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Five educators to begin master’s degree program

Published: August 18, 2017   

Three new principals and two teachers in the Diocese of Little Rock are beginning their paths toward earning master’s degree in Catholic school leadership through St. Louis University. The special opportunity will allow four of the educators... More 

Principals go above and beyond job description

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 17, 2017   

Denise Troutman wakes up at 4:15 a.m. each school day, pours herself a cup of coffee and prays the rosary. “I have to pray before I come,” she said with a laugh, knowing that with each “Hail Mary” she’s asking God to help... More 

Fr. Gregory Hart taking medical leave; new pastor named

Published: August 14, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments. Effective Sept. 1 Rev. Gregory G. Hart relieved of his responsibilities as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Tontitown to begin a medical leave of absence for an undetermined... More 

Vatican survey seeking input from teens, young adults

By Carol Glatz , Published: August 14, 2017   

VATICAN CITY — To involve young people in preparations for the Synod of Bishops on youth in 2018, the Vatican has released an online questionnaire to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of 16- to 29-year-olds around the world. The... More 

While you weren’t looking

Published: August 12, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Aug. 12 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 

Father Richard Walz known for his music and Monk Sauce

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 12, 2017   

Growing up in a family of six on a dairy farm in Poplar Bluff, Mo., James Raymond Walz quickly learned the value of hard work and working together. “We actually milked cows and grew a lot of vegetables because my dad sold milk house to house,”... More 

Father Salvador Vega-Alvarenga incardinated to diocese

Published: August 10, 2017   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointment. • Effective July 20 Rev. Salvador Vega-Alvarenga, excardinated from the Diocese of Sonsonate, El Salvador, and incardinated into the Diocese of Little Rock. He remains pastor... More 

El Dorado gift shop inspires faith for Anita Lockwood

By Brenda Clark, Published: August 10, 2017   

Why you want to know Anita Marie Lockwood: Anita helped start Holy Redeemer’s Gift Shop a few years ago and is quick to make sure that anyone asking knows that “the gift shop is a group effort with a lot of people helping.” She is also... More 

C2SI marks 10 years of summer learning and service

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 10, 2017         

Liz Tingquist, diocesan director of youth and campus ministry, said when Catholic Charities Summer Institute (C2SI, pronounced “C-squared-S-I”) in Little Rock started in 2007, “the very first year we weren’t sure” it was... More 

Learning is other side of C2SI summer program

By Aprille Hanson, Published: August 10, 2017   

In a world defined by labels, Hudson B. asked teenagers attending the Catholic Charities Summer Institute to label a photo of a red car. It is a red car, but looking deeper, it was also a 1975 Ford LTD, two-door, V8, 400. Both definitions are correct,... More