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Arkansas parishes announce Lenten activities schedule

Published: February 25, 2017   

Parishes in the Diocese of Little Rock provided these schedules for Lenten activities. Call or e-mail the parish for details before making your plans to attend. Holy Week events will be published later.   Bald Knob St. Richard Stations... More 

Jesus ‘kills’ our stony hearts, replaces with love

By Peyton Wilson, Published: February 24, 2017   

It was my fourth day in Puebla, Mexico, and the bus I was on shook with the impact of the pot-hole ridden ground so violently I was convinced we would never make it back to our missions center without popping a few tires along the way. The dust that had... More 

‘Fear of the Lord’ can keep you on right path

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: February 24, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Feb. 12 at St. Joseph Church in Conway. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” according to the book of Proverbs. It is also the seventh gift of the Holy Spirit. Indeed, not only... More 

CRS Rice Bowl donation a Lenten tradition

Published: February 24, 2017   

The season of Lent is marked by many traditions among Catholics in the United States. Symbolized by its ubiquitous cardboard box, CRS Rice Bowl has been a tradition for generations of Catholics. Beginning in 1975 as a response to a growing famine in Africa,... More 

Lent guidelines for fasting and abstinence

Published: February 24, 2017   

As we enter into the season of Lent, it is helpful to recall the discipline of the Church with regards to fast, abstinence and other forms of penance. 1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. The law of fasting allows one full... More 

Diocese of Little Rock: Take a phone, television fast

Published: February 23, 2017   

For the first time ever, the Diocese of Little Rock is inviting people to “fast” by turning off their cell phones and televisions on Ash Wednesday, March 1 and Good Friday, April 14.   Silencing phones and televisions for all or part... More 

Ayune de teléfono y televisor el 1o de marzo

Published: February 22, 2017   

Por primera vez, la Diócesis de Little Rock invita al pueblo a que “ayune” apagando sus teléfonos celulares y televisores el Miércoles de Ceniza, 1º de marzo y el Viernes Santo, 14 de abril.  Silenciar nuestros... More 

Don't miss out on the latest news in Arkansas Catholic

Published: February 22, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Feb. 18 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 

Bishops say migrants should be treated with dignity

By Rhina Guidos , Published: February 21, 2017   

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a joint statement, Catholic bishops whose dioceses are along the U.S.-Mexico border spoke of the "pain, the fear, and the anguish" they're seeing in immigrants and vowed to follow the example of the pope in building... More 

Diocesan Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements for 2016

Published: February 20, 2017   

The complete Diocese of Little Rock Auditor's Report and Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, were published in the Feb. 18, 2017 issue of Arkansas Catholic. You may download a PDF file of the report, below. Dear Friends... More