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Jonesboro’s Weisenfels family finds that eight is great

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 25, 2019   

At 5 a.m. on Sunday morning, Monica Weisenfels’ alarm rings. She’ll generally snooze another 30 minutes, but when she and her husband Brandon must get eight children under the age of 10 to 8 a.m. Mass, there’s no more hitting the alarm. Everyone... More 

Greenbrier Catholics now have their own community

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 23, 2019         

GREENBRIER — Rosa Gomez and her husband Jose were ready to move to Conway. After 20 years in Greenbrier and commuting about 20 minutes or more to St. Joseph Church, they were ready to be closer to their parish. But on Jan. 12, the first Mass... More 

Diving deep to find who the best fast-food fish sandwich

By Mark Pattison , Published: March 21, 2019   

WASHINGTON — Man does not live on bread alone. But on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent, he’d better not add meat to the menu. To help Catholics observe Lenten abstinence rules, any fast-food restaurant worth its salt — and sodium... More 

Want to read more Catholic news, commentary this Lent?

Published: March 20, 2019   

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

All for one: Ozark completes a memorable first season

By Dwain Hebda, Published: March 19, 2019   

If the inaugural season of Ozark Catholic Academy’s basketball program is any indication, God is a Griffins fan. The little squad that didn’t even have a gym when practices started — heck, they didn’t even have numbers —... More 

Bentonville swimmer driven to make her mark on sport

By Dwain Hebda, Published: March 18, 2019   

ROGERS — One could say Madeline Marks flipped from gymnastics to swimming in one day. It happened when she was 8 years old and attending an end-of-year swim party with her gymnastics team. While the girls were racing one another in the pool,... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Christie Powell

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 16, 2019   

Why you want to know Christie Powell: For 33 years, Christie Powell has been leading Catholic youth. A native of Morrilton, she was asked by three different priests to get involved with youth ministry and turned them down twice — the third time... More 

Campaign seeks elbow room for Tech student parishioners

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 14, 2019   

On any given Sunday, Arkansas Tech University students fill up the 55 chairs put out for Masses at St. Leo the Great University Church in Russellville. Then, more students pour into the kitchen. Then, more fill the room behind the kitchen. Sometimes,... More 

Arkansas Catholic readers learn more about their faith

Published: March 13, 2019   

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

Happy days for Fonz and young handler at Westminster

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 12, 2019   

MORRILTON — When 18-month-old Fonz is prancing around a showroom floor, he’s poised and has a winner’s attitude. At home, the 20-pound pup is mischievous, burrowing under covers and ignoring all his toys. “He’s very goofy,... More