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Greenbrier Catholics now have their own community

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 23, 2019         

GREENBRIER — Rosa Gomez and her husband Jose were ready to move to Conway. After 20 years in Greenbrier and commuting about 20 minutes or more to St. Joseph Church, they were ready to be closer to their parish. But on Jan. 12, the first Mass... More 

St. Romero and five of the greatest men in Bible

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: March 22, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily March 16. We are gathered here today to worship the Lord as a community that now bears the name of St. Oscar Romero — a great man from our own times — and of course his witness builds on that... More 

Sacrifice: Lessons from St. Katharine Drexel

By Sarah Duvall, Published: March 21, 2019   

St. Katharine Drexel, whose feast day was March 3, is one of my most favored Catholic role models. Katharine Drexel was born into a privileged family in Pennsylvania in 1858. Her family was very wealthy and Katharine and her sisters never wanted for anything. She... More 

Diving deep to find who the best fast-food fish sandwich

By Mark Pattison , Published: March 21, 2019   

WASHINGTON — Man does not live on bread alone. But on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent, he’d better not add meat to the menu. To help Catholics observe Lenten abstinence rules, any fast-food restaurant worth its salt — and sodium... More 

Want to read more Catholic news, commentary this Lent?

Published: March 20, 2019   

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

All for one: Ozark completes a memorable first season

By Dwain Hebda, Published: March 19, 2019   

If the inaugural season of Ozark Catholic Academy’s basketball program is any indication, God is a Griffins fan. The little squad that didn’t even have a gym when practices started — heck, they didn’t even have numbers —... More 

Bentonville swimmer driven to make her mark on sport

By Dwain Hebda, Published: March 18, 2019   

ROGERS — One could say Madeline Marks flipped from gymnastics to swimming in one day. It happened when she was 8 years old and attending an end-of-year swim party with her gymnastics team. While the girls were racing one another in the pool,... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Christie Powell

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 16, 2019   

Why you want to know Christie Powell: For 33 years, Christie Powell has been leading Catholic youth. A native of Morrilton, she was asked by three different priests to get involved with youth ministry and turned them down twice — the third time... More 

God is far bigger, more powerful than Big Bang

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: March 15, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Ash Wednesday, March 6. The human body is mostly water. Cremate it and all that’s left is a small box of ashes, and even that little bit is soon gone. Earth is just a tiny speck in the universe... More 

Campaign seeks elbow room for Tech student parishioners

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 14, 2019   

On any given Sunday, Arkansas Tech University students fill up the 55 chairs put out for Masses at St. Leo the Great University Church in Russellville. Then, more students pour into the kitchen. Then, more fill the room behind the kitchen. Sometimes,... More