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Trump signs executive order stopping family separation

By Mark Pattison , Published: June 23, 2018   

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The executive order seeks to work around a 1997... More 

Everything I know about love, faith modeled by my father

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 22, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 17. Most of us grew up thinking of God with imagery that closely resembled what our own fathers were like. Most people who have a positive image of God had a positive relationship with their own fathers. If... More 

Church baseball league serves generations of boys, girls

By Dwain Hebda, Published: June 22, 2018   

There are few things that are as constant in Rodney Woods’ life than Immaculate Conception Church and School in Fort Smith. But baseball comes pretty close. “When my grandkids first got old enough to go to school, my kids chose for them... More 

Bishop announces new pastor for NLR, LR parishes

Published: June 22, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments. • Effective July 1 Rev. Francis Damoah, SVD, relieved of his responsibilities as pastor of St. Augustine Church in North Little Rock, St. Bartholomew Church in Little Rock... More 

‘St. Francis of Marylake’ was known across state

Published: June 22, 2018   

Father Raphael Kitz, who spent 27 years instructing novices about the Carmelite life and teachings at Marylake Monastery, died June 10. He was 87. He was born Dec. 17, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Andrew and Florence Bergland... More 

Supreme Court declines, abortion law back in lower court

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 21, 2018   

After the Supreme Court’s decision May 29 not to hear a case against an Arkansas abortion law, thus letting the state’s restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs stand, a temporary restraining order was filed June 18 by a federal judge barring... More 

Take Arkansas Catholic with you wherever you travel

Published: June 20, 2018   

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

Award-winning teens work outside parish walls to serve

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 19, 2018   

As the Catholic Church grapples with society’s weakening of faith and ushers in a new era of evangelization, it’s youth like Veronica Smith and Zach Neumeier who are the future. The 18-year-olds are recipients of the St. Timothy Award,... More 

Little Rock Theology Institute holds last graduation

Published: June 18, 2018   

The Little Rock Theology Institute completed its final year with the graduation of 13 students. At the conclusion of the final class June 2, Mass was celebrated and certificates of completion were handed out to 13 students. They are Amanda Crawford... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Tia Marsh

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: June 18, 2018   

Why you want to know Letitia “Tia” Marsh: Tia and Tom Marsh moved to Fort Smith with their four young children in August 1990 and quickly became involved at Christ the King Parish. Tia Marsh directed a children’s choir and taught music... More