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Fifth spiritual work of mercy: Forgive offenses

By Daniel S. Mulhall, Published: July 23, 2016   

The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are transformational. While they encourage us to care for someone else who is in need, they also require from us a change of attitude, understanding and perspective. It is not enough to simply provide our surplus... More 

With mercy comes a certain amount of tolerance

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 22, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily July 17. In our readings today, we have people attending to their guests. In our first reading divine messengers announce that Sarah in her old age will conceive a son, Isaac, through whom God’s... More 

Texarkana parish office manager dies July 1

Published: July 22, 2016   

Janet T. Daddato, who worked 30 years at St. Edward Church in Texarkana as a secretary and then office manager, died July 1. She was 77. Daddato was born on May 7, 1939, in New York City. She grew up in the Bronx, moving to Texarkana in 1969 with her... More 

Teens walk as refugees fleeing to safety during simulation

By Aprille Hanson, Published: July 21, 2016         

As darkness fell over the St. John Center campus, 81 teenagers embarked on a harrowing escape. At 8 p.m., a fun trivia game was interrupted by the sound of a siren and the ominous message that terrorists had taken over the United States. Cellphone service... More 

Arkansas Catholic keeps you updated even on the go

Published: July 20, 2016   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's July 16 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 

Fourth spiritual work of mercy: 'Comfort the afflicted'

By David Gibson, Published: July 19, 2016   

Bad news is hard to hear, like the very bad news that one’s long-held job is about to be lost to the forces of downsizing or outsourcing. This news can strike a blow to a person’s sense of well-being and confidence, generating previously unknown... More 

Survey shows Catholics divided in views on immigration

By Rhina Guidos , Published: July 18, 2016   

WASHINGTON — A recent survey released by two Washington institutions shows a significant division of views on immigration between the two biggest racial and ethnic groups in the Catholic Church of the United States. One “big picture”... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Tami Ashcraft

By Brenda Clark, Published: July 16, 2016   

Why you want to know Tamara D’Annette Lynn “Tami” Ashcraft: Tami, raised Catholic, has been active in the Hispanic community and is a registered nurse care coordinator at Ouachita Valley Family Clinic in Camden. She is enrolled in the... More 

Nation’s wounds won’t heal until we love others

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 15, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily at the 8 a.m. Mass at Christ the King Church in Little Rock July 10. In the violent events of this last week and in the divisive rhetoric of some in the public square, we see the consequences of injustice... More 

Bringing joy to others makes Father Okeiyi happy

By Sarah Morris, Published: July 14, 2016   

POCAHONTAS — It was in fifth grade that Father Athanasius Okeiyi realized he enjoyed taking an active role in his parish. It continues to be a passion today. Father Okeiyi, who cele­brated his 25th year as a priest July 13, is pastor of St.... More