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Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announces pastoral appointments

By Chris Price, Published: December 7, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor has announced new pastoral appointments for churchs in Paragould and Walnut Ridge. Effective Jan. 14, Father Aby Abraham, IMS, will be relieved of his responsibilities as pastor of St. Mary Church in Paragould... More 

Pope asks pardon for sins that divided Catholic, Orthodox

By Cindy Wooden, Published: December 7, 2021   

ATHENS, Greece -- Like St. John Paul II before him, Pope Francis apologized to members of the Orthodox Church of Greece for the ways Catholics over the centuries had offended them, and he told Catholic leaders that they must embrace their minority status... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Beau Baldwin

By Chris Price, Published: December 6, 2021   

Why You Want to Know Beau: Beau Baldwin grew up in Little Rock and Fayetteville and went to the University of Arkansas to study accounting. After he earned a degree and it was time to start his career, he realized how much he “absolutely hated accounting.”... More 

Subiaco's craft soaps provide path to cleanliness, godliness

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: December 3, 2021   

During the holiday season, Brother André Bedore, OSB, of Subiaco Abbey spends hours a week melting oils, blending lye mixture and pouring the concoction into molds to create a perfectly blended bar of soap with just the right hint of fragrance.  “This... More 

Jesus' Precious Blood not likely to return until after Easter

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: December 2, 2021   

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the faithful lined the aisles at Mass with the echoing phrases “The Blood of Christ,” “The Body of Christ” and “Amens” resonating throughout the sanctuary.  Though masks and social... More 

Atlanta Archbishop says Arbery verdict advances justice

Catholic News Service, Published: December 1, 2021   

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer said the verdict convicting three white men for the 2020 murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery "does not bring him back. It does not bridge the racial divide in our community. It does not bring to an end the sin of racism,... More 

Worst-to-first: Griffins give Ozark Catholic first CC title

By Dwain Hebda, Published: November 30, 2021   

It’s something of a misnomer to say the Ozark Catholic Academy boys cross country team was a dark horse to be the first Griffin squad to bring home a state title. When you’re dealing with a school as new as the three-year-old OCA, every team... More 

Subiaco Trojans pumped for inaugural wrestling season

By Dwain Hebda, Published: November 29, 2021   

When Andrew Cannon came to Arkansas five years ago, it was to wrestle for the squad at the University of the Ozarks. He landed at Subiaco Academy last August in part in the name of wrestling, specifically to teach others to do so.   “From... More 

Priests say comforting souls part of their healing ministry

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: November 26, 2021   

Catholic Health Care Series, Part 3 of 3 Father Warren Harvey walked into a young Hispanic woman’s room early in the COVID-19 pandemic to give the sacrament of last rites. A few family members were allowed inside the hospital at the time but... More 

Fort Smith pharmacist keeps vaccination rates up at Trinity

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: November 25, 2021   

Getting everyone on campus vaccinated against COVID-19 has been a priority for Trinity Catholic School in Fort Smith. Dr. Daniel Lunsford, a pharmacist and owner of Prince Drug, has been visiting the school every three weeks since January to conduct... More