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Millennial priests share talents, hobbies with their flocks

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 20, 2019      

When associate pastor Father Stephen Elser, 28, walks into a parish meeting at Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Smith, he has his iPad or computer ready. His homilies are typed up and uploaded to Dropbox, ready to sync to all his devices. “My... More 

Pope requires bishops, superiors to be held accountable

By Carol Glatz, Published: May 18, 2019   

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious superiors accountable in protecting minors as well as in protecting members of religious orders and seminarians from abuse. The new juridical... More 

Your best friend Jesus never leaves your side

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 16, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 1. Today is the Vocations Day for Central Arkansas Catholic schools, a day when we gather fifth grade boys and girls and invite you to consider whether the Lord may be calling you boys to serve him... More 

Sister Kimberly to lead monastery as administrator

Published: May 16, 2019   

Sister Kimberly Rose Prohaska, OSB, who has been serving as the subprioress of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith since 2011, has been named the interim administrator until they can hold an election in January. Sister Maria DeAngeli has been the... More 

Miskin credits his 'village' for fostering vocation

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 16, 2019   

Like a lot of seminarians, Deacon Jon Miskin has Bible verses that have inspired him on the long road to becoming a priest. But it’s the secular saying, “It takes a village,” that more accurately narrates that journey. “I’m... More 

Father Martin Amaro closer to God through youth ministry

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 16, 2019   

Father Martín Amaro would have every right to be stressed in the nine days leading up to his ordination in Rome. Because of the distance from the Diocese of Little Rock, Father Amaro was tasked with much of the planning, but in speaking with Arkansas... More 

Priests, family surround Father Amaro at ordination in Rome

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 16, 2019      

Inside the Choir Chapel in St. Peter Basilica in Rome, ornate artistic renderings of Christianity fill the space, from God creating the universe to the Israelites’ crossing of the Red Sea to the baptism of Christ. Amid the gold, marble and mosaic... More 

Sr. Kimberly to lead Fort Smith monastery through year

Published: May 15, 2019   

Sister Kimberly Rose Prohaska, OSB, who has been serving as the subprioress of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith since 2011, has been named the interim administrator until they can hold an election in January. Sister Maria DeAngeli has been the... More 

Arkansas Catholic keeps you updated wherever you go

Published: May 15, 2019   

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

Parson Simmons diving into sport few know much about

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 14, 2019   

Kellye Simmons remembers being more than a little skeptical the first time her son Parson showed an interest in diving. “He was 8 or 9 when he started and he said, ‘Hey, Mom. Watch this. You’re going to want to record this,’”... More