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Published: September 18, 2019   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Sept. 14 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 

Burial program respects lives lost to miscarriage

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 17, 2019   

In the emergency room at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, a couple faced the death of another child, their third miscarriage. The pregnancy lasted a few weeks longer than the others. “She had her hopes up. I’ve used her quote —... More 

Fruits, vegetables enrich Hot Springs Village parish life

By James Keary, Published: September 16, 2019   

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE — A couple dozen people formed a line in the parking lot of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Hot Springs Village on Tuesdays during the spring and summer months. The people were not standing in line to receive a sacrament or... More 

One Church partners with Hamburg church to pay off debt

By Malea Hargett, Published: September 13, 2019   

As the cooler weather approaches, attendance at Holy Spirit Church in Hamburg could swell to 120 people on Sunday afternoons for Mass. Parishioners then return on Wednesday evenings for religious education and sacramental preparation. And now the mission... More 

Cathedral associate pastor moved to hospital ministry

Published: September 12, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments: • Effective Oct 1 Rev. Aby Abraham, IMS, appointed associate pastor of the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock and St. Patrick Church in North Little Rock. He is relieved... More 

Carmelite followed calling first as a Franciscan sister

Published: September 12, 2019   

Sister Mary Alice Grace, OCD, who served 80 years of religious life as a Franciscan and as a Carmelite, died Aug. 14. She was 99. She was born July 26, 1920, in Pittsburgh to Eleanor and Eugene Grace. Mary Alice and her sister Mildred attended St.... More 

Purpose of law more important than law itself

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 12, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 7. Do you know the biggest difference between the Army and the Navy? In the Army you can do anything that is permitted, but in the Navy you can do anything that is not forbidden. The practical consequences... More 

Slovak church’s work of mercy buries 7 unclaimed remains

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 12, 2019   

Carol Stanton’s piercing blue eyes and cheery demeanor warmly greeted fellow residents at Maple Healthcare nursing home in Hazen. Perfectly comfortable in sweatpants with her long black hair pulled back, she enjoyed her role as resident council... More 

After a new job: Live like your income hasn’t changed

Published: September 11, 2019   

Dear Dave, I’ll be graduating from college in December, and I’ll have a job waiting for me that pays $50,000 a year. This will bring our household income up to about $95,000. The problem is we’ve got $18,000 in student loan debt, $2,500... More 

Lucy Powell: Prayer and music

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 11, 2019   

When Lucy Powell plays the cajón, or box drum, at youth retreats or for diocesan events, it’s more than simply playing an instrument. “For me music is how I pray … Music is such a huge thing for me spiritually and hobby-wise.... More