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Homecoming queens know what title really means

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 12, 2019   

In a long dark green dress, Mount St. Mary Academy senior Lily Wewers, 18, anxiously waited on the Catholic High School football field Oct. 11. Her sisters, Grace and Molly Kate Wewers, were close by, hoping to hear her name.  “I was literally... More 

Former Fordyce pastor once led his order’s province

Published: November 11, 2019   

Father George Weber, CM, a Vincentian priest who served in Fordyce in the 1980s, died Sept. 27 at Apostle of Charity Residence in Perryville, Mo. He was 90. Father Weber was born Feb. 1, 1929, to George J. and Mary Murphy Weber and raised... More 

Facts about enrollment, test scores in Catholic Schools

Published: November 11, 2019   

The Office of Catholic Schools provided these statistics for the 2019-20 school year in the Diocese of Little Rock.   Enrollment • Schools: 26 • Total enrollment: 6,498 • Elementary enrollment: 4,116 • Secondary... More 

Growth: Teaching students about effort, persistence

By Theresa Hall, Published: November 11, 2019   

We are all familiar with the children’s book “The Little Engine that Could” by Watty Piper. Even though there are many versions of this same story, the plot is the same. The little engine that has a very heavy load has to get over the... More 

Immaculate Conception athlete known for hugs, big smile

By Dwain Hebda, Published: November 11, 2019   

If there was money to be made in smiles, Cassidy Wharton would be a multi-millionaire. The eighth-grader smiles at the sight of teachers, administrators, office staff, custodians, classmates, coaches, parents, visitors and clergy around Immaculate... More 

Perseverance, humility got Blessed Stanley through school

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 8, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily for the sixth-grade and ninth-grade graduations at Blessed Stanley Rother Catholic School in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala Oct. 28. The school year in Guatemala runs from January to mid-October. This... More 

With Food Loops, food waste has a future outside of landfill

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: November 8, 2019   

ROGERS — “Waste not, want not.” At one time, it was an admonishment to clean your plate. But, for Food Loops, an up-and-coming company based in Rogers, it’s more than a motto, it’s a mission. Food Loops’ goal... More 

How to teach your children value of work and money

Published: November 7, 2019   

Dear Dave, Is it OK to give very young children an allowance? Christie Dear Christie, Teaching kids that there’s an emotional connection between work and money is one of the best things you can do as a parent. Once your kids are old enough... More 

Msgr. Malone celebrates All Souls Day Mass at cemetery

Published: November 7, 2019         

Father Jack Vu (left) and Msgr. Francis I. Malone distribute Communion during the All Souls Day Mass Nov. 2 at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock. Following Mass, attendees processed around the cemetery to Priests' Circle praying the rosary. Msgr.... More 

Arkansas Catholic keeps you informed, spiritually fulfilled

Published: November 6, 2019   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Nov. 2 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