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Spread the faith, not the flu next Sunday

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 18, 2018      

On any given weekend, sounds of voices singing, hymns plucked out on the piano and prayers raised up in adoration can be heard echoing through a parish. But in recent months, hacking, sneezing and exasperated sighs of sickness are sometimes common. According... More 

Bishop will not attend March for Life in Little Rock

Published: January 17, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced Jan. 17 that he has decided to not participate in Little Rock’s March for Life in protest to keynote speaker Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s stance in support of the death penalty. In a letter... More 

Arkansas Catholic delivers the news you need to know

Published: January 17, 2018   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Jan 13 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 

Bishop Taylor publishes book on Blessed Stanley Rother

Published: January 16, 2018   

“Blessed Stanley Francis Rother: The First American Martyr,” a new book by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, is now available. The bilingual book is an informative and inspiring account of the life and death of the Oklahoma priest who was murdered... More 

Priest changes announced for Little Rock parishes

Published: January 15, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments. Effective Feb. 1 Rev. Francis Madanu appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church in Little Rock. He is relieved of his responsibilities as associate pastor... More 

While staying fit for life, make sure to take Jesus along

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 15, 2018      

Though there’s no fitness plan mapped out in the Bible, it’s clear that the body is God’s temple and treating it as such is intertwined with spiritual wellbeing. “Our society is so advanced now in my opinion, we can do so much... More 

Rare illuminated Bible coming to Arkansas this year

Published: January 13, 2018   

Four Catholic health ministries are bringing the Year of the Saint John’s Bible to Arkansas in recognition of the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Little Rock. The Bible will travel to Catholic hospitals in Fort Smith, Rogers,... More 

Temperatures plunge, needs climb for most vulnerable

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 11, 2018   

Arkansans are used to record-breaking summer heat and mild winters, but 2018 ushered in a cold snap. According to the National Weather Service in Little Rock, New Year’s Day was the second coldest on record for the city, with the coldest high of... More 

Pope prints postcard illustrating the horror of war

By Catholic News Service, Published: January 8, 2018   

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As 2017 was drawing to a close, the horrors of war and people's yearnings for peace were on Pope Francis' mind and in his prayers. In an unusual move late Dec. 30, the pope had the Vatican press office and Vatican media... More 

Newspaper taking a break for Christmas season

Published: January 6, 2018   

Dear Reader, To celebrate the Christmas season with our families and perform year-end tasks, we are taking a scheduled break from publishing. Please look for your next issue of the paper by Jan. 13, 2018. Warmest regards, Your Arkansas Catholic... More