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Friends, family, religious celebrate Msgr. Friend June 17

Published: June 26, 2017   

Family, fellow priests, former parishioners and coworkers attended a Mass June 17 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Msgr. Scott Friend’s ordination. The Mass was held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Little Rock, where Msgr. Friend, the... More 

Jericho Way now serving more homeless in Little Rock

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 24, 2017   

George Bowman, 65, had few options when he became a client at Jericho Way about three years ago. “I was in prison,” he said, then became homeless. “I came to Jericho Way for some help … God just blessed me.” Today,... More 

Faith challenge led to a deeper understanding

By Michael Broadwater, Published: June 23, 2017   

Heart pounding, I walked through the front doors of Catholic High and began my high school experience. I was expecting to grow physically and emotionally, but I had no idea of the tremendous changes my faith life would go through. Before I go into... More 

Msgr. Friend’s vision for ministry makes him a special priest

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

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered these comments June 17 at the conclusion of the Mass to celebrate Msgr. Scott Friend’s 30th anniversary of ordination. I think we all know that in addition to his larger group of disciples and apostles, Jesus... More 

Catholics from Arkansas among 3,000 invited to meeting

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 22, 2017   

A delegation of leaders from a variety of Church ministries in Arkansas will gather with fellow Catholics from throughout the nation in July to learn how to re-energize evangelization efforts by living out Pope Francis’ call of discipleship described... More 

The truth? You should be reading Arkansas Catholic

Published: June 21, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's June 17 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 

Love labors for parents who lose their babies

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 20, 2017   

In the United States, there are about 24,000 stillborn babies born each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Holy Sews ministry is there to make sure as many of those babies as possible can be cradled and covered in a... More 

Young farmers in the U.S., Uganda learn to help each other

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 19, 2017      

HOT SPRINGS — If a man is taught to farm, he is sustained for life. If entire generations of children and teenagers are taught the ins and outs of agriculture, they change the world around them, creating a culture of food stability and economic... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Tessie Bell

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 17, 2017   

Why you want to know Maria Therese “Tessie” Bell: For 50 years, Tessie has worked at what is now CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock. For most of her career, she has been a surgical nurse, assisting the surgeon and focusing on patient care. Bell... More 

What comes first in relationships? Love or trust?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 16, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily June 11. Have you ever figured out which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s a mystery, a circular mystery of cause and effect. Paleontologists can trace the evolution of today’s chicken... More