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Published: June 26, 2019   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's June 22 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 

Brooke Green rises from tragedy to dominate her sport

By Dwain Hebda, Published: June 25, 2019   

Though smaller than you’d imagine on first sight, Brooke Green speaks with a confidence that commands attention. There’s something in that voice, a full-rounded alto that squeezes out any hint of self-consciousness. Strolling out onto the... More 

Arkansas Catholic wins at 2019 Catholic Media Conference

Published: June 24, 2019   

Arkansas Catholic brought home five writing awards from the annual Catholic Media Conference June 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Associate editor Aprille Hanson was recognized for writing all five of the award-winning articles or series in 2018. Second... More 

Fourth commandment leads LRSS director to retirement

By Malea Hargett, Published: June 24, 2019   

Gratitude is an overwhelming feeling for Cackie Upchurch as she reflects on her 30 years working full time for Little Rock Scripture Study. Effective July 3 she is retiring, but she is hopeful she could contribute to some writing or editing projects... More 

First book a journey of faith for Debbie Eckert of Conway

By Dwain Hebda, Published: June 22, 2019   

Debbie Eckert’s hands trembled as she stared at the flickering screen. It had been years since she first heard the Lord whispering to her to write a book and it had been a journey littered with doubt and hurdles. In her wildest dreams she never... More 

Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 21, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily May 23 for the closing Mass of St. Edward School in Little Rock. Today is a day of transition for us. For you students, teachers and staff it is the end of your time at St. Edward School and you will transition... More 

Why are priests sporting beards? Solidarity and competition

By Aprille Hanson, Published: June 20, 2019      

While heading to the Little Red River at Pangburn for a short fishing trip June 10, Fathers Patrick Friend and Jeff Hebert contemplated one of the more perplexing religious questions that has likely been on the minds of those they’ve encountered... More 

Little Rock Scripture Study sold to Liturgical Press

By Malea Hargett, Published: June 19, 2019   

After more than 40 years of operating as a ministry of the Diocese of Little Rock, Little Rock Scripture Study will be owned and operated solely by Liturgical Press beginning July 1. The Diocese of Little Rock announced the sale of the renowned Bible... More 

Put Arkansas Catholic on top of summer reading list

Published: June 19, 2019   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's June 15 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 

College missionaries deepen faith in Dominican Republic

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: June 18, 2019   

What is the perfect antidote for no sleep and a brain-numbing amount of studying? Heading somewhere tropical, of course. So that’s what these 10 University of Arkansas students did as soon as they finished semester finals. But the goal wasn’t... More