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NLR parishioner accepted as diocesan seminarian

Published: August 25, 2016   

Brian Williams, a recent graduate of Catholic High School in Little Rock, has been accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Little Rock. Currently 34 men are studying for the priesthood, down from 44 seminarians in 2015. Williams, 19, son of... More 

Bishop Taylor appoints administrators as pastors

Published: August 25, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments: Effective Sept. 1 • Rev. Andrew Hart appointed from administrator to pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Fayetteville.  • Rev. John B. Tuyen... More 

Lessons of servant parables can be challenging

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 25, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 7 for the Catholic Biblical Association’s annual meeting at Santa Clara University. First of all, I want to take a moment to thank you who have dedicated your life to the study of the Scripture... More 

It’s puppy love for Brother Richard, students and new dog

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 25, 2016         

New Catholic High School freshman Titus has just a few things to learn — how to sit and listen, understand when to be quiet and to use the restroom outside. He is, after all, just an 18-week old German Shepherd with some big paws to fill —... More 

‘Tiny living’ is popular, but isn’t worth all the risks

Published: August 24, 2016   

Dear Dave, What is your opinion on paying cash for a “tiny house”? Wes Dear Wes, This may be a really un-hip or un-cool thing to say, but I wouldn’t buy a tiny house at all. Paying cash for something like that might make the mover... More 

Arkansas Catholic delivers news to you wherever you go

Published: August 24, 2016   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Aug. 20 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 

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