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Catholic high school site chosen in Northwest Arkansas

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: April 29, 2017   

TONTITOWN — Every big venture has both the dreamers and realists. But chalk this one up to the dreamers. For decades now, a dream has thrived to establish a Catholic high school in the northwest Arkansas. Despite a series of false starts in the... More 

Deadly medicine: Will the executions continue?

By Malea Hargett, Published: April 27, 2017   

Arkansas might find it difficult to acquire and use drugs normally used to treat patients for minor procedures and surgeries to carry out any more executions in 2017. The state has so far executed three men -- Ledell Lee, April 20 and Jack Jones and Marcel... More 

Capital punishment returns to Arkansas, three executed

By Malea Hargett, Published: April 27, 2017      

Arkansas resumed executions April 20 after a 12-year break. Ledell Lee was executed April 20, and Jack Jones and Marcel Williams were executed April 24, marking Arkansas’ first double execution since 1999 and the country’s first double... More 

2017-2018 school year calendar announced

Published: April 26, 2017   

The 2017-2018 school calendar for central Arkansas Catholic schools was recently released by the Office of Catholic Schools. Aug. 16: First day of school Sept. 4: Labor Day, school closed* Sept. 29: Professional Day for teachers, school closed* Nov.... More 

Eucharist, priesthood center on Jesus’ command

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 26, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Holy Thursday, April 13. Today begins the sacred Triduum, the three holiest days of the year, our High Holy Days, so to speak: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The days when evil did its... More 

Make Arkansas Catholic your go-to news source

Published: April 26, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's April 22 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 

Should I get free tuition or go to Christian college?

Published: April 25, 2017   

Dear Dave, I am 18 years old and homeschooled. I want to continue my education this fall, and my dad works at a college near our home. I would get free tuition, but there’s another college farther from home that I like just as much — but... More 

Rogers soccer standout rides the highs and lows alike

By Dwain Hebda, Published: April 25, 2017   

For Mary Treacy, it’s been the worst of times followed by the promise of the best of times. The senior soccer captain and member of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers suffered through a challenging season last year at Rogers High School, only... More 

Diocese successfully lobbied session on life, gun issues

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 24, 2017   

Diocese of Little Rock leaders made their voices heard on issues including abortion, the death penalty and guns in churches during the 2017 legislative session. “I think but for a couple of issues it didn’t affect Catholic Charities offices... More 

Darkness exists, but we are people of the light

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 21, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily on Holy Saturday, April 15. The events we celebrate today can be summarized by a single phrase: “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” We find this phrase... More