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Pope: Sow peace, admit mistakes before Christmas

By Carol Glatz, Published: December 15, 2018   

VATICAN CITY — Advent is a time for people to think about what they can change about themselves so that they can sow the seeds of peace, justice and fraternity in their daily lives, Pope Francis said. The Advent season is a call for personal... More 

Waiting, preparing: Observe the season of Advents

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 13, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 9 for Lessons and Carols at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Last Sunday we began another Advent, a time of expectation, waiting for the arrival of our Savior. The word “ad-vent”... More 

Culture, tradition mark Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration

By Malea Hargett, Published: December 13, 2018      

Mass to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe and Immaculate Conception Dec. 8 at Holy Spirit Church in Hamburg was a colorful sight with women and men dressed in traditional clothing from Mexico. Many women and girls wore rainbow-colored ribbons on their... More 

Arkansas Catholic gives needed information all year

Published: December 12, 2018   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Dec. 8 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 

In the pool or out, MSM sophomore commands attention

By Dwain Hebda, Published: December 11, 2018   

Kate Goldtrap shifts in her chair and doubtfully eyes the Arkansas Catholic reporter. The soft-spoken sophomore has been customarily polite throughout the interview but incredulity creeps into her face when she’s asked how one successfully twirls... More 

Filipino Catholics will gather for Christmas celebrations

By Dwain Hebda, Published: December 10, 2018   

Filipino Catholics in central Arkansas are preparing for the second annual observance of Simbang Gabi, a traditional Christmas celebration. “When you talk to Filipinos, Simbang Gabi brings up a lot of energy and excitement for Christmas,”... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Aj and Marjorie Williams-Smith

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 8, 2018   

Why you want to know Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith: Aj and Marjorie bring spirituality into their work as artists, drawing from their faith. Both have served as professors in the University of Arkansas Little Rock art department, where Aj currently... More 

Gender pronouns get more thought in colleges, workplaces

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: December 7, 2018   

ROGERS — Just a few months ago, our son was preparing to head for college. As a freshman, he received a letter from an upperclassman in his field of interest. The individual was welcoming him to the campus and familiarizing him with activities in... More 

Love is a choice, an act — not an emotion

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 7, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 4. What words would you like to have on your lips at the moment of death? Your plane is falling from the sky, you’re headed over the waterfall, your car is about to crash. Can you imagine... More 

New Diocesan Pastoral Council engages laity in decisions

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 6, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor has instituted a Diocesan Pastoral Council, giving the laity more input on matters that relate to the Church in Arkansas. “To respond to Pope Francis’ encouragement to involve the laity more fully in the process... More