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Pope 'moved' by registry of nighttime adoration he attended

By Junno Arocho Esteves , Published: April 13, 2021   

Pope Francis said he was "moved" by a photo of an old registry that showed his participation as a young man at sessions of overnight eucharistic adoration at a basilica in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The pope was sent a photo taken by Argentine... More 

Calvary Cemetery photo chosen in annual contest

Published: April 12, 2021      

Sunshine brings out the fine details of a large crucifix at Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock in Robert C. Alexander's first-place-winning photo in Arkansas Catholic’s 2021 contest to select an image for the cover of the 2022 diocesan directory. Alexander... More 

Bishop announces 19 pastoral appointments for June

Published: April 9, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments effective June 15. NEW PRIESTS Deacon Omar Galván González, to be ordained to the priesthood May 29, appointed associate pastor of St. Raphael Church in Springdale... More 

Tell the greatest story: Photos from Holy Week 2021

Published: April 9, 2021      

During Live Stations of the Cross April 2, Nicole Miranda, 3, and her brother Jerry Miranda, 8, parishioners at St. Jude Church in Jacksonville, watch Juan Chavez portraying Jesus as he is crucified during the Vincentian group’s Good Friday dramatization.  Last... More 

Diocese takes no stand on state’s transgender bill

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: April 8, 2021   

A ban on gender transition services, including hormone therapy and surgery, for transgender minors seeking gender reassignment was passed in the Arkansas Legislature but vetoed April 5 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.  However, the legislature overrode... More 

Resurrection comes on Easter for Greenbrier community

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: April 8, 2021         

GREENBRIER -- The St. Oscar Romero Catholic Community in Greenbrier has been in a state of Lent, or perhaps purgatory, since March 2020.  The cancellation of public Masses at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic closed down the community, which... More 

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Published: April 7, 2021   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's April 3 issue. Some of the stories and columns in Arkansas Catholic appear only in the print and free digital editions. To read what you're missing, subscribe today.   Easter... More 

Victims of violence to be honored during peace walk

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: April 6, 2021   

Pax Christi Little Rock will host the 7th annual Pilgrimage for Peace April 11 to bring attention to victims of violence, particularly those killed the past two years in Pulaski County.  It is the first year for the Catholic social justice organization... More 

Bishop announces new assignment for Msgr. Scott Friend

Published: April 5, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced during the Chrism Mass March 29 at Christ the King Church in Little Rock that he has appointed Msgr. Scott Friend, diocesan vocations director for the past 16 years, to be the pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro... More 

Choirs, holy water and altar servers will return April 1

Published: April 2, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced modifications to the protocols for public Masses he announced in May. The letter to “the people of the Diocese of Little Rock” was released March 25. Changes will go into effect Holy Thursday, April 1. The... More