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Respect Life: Assisted dying a threat in D.C. and 10 states

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: October 26, 2021   

Respecting Life Series, Part 3 of 3 The term “quality of life” is subjective, but in the eyes of God, every life has quality. The practice of taking one’s own life with the help of a doctor or doctor-prescribed medication remains... More 

Garden know-how germinates at Conway elementary school

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: October 25, 2021   

CONWAY -- Donning a straw hat with artificial flowers and vegetables resting on top, Sue Strack pointed to the sea of kindergarten students eager to ask questions about pests in the garden.  After the lesson, Elizabeth Rappold, 5, told Arkansas... More 

Members of new Springdale parish walk 20 miles together

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: October 22, 2021   

WINSLOW -- Mary Frances Sulzen and her large family have been making a pilgrimage for the past 25 years to the diocese's only shrine. This year, she was joined by other parishioners from Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Springdale as they walked to... More 

Rockets rebound, dominate to claim state 6A golf title

By Dwain Hebda, Published: October 21, 2021   

Harrison Franks, senior golfer for the Catholic High Rockets, didn’t make a single shot during the 2021 6A Boys State Golf Tournament, Oct. 5-6, because of injury. But he played difference-maker nonetheless, thanks to the pep talk he delivered to... More 

Synod chance to journey together as an inclusive Church

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 21, 2021   

Last month Pope Francis announced a two-year process of reflection beginning in Rome Oct. 10 leading up to a meeting of the Synod of Bishops to take place in October 2023. He announced that first there would be a diocesan phase of reflection between now... More 

Retired Archbishop Sartain: Eucharist can bring peace

By Robert Alan Glover, Published: October 21, 2021   

MEMPHIS -- Retired Archbishop J. Peter Sartain returned to his hometown of Memphis Oct. 9 for the diocese's first-ever Eucharistic Congress to mark its 50th anniversary. Archbishop Sartain gave an address titled "Go in Peace and Announce the... More 

Respect life: Offer mothers-to-be support, not judgment

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: October 19, 2021   

Respecting Life Series, Part 2 of 3 Just five days ahead of induced labor, Jamie was stressed about giving birth to her daughter. This was not the plan for her life. “I’m very excited, but at the same time I'm anxious because I... More 

Family seeks answers 10 years after daughter’s murder

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: October 15, 2021   

About every two weeks, Gloria Guardado visits her older sister Patty. Like most sisters, she catches her up about what’s going on in her life.  “I just kind of sit there sometimes. Sometimes I play music,” the 21-year-old said.... More 

Diocese will look at marginalized groups during synod

By Chris Price, Published: October 14, 2021   

The Diocese of Little Rock will begin the diocesan phase Sunday, Oct. 17, of a two-year process of discussion and reflection to better understand and articulate the Church's mission. Pope Francis formally launched the "Synod on Synodality,"... More 

Bishop Taylor: Synod a chance to ‘listen with an open heart’

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 13, 2021   

This letter from Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will be read at all Masses Oct. 16-17 for the opening of the diocesan phase of the synod.  “Last month Pope Francis announced a process of reflection leading up to a meeting of the Synod of Bishops... More