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New Catholic principals leading schools in five cities

Published: August 19, 2017   

Courtney Pope St. Joseph Elementary, Conway Hometown: Bigelow Education: Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, University of Central Arkansas; master’s degree in reading; educational specialist Educational experience: Mayflower... More 

Love and trust will grow if courage is displayed

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 18, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 13. The word “courage” comes from the word for “heart” — that’s why we call a heart attack a “coronary.” We are only courageous about those things to... More 

Scheduling family time important for child’s growth

By Vernell Bowen, Published: August 18, 2017   

As I began to think about my column for the back-to-school issue for the Catholic Schools Herald section, I thought I would investigate what research is saying about family time together. With school beginning and the family getting settled into the routine... More 

Five educators to begin master’s degree program

Published: August 18, 2017   

Three new principals and two teachers in the Diocese of Little Rock are beginning their paths toward earning master’s degree in Catholic school leadership through St. Louis University. The special opportunity will allow four of the educators... More 

Principals go above and beyond job description

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 17, 2017   

Denise Troutman wakes up at 4:15 a.m. each school day, pours herself a cup of coffee and prays the rosary. “I have to pray before I come,” she said with a laugh, knowing that with each “Hail Mary” she’s asking God to help... More 

Fr. Gregory Hart taking medical leave; new pastor named

Published: August 14, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments. Effective Sept. 1 Rev. Gregory G. Hart relieved of his responsibilities as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Tontitown to begin a medical leave of absence for an undetermined... More 

Vatican survey seeking input from teens, young adults

By Carol Glatz , Published: August 14, 2017   

VATICAN CITY — To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16- to 29-year-olds around the world. The... More 

While you weren’t looking

Published: August 12, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Aug. 12 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 

Conform yourself to the image of Jesus Christ

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: August 12, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Aug. 5 for seminarians and their families. Perhaps you remember the beautiful Preface we pray at the ordination Mass for priests and deacons. This Preface is very rich theologically, but the last sentence... More 

Father Richard Walz known for his music and Monk Sauce

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 12, 2017   

Growing up in a family of six on a dairy farm in Poplar Bluff, Mo., James Raymond Walz quickly learned the value of hard work and working together. “We actually milked cows and grew a lot of vegetables because my dad sold milk house to house,”... More