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St. Michael Church in Van Buren celebrates 150 years

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: October 6, 2022   

St. Michael Church’s anniversary Sept. 24 was celebration of 150 years of faith and fellowship in Van Buren. The event began with a bilingual Mass concelebrated by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor and pastor Father Rick Hobbs and ended with a multicultural,... More 

Fort Smith's new retreat center dedicated to Divine Mercy

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: October 4, 2022   

A former Methodist church in Fort Smith has been transformed into a retreat center devoted to Divine Mercy. Since its opening in April, the Divine Mercy Retreat Center has hosted Vietnamese Catholics from all over the United States to pray for divine... More 

Faith shines through Arkansas stained-glass windows

By Chris Price, Published: October 3, 2022         

Jonathan Soos probably pays more attention to churches’ stained glass than most. Touring churches in Europe, he noticed an anomaly in a stained-glass window in Germany  —  in a scene depicting the Last Supper, there was a ham on... More 

Diocese opposes legalization of marijuana on ballot

Published: September 30, 2022   

The Diocese of Little Rock issued a statement Sept. 29 opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arkansas. A constitutional amendment to allow licensed dispensaries to sell cannabis products to people 21 and older for any reason is on the... More 

MSM students, faculty and staff share acts of service

By Chris Price, Published: September 30, 2022   

On Mercy Day, Sept. 23, more than 500 Mount St. Mary Academy’s students, faculty and staff participated in a schoolwide annual day of community service projects at nearly 20 locations across central Arkansas.  Held each year on or near Sept.... More 

New campus ministry building set to open next fall at UCA

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: September 29, 2022   

On a vacant lot across from the University of Central Arkansas campus, Deacon Richard Papini, founding director of Catholic Campus Ministry in Conway, thanked many people for contributions to the new ministry building during its official groundbreaking... More 

One person killed during shooting at Sherwood hospital

Published: September 28, 2022   

UPDATED 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29 The Sherwood Police Department reported one person was killed and a “person of interest” was in custody during a shooting Sept. 28 at CHI St. Vincent North in Sherwood. The incident occurred around 10 a.m.,... More 

New web-based show to feature Bishop Taylor, cathedral

By Malea Hargett, Published: September 28, 2022      

A new online series celebrating Catholicism in the United States will feature the Diocese of Little Rock. “The Chair” combines images of the Cathedral of St. Andrew with interviews with Bishop Anthony B. Taylor and national historians... More 

Subiaco recreational activity turns into competitive outlet

By Dwain Hebda, Published: September 27, 2022   

Nick McDaniel may not be the longest-serving member of the Subiaco Academy faculty, but he’s already leaving his mark on the student body in positive ways.  In addition to his roles as science teacher, resident life coordinator and head... More 

Annual Catholic Charities golf tourney to tee off Oct. 8

By Chris Price, Published: September 26, 2022   

With a new location and weekend date, the Catholic Charities of Arkansas Golf Tournament is looking forward to more involvement and donations when the 27th annual event tees off Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Granada Golf Course in Hot Springs Village.  The... More