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One Percent Challenge encourages faithful to read Bible

By Aprille Hanson, Published: October 23, 2018   

Cradle Catholic Jody Marra did not read her Bible regularly for the same reason many Catholics do not dust off theirs — life’s distractions. “I maybe got my Bible out once every couple weeks. It was very non-specific,” the 42-year-old... More 

Judges, lawyers, public servants gather for annual Red Mass

Published: October 22, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor emphasized to the judges, lawyers, politicians and other public servants present for the 24th annual Red Mass at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock “the importance of our coming humbly before our all-powerful, all-knowing... More 

Little Portion Hermitage celebrates 40 years in the Ozarks

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: October 20, 2018   

BERRYVILLE — Forty years ago, a remote but peaceful area in the Ozark Mountains was eyed for beginning a community of religious. It was here, in the hilly outskirts of Berryville, that founder John Michael Talbot realized his dream of finding tranquility... More 

Get priorities straight, be disciplined for a better life

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 18, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 14. Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mexican Martyrs Council of the Knights of Columbus here in Rogers. Since this is a Spanish language council, it is obvious that the great majority... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Debbie Eckert

By Dwain Hebda, Published: October 18, 2018   

Why you want to know Debbie Eckert: A businesswoman of more than 30 years, Debbie was inspired several years ago to be more outward in her faith, completing the diocese’s spiritual direction training and being a fixture of Cursillo, Magnificat ministry... More 

Benedictines bring saints with them to new monastery

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: October 18, 2018      

FORT SMITH — The transition to a smaller monastery for the nuns at St. Scholastica Monastery was made easier with a familiar sight: stained-glass windows of Benedictine saints that were transferred to their new home. Several hundred friends,... More 

Arkansas Catholic connects you to news in print, digitally

Published: October 17, 2018   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Oct. 13 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 

At monastery, ‘OSB’ also stands for ‘Original Subiaco Brew’

By Dwain Hebda, Published: October 16, 2018   

At long last, the art of the brew has come home to Logan County. After years of brewing beer in small batches just for internal consumption by the resident Benedictine monks, the community is on the threshold of releasing its first commercial offering,... More 

Nicole Lashbrook: Mixing leadership, faith, respect for life

Published: October 15, 2018   

Nicole Lashbrook knows a lot about leadership. As a West Point graduate and 10-year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Chicago native learned the finer points of mobilizing others from the very best. As executive director of Arkansas Pregnancy Resource... More 

Ike Eisenhauer: Cares about his community

Published: October 13, 2018   

In James 2:17, it’s clear: “So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” For Ike Eisenhauer, his faith is alive and vibrant thanks to his constant giving to charitable causes and the Church. “Not a day goes... More