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We have obligation to assist the poor, vulnerable

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 26, 2017   

Based on the teaching of Jesus to care for “the least among us”, the Catholic Church proclaims a consistent ethic of life in which we are to protect human life and human dignity from the first moment of conception to natural death and every... More 

Don’t give God the silent treatment: Pray

By Ardyn Townzen, Published: May 26, 2017   

It is state mandated that every school in Arkansas must have a one minute moment of silence before the school day. That moment is used to either reflect on the day to come, to do something quietly or to pray. Usually when you look around the room at... More 

Native of Mexico grateful for new family in Marche

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 26, 2017   

Asked to say something to check the sound levels of his microphone before Mass, Bishop Anthony B. Taylor grinned. “Rain is a sign of the blessing of the Lord on an event,” he said, referencing the downpour that had marked the entire morning... More 

Bishop ordains North Little Rock man a transitional deacon

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 25, 2017   

When people would ask Keith Higginbotham a few years ago how he felt about following the road to priesthood, the answer was simple — “I’m pretty sure I’m going to be a priest, but I’m not ready yet.” On May 18, the... More 

Trump to pope during visit: ‘I won't forget what you said’

By Cindy Wooden , Published: May 24, 2017   

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the pope, "I won't forget what you said." The atmosphere... More 

Arkansas Catholic brings you the news you can trust

Published: May 24, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's May 20 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 

Why parents should care about ‘13 Reasons Why’ series

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: May 23, 2017   

ROGERS — A Netflix online series, “13 Reasons Why,” is now the most-watched series since it premiered in March and it is probably the streaming service’s most controversial series too. The show, based on a 2007 young adult book... More 

Help teens be competent with checking account

Published: May 22, 2017   

Dear Dave, My daughter is 15, and she’s had jobs around the house and been on commission and the envelope system for years. She’s very good about saving and not spending on silly things. We recently opened a checking account for her, and... More 

Morrilton pastor walks with man to death chamber

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 22, 2017      

Ledell Lee, Jack Jones, Marcel Williams and Kenneth Williams. To most, the names of the four death row inmates executed in a eight-day span in Arkansas during April were just names in the news cycle, understood most prominently by crimes they committed. For... More 

Stories touch teens learning to have faith-filled life

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 21, 2017         

When Jackie Francois Angel was growing up in Orange County, Calif., the beautiful depictions of Catholic saints didn’t exactly fit her lifestyle. She was loud and loved goofy accents and animal sounds. Being quiet and hands pointed upward in prayer... More