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Arkansas Supreme Court approves executions

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 24, 2016   

Arkansas has the green light from the state Supreme Court to execute eight death row inmates, ruling that it is constitutional to keep the maker and seller of the lethal injection drugs a secret. “The circuit court erred in ruling that public... More 

God can guide fathers to self-sacrificing love

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 23, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 19. One of the great tasks of life is to learn and become who we are to be. This struggle to discover and establish one’s identity is especially acute during adolescence, but it doesn’t... More 

Msgr. Lawrence Frederick took leap of faith 50 years ago

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 23, 2016   

Msgr. Lawrence Avon Frederick took a leap of faith 50 years ago, leaving a job as an aeronautical engineer to join the seminary, “just to see,” if God was truly calling him. On his jubilee year, he took another leap — off a 14-story... More 

Digital, print editions are perfect beach reading

Published: June 22, 2016   

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

Family comes first and then ‘outrageous generosity’

Published: June 21, 2016   

Dear Dave, I’ve heard you talk about the importance of giving using the phrase “outrageous generosity.” But at what point does outrageous generosity become foolish overspending? Josiah Dear Josiah, This is a good question. Your... More 

Don’t panic, but do learn about Zika virus

Published: June 21, 2016   

It is reasonable to be concerned about the Zika virus, the director of the Westside Free Medical Clinic in Little Rock said. Karen DiPippa, who operates the Catholic Charities clinic, said the connection between the virus and birth defects in unborn babies... More 

Msgr. James Mancini drives out demons through prayer

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 20, 2016   

A young Jimmy Mancini played the part of a priest long before his ordination. With a dishcloth for a chasuble, a piece of bread sliced into a circle and his little sister altar serving for him, he held the host as high as he could for just a boy of about... More 

Bishop celebrates special confirmations for disabled

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: June 18, 2016   

ROGERS — Parents of special needs children are all too familiar with the everyday challenges and obstacles their children face. The tasks of learning to socialize, keep up with education and manage day-to-day skills can present a host of difficulties... More 

‘Love one another’ is a greater commandment

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 17, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 2 for the diaconate ordination for William Burmester at St. Joseph Church in Conway. Will, one of the biggest misconceptions people have about the teaching of Jesus has to do with his commandment... More 

Students certified by Little Rock Theology Institute

By Dwain Hebda, Published: June 17, 2016      

The Little Rock Theology Institute awarded certificates of completion to nine students June 4, having completed the institute’s three-year coursework in theology. New graduates include Joe Redden of St. Edward Church, Texarkana (back row from... More