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Bishop Taylor: Pandemic a time to praise, petition God

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 4, 2021      

As the United States passed 500,000 deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic, a small group gathered for Mass Feb. 23 at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock to remember those who have died and the health care workers who have worked tirelessly during the... More 

Concern raised over new COVID vaccine's abortion link

Published: March 3, 2021   

WASHINGTON -- Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, approved Feb. 27 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, raises moral concerns because it was "was developed, tested and is produced with abortion-derived cell lines," the chairmen... More 

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Published: March 3, 2021   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Feb. 27 issue. Some of the stories and columns in Arkansas Catholic appear only in the print and free digital editions. To read what you're missing, subscribe today.   Pope:... More 

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Published: March 3, 2021   


NW Arkansas pastors, teachers get COVID-19 vaccine

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: March 2, 2021   

ROGERS -- Hoping to visit his mom at Christmas time, he got tested for COVID-19. It was not his first test, but this time, he was feeling more fatigued than usual. In the past several months, he had been tested 14 times, always trying to be responsible... More 

Find the right style for you with top five ways to pray

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 1, 2021   

Looking for a prayer style that is right for you? Here are five time-tested, tried and true ways to pray. Ignatian prayer Developed by St. Ignatius of Loyla, Ignatian prayer focuses on developing an intimate relationship with God through reflection.  His... More 

Bishop Taylor: Pray for pope’s trip to Iraq and its residents

Published: February 26, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor wrote this letter Feb. 26 to the priests, seminarians and people of the Diocese of Little Rock on the first-ever papal trip to Iraq.  “Next weekend, from March 5-8, Pope Francis will be making a historic pastoral... More 

Women bring growth, gifts to universal Church

By Madeline Kennedy, Published: February 26, 2021   

During this day and age, many perceive leadership roles in the Catholic Church as only being available to men. However, if we look back at Scripture, along with the teachings of the saints, we will see that women have and continue to make significant... More 

Different versions and authors but same message in Bible

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: February 26, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 13. One of the nicest things about the Bible is that we often get different versions of the same story as told by different authors. The details will vary, but the content is always true. For instance,... More 

Pope: A day that begins with prayer is a good day

By Cindy Wooden , Published: February 26, 2021   

VATICAN CITY -- Prayer makes every day better, even the most difficult days, Pope Francis said. Prayer transforms a person's day "into grace, or better, it transforms us: it appeases anger, sustains love, multiplies joy, instills the strength... More