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Free medical clinic makes a new home at St. John Center

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 17, 2018   

Since January, patients seeking primary care and ear, nose and throat care from the Westside Free Medical Clinic have visited McDonald Center at St. John Center, a move from Camp Aldersgate that had housed the clinic for 36 years. “We have always... More 

Bishop leads Stations of the Cross outside abortion clinic

By Malea Hargett, Published: March 15, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor kneels while leading the Stations of the Cross March 9 in front of the abortion clinic in Little Rock as part of the spring 40 Days for Life campaign. The scriptural Stations of the Cross used for the event was written for... More 

Bishop urges lawmakers to approve Conscience Protection

Published: March 14, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor is urging the passage of the Conscience Protection Act, which would protect doctors and nurses from being forced to assist with abortions. In a March 9 letter to the Arkansas delegation in Washington, he wrote: “I... More 

Arkansas Catholic -- your trusted news companion

Published: March 14, 2018   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's March 10 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 

For five years, Pope Francis' focus is outreach

By Cindy Wooden , Published: March 13, 2018      

VATICAN CITY — Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope just a few days after telling the College of Cardinals that the Catholic Church faced a clear choice between being a Church that “goes out” or a Church focused on its internal... More 

Caregiving: at the intersection of ministry, charity and love

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 12, 2018   

Every night, Alice Nahas tucks her mother into bed. She has two stuffed animals, a big bulldog and a small reindeer, perched at her feet. With the bed rails up and the blankets tucked snug on her sides, “I’ll say, ‘I love you a bushel... More 

Caregiving is stressful, but you can do something about it

By Aprille Hanson, Published: March 11, 2018   

Dr. Sherry Simon, a clinical psychologist and parishioner at Christ the King Church in Little Rock, said she sees caregivers several times a week who fill various roles, from caring for an elderly parent to a disabled child. Because people are often thrust... More 

Help for the helpers: resources for caregivers

Published: March 10, 2018   

Each day 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring, according to Couple that with fewer people entering the workforce, it makes for the perfect storm of caregiving now and in the future. While there are many businesses offering certified home care... More 

Trinity Junior High coach follows calling, hits milestone

By Dwain Hebda, Published: March 10, 2018   

Jeff Meares loves three things — his family, his athletes and hating Duke University. Like a lot of people born in North Carolina, he found his way to the Tarheel side of the storied rivalry early in life and it’s only intensified with... More 

Sister Rose celebrated 101st birthday in 2017

Published: March 9, 2018   

Sister Rose Ashour, OSB, the oldest and longest-professed member of St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith, died Feb. 15. She was 101. Rose Mary was born April 17, 1916, in Morrison Bluff to John and Catherine Bauer Ashour. According to a 2016... More