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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

Subiaco Trojans pumped for inaugural wrestling season

By Dwain Hebda, Published: November 29, 2021   

When Andrew Cannon came to Arkansas five years ago, it was to wrestle for the squad at the University of the Ozarks. He landed at Subiaco Academy last August in part in the name of wrestling, specifically to teach others to do so.   “From... More 

Priests say comforting souls part of their healing ministry

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: November 26, 2021   

Catholic Health Care Series, Part 3 of 3 Father Warren Harvey walked into a young Hispanic woman’s room early in the COVID-19 pandemic to give the sacrament of last rites. A few family members were allowed inside the hospital at the time but... More 

Fort Smith pharmacist keeps vaccination rates up at Trinity

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: November 25, 2021   

Getting everyone on campus vaccinated against COVID-19 has been a priority for Trinity Catholic School in Fort Smith. Dr. Daniel Lunsford, a pharmacist and owner of Prince Drug, has been visiting the school every three weeks since January to conduct... More 

Mountain Home prayer group seeks healing for Church, U.S.

By Chris Price, Published: November 24, 2021   

One of Deacon Bob Crawford’s first childhood memories was receiving notice that his father was missing in action in World War II and presumed dead. After 17 months in a prisoner of war camp, Crawford said his father returned home and never complained. “It... More 

Values of the Kingdom of God differ from those of the world

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 24, 2021   

One of the things we do to make sense of complex realities is to use labels. For instance, we say Democrats are liberal and Republicans conservative. The problem is that labels inevitably distort the truth. Conservative means wanting to conserve the status... More 

Feeling stagnant? That’s when we need God the most

By Ardyn Townzen, Published: November 24, 2021   

Now that I am in my final year of college and about to take on the world as a full adult rather than a college student, I have learned a lot of difficult lessons regarding my faith and spirituality. I am so fortunate to attend a Jesuit university that... More 

Dave Says: How to cut costs during the holiday season

By Dave Ramsey, Published: November 23, 2021   

Dear Dave, We’re doing our best to stick to our cash Christmas budget this year. Are there any traps to avoid, and do you have other advice on ways we can cut costs during the holiday season? René   Dear René, If... More 

St. Joseph offers us all support, consolation and guidance

By Carol Glatz , Published: November 23, 2021   

During this time marked by global crisis, St. Joseph can offer people support, consolation and guidance, Pope Francis said. St. Joseph is a man full of faith in God and his providence, the pope said Nov. 17 at his weekly general audience in the Vatican's... More 

Bishops' Communion statement aimed at understanding

By Carol Zimmermann, Published: November 22, 2021   

The U.S. bishops approved their statement on the Eucharist with 222 "yes" votes Nov. 17, the second of two days of public sessions during their Nov. 15-18 fall general assembly. Their OK came a day after their discussion of the document --... More 

Endurance, faith getting hospital staff through pandemic

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: November 19, 2021   

Catholic Health Care Series, Part 2 of 3 Before starting her shift at Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, ICU nurse Mandie McPhail sits praying in her car.  “For anyone that doesn’t have faith, being in this position, I... More