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Subiaco Abbey welcomes two new Benedictine monks

Published: February 18, 2019   

Subiaco Abbey welcomed two new Benedictine monks Feb. 2. During vespers Novices Casey Simpson and John Fryer presented their written and signed petitions to Abbot Leonard Wangler, who then received their public profession of monastic vows for three years.... More 

Saldana’s ministry to first responders a mission from God

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 16, 2019   

Lining the hallway of her home, Donna Saldana proudly displays patches from sheriff, police, EMS, fire departments and other first responders throughout Arkansas, along with funeral cards and dozens of Post-It note prayer requests. Insignia coins from... More 

Urban farming blooms in the winter in North Little Rock

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 14, 2019   

Ruth Landers plucks a few dead leaves from an otherwise flourishing garden of a variety of greens — garlic, lettuce, spinach, sugar snap peas, English peas — and a burst of deep purple with Scottish Kale. “And onions,” Landers... More 

Articles in Arkansas Catholic can help build your faith

Published: February 13, 2019   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Feb. 9 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 

At milestone win, coach looks back on Catholic school time

By Dwain Hebda, Published: February 12, 2019   

Nearly four decades ago, Ronnie Williams walked into Immaculate Conception School in Fort Smith for the first time as teacher and coach. By his own admission, it didn’t take a genius to spot the Southern Baptist in the room. “I can remember... More 

Parishes: Service is top reason to engage with community

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 11, 2019   

A call to service is the main reason Catholics partner with community organizations to provide services for people most in need, according to the latest data collected for the Little Rock Congregations study at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. Dr.... More 

Rivalry drives youngest sibling to water-skiing acclaim

By Dwain Hebda, Published: February 9, 2019   

Nothing drives a competitor like a rival and when that rival is a member of your own family, the effect is multiplied. Andrew Boskus knows this all too well. The youngest among his siblings, and the only boy to boot, he’s had a lifetime of following... More 

Deacon Elton Harrison ordained 25 years ago

Published: February 8, 2019   

Deacon Elton Clemont Harrison III., who served St. Peter and St. Raphael in Pine Bluff and St. Justin Church in Star City for more than 20 years as the only black deacon in the diocese, died Jan. 26 after a long illness. He was 73. He was born March... More 

Former employee served diocese for 23 years

Published: February 8, 2019   

Dianna Lynne Griswold, who worked at the Diocese of Little Rock for 23 years, died Feb. 1. She was 62. She was born to Max and Lena Peoples Griswold. She attended the University of Memphis. Before working at the diocese, she was a transportation specialist... More 

Bishop announces completion of independent review

Published: February 8, 2019   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced Feb. 8 that Kinsale Management Consulting has completed its review of clergy files. This is a follow-up to the diocese’s internal review that was announced Sept. 10.   On Sept. 10 of last year I wrote... More