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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

'Cabrini' film tells story of saint with great faith

By Lauretta Brown, Published: April 23, 2024   

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini faced life-threatening health struggles and a crippling fear of water due to a near-drowning experience.  And yet, she founded an order of missionary sisters tending to the poor and orphaned in dangerous parts of New... More 

Bishop Taylor announces more pastoral appointments

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: April 22, 2024   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments: Effective May 1 Rev. Mauricio Carrasco, appointed director of spiritual formation for the House of Formation in Little Rock (not prefect, as previously announced. Rev.... More 

Most U.S. Catholics approve of Pope Francis, Pew says

By Gina Christian, Published: April 22, 2024   

A new report shows most U.S. Catholics approve of Pope Francis, but his ratings have slipped in the past few years, marked by political divides. The findings were released by the Pew Research Center April 12 from a study that surveyed close to 12,700... More 

Winning directory photo honors Our Lady of Guadalupe

By Emily Burgin Roberts, Published: April 19, 2024      

A colorful relief sculpture of Our Lady of Guadalupe in an arched niche at St. Stephen Church in Bentonville was captured in a winning photo by C. Jacob Greeling of Bella Vista. Arkansas Catholic's annual photo contest selects an image for the cover... More 

Marriage Preparation Calendar

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: April 18, 2024   

2024 April 27: Pre-Cana/Convalidation Day (Spanish) May 18: Virtual Pre-Cana Day June 22: Virtual Pre-Cana Day July 21-27: National Family Planning Awareness Week Aug. 24: Virtual Pre-Cana Day Sept. 21: Virtual Convalidation Day Oct.... More 

St. Paul says: How does the Bible define love?

Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, Published: April 18, 2024   

"Love is patient, love is kind ... love never fails." This beautiful passage about love comes from St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This reading, the one that reminds us that love is patient and kind and so many other things,... More 

6 steps to getting married in Diocese of Little Rock

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: April 18, 2024   

1. Contact your pastor: Contact your parish to make an appointment to speak to your pastor at least six months before your tentative wedding date. During your initial meeting with the pastor, the necessary paperwork and assessment of preparation for marriage... More 

Most frequently asked questions on Catholic marriage

Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: April 18, 2024   

These responses are answers to the most frequently asked questions from engaged couples about getting married in the Diocese of Little Rock. For more information, contact Elizabeth Reha, director of family life, at (501) 664-0340 or   Q.... More 

St. Timothy winner recommends adoration to other teens

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: April 17, 2024   

The diocese’s Office of Youth Ministry once again handed out its St. Timothy Award to a graduating senior who is a witness to his faith and sets a positive example for his peers. Luke Parker, 18, a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church... More 

One year later: Wynne still recovering from tornado

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: April 17, 2024      

WYNNE — As Jacob Hess navigated the empty streets in his large truck, he pointed to concrete foundations and rain-soaked memorials where houses once stood.  The now-abandoned streets are lined with warped trees. Tattered blue tarps wave... More