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Arkansas Catholic brings the good news to the faithful

Published: March 29, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's March 25 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 

Can I?: Answers to common marriage questions

Published: March 28, 2017   

Deacon Matt Glover, chancellor for canonical affairs for the Diocese of Little Rock, answers common questions engaged couples might have about what is expected of them from Church law when it comes to their wedding and marriage. What are the “right”... More 

New clergy assigned to Fort Smith, Fayetteville parishes

Published: March 27, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments: Effective June 13 Rev. Babu Rao Battula relieved of his responsibilities as pastor of Christ the King Church in Fort Smith to continue his ministry in his home Diocese of Nellore,... More 

Debt-free, budgeted weddings are best start for marriage

Published: March 27, 2017   

Elizabeth Reha, director of the diocesan Family Life Office, said the top questions she hears from engaged couples are about finances. Some of the questions are how to blend their money together and also concerns about debt. “I have heard on... More 

Preparation must center on marriage and faith

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 27, 2017      

On March 4, Bob and Dolores Moellers renewed their commitment to each other before God at Christ the King Church in Little Rock, surrounded by more than 50 people their love had brought together — nine children, their spouses and grandchildren.  It... More 

Checklist for your Catholic wedding

Published: March 26, 2017   

• Contact your parish to set up an appointment with your pastor at least six months prior to your tentative wedding date. At this time, the initial paperwork and assessment will begin. This would be the time to discuss special circumstances with... More 

‘St. Joseph gets lost’ among saints, altar organizer says

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 25, 2017         

HOT SPRINGS — A statue of St. Joseph holding Jesus stood tall among a variety of foods, photos and mementos from around the world in the parish hall of St. Mary Church in Hot Springs. In celebration of St. Joseph’s March 20 feast day, parishioners... More 

Don’t miss spiritual benefits of fasting, almsgiving

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: March 23, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Ash Wednesday, March 1. A hypocrite is a person who does the right thing for self-serving reasons. In today’s Gospel we see how this can occur in the case of almsgiving, prayer and fasting —... More 

We struggle to keep our Christian identity

By Apolo Castillo Jr., Published: March 23, 2017   

As a child, the challenge in life was to sit still. Not the easiest for a bouncy and impatient boy. Often, I would be told to stop moving, sit quietly and think about God. One time, I asked my mom, “Is there anything God can’t do?” She... More 

Deacon Zavala served in Siloam Springs since 2012

Published: March 23, 2017   

Deacon Salvador Zavala, who served as a deacon at St. Mary Church in Siloam Springs since 2012, died March 12.  He was 68. He was born May 15, 1948, in Salinas, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, the son of Secundino Zavala and Paula López.... More