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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

Always do what’s best for you, not car dealership

Published: December 18, 2018   

Dear Dave, I’ll be graduating from college with no debt in a couple of weeks, and I have a good job waiting for me in January. During the last few years, I’ve managed to save almost $25,000 from my part-time jobs while in school. My car is... More 

Christ the King students give through Baby Jesus program

Published: December 18, 2018   

A favorite activity at Christ the King School in Fort Smith is the Baby Jesus program, which was held Dec. 7. A student from the 3-year-old class carried an infant Jesus into church and laid him in the manger. Then each student brought forth baby items,... More 

Christmas Mass Schedules for Arkansas parishes 2018

Published: December 17, 2018   

Christmas Mass Schedules 2018   Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. Consult your bulletin for more information. Key: C: Children B: Bilingual S: Spanish L: Latin V: Vietnamese   ALTUS St. Mary Dec.... More 

Pope: Sow peace, admit mistakes before Christmas

By Carol Glatz, Published: December 15, 2018   

VATICAN CITY — Advent is a time for people to think about what they can change about themselves so that they can sow the seeds of peace, justice and fraternity in their daily lives, Pope Francis said. The Advent season is a call for personal... More 

Waiting, preparing: Observe the season of Advents

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 13, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 9 for Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Last Sunday we began another Advent, a time of expectation, waiting for the arrival of our Savior. The word “ad-vent”... More 

Culture, tradition mark Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

By Malea Hargett, Published: December 13, 2018      

Mass to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe and Immaculate Conception Dec. 8 at Holy Spirit Church in Hamburg was a colorful sight with women and men dressed in traditional clothing from Mexico. Many women and girls wore rainbow-colored ribbons on their... More 

Arkansas Catholic gives needed information all year

Published: December 12, 2018   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Dec. 8 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 

In the pool or out, MSM sophomore commands attention

By Dwain Hebda, Published: December 11, 2018   

Kate Goldtrap shifts in her chair and doubtfully eyes the Arkansas Catholic reporter. The soft-spoken sophomore has been customarily polite throughout the interview but incredulity creeps into her face when she’s asked how one successfully twirls... More 

Filipino Catholics will gather for Christmas celebrations

By Dwain Hebda, Published: December 10, 2018   

Filipino Catholics in central Arkansas are preparing for the second annual observance of Simbang Gabi, a traditional Christmas celebration. “When you talk to Filipinos, Simbang Gabi brings up a lot of energy and excitement for Christmas,”... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Aj and Marjorie Williams-Smith

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 8, 2018   

Why you want to know Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith: Aj and Marjorie bring spirituality into their work as artists, drawing from their faith. Both have served as professors in the University of Arkansas Little Rock art department, where Aj currently... More