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The Bruzatoris in North Little Rock an all-American family

By Dwain Hebda, Published: September 27, 2016   

Willy Bruzatori glances down at his smartphone and with a few flicks of his fingers, checks his messages. The phone has been buzzing off his hip for a while and it’s time to get caught up. He sighs. “See, I’m a real American,”... More 

The root of the problem is your marriage, not money

Published: September 26, 2016   

Dear Dave, I make $2,100 a month after taxes, and I have accumulated $46,000 in credit card debt. My husband makes more than I do, but he won’t help me. He says I got myself into this mess, so it’s my job to stop being irresponsible and... More 

Religious jubilarians honored with Mass at Holy Souls

Published: September 26, 2016      

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor stands with three religious jubilarians who attended a day-long program Sept. 17 at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock: Sister Teresa Kelone, RSM (left), 50 years; Sister Eileen Schneider, OSB, 60 years; and Sister... More 

Msgr. Sebaugh, technology director for 30 years, dies

Published: September 23, 2016   

Msgr. Thomas Sebaugh, who served as the director of information systems in the Diocese of Little Rock for 30 years, died Sept. 22. He was 87. Born Aug. 3, 1929, Msgr. Sebaugh grew up in Camden, praying the rosary with his family nightly with the intentions... More 

Know contrast between good wealth, bad wealth

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 23, 2016   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 18. I think we’ve all met people who use their money to buy the favor of others. The rich kid who showers gifts on those whose friendship he wants. Parents who spoil their kids for fear of... More 

Father Aaron led retreats, parishes, classrooms

Published: September 23, 2016   

Father Aaron Pirrera, OSB, who spent years as an educator for Subiaco Academy and pastor at St. Benedict Church, died Sept. 18 after declining health from diabetes. He was 72. Born Charles Pirrera on Aug. 7, 1944, in Chicago to Carl and Mary Midiri... More 

High school seeks to buy land, buildings in Fort Smith

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: September 23, 2016   

FORT SMITH — Plans for a Catholic high school in Fort Smith moved forward Sept. 15 when the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority approved the Fort Smith Catholic High School board to buy a small tract of land with six existing buildings in the Chaffee... More 

Pocket prayer protecting police officers, fire fighters

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 23, 2016   

BENTON — School Resource Officer Bobby Shell with the Benton Police Department made it a point to shake Terri Conrad’s hand as she handed over a basket of St. Michael the Archangel coins to the group of officers eagerly awaiting a chance to... More 

'Islam in the Year of Mercy' allows Catholic-Muslim dialogue

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 22, 2016   

Catholics gathered Sept. 17 to hear speakers talk about their reverence and love for Jesus, how the Virgin Mary influences the lives of women and how prayer and devotion to God is more than just a religion — it’s a way of life. The speakers... More 

Arkansas Catholic keeps readers connected to their faith

Published: September 21, 2016   

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