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Charismatic Renewal hosts worship conference in Conway

Published: January 17, 2017   

CONWAY — Lynn Pellegrino believes worshipping God through music “is like praying in double-time.” It’s more than just singing or listening to a song — it’s about a feeling, a spiritual movement within the soul. “It... More 

Sister Margaret honored for almost 25 years at St. Vincent

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 16, 2017         

Sister Margaret Meisner has been a warm smile, a spiritual guide and a loving friend to patients and employees at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock for almost 25 years. But her kind eyes and dedication represent something more — a legacy... More 

'Circle the City' events planned to foster peace

By Rhina Guidos , Published: January 14, 2017   

WASHINGTON — Sister Rita Petruziello said she could feel the “contention and nastiness” in the air during the presidential election campaign of the last year. Instead of getting better as the process went along, it kept getting worse. “It... More 

What is the richest statement in New Testament?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: January 12, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily during the Come and See discernment retreat for men Dec. 31. “In the beginning was the Word” — with a capital W. This phrase at the beginning of John’s Gospel is one of the richest... More 

Two Subiaco monks make diaconate vows before bishop

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 12, 2017   

On Dec. 30, Brother Cassian Elkins, OSB, and Brother Reginald Udouj, OSB, made a special New Year’s resolution — a deeper commitment in service to Christ. The Subiaco Abbey monks were ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor... More 

Crosses carried through Chicago in memory of 762 killed

By Michelle Martin , Published: January 9, 2017   

CHICAGO (CNS) -- Shara Funches' eyes scanned the rows of crosses set up on the sidewalk just north of the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue, a main thoroughfare through downtown. Funches was looking for the cross bearing the name of her godson,... More 

Clothing factory workers suffer in deplorable conditions

By Lindsay Steele, Published: January 6, 2017   

DAVENPORT, Iowa (CNS) -- Three to 12 weeks after models strut down the catwalk during New York Fashion Week, sporting the latest trends from top designers, clothing inspired by these designs begin appearing in fashion retail outlets across the country... More 

Newspaper taking a break

Published: January 5, 2017   

Dear Reader, To celebrate Christmas with our families and perform year-end tasks, we are taking a scheduled break from publishing. Please look for your next issue of the paper by Jan. 14, 2017. Warmest regards, Your Arkansas Catholic staff More 

Pope to travel less in 2017, meet more with bishops

By Cindy Wooden , Published: January 4, 2017   

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- For Pope Francis, the Year of Mercy will be followed by the Year of the "Ad Limina" Visits. Like St. John Paul II did during the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope Francis suspended for the Year of Mercy the formal visits bishops... More 

'Wimpy Kid' author pays tribute to Catholic roots

By Mark Zimmermann , Published: January 3, 2017   

CLINTON, Md. (CNS) -- Visitors to Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, can see a whitewashed fence like the one that Tom Sawyer tricked his friends into painting for him in the novel. In Clinton, students and teachers at St. Mary's... More