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UA Little Rock grad beats odds to become a social worker

Published: June 5, 2023   

Last year, UA Little Rock student Griselda Delgado Torres had an experience that is unusual to most graduating seniors. She completed the final semester of her bachelor of social work degree from a hospital bed in the intensive care unit, where she... More 

Senior class could count on Kendall Fillippino in Conway

By Aprille Hanson Spivey , Published: June 2, 2023   

CONWAY — Kendall Fillippino, 18, admits she likes “to be in charge.” It’s why the senior at St. Joseph School in Conway has willingly led several school activities and volunteered for more responsibilities than the average student... More 

You are in this together; it's not a joint venture

Published: June 1, 2023   

Dear Dave, When my wife and I got married, she had about $70,000 in savings and I had a lot of debt. We bought some property from her parents to build a home on, and she made a 20% down payment on the land from her savings. We’ve paid off some... More 

Student body president had students’ well-being in mind

By Anthony Reiter, Published: June 1, 2023   

Giovanni Vargas, a senior at Subiaco Academy, looks back on his time as a Trojan as one of the most formative times of the student body president’s young life. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Vargas’ journey to Subiaco was unexpected. “It... More 

Summer camp prepares Autumn Moss for leadership roles

By Malea Hargett, Published: May 31, 2023   

Autumn Moss has nurtured her faith during school, on the weekends and during the summer. The Mount St. Mary Academy senior is most proud of how much she has grown as a counselor for the past three years at Brookhill Ranch. This summer she will return... More 

Medrano is first in family to graduate high school

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: May 30, 2023   

TONTITOWN — Not one to call attention to herself, Ceci Medrano could easily slip past you without being noticed. But she will tell you that her four years in high school have made such a difference in her life to change her trajectory. Ceci Alejandra... More 

Father Robbins moving to St. John Church in Hot Springs

Published: May 29, 2023   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointment: Effective July 1 Rev. Anthony Robbins appointed associate pastor of Church of St. John the Baptist in Hot Springs.   More 

Knights’ cheerleader is ‘red hot’ for faith, hard work

By Aprille Hanson Spivey , Published: May 29, 2023   

When senior Spencer Warren, 18, first started cheerleading at Sacred Heart School in Morrilton as a sophomore, she admitted she was “nervous to yell,” intimidated to shout out the cheers and give it her all. But three years later, loudly shouting... More 

No newspaper June 3, taking scheduled break

Arkansas Catholic staff, Published: May 27, 2023   

Dear Reader, There will be no issue of the paper June 3, as Arkansas Catholic takes a scheduled summer break. Our offices will be open regular hours to take news tips and serve your advertising and subscription needs. Please look for your next issue... More 

Raised by a single mother, Flores knows value of hard work

By Malea Hargett, Published: May 26, 2023   

Catholic High School senior Alex Flores doesn’t take for granted what his mother sacrificed to ensure her son had a better life. “My mother immigrated here from Mexico when she was pregnant with me,” he said. “She left her whole... More