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Pentecost fire destroys pregnancy resource center

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 26, 2018      

As flames shot up from the Arkansas Pregnancy Resource Center in Little Rock on Sunday evening, May 20, executive director Nicole Lashbrook admitted she was “a little shaken,” but her and other staffers quickly turned to prayer. “We... More 

St. Edward School in Little Rock rallies for sustainability

By Malea Hargett, Published: May 24, 2018   

A funding deficit at St. Edward School in Little Rock is being resolved thanks to the efforts of parishioners, parents, neighboring parishes and friends of the school. On April 30 Bishop Anthony B. Taylor celebrated a Mass (click here for homily) and... More 

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Published: May 23, 2018   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's May 19 issue. Some of the stories and columns in Arkansas Catholic appear only in the print and complete digital editions. To read what you're missing, subscribe... More 

At Catholic High, the sign of lacrosse is found everywhere

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 22, 2018   

With broad shoulders, solid torso and powerful legs, Brandon Barnes looks every inch a football player and for much of his young athletic life, that’s what he’s been. In fact, the Catholic High senior’s hard work in the weight room and... More 

Knights help form a perfect circle at diocesan cemetery

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 21, 2018   

Bob Honzik was one of many who went out to Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock July 24 to say goodbye to Msgr. Bernard Malone, who had died five days before at age 93. The fourth person to put a shovel of dirt on his casket, Honzik, a member of Sacred... More 

Eighth graders lay wreath on Tomb of Unknown Soldier

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: May 19, 2018   

ROGERS — For eighth-graders at St. Joseph School in Fayetteville, an annual trip to Washington, D.C., has become an unforgettable rite of passage that few students want to miss.   The last week of April, the class of 20 students made... More 

Eight new priests will be ordained May 26, June 2

Published: May 17, 2018   

On May 26 and June 2, eight men will make their final step to become a priest forever. This is the largest ordination class for the Diocese of Little Rock in more than 60 years. The ordinations will take place at Christ the King Church in Little Rock... More 

2018 Vocations Calendar

Published: May 16, 2018   

2018 Vocations Calendar   June 29: Taste of Faith Fundraising Dinner, Mountain Home July 27: Seminarian Fundraising Dinner, Hot Springs Village July 28: Taste of Faith Fundraising Dinner, Bentonville Aug. 11: Taste of Faith, Fundraising... More 

Ramos reaches ordination thanks to his Church family

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 16, 2018   

While Deacon Saulo Daniel Ramos Hernandez has spent most of his time pursuing his vocation apart from his biological family, thanks to the constant intercession of his patron and the love of the Catholic communities in Arkansas he’s never been alone. “Being... More 

For Mike Johns, ordination is an ending and beginning

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 16, 2018   

Like most ordinands, Deacon Mike Johns really doesn’t know what to expect out of the Mass that will usher out his old life and christen him anew as a priest of the Church. But having dreamed of becoming a priest since the age of 8, he’s formed... More