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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 

Jonesboro parish breaks ground for new church

By Sarah Morris, Published: March 23, 2017         

JONESBORO — Charlotte Hemphill has considered the Blessed Sacrament Parish as family for 40 years. She was married at the Jonesboro church, watched her children baptized and married and has made a countless number of memories within the church. “My... More 

Stay connected to your faith by reading Arkansas Catholic

Published: March 22, 2017   

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

Father Stanley Rother will be beatified Sept. 23

Published: March 21, 2017   

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Father Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma. “It’s official!... More 

Pope Francis to visit Colombia in September

By Carol Glatz , Published: March 20, 2017   

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will be visiting Colombia in mid-September as the Latin American nation works to implement a new peace deal and rebuild after 52 years of war. The Vatican announced March 10 that the pope had accepted the invitation... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Justin White

By Fran Presley, Published: March 18, 2017   

Why you want to know Justin S. White: Justin is one of the founders of a faith formation class for parents and singles eager to learn more about their faith and to be of support to their parish family. He and his wife Kelli also teach a baptism class.... More 

Jesus shares more with Peter, James and John

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: March 17, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily March 11 for the Congress of the School of Evangelization of St. Andrew. You and I are closer to some people than we are to others. We have acquaintances, friends and loved ones. We share some things with... More 

Catholic peace group back in Arkansas after decades

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 16, 2017   

Welcoming the stranger binds most of the world’s major religions and when we close that door, we are closing it to God. Judge Annabelle Imber Tuck, a retired Arkansas Supreme Court justice, explained this concept and the need for compassion and... More