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Catholic education goes home with students and parents

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 7, 2020   

At 8:20 a.m. every weekday, four Pohlmeier children from St. Joseph School in Fayetteville — Isaac, 13, Clare, 12, Dominic, 9 and Vincent, 7 — lead the morning prayers for their fellow classmates. It is the way the school typically starts... More 

Governor says schools will remain closed this school year

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 6, 2020   

Catholic schools in Arkansas will continue with online learning rather than in-person classes for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, following Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s decision April 6 to keep the public schools closed.  After the governor’s... More 

Churches in Arkansas open for prayer and confession

Published: April 6, 2020   

As public Masses are suspended in the Diocese of Little Rock through April 30, churches were asked by Arkansas Catholic to provide the hours they are open and when they will offer eucharistic adoration and confession. If confession times are not listed,... More 

COVID-19 pandemic a vehicle for increased faith

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 3, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily March 29 at the House of Formation. Last week we had the story of the man born blind and I spoke of the Great Fast of Lent in the early Church, a time when people fasted not only from food, but also from... More 

North Little Rock native was a deacon for 33 years

Published: April 3, 2020   

Deacon Brunon John Strozyk, who served at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in North Little Rock (Marche) for 33 years, died March 26. He was 81. He was born Oct. 22, 1938, to Floyd Strozyk and Martha Strozyk in North Little Rock. He married his wife... More 

Experienced homeschooler gives tips for parents

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 3, 2020   

When all Catholic schools in Arkansas switched to alternative method of instruction (AMI) classes at home, Jamie Loynachan, director of institutional advancement at St. Joseph School in Conway, was well-equipped to create a learning environment for her... More 

Preguntas y respuestas sobre COVID-19

Published: April 3, 2020   

Arkansas Catholic le hizo algunas preguntas comunes al Obispo Anthony B. Taylor sobre cómo la pandemia COVID-19 está afectando nuestra Iglesia en Arkansas.   A medida que los líderes estatales y federales enfatizan la importancia... More 

Vatican issues decree for restricted Holy Week liturgies

By Cindy Wooden , Published: April 3, 2020   

VATICAN CITY — While conferences and meetings can be postponed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter cannot, with the exception of the chrism Mass, said the Congregation for Divine Worship and the... More 

Questions and answers about COVID-19 with Bishop Taylor

Published: April 2, 2020   

Arkansas Catholic asked Bishop Anthony B. Taylor some common questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our Church in Arkansas.   • As state and federal leaders stress the importance of “social distancing” and small... More 

No joke -- Arkansas Catholic subscribers are more informed

Published: April 1, 2020   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's March 28 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... More