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Firecrackers, Mounties put athletes on equal footing

By Dwain Hebda, Published: October 23, 2020   

By day, Ryan Thursby is a mild-mannered math teacher at Our Lady of the Holy Souls School in Little Rock. But on the brightly polished hardwood of Catholic High School in Little Rock, he becomes the central character in the action swirling around him  “Everything... More 

Brother Michael often found in carpentry shop, farm, kitchen

Published: October 22, 2020   

Brother Michael Endres, OSB, a monk at Subiaco Abbey for 18 years, died Oct. 9 from a heart attack. He was 56.   He was born June 22, 1964, to Richard and Rosemary Steiert Endres in Van Nuys, Calif. After moving to Fort Worth, Texas, he attended... More 

Former Arkansas teacher passed century mark in 2016

Published: October 22, 2020   

Sister Mary Laurene Favre, RSM, a Sister of Mercy for 87 years, died Oct. 11 at the Catherine McAuley Convent in Barling. She was 104.  She was born March 28, 1916, to Leo and Josephine Ficker Favre, the third youngest of 12 children. On Sept.... More 

Cancer, then COVID-19: Accepting suffering

By Matthew Moix, Published: October 22, 2020   

In a recent conversation with a teacher, I brought up that I had just tested positive for COVID-19. She had been out of town, so she was not aware of the news. She expressed her sympathy and recalled something that her dad used to say. He called people... More 

Declaración del Papa una seguridad para homosexuales

Published: October 22, 2020   

El Obispo Anthony B. Taylor emitió esta declaración el 22 de octubre sobre los comentarios del Papa Francisco sobre las uniones civiles del mismo sexo en un breve pasaje en el documental, “Francesco”, que se estrenó en... More 

Bishop: Pope's statement a reassurance to homosexuals

Published: October 22, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued this statement Oct. 22 on Pope Francis' comments on same-sex civil unions in a brief passage in the documentary film, "Francesco," which premiered in Rome Oct. 21. Bishop Taylor issued this clarification... More 

Fayetteville school makes history with repeat national award

By Dwain Hebda, Published: October 22, 2020   

St. Joseph School in Fayetteville made history this year, becoming the first non-public school in Arkansas to be twice recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. The award is presented by the U.S. Department of Education.  St. Joseph School... More 

Elections are frustrating, but we must vote

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 21, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Oct. 18. In today's Gospel, Jesus' adversaries are trying to get him in trouble, but he refuses to take their bait. Many people hated the Roman occupation of their country and so refused to pay... More 

What are you searching for?

Published: October 21, 2020   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Oct. 17 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.   A... More 

When it is time to say goodbye to a loyal companion

By Aprille Hanson, Published: October 20, 2020   

Pet bereavement counselor Maryglenn Warnock said, “There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Grief is intensely personal. You may feel overwhelmed, sad, angry, despondent, numb, guilt-ridden, even relieved. It’s all normal.” It was... More