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Setbacks pile up on immigrants as programs threatened

By Aprille Hanson, Published: July 27, 2017   

Protections for undocumented immigrants in the United States took another step backward when Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly rescinded a memo June 15 that laid the groundwork to protect parents of U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).... More 

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Published: July 26, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's July 22 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 

Bishops need to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist

By Carol Glatz , Published: July 25, 2017   

VATICAN CITY — Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican said in a recent document. Because bread and wine for the Eucharist... More 

Hot Springs pastor gives thanks to Jesus, Mary for 25 years

By Aprille Hanson, Published: July 24, 2017   

At 11 years old, Irudayaraj Chinnaiah Yeddanapalli had his life mapped out. “I was thinking in 1975, calculating when I would be doing my philosophy, when I’d be doing my theology, ‘OK 1992 it will be my ordination, God willing. I... More 

LRPD: People and prayer can help address violent crime

By Aprille Hanson, Published: July 22, 2017   

With the recent uptick in violence in Little Rock, police Sgt. Jonathan Prater spoke at St. John Center on some of issues underlying violent crime and the need for prayer. Prater was a guest speaker July 13 at the monthly meeting for Pax Christi Little... More 

Msgr. Bernard Malone, oldest diocesan priest, dies July 19

Published: July 21, 2017   

Msgr. Bernard G. Malone, the oldest and longest-serving diocesan priest, died July 19. He was 93. The Philadelphia native was a priest for 67 years. Msgr. Malone was born Jan. 23, 1924, and was part of a migration of priests that traveled from Philly... More 

Guardian Church Goods to close after 67 years in business

By Aprille Hanson, Published: July 20, 2017      

Debbie King walked into Guardian Church Goods store with her granddaughter Haley Draeger, 13, like the two had done throughout their whole lives. It was a blistering July day, but the store provided both relief from the heat and from the stresses of today’s... More 

Arkansas Catholic connects the faithful to the truth

Published: July 19, 2017   

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

Clarksville pastor formed by Benedictine monks as a youth

By Aprille Hanson, Published: July 18, 2017   

Gerald Wewers learned the value of hard work early, doing what was asked of him by his father. “My father was a janitor at St. Boniface (in Fort Smith). Shortly after I got into the third grade. That school year dad said, ‘If you’re... More 

Fort Smith optometrist sees God’s plan in his Arizona work

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: July 17, 2017   

FORT SMITH — In the past seven years Dr. Eric Stein, a local optometrist and a parishioner at Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Barling, has escaped death twice. In 2010 he suffered Guillain-Barre syndrome, and, while in an induced coma, contracted... More