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Published: April 26, 2017   

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

Rogers soccer standout rides the highs and lows alike

By Dwain Hebda, Published: April 25, 2017   

For Mary Treacy, it’s been the worst of times followed by the promise of the best of times. The senior soccer captain and member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers suffered through a challenging season last year at Rogers High School, only... More 

Diocese successfully lobbied session on life, gun issues

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 24, 2017   

Diocese of Little Rock leaders made their voices heard on issues including abortion, the death penalty and guns in churches during the 2017 legislative session. “I think but for a couple of issues it didn’t affect Catholic Charities offices... More 

Faithful follow Jesus' death, resurrection during Holy Week

Published: April 21, 2017         

A people living in darkness has seen a great light. On those who inhabit a land overshadowed by death, light has arisen. (Matthew 4:16) Parishioners at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers are illuminated by candles at the start of the Easter Vigil... More 

Sunday after Easter dedicated to message of Divine Mercy

Published: April 21, 2017   

Divine Mercy Sunday will be observed April 23 across the diocese. St. John Paul II put the devotion on the Church’s universal calendar for the Sunday after Easter. St. Faustina Kowalska is the Polish nun who promoted the Divine Mercy devotion... More 

Catholics join voices with others to oppose executions

By Malea Hargett, Published: April 19, 2017         

A string of faith and community events were held during Holy Week to mobilize Arkansans who oppose the death penalty while state and federal judges halted the executions. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a temporary injunction April 15 for... More 

Spring into your faith -- read Arkansas Catholic

Published: April 18, 2017   

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

A Catholic you want to know: Elden Lee Blakely

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: April 17, 2017   

Why you want to know Elden Lee Blakely: Elden has been involved in a ministry that serves the homeless in Rogers since its beginning in spring 2016. The “8th Street Motel Ministry,” so-called because of the location it serves, offers... More 

Benedictine sisters start novena for death row inmates

Published: April 17, 2017   

The Benedictine sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith are joined by laity as they begin a nine-day novena April 9 to pray for those scheduled to be executed April 17-27 by the State of Arkansas. Those praying in the monastery cemetery... More 

Trip to Rome brings rich history to life for new Catholics

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 15, 2017   

While RCIA candidates and elect learn about the rich history of the Catholic faith in preparation for joining the Church at Easter, converts Morgan Maxwell and John and Sondra Oliphant took it quite a bit farther, traveling 5,276 miles to the Vatican. “All... More