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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

Robbie Baker composes a concert for her 70th birthday

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: December 13, 2019      

ROGERS — Music has always been a part of Robbie Baker’s life. So it made sense that music would accompany her birthday celebration. But this wasn’t just any birthday, and the music wasn’t just the tune of “Happy Birthday.”... More 

Deacon Butch King learns to accept the ‘gift’ of cancer

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 12, 2019   

Deacon Butch King was given a gift in 2017. He was diagnosed with a rare disease — MDS/MPN, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm-unclassifiable to be exact. The hybrid disease results when bone marrow overproduces unhealthy blood cells,... More 

No tickets needed for episcopal ordination in Shreveport

Published: December 11, 2019   

Msgr. Francis I. Malone will be ordained the third bishop of the Diocese of Shreveport at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Shreveport Convention Center at 400 Caddo Street. Ordaining him will be Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans, Bishop... More 

Gift subscriptions to Arkansas Catholic give all year

Published: December 11, 2019   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Dec. 7 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.   Obituaries Carol... More 

At 100, Mountain Home veteran looks back on service

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 10, 2019      

MOUNTAIN HOME — Upon graduating from mechanic school at Chanute Field in Champaign County, Ill., U.S. Army Air Corp flight engineer Henry Chodacki and his buddies had hoped to be sent to Pearl Harbor.  “One of them had a brother that... More 

Benedictine jubilarians leaders in hospitals, classrooms

Published: December 9, 2019   

70 years   Sister Audrey Becker, OSB Sister Audrey Becker made profession at St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith on June 24, 1949. She was born in Barling and attended elementary school there with sisters from St. Scholastica as her... More 

Let Jesus drive you to your ultimate destination

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 6, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Dec. 1. All of my vacations as a child were trips with my parents to visit my grandparents in Fort Worth. We’d pile all nine of us into the station wagon and set out from Ponca City in northern Oklahoma... More 

Exorcism expert discusses God's power over demons

Published: December 6, 2019   

CONWAY — Queue up the latest horror flick about a person possessed by a demon and get ready for a terrifying, sensationalized ride of a priest going to battle with evil. The question of who is going to win, Christ through the priest or the devil,... More 

For 50 years, teens find their own bond to Christ in Search

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 5, 2019      

Allison Post felt like a hypocrite. Attending diocesan Search retreat #108 in the fall of 2004 during her junior year, she wasn’t questioning her faith, but she wasn’t truly living it. “I went to church and I believed, but then my... More 

Keep it real: Arkansas Catholic delivers the truth

Published: December 4, 2019   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Nov. 30 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.   Barron:... More