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Doramus glorifies creation by promoting the outdoors

By Dwain Hebda, Published: June 1, 2020   

Arkansans are a sports-loving people by nature and with organized athletic teams on the sidelines — their return date still largely a matter of conjecture — many are turning to the recreational options that lie in The Natural State’s... More 

Wedding dilemma: Downsize or delay in light of pandemic?

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 29, 2020   

After dating six years, Brookelyn Throesch and Joseph Difani were ready to walk down the aisle. They had it all planned out after their Sept. 1 engagement — a wedding Mass May 9 at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Pocahontas surrounded by 350 of their... More 

Father Richard Davis known for listening, humor

Published: May 28, 2020      

Father Richard Davis, a diocesan priest for 57 years and longtime pastor of St. Boniface Church in New Dixie, died May 20. He was 83. Born Feb. 21, 1937, in Pocahontas, he attended Blessed Sacrament School in Jonesboro. Observing the kindness of priests... More 

Two churches suspend Masses after virus case reported

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: May 27, 2020      

FORT SMITH -- Two Fort Smith churches notified parishioners May 25 that a parishioner who had been in attendance at Mass the week before later tested positive for COVID-19. Christ the King and St. Boniface churches said a parishioner attended both... More 

Arkansas Catholic is your source for local, global news

Published: May 27, 2020   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's May 23 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 today.   St.... More 

A legend in spikes, Dawn Darter keeps things swingin’

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 26, 2020   

On a spectacular weekday afternoon, a few longtimers gather at The Greens at North Hills in Sherwood for a socially-distanced happy hour as the occasional duffer hums through a leisurely nine before sundown. But for Noah Crisco and August Grunnels, both... More 

Father Luyet happy to be one of God’s helpers for 25 years

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 25, 2020   

During a semester spent in Rome in 1989 as a sophomore at Holy Trinity Seminary at the University of Dallas, Father Greg Luyet, feeling insecure, aware of his imperfections, walked into St. Ignatius Church. There, he saw a picture of the Sacred Heart... More 

Bishop appoints pastors, associates in parishes, vocations

Published: May 22, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments: Effective May 20 Rev. Phillip Reaves appointed temporary administrator of St. Boniface Church in New Dixie (Bigelow), St. Francis of Assisi Church in Roland (Little Italy),... More 

Arkansas nurses join the front lines at New York hospitals

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 22, 2020      

When Uchenna “Ann” Onyia-Murphy walked into the hospital in Queens, New York, April 6 and in the days that followed, there were countless intubated patients, body bags wheeled out and loaded into vans to ease an overcrowded morgue and tragedy,... More 

Parishes adjust schedules, locations to bring Mass back

By Aprille Hanson, Published: May 21, 2020      

Masses returned to all parishes May 16-17 in the Diocese of Little Rock after a two-month break. While some parishes added more Masses or moved them to their parish hall, St. Anne Church in North Little Rock looked outward. All weekend Masses will... More