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Following the steps of Daniel Rudd: Brenda Baker

By Malea Hargett, Published: January 17, 2020         

Brenda Baker, a religious education co-director at St. Peter Church and St. Raphael Church in Pine Bluff and St. Justin Church in Star City, was honored with the Daniel Rudd Award Jan. 11 by the Diocesan Council for Black Catholics. The DCBC hosts... More 

Peace protest calls attention to morality of U.S. attack

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 16, 2020   

Members from Pax Christi Little Rock raised signs at an anti-war rally in Little Rock Jan. 4, with phrases like, “Wage Peace” “War! What is it good for?” “There is another way” and “No war on Iran” in protest... More 

Arkansas Catholic is your go-to news source in 2020

Published: January 15, 2020   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Jan. 11 issue. Some of the stories and columns in Arkansas Catholic appear only in the print and digital editions. To read what you're missing, subscribe today.   Young... More 

Catholics invited to walk, pray for all life Jan. 19 in LR

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 13, 2020   

The annual Mass for Life and Eucharistic procession Sunday, Jan. 19 is a chance for everyone in the Diocese of Little Rock to come together as a universal Church and stand up for a consistent ethic of life.  “It doesn’t matter how... More 

People with chronic diseases aren’t alone in Mountain Home

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 10, 2020   

MOUNTAIN HOME — In 2012, Crystal Spurlock went out for a run. It was a normal activity for the healthy 30-something single mom, who enjoyed 5Ks and driving her four children — then twin 16-year-olds, 14 and 12 — around to school activities. “A... More 

Arkansas welcomes refugees, but will feds let them in?

By Aprille Hanson, Published: January 9, 2020   

Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Office and Canopy NWA will continue welcoming refugees thanks to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s announcement Dec. 23 that he will allow refugee resettlement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order giving... More 

New report shows decreased use of death penalty in U.S.

By Carol Zimmermann, Published: January 8, 2020   

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Use of the death penalty in the United States continues to decrease, according to a report released Dec. 17 by the Death Penalty Information Center. The report said this year's 22 executions and 33 new death sentences were down... More 

Ecological sin: Idea of updating catechism sparks debate

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Published: January 7, 2020   

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis' announcement that the Catechism of the Catholic Church would be updated to include a definition of "ecological sin" sent Catholic Twitter into a frenzy. Reactions ranged from praise for how seriously... More 

FOCUS summit encourages young adults to walk the walk

By Kirsten Bublitz, Published: January 6, 2020   

PHOENIX (CNS) -- Young adult Catholics can lead others to God through their actions and daily experiences, a priest of the Diocese of Phoenix told the annual Student Leadership Summit of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. Father John Parks,... More 

Iraqis have 'big anxiety' after Iranian general killed

By Dale Gavlak, Published: January 4, 2020   

AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) -- Iraqis fear their country, already weary from years of war, may be dragged into a conflict between the United States and Iran, following the U.S.-targeted killing in Baghdad of Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani. "We... More