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Pope 'moved' by registry of nighttime adoration he attended

By Junno Arocho Esteves , Published: April 13, 2021   

Pope Francis said he was "moved" by a photo of an old registry that showed his participation as a young man at sessions of overnight eucharistic adoration at a basilica in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The pope was sent a photo taken by Argentine... More 

Calvary Cemetery photo chosen in annual contest

Published: April 12, 2021      

Sunshine brings out the fine details of a large crucifix at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock in Robert C. Alexander's first-place-winning photo in Arkansas Catholic’s 2021 contest to select an image for the cover of the 2022 diocesan directory. Alexander... More 

Bishop announces 19 pastoral appointments for June

Published: April 9, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments effective June 15. NEW PRIESTS Deacon Omar Galván González, to be ordained to the priesthood May 29, appointed associate pastor of St. Raphael Church in Springdale... More 

Tell the greatest story: Photos from Holy Week 2021

Published: April 9, 2021      

During Live Stations of the Cross April 2, Nicole Miranda, 3, and her brother Jerry Miranda, 8, parishioners at St. Jude Church in Jacksonville, watch Juan Chavez portraying Jesus as he is crucified during the Vincentian group’s Good Friday dramatization.  Last... More 

Believing myths about money and debt can mess you up

Published: April 8, 2021   

Dear Dave, In your mind, what are some of the biggest mental and emotional obstacles preventing people from addressing their financial problems? Roger   Dear Roger, This is a great question! There are always circumstances beyond our control... More 

Diocese takes no stand on state’s transgender bill

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: April 8, 2021   

A ban on gender transition services, including hormone therapy and surgery, for transgender minors seeking gender reassignment was passed in the Arkansas Legislature but vetoed April 5 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.  However, the legislature overrode... More 

Basic role of a priest is to sacrifice

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 8, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily during the Chrism Mass at Christ the King Church in Little Rock March 29. Every year we gather for this Chrism Mass to thank God for the gift of priesthood which we share and to bless the oils to be used... More 

Learning to listen as God listens

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: April 8, 2021   

In the popular television show “Frasier,” now seen only in reruns and streaming, a therapist moves from Boston to Seattle and becomes a radio personality. His clients/patients call in to the show for advice on all manner of things. Frasier... More 

Resurrection comes on Easter for Greenbrier community

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: April 8, 2021         

GREENBRIER -- The St. Oscar Romero Catholic Community in Greenbrier has been in a state of Lent, or perhaps purgatory, since March 2020.  The cancellation of public Masses at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic closed down the community, which... More 

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Published: April 7, 2021   

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