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With work, you can make an impact with your investments

Published: July 28, 2021   

Dear Dave, A friend recently mentioned something called impact investing to me. What exactly is this? How do impact investment funds perform, and what do you think about them? Carson Dear Carson, Impact investing generally aims to benefit society,... More 

Keep the faith with a subscription to Arkansas Catholic

Published: July 28, 2021   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's July 24 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.   Lifting... More 

Why are you Catholic? I have my four passionate reasons

By John Paul Hartnedy, Published: July 27, 2021   

The sick man held me in his thoughtful gaze for a moment and then softly asked: “Why are you Catholic?” There was no animosity in his eyes -- only a gentle curiosity that almost hid a profound thirst under the surface. It was the third week... More 

Stability and obedience only work if you live them

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 27, 2021   

In the Gospel you just heard, Peter and the other disciples want to know what reward they will get for having left everything to follow Jesus. Jesus answers that: 1. They will sit on 12 thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel, 2. They will... More 

Catholic events come back across Arkansas for 2021-2022

Published: July 27, 2021   

This list of events is a convenient way for Catholics in Arkansas to plan or attend gatherings all over the state. Plans are subject to change, so call in advance to confirm times, locations and any COVID precautions or visit the Diocese of Little Rock... More 

Parishes can determine if masks are mandatory at a Mass

Published: July 26, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued a statement July 26 about returning to mandatory mask-wearing during Masses and parish events. Arkansas topped the nation for new COVID-19 cases per capita. The state’s seven-day average of new cases is up more than... More 

Ladies’ auxiliary is for the old and young of Fort Smith

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: July 26, 2021   

FORT SMITH -- The Ladies’ Auxiliary of Immaculate Conception Church is about to send its youngest member to kindergarten. Riley Becker began attending the group’s weekly crafters’ meetings when she was only eight weeks old, and as... More 

High school scholarships could boost middle school rolls

James Keary, Published: July 23, 2021   

HOT SPRINGS – In an attempt to retain and attract students to St. John School, the school has begun offering its graduates partial scholarships to Catholic High School and Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock. “We lose many kids to (public)... More 

Catholic elementary students will wear masks this fall

Published: July 22, 2021   

With a resurgence of COVID-19 in Arkansas and no vaccine for children 11 and younger, masks will continue to be required in Catholic elementary schools in Arkansas. Superintendent Theresa Hall released a statement July 22 to parents to alert them of... More 

High school retreat’s message for the lost and searching

By Cole Blagg, Published: July 22, 2021         

After more than a year's absence, Search made its return.  Search #148,  a diocesan youth retreat for high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates, had 52 retreatants, close to its typical goal of 60 students.  The July 16-18... More