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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

Diocese to ordain its first Venezuelan to the priesthood

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 11, 2017   

While children dream of Santa’s reindeer hooves tapping on the roof with the promise of presents, Deacon Nelson Rubio said he is “living in a children’s story” of his own, a happy anticipation for the greatest gift he’ll... More 

Wrestling coach, son carry on legacy of competition

By Dwain Hebda, Published: December 9, 2017   

The Catholic High wrestling team’s practice space is lined with thick mats and grappling athletes. Along one wall, backpacks lie slipshod on the floor under the portraits of past champions that peer down, gauging the new season’s crop.... More 

Don’t get consumed by the Four Dangerous Ps

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 7, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 3. When I was a priest in Oklahoma City the priests in the area took turns carrying a hospital beeper at night so that a priest would always be available in case of emergency. Ten of us took turns,... More 

Meeting archbishop opens heart to confession

By Michael Broadwater, Published: December 7, 2017   

I have to admit, I’ve always been hesitant about reconciliation. My mom or one of my friends will ask if I’ve been to confession recently, and I get this terrible anxious feeling in my stomach. There’s something about telling a priest... More 

Court keeps Medicaid block on Planned Parenthood clinics

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 7, 2017   

Pro-life Arkansans had more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving as the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request Nov. 13 to revisit a three-judge panel decision to stop Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. “We were very happy with... More 

Arkansas Catholic gives local, global news all year long

Published: December 6, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Dec. 2 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 

Pope Francis calls for dialogue, respect in Myanmar

By Cindy Wooden , Published: December 5, 2017   

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As on every papal trip, Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh included a mix of meetings with government officials and events focused firmly on the nations' Catholic communities. The political implications of his... More 

Warren Catholics find former farm co-op to convert

By Brenda Clark, Published: December 4, 2017   

WARREN — St. Luke Church in Warren has purchased a former farmers co-op and will transform it into its new church campus. Pastor Father Eddie D’Almeida said the parish members have been working toward a new church for a long while. “I... More 

Your guide to Christmas gifts from religious communities

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 2, 2017      

While stores will be flooded this Christmas season with shoppers trying to find presents for family and friends, religious communities throughout the United States hope to sell homemade or one-of-a-kind gifts to those who wish to find both unique and... More 

Blind beggar’s story shows us persistence, loyalty

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 1, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 20. In today’s Gospel we have the story of a blind beggar whose healing by Jesus has a lot to teach us as we gather to thank the Lord for his many blessings in our lives and to pray for our... More