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First-year coach looks to lead MSM Belles back to state

By Dwain Hebda, Published: January 21, 2017      

Lauren Ramsey, 26, carries herself in practice with the cool confidence of a coach many years her senior. The first-year head coach of the Mount St. Mary Academy varsity basketball team shouts instructions to her players only sparingly and without the... More 

Hospital minister dies a week after retirement

Published: January 20, 2017   

Sister Margaret Meisner, SCN, who retired Jan. 4 after 22 years serving at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock, died from cancer complications Jan. 10. She was 80. A native of Louisville, Ky., Sister Margaret was born April 16, 1936, to parents... More 

Marylake’s superior dies Jan. 8 after heart attack

Published: January 20, 2017   

Father John Michael Payne, OCD, who served as superior of Marylake Monastery in Little Rock since 2014, died from a heart attack Jan. 8. He was 75. Father Payne was born Patrick John Payne in San Francisco Aug. 11, 1941, to parents Morgan and Georgina... More 

Put teachings of Jesus and Dr. King into action

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: January 20, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Jan. 14 during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. Last weekend on the feast of the Epiphany I recalled an experience that occurred the summer... More 

Daniel Rudd Award presented to Juanita Currie

Published: January 20, 2017      

The Diocesan Council for Black Catholics honored Juanita Currie, a member of St. Peter Church in Pine Bluff, with its annual Daniel Rudd Memorial Award during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass Jan. 14 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little... More 

Catholics keep eyes on Arkansas lawmakers

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 19, 2017   

This year’s Arkansas legislative session could be tagged with the phrase, “No news is good news.” While the Diocese of Little Rock monitors what bills are presented to make sure social and moral teachings of the Church are not being... More 

Arkansas Catholic faithfully brings you the news

Published: January 18, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Jan. 14 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 

Charismatic Renewal hosts worship conference in Conway

Published: January 17, 2017   

CONWAY — Lynn Pellegrino believes worshipping God through music “is like praying in double-time.” It’s more than just singing or listening to a song — it’s about a feeling, a spiritual movement within the soul. “It... More 

Sister Margaret honored for almost 25 years at St. Vincent

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 16, 2017         

Sister Margaret Meisner has been a warm smile, a spiritual guide and a loving friend to patients and employees at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock for almost 25 years. But her kind eyes and dedication represent something more — a legacy... More 

'Circle the City' events planned to foster peace

By Rhina Guidos , Published: January 14, 2017   

WASHINGTON — Sister Rita Petruziello said she could feel the “contention and nastiness” in the air during the presidential election campaign of the last year. Instead of getting better as the process went along, it kept getting worse. “It... More