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Diocesan Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements for 2016

Published: February 20, 2017   

The complete Diocese of Little Rock Auditor's Report and Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, were published in the Feb. 18, 2017 issue of Arkansas Catholic. You may download a PDF file of the report, below. Dear Friends... More 

Advocate for immigrants shares tales of the border

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 18, 2017   

Sister Kathleen Erickson, RSM, spoke with students at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock about her almost 20 years working with immigrants on the United States and Mexico border. But she was not alone. She carries stories with her like Sandra, a... More 

Refugees, immigrants waiting to call Arkansas home

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 16, 2017      

On Jan. 16, Sam and his wife Manal celebrated their one-year anniversary. “I liked her a lot and thought she was from a good family, Christian,” he said. “Immediately I asked her if I could call her dad and mom, if I could ask her... More 

Bishops call for solidarity with victims of Mideast violence

Published: February 15, 2017   

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Christians and all people in the Middle East need the solidarity of the U.S. Catholic Church, said the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the head of the Catholic Relief Services board. “A... More 

The whole truth, nothing but the truth in Arkansas Catholic

Published: February 15, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Feb. 11 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 

Bishop Taylor announces pastoral appointments for March

Published: February 14, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments. Effective March 7: Rev. George Sanders relieved of his responsibilities as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Glenwood. He remains pastor of St. Mary of the Springs... More 

Athletic directors spur conference formation in NW Ark.

By Dwain Hebda, Published: February 14, 2017   

Quentin Lunsford, athletic director at St. Vincent de Paul School in Rogers, apologized for being a few minutes late to an interview with Arkansas Catholic. St. Joseph School in Fayetteville had whipped a rival the previous night in basketball and Lunsford... More 

Attack the ‘girlfriend debt’ first, then save for house

Published: February 13, 2017   

Dear Dave, I’m 29, and I have no debt. I’ve gotten a good start on my savings and retirement, too. My girlfriend and I plan to get married in the next couple of years, and she has about $90,000 in debt. I’m not paying on her debt yet,... More 

Catholics you want to know: Montiel family

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: February 13, 2017   

Why you want to know Pat and Allison Montiel: Dr. Pat Montiel, currently completing his family practice residency, will be the director of Mercy Clinic at Riverview Hope Campus, providing comprehensive services to impoverished people, beginning in August.... More 

New novel offers spiritual nourishment to children, adults

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 11, 2017   

MOUNTAIN HOME — For Clare, a witty, intelligent 11-year-old, the struggle to walk the narrow way of love in Christ is real. When a priest attends her parish to lead a mission on the rosary, she feels called to explore the mysteries deeper all while... More