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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

It’s puppy love for Brother Richard, students and new dog

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 25, 2016      

New Catholic High School freshman Titus has just a few things to learn — how to sit and listen, understand when to be quiet and to use the restroom outside. He is, after all, just an 18-week old German Shepherd with some big paws to fill —... More 

‘Tiny living’ is popular, but isn’t worth all the risks

Published: August 24, 2016   

Dear Dave, What is your opinion on paying cash for a “tiny house”? Wes Dear Wes, This may be a really un-hip or un-cool thing to say, but I wouldn’t buy a tiny house at all. Paying cash for something like that might make the mover... More 

Arkansas Catholic delivers news to you wherever you go

Published: August 24, 2016   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Aug. 20 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 

46 students get support from Florida family foundation

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 23, 2016   

Helping to make Catholic education affordable often starts with people like George and Mary Kremer. Since 1985, the George and Mary Kremer Foundation, based in Naples, Fla., has provided grants to kindergarten to eighth-grade schools throughout the country... More 

Schools seek tools to boost Hispanic enrollment

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 22, 2016   

By 2020, Latinos will make up the majority in the Catholic Church. In 2043, they will make up the majority in the United States. The statistics, pulled from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. Census, are just one of the many... More 

Lutherans and Catholics: 500 years divided, 50 in dialogue

By Christine Bordelon , Published: August 21, 2016   

NEW ORLEANS -- When Martin Luther wrote his "Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences" in 1517 -- mostly challenging the Catholic Church's sale of indulgences -- and posted it on the Wittenberg Castle door, it forever changed... More 

Father Rossi remembered as teacher, pastor around state

Published: August 19, 2016   

Father Raymond Rossi, who taught at Catholic High School for Boys for 20 years and served many parishes in Arkansas, died Aug. 14 from a long illness. He was 85. Born April 30, 1931, in Center Ridge to Frank and Mary Rossi, he was one of... More 

Catholic Schools Calendar: Little Rock/North Little Rock

Published: August 19, 2016   

Aug. 15: First day of school Sept. 5: Labor Day, schools closed Sept. 23: Professional Day for teachers, schools closed Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving break, schools closed Dec. 19-30: Christmas break, schools closed Jan. 2: Schools reopen after... More 

School choice: What does future hold for Arkansas?

By Vernell Bowen, Published: August 19, 2016   

The number of states offering some form of voucher program for school choice has gained momentum in many states over the past 20 years. The school choice movement was begun by Nobel Prize-winning economist Dr. Milton Freidman. Friedman believed that... More 

New leaders chosen for Paris, Conway schools

Published: August 19, 2016   

Christy Koprovic St. Joseph, Paris • Hometown: Fort Smith • Education: Non-Public School Administration Certification, University of Dallas, 2008; master’s degree in early childhood education, University of Phoenix, 2006; bachelor’s... More