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Jonesboro parish breaks ground for new church

By Sarah Morris, Published: March 23, 2017         

JONESBORO — Charlotte Hemphill has considered the Blessed Sacrament Parish as family for 40 years. She was married at the Jonesboro church, watched her children baptized and married and has made a countless number of memories within the church. “My... More 

Stay connected to your faith by reading Arkansas Catholic

Published: March 22, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's March 18 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 

Father Stanley Rother will be beatified Sept. 23

Published: March 21, 2017   

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma. “It’s official!... More 

Pope Francis to visit Colombia in September

By Carol Glatz , Published: March 20, 2017   

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will be visiting Colombia in mid-September as the Latin American nation works to implement a new peace deal and rebuild after 52 years of war. The Vatican announced March 10 that the pope had accepted the invitation... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Justin White

By Fran Presley, Published: March 18, 2017   

Why you want to know Justin S. White: Justin is one of the founders of a faith formation class for parents and singles eager to learn more about their faith and to be of support to their parish family. He and his wife Kelli also teach a baptism class.... More 

Catholic peace group back in Arkansas after decades

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 16, 2017   

Welcoming the stranger binds most of the world’s major religions and when we close that door, we are closing it to God. Judge Annabelle Imber Tuck, a retired Arkansas Supreme Court justice, explained this concept and the need for compassion and... More 

Arkansas Catholic readers learn more about the faith

Published: March 15, 2017   

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

Mountain biker finds his groove with new CHS club

By Dwain Hebda, Published: March 14, 2017   

Davis Bennett is a man of few words. Asked what piqued his interest in the Catholic High mountain bike club, the sophomore cuts right to the chase. “They just mentioned it over the announcements at school,” he said. “I’ve always... More 

Searching and finding God in college common for students

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 13, 2017         

Freshman year was rough for Zachary Henson. After heartbreak, feeling stunted in his Catholic faith as if he was praying to a “brick wall” and joining a fraternity, his life was spiraling.  “I was living out the fraternal lifestyle... More 

What do you do with a million pencils? Recycle and reuse

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 11, 2017   

Catholic school students and children in need throughout Arkansas will soon be adding creativity to all their artwork and worksheets thanks to a new batch of colored pencils — a million, to be exact. A central Arkansas company that was ending... More