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Published: August 31, 2016   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Aug. 27 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 

Feeling unloved? Mother Teresa understood, priest said

By Cindy Wooden , Published: August 30, 2016   

ROME — In the chapel of the first house Blessed Teresa of Kolkata established in Rome, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk of the Missionaries of Charity talks about her life, mixing the concrete and even mundane with the spiritual and even mystical. “She... More 

Name chosen for Catholic high school in Ozarks

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: August 29, 2016      

ROGERS -- The ink had barely begun to dry on his contract before John Rocha began making plans for his next visit to northwest Arkansas. The newly hired head of school for the first-ever Catholic high school in the area had a long to-do list and he was... More 

‘Child prodigies’ delight Mass-goers with classical violins

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 27, 2016   

MOUNTAIN HOME — Ethan Sexauer is particular about just what style of music he likes to play on his violin. Baroque is his favorite and if it’s slow, forget it — “I’m not a fan of tortoise speeds,” he said. “I... More 

Rebecca Roebuck: Let it all out

Published: August 26, 2016   

Rebecca Roebuck, 21, a member of Christ the King Church in Fort Smith, is beginning her senior year at Oklahoma State University studying strategic communications and minoring in Spanish. As a high school student, she attended several Catholic Heart... More 

Mariana Rivera: Spirit of a missionary

Published: August 26, 2016   

As a child, all Mariana Rivera wanted to do was make a “difference in the world, make people smile, make people happy.” This month, she’ll do just that, beginning her 10-month missionary work at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb,... More 

Adam Koehler: Hog wild for the faith

Published: August 26, 2016   

When rooting for the Razorbacks is your passion, then working on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is where passion meets purpose. Since July 2015, Adam Koehler, a UA graduate, has been serving in campus ministry at St. Thomas... More 

MaryClaire Guanzon: Singing his praises

Published: August 26, 2016   

When MaryClaire Guanzon was 8 years old, she was diagnosed with a rare blood vessel disease that threatened her life while on vacation in her family’s native Philippines. After she survived, her parents began bringing her to daily Mass on Wednesdays... More 

Melissa Gramlich: Fostering young faith

Published: August 26, 2016   

After attending Catholic schools in Dallas, Melissa Gramlich knew that if she pursued teaching after earning her master’s degree, it would be in a Catholic school. Despite the “are you crazy” looks from fellow student teachers, salary... More 

Josue Rangel: Overcoming fear to help others

Published: August 26, 2016   

As a volunteer in Hispanic ministries through St. Anne Church in Berryville, Josue Rangel shows people how to overcome their fears over expressing their faith openly. He’s particularly good at it, largely because he knows exactly how they feel. “Whenever... More