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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

How do I know God’s plan for me?

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 22, 2018   

To help the faithful understand their gifts more fully and how to use them to give glory to God and to learn the tools for one-on-one evangelization, the diocesan Faith Formation Office is rolling out two new programs: Called and Gifted and Ananias Training. Both... More 

We honor sexual abuse victims who show courage coming forward

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 21, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this recorded homily in all Masses Sept. 15-16. In the wake of the scandals surrounding ex-Cardinal McCarrick and the Pennsylvania Grand Jury’s report regarding over 1,000 cases of sexual abuse by some 300 priests... More 

Parents: Help teens, young adults cling to faith during crisis

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: September 21, 2018   

ROGERS — On many parents’ minds is how to openly address the topic of sexual abuse among clergy with their teens and young adults. The disclosure of 12 names of priests who ministered in Arkansas and have credible allegations against them... More 

Men move forward toward their diaconate ordination

By Arkansas Catholic, Published: September 21, 2018      

Sixty-two men are continuing in the next stage toward becoming permanent deacons. They were accepted as candidates for holy orders during a Mass Sept. 8 at St. John Center in Little Rock. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor asked the men if they were ready to... More 

Pope Francis unveils new rules for Synod of Bishops

By Cindy Wooden , Published: September 19, 2018   

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Synod of Bishops increasingly should be a structure for listening to the Catholic faithful, demonstrating a local bishop's concern for the entire church and a means of expressing all the bishops' unity with the pope,... More 

Catholic Charities assists Florence disaster relief

By Catholic News Service, Published: September 18, 2018   

RALEIGH, N.C. (CNS) -- The Carolinas were hard hit with record rainfall and flooding rivers from tropical storm Florence since it made landfall Sept. 14. And although the storm was downgraded from a hurricane to a Category 1 tropical storm, it still caused... More 

Lady Bulldogs aim to finish last year’s business in volleyball

By Dwain Hebda, Published: September 17, 2018   

CONWAY — St. Joseph High School’s Lady Bulldogs had a scrapbook season last year, winning the conference title and their first district crown in four years. The only mar on the Conway school’s otherwise perfect season was being denied... More 

Roset o’ stone: Brothers making mark in wrestling ranks

By Dwain Hebda, Published: September 15, 2018   

“Front!” Catholic High wrestling coach Paul Mammarelli’s voice pops like a firecracker amid the dull thud-thud-thud of wrestlers’ feet running laps on the mat. On command, 20 bodies go prone, then pop back to their... More 

Six things you can do to get yourself to heaven

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 14, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 5 on the feast of St. Teresa of Kolkata. Nowhere does Jesus ever say that a correct understanding of doctrine is necessary for salvation. Obviously good information is better than bad information,... More 

Leaders in schools office targeting enrollment, marketing

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 13, 2018   

New leaders at the helm of the Catholic Schools Office can relate to the principals and teachers they serve because they’ve been in their shoes. While the office had 16 years of leadership with superintendent Vernell Bowen, who retired in June after... More