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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

No more snow days: Schools master pivot to virtual

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 24, 2020   

CONWAY -- About two years ago, Amber Tran, 16, woke up to a snowy morning in Conway.  “My mom was like, ‘Hey, you don’t have school today’ and my friends started calling me and we met up and we just hung out for the rest... More 

Is God taking revenge? Don’t believe lies

By Ardyn Townzen, Published: November 23, 2020   

A few weeks ago, I saw a post on social media from a Christian man who claimed that the reason this year has been so difficult is because humankind is being punished for straying away from God. Although many people rushed to defend or condemn the man’s... More 

St. John Newman University Parish updates sanctuary

Published: November 23, 2020      

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor blessed St. John Newman University Parish in Jonesboro Nov. 15, after several long-overdue updates to the sanctuary.  Brandon Weisenfels, director of Catholic Campus Ministry at Arkansas State University, has been working... More 

State pushing church members to wear masks at all times

By Malea Hargett, Published: November 20, 2020      

The state reported 3,381 Arkansans who contracted COVID-19 had attended a church service in the previous two weeks. During his weekly press conference Nov. 10, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Pulaski County, with the state’s highest population, had... More 

Commission reminds members to have hope while healing

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 19, 2020   

While care and compassion are hallmarks of health care facilities around the country, Catholic hospitals and health care institutions have something more: prayer. And in a global pandemic with a deadly, ever-changing virus, participants agreed prayer... More 

Plan ahead and be ready for Second Coming

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 18, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Nov. 8. You and I live in one of the few cultures in which people subject themselves to wedding rehearsals. People elsewhere seem already to know what to do. They just show up and the wedding generally... More 

Arkansas Catholic: Guided by facts, faith

Published: November 18, 2020   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Nov. 14 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. Rosary... More 

Nine Catholics selected for presidential tickets since 1928

By Mark Pattison, Published: November 17, 2020   

WASHINGTON -- Thirty-three men between George Washington and John F. Kennedy served as U.S. president. Until Kennedy, all were white Anglo-Saxon Protestant men. It took 172 years for a Catholic to win the presidency. The wait for the next Catholic... More 

Stressed: Anxiety more common in this uncommon year

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 16, 2020   

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Arkansas in March, Victoria Guillory felt as if she was holding her breath. With new information coming out daily, as medical experts learned more while trying to combat the voices of the uninformed, she felt “if I... More 

Good stewards know why we give treasure

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 13, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 4 Like many of you, I was raised in a wonderful home. My parents went to great effort to make our house fit the needs of our large family. For instance, they bought bunk beds sturdy enough to survive... More