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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

Joe Giompoletti known as ‘outstanding Catholic gentleman’

By James Keary, Published: June 27, 2022   

Name: Joe Giompoletti Age: 83 Parish: St. John the Baptist, Hot Springs Family: Widower of the late Mildred Adele Giompoletti, who died in February 2021. He has a stepdaughter, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Why you want to know... More 

Breaking News: SCOTUS overturns Roe, Casey in ruling

By Carol Zimmermann, Published: June 24, 2022   

In a 5-4 decision June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its nearly 50-year-old decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in this country. The court's 213-page ruling in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization was not totally... More 

Dave Says: Losing money doesn't sound fun to me

Published: June 24, 2022   

Dear Dave, Sometimes on vacation trips I like to check out casinos. I always account for the money I wager in my budget, and I never spend more than I’ve allotted. How do you feel about gambling at a casino, as long as you limit your spending... More 

Brothers share ups and downs of coaching basketball team

By Dwain Hebda, Published: June 23, 2022   

One thing that sets parochial schools apart from every other educational institution is the sense of family felt by all. And when there’s siblings involved — and what Catholic school doesn’t have a few sets of those around – the... More 

Preservationists unable to stop monastery's demolition

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: June 22, 2022   

For many in Arkansas, keeping the old St. Scholastica Monastery standing is a necessary historical preservation. On the other side is the building owner who says preservation or renovation of the six-story building is financially out of their reach.... More 

Catholic Foundation of Arkansas now accepting donations

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: June 21, 2022   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the establishment of the Catholic Foundation of Arkansas. The foundation, which is a separate legal and canonical entity from the Diocese of Little Rock, now provides a way, separate from the diocese, for donors to provide... More 

UAMS partners with CCA to provide refugees health care

By Chris Price, Published: June 20, 2022   

Health care isn’t one challenge Afghan refugees had to address when they relocated to central Arkansas last fall. Imagine being a 19-year-old pregnant mother in a foreign country, not fully knowing the culture and language, having limited means... More 

Bishop approves return of Precious Blood on Corpus Christi

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: June 17, 2022   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will mark the beginning of the three-year Eucharistic Revival with a recorded video/audio homily played at all weekend Masses June 18-19, the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Beginning with Masses June 18,... More 

Bishop celebrates first of diocese's two deacon ordinations

By Malea Hargett and Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: June 16, 2022   

Deacon Garry Boccarossa was born and raised at St. Joseph Church in Pine Bluff. After he was ordained a deacon June 11 with 25 other men at Christ the King Church in Little Rock, he returned to his parish six hours later to assist during Mass and deliver... More 

God created us to lean on him, community

By Gianni Squillace, Published: June 15, 2022   

I too often choose not to include God in parts of my day. The trouble often starts when tasks come my way, and I decide to face them alone. When the thought of saying a prayer crosses my mind, I often end up in stubborn self-talk. I still say or have... More