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Bible is a library, not a book to read from start to finish

By Kurt Jensen, Published: November 15, 2019   

WASHINGTON — Jeff Cavins realized how long he’d been an author, Bible teacher and broadcaster when a priest approached him to say, “When I was young, my mother made me watch you.” Did that make him feel like Bishop Fulton Sheen? “No.... More 

Purgatory: The time it takes to purify what’s not perfect

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 14, 2019   

There are two sure events in life: birth and death. In Catholicism, the permanent afterlife destinations are heaven or hell, but it’s a mystery to define them. Mix in purgatory, a place where souls atone for sin temporarily and are cleansed before... More 

Arkansas Catholic subscribers never miss a great story

Published: November 13, 2019   

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

Homecoming queens know what title really means

By Aprille Hanson, Published: November 12, 2019   

In a long dark green dress, Mount St. Mary Academy senior Lily Wewers, 18, anxiously waited on the Catholic High School football field Oct. 11. Her sisters, Grace and Molly Kate Wewers, were close by, hoping to hear her name.  “I was literally... More 

Former Fordyce pastor once led his order’s province

Published: November 11, 2019   

Father George Weber, CM, a Vincentian priest who served in Fordyce in the 1980s, died Sept. 27 at Apostle of Charity Residence in Perryville, Mo. He was 90. Father Weber was born Feb. 1, 1929, to George J. and Mary Murphy Weber and raised... More 

Facts about enrollment, test scores in Catholic Schools

Published: November 11, 2019   

The Office of Catholic Schools provided these statistics for the 2019-20 school year in the Diocese of Little Rock.   Enrollment • Schools: 26 • Total enrollment: 6,498 • Elementary enrollment: 4,116 • Secondary... More 

Immaculate Conception athlete known for hugs, big smile

By Dwain Hebda, Published: November 11, 2019   

If there was money to be made in smiles, Cassidy Wharton would be a multi-millionaire. The eighth-grader smiles at the sight of teachers, administrators, office staff, custodians, classmates, coaches, parents, visitors and clergy around Immaculate... More 

With Food Loops, food waste has a future outside of landfill

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: November 8, 2019   

ROGERS — “Waste not, want not.” At one time, it was an admonishment to clean your plate. But, for Food Loops, an up-and-coming company based in Rogers, it’s more than a motto, it’s a mission. Food Loops’ goal... More 

Msgr. Malone celebrates All Souls Day Mass at cemetery

Published: November 7, 2019         

Father Jack Vu (left) and Msgr. Francis I. Malone distribute Communion during the All Souls Day Mass Nov. 2 at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock. Following Mass, attendees processed around the cemetery to Priests' Circle praying the rosary. Msgr.... More 

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Published: November 6, 2019   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Nov. 2 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