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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

Rogers soccer standout rides the highs and lows alike

By Dwain Hebda, Published: April 25, 2017   

For Mary Treacy, it’s been the worst of times followed by the promise of the best of times. The senior soccer captain and member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers suffered through a challenging season last year at Rogers High School, only... More 

Diocese successfully lobbied session on life, gun issues

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 24, 2017   

Diocese of Little Rock leaders made their voices heard on issues including abortion, the death penalty and guns in churches during the 2017 legislative session. “I think but for a couple of issues it didn’t affect Catholic Charities offices... More 

Darkness exists, but we are people of the light

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 21, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Holy Saturday, April 15. The events we celebrate today can be summarized by a single phrase: “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” We find this phrase... More 

Not enough to live the faith; must defend it, too

By Olivia Parker, Published: April 21, 2017   

Ancient people believed that their gods needed human support in the form of sacrifices — animal or even human — in order to live. God, however makes abundantly clear in the Bible that he is not like that. He does not need our sacrifices. He... More 

Faithful follow Jesus' death, resurrection during Holy Week

Published: April 21, 2017         

A people living in darkness has seen a great light. On those who inhabit a land overshadowed by death, light has arisen. (Matthew 4:16) Parishioners at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers are illuminated by candles at the start of the Easter Vigil... More 

Sunday after Easter dedicated to message of Divine Mercy

Published: April 21, 2017   

Divine Mercy Sunday will be observed April 23 across the diocese. St. John Paul II put the devotion on the Church’s universal calendar for the Sunday after Easter. St. Faustina Kowalska is the Polish nun who promoted the Divine Mercy devotion... More 

Catholics join voices with others to oppose executions

By Malea Hargett, Published: April 19, 2017         

A string of faith and community events were held during Holy Week to mobilize Arkansans who oppose the death penalty while state and federal judges halted the executions. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a temporary injunction April 15 for... More 

Spring into your faith -- read Arkansas Catholic

Published: April 18, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's April 15 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 

A Catholic you want to know: Elden Lee Blakely

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: April 17, 2017   

Why you want to know Elden Lee Blakely: Elden has been involved in a ministry that serves the homeless in Rogers since its beginning in spring 2016. The “8th Street Motel Ministry,” so-called because of the location it serves, offers... More 

Conozca sus derechos si es interrogado por un oficial

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 17, 2017      

Maricella García, directora de Caridades Católicas Servicios de Inmigración en Little Rock, dijo que es importante que todos los inmigrantes, con o sin documentos, ejerzan sus derechos.  Un concepto erróneo común... More