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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

When job changes, make sure to roll 401(k) into an IRA

Published: January 22, 2019   

Dear Dave, What happens to my Roth 401(k) when I change jobs and go to a company that doesn’t offer this type of investment savings account? How should you proceed in this situation? Jamie Dear Jamie, Anytime you leave one company for another,... More 

Mother-daughter team has success on NLR school’s count

By Dwain Hebda, Published: January 22, 2019   

Through the double doors at the end of a brightly-lit hallway, Lucy Reyes and her eldest daughter Mihaela stride into the half-darkened North Little Rock Catholic Academy gym. A loose gaggle of fifth-grade girls loll near the entrance not far from... More 

St. Theresa athletic directors invest time in players

By Dwain Hebda, Published: January 21, 2019   

It’s game night in Little Rock. For a few bucks and a bag of popcorn, fans get a full evening’s entertainment watching Parochial League basketball teams square off. Classmates chatter and grandparents beam. It’s a tradition that goes... More 

Traditional, modern meld at new church in Jonesboro

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 19, 2019      

After about 19 years of anticipation, Blessed Sacrament Church on East Highland Drive in Jonesboro officially became a house of God. There has been sadness, saying goodbye to the old church building filled with 84 years of sacramental memories. But... More 

Incense, candles, oil help us realize house of God

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: January 18, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Jan. 13 at the Blessed Sacrament Church dedication in Jonesboro. When I was in seminary I learned the theological meaning of the sacraments and how our celebration of the sacraments has evolved over time,... More 

Catholic Health Initiatives to merge with Dignity Health

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 17, 2019   

Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health will merge to become CommonSpirit Health, forming one of the country’s largest health systems. CHI operates four hospitals and several clinics in Arkansas. Completion of the merger was delayed one... More 

Let Arkansas Catholic fill you spiritually for 2019 and beyond

Published: January 16, 2019   

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

Conference, procession to lead into Mass for Life

Published: January 15, 2019   

Catholics attending the annual Mass for Life will have two new opportunities to expand and show their support for respect life issues. The Diocese of Little Rock has also moved the Mass Sunday, Jan. 20 back to a larger downtown facility to allow for... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Mike Ferguson

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: January 14, 2019   

Why you want to know Mike Ferguson: Ferguson, who converted to Catholicism in 1998, has shared his many gifts and talents with the Catholic Charismatic Conference, playing music with a group for 18 years. In his parish, he has been a substitute musician,... More 

Asking Catherine Phillips about respecting life

Published: January 13, 2019   

In this episode of Arkansas Catholic Asks, Aprille Hanson of Arkansas Catholic talks with Catherine Phillips, diocesan respect life director. They look at respecting all life, from conception to natural death, and coming events for the anniversary of... More