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Verkamp seeks social justice for the world

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: September 21, 2017   

CHARLESTON — The world was Jennifer Verkamp’s classroom in her two-year master’s degree program at Boston College. Verkamp, who graduated in social work with a global concentration, worked in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Chile and Zambia... More 

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Published: September 20, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Sept. 16 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 

Court: State can withdraw Planned Parenthood funding

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 19, 2017   

The pro-life movement in Arkansas garnered a win Aug. 16 when a panel of three judges in the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled the state does not have to pay for Planned Parenthood services through Medicaid. “We supported the governor’s... More 

As MSM closes convent, St. Patrick in NLR welcomes sisters

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 18, 2017   

Since 1908, sisters have been living on the hilltop campus at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood. While living at the convent, they have worked at the school in various ways, from teaching to administration, but always... More 

Gene and Jerry Jones annex officially dedicated at CHS

Published: September 16, 2017         

Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Jones greets a well-wisher Aug. 30 on the campus of Catholic High School in Little Rock. Jones, who owns the Dallas Cowboys, was present along with several family members to participate in the dedication of the Gene... More 

Little Rock’s Loeb sisters prove lightning can strike twice

By Dwain Hebda, Published: September 15, 2017   

Four years ago, almost to the day, Mount St. Mary’s then-head golf coach Marilyn Lenggenhager sat in a small conference room talking up her sophomore star Taylor Loeb for the local press. After extolling the future state champion’s virtues... More 

Teens ensure first responders, 9-11 heroes aren’t forgotten

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 14, 2017         

HOT SPRINGS — St. Mary Church in Hot Springs echoed as Fire Chief Ed Davis rang the bell, a tradition observed for firefighters who have died, as a remembrance to the fallen first responders in the 9/11 attacks 16 years ago. The bell ringing,... More 

Arkansas Catholic keeps faithful informed with latest news

Published: September 13, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Sept. 9 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 

Marriage convalidation: A journey to mercy

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 12, 2017   

Intimidating, scary, “do we have to?” are some of the initial thoughts couples had before approaching their pastor about a convalidation, a sacramental marriage in the Catholic Church for couples who were first married outside of the Church... More 

Two Catholic families keep up exchange for generations

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: September 11, 2017      

ROGERS — Over the years, the term “extended family” has taken on new meaning for Rob and Becky Brothers and their children. On this sunny morning, the couple sits at their kitchen table with 15-year-old Josefa Michelini, of Italy,... More