’s Gospel Jesus broaches a very painful topic — divorce — which has touched the lives of some of... More 

Problem-solving sign at Catholic High goes viral

By Malea Hargett, Published: August 19, 2016   

As the first week of school began at Catholic High School in Little Rock, a sign placed on the school office door is being discussed by national radio hosts, the media and parents. The boys’ school always has placed a high priority on responsibility... More