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Diocese to ordain its first Venezuelan to the priesthood

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 11, 2017   

While children dream of Santa’s reindeer hooves tapping on the roof with the promise of presents, Deacon Nelson Rubio said he is “living in a children’s story” of his own, a happy anticipation for the greatest gift he’ll... More 

Wrestling coach, son carry on legacy of competition

By Dwain Hebda, Published: December 9, 2017   

The Catholic High wrestling team’s practice space is lined with thick mats and grappling athletes. Along one wall, backpacks lie slipshod on the floor under the portraits of past champions that peer down, gauging the new season’s crop.... More 

Court keeps Medicaid block on Planned Parenthood clinics

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 7, 2017   

Pro-life Arkansans had more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving as the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request Nov. 13 to revisit a three-judge panel decision to stop Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. “We were very happy with... More 

Arkansas Catholic gives local, global news all year long

Published: December 6, 2017   

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

Pope Francis calls for dialogue, respect in Myanmar

By Cindy Wooden , Published: December 5, 2017   

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- As on every papal trip, Pope Francis' visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh included a mix of meetings with government officials and events focused firmly on the nations' Catholic communities. The political implications of his... More 

Warren Catholics find former farm co-op to convert

By Brenda Clark, Published: December 4, 2017   

WARREN — St. Luke Church in Warren has purchased a former farmers co-op and will transform it into its new church campus. Pastor Father Eddie D’Almeida said the parish members have been working toward a new church for a long while. “I... More 

Your guide to Christmas gifts from religious communities

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 2, 2017      

While stores will be flooded this Christmas season with shoppers trying to find presents for family and friends, religious communities throughout the United States hope to sell homemade or one-of-a-kind gifts to those who wish to find both unique and... More 

Former Subiaco headmaster, math teacher dies

Published: December 1, 2017   

Father Timothy Donnelly, OSB, a monk and priest at Subiaco Abbey for more than 50 years, died Nov. 23. He was 77. Born Patrick Joseph Donnelly on Jan. 11, 1940, in San Antonio, Texas, he was the second oldest of five children in an Irish Catholic family.... More 

Benedictines and Sisters of Mercy celebrate jubilees

Published: November 30, 2017   

70 years Sister Angeline Massery, OSB Sister Angeline Massery is a native of Little Rock, the seventh of 11 children. She was inspired by the sisters who taught her at St. Andrew’s Cathedral school, especially Sister Genevieve McConnell. After... More 

Arkansas Catholic -- the gift that keeps giving

Published: November 29, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Nov. 25 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