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Filipino Catholics will gather for Christmas celebrations

By Dwain Hebda, Published: December 10, 2018   

Filipino Catholics in central Arkansas are preparing for the second annual observance of Simbang Gabi, a traditional Christmas celebration. “When you talk to Filipinos, Simbang Gabi brings up a lot of energy and excitement for Christmas,”... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Aj and Marjorie Williams-Smith

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 8, 2018   

Why you want to know Aj Smith and Marjorie Williams-Smith: Aj and Marjorie bring spirituality into their work as artists, drawing from their faith. Both have served as professors in the University of Arkansas Little Rock art department, where Aj currently... More 

Gender pronouns get more thought in colleges, workplaces

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: December 7, 2018   

ROGERS — Just a few months ago, our son was preparing to head for college. As a freshman, he received a letter from an upperclassman in his field of interest. The individual was welcoming him to the campus and familiarizing him with activities in... More 

New Diocesan Pastoral Council engages laity in decisions

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 6, 2018   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor has instituted a Diocesan Pastoral Council, giving the laity more input on matters that relate to the Church in Arkansas. “To respond to Pope Francis’ encouragement to involve the laity more fully in the process... More 

Confused by the news? Arkansas Catholic provides clarity

Published: December 5, 2018   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Dec. 1 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 

Registration open for pro-life Hearts for Life conference

Published: December 4, 2018   

Registration is open for the diocese’s first Hearts for Life Conference at St. John Center in Little Rock. The event was created to offer adult participants a chance to hear pro-life speakers and a time for prayer before the eucharistic procession... More 

Catholic socks popping up on feet all over Arkansas

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 3, 2018   

Some people wear their faith on the sleeve, others on their feet, which is hardly sacrilegious. It is in fact, Sock Religious. Catholic socks are a rarity but images like Mary, Pope Francis, St. Teresa of Kolkata and St. Joseph can be found at More 

Texarkana parishioners back home in restored sanctuary

By Aprille Hanson, Published: December 1, 2018   

A church is more than a building — it is the people that make it come alive. But when the structure has seen its better days after almost 100 years of Masses, baptisms, weddings and funerals, the anticipation of a new look is something the parishioners... More 

Sister Mary Anne Nuce was a principal, prioress

Published: November 30, 2018   

Sister Mary Anne Nuce, OSB, a teacher and principal for 46 years, died Nov. 7. She was 86. She was born Anna Maria Nuce in Pocahontas to William and Lula Nuce. While attending Holy Angels Academy in Jonesboro, she entered the convent in 1948. She professed... More 

Diocese celebrates religious serving Church 25 to 85 years

Published: November 29, 2018   

Ten religious were honored this year for celebrating significant anniversaries. They have served their community as teachers and cooks, some for more than 75 years.   85 years Sister Mary Laurene Favre, RSM Sister Laurene Favre, who turned... More