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Vatican recognizes Jan. 26 a day to honor the Bible

By Carol Glatz, Published: January 21, 2020   

VATICAN CITY — The newly established “Sunday of the Word of God” is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his word, Pope Francis said. By papal decree, the third... More 

After-school ballet program keeps students on their toes

By Dwain Hebda, Published: January 20, 2020      

FAYETTEVILLE — It’s Tuesday afternoon at St. Joseph School in Fayetteville, and one of the most unique after-school activities throughout the Diocese of Little Rock is about to begin.  The door to the classroom cracks open and, one... More 

Following the steps of Daniel Rudd: Brenda Baker

By Malea Hargett, Published: January 17, 2020         

Brenda Baker, a religious education co-director at St. Peter Church and St. Raphael Church in Pine Bluff and St. Justin Church in Star City, was honored with the Daniel Rudd Award Jan. 11 by the Diocesan Council for Black Catholics. The DCBC hosts... More 

Three epiphanies, not one, in the Lord’s ministry

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: January 16, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Jan. 11 for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mass in Little Rock. One of the things I was surprised to learn in seminary is that there were three epiphanies of the Lord, three “manifestations”... More 

Peace protest calls attention to morality of U.S. attack

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 16, 2020   

Members from Pax Christi Little Rock raised signs at an anti-war rally in Little Rock Jan. 4, with phrases like, “Wage Peace” “War! What is it good for?” “There is another way” and “No war on Iran” in protest... More 

Arkansas Catholic is your go-to news source in 2020

Published: January 15, 2020   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Jan. 11 issue. Some of the stories and columns in Arkansas Catholic appear only in the print and digital editions. To read what you're missing, subscribe today.   Young... More 

Catholics invited to walk, pray for all life Jan. 19 in LR

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 13, 2020   

The annual Mass for Life and Eucharistic procession Sunday, Jan. 19 is a chance for everyone in the Diocese of Little Rock to come together as a universal Church and stand up for a consistent ethic of life.  “It doesn’t matter how... More 

People with chronic diseases aren’t alone in Mountain Home

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 10, 2020   

MOUNTAIN HOME — In 2012, Crystal Spurlock went out for a run. It was a normal activity for the healthy 30-something single mom, who enjoyed 5Ks and driving her four children — then twin 16-year-olds, 14 and 12 — around to school activities. “A... More 

Playing the lottery weekly robs you of your future

Published: January 9, 2020   

Dear Dave, I’ve been struggling financially for the past few months, so I’ve been playing the lottery once a week. To me, the chance to win millions is worth a few dollars a month, even if things are tight. Paula   Dear Paula, You’ve... More 

Holy Family a model for how to say yes to his will

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: January 9, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily at the Come and See retreat in Little Rock Dec. 29. Today we celebrate the feast of the Holy Family and each year at this time we have the opportunity to thank God for the families he gave us. There... More