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Sister of Mercy leading interfaith place of prayer in LR

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 21, 2018   

In Matthew 6:6, Jesus encouraged the faithful to “go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” But a room can be anything but peaceful — children knocking,... More 

Scholarships for qualifying new students available with ACE

By Malea Hargett, Published: August 20, 2018   

Being able to offer more scholarships for students in need is a goal of the Catholic Schools of Arkansas. Thanks to ACE Scholarships, based in Denver, the dream is being met with 130 new scholarships, totaling about $250,000 a year. Nine Catholic... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Karen Flake

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 18, 2018   

Why you want to know Karen Flake: For six years, Karen Flake has been the president and CEO of Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock. In the late 1990s, she was co-owner of Flake-Wilkerson Market Insights and sold it in 2007. She founded Karen Flake &... More 

New principals bring new experience, ideas to schools

Published: August 17, 2018   

  Janet Edgar St. John School, Hot Springs • Hometown: Hot Springs • Education: University of Central Arkansas, bachelor’s degree in elementary education, 1996; currently working on master’s degree in leadership •... More 

Arkansas’ 529 plan now an option for Catholic school tuition

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 17, 2018   

Arkansas families now have the option to use their 529 plan savings toward private K-12 education thanks to a new state law, along with the ease of access with the Gift529 app. In March, the Arkansas legislature edited the language of a statute to... More 

Pax Christi LR donates more than $7,000 in school supplies

Published: August 17, 2018   

Pax Christi member Cackie Upchurch (left) and volunteer John Czarnecki hand backpacks to member Tamara Tahat (back center) and St. Theresa principal Kristy Dunn (foreground) who showed up Aug. 8 to help along with her daughter Andi, 13. More than 20... More 

Bishop Taylor reacts to Pennsylvania grand jury report

Published: August 16, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following statement Aug. 16 regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed a two-year investigation of more than seven decades of clergy sex abuse claims in the state. “Like all of you, I was horrified... More 

Catholic high school opens in northwest Arkansas

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: August 16, 2018   

TONTITOWN — School supplies, new uniforms and sports physicals sound like the ordinary back-to-school checklist for students. But, for students attending Ozark Catholic Academy, northwest Arkansas’ first independent Catholic high school, heading... More 

No matter where you go, Arkansas Catholic is by your side

Published: August 15, 2018   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Aug. 11 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 

Scripture study program launching ‘reimagined’ studies

By Malea Hargett, Published: August 14, 2018   

To make Bible study more accessible, Little Rock Scripture Study is launching new editions beginning in August. Director Cackie Upchurch said the ministry has gotten feedback from Catholics who want to study the Bible but have less time. In response,... More