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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

North Little Rock choir to perform at Dublin Choral Festival

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 13, 2018   

Parishioners from Immaculate Conception Church and School in North Little Rock will travel to Ireland next year to sing in the Dublin Choral Festival. But they will give more than their voices, donating to a parish where they’ll celebrate Mass at... More 

Daughters leave southeast Arkansas after nearly 30 years

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 12, 2018   

After 28 years of providing a variety of health services to the poor and vulnerable in Lincoln and Desha counties, the Daughters of Charity are moving to other states. The final three sisters have moved or are moving this fall. Sister Cecillia Tsao... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Bob Honzik

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 10, 2018   

Why you want to know Robert Francis “Bob” Honzik: Bob Honzik has done more in his 20 years in Arkansas for the diocese and his parish than many do in a lifetime. He is dedicated to raising money and volunteering as a trustee with Knights of... More 

Souls suffer after abuse by clergy, but healing is possible

By Chris Baker, Published: November 8, 2018   

Chris Baker is sharing his painful reflections regarding the abuse he suffered years ago at the hands of former priest Bob Torres, its devastating impact in his spiritual life and his more recent path to healing. It is even more heart rending to know... More 

Golden Rule Clothes Closet closes after 27 years of giving

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: November 8, 2018   

FORT SMITH — The Golden Rule Clothes Closet, which provided clothing, household items, furniture, bicycles, toys and nursery equipment to the River Valley for 27 years, closed its doors permanently Nov. 3. “We’d even given away three... More 

Arkansas Catholic delivers the good news to the faithful

Published: November 7, 2018   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Nov. 3 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 

Parents pass on traditions with Nigerian harvest festival

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 6, 2018   

The Igbo people, the third largest ethnic group in Nigeria, gather each year to give thanks to God during the fall harvest. “The harvest is a Catholic tradition in our culture. Generally that’s our Thanksgiving. Our people in the community... More 

Central Americans seeking asylum find homes in Arkansas

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 5, 2018   

When a child lies down to sleep, nightmares can seep into their peaceful dreams. Though a parent, relative or caregiver can often calm them, for a 5-year-old girl who was kept in immigration detention for two months separated from her family, little can... More 

Give a Christmas gift of reading by donating to book drive

Published: November 3, 2018   

Arkansas Catholic is introducing a Christmas book drive for children in need being served by Catholic charities in the Diocese of Little Rock. The Good Book Drive kicked off Nov. 1 and will continue through Nov. 30. Parishes, schools and Catholic organizations... More 

Knights honor deceased priests with cemetery project

Published: November 2, 2018   

Amid fresh sod, flowers and benches, priests, seminarians and lay people gathered Oct. 23 as Bishop Anthony B. Taylor blessed the updated Priests’ Circle at Calvary Cemetery, praying for the 49 priests and all people buried in the diocesan-owned... More