The complete Diocese of Little Rock Auditor's Report and Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, were published in the Feb. 18, 2017 issue of Arkansas Catholic. You may download a PDF file of the report, below.
Dear Friends in Christ:
When I entered the seminary in the 1970s I felt the Lord calling me to minister to his flock. Clergy, religious and laity discern their vocation and daily try to follow God’s will. Overseeing a parish’s or diocese’s finances is not one of the reasons we get into ministry.
But we know that careful financial management is extremely important to our longevity as a religious institution. We are able to serve more people and offer more programs and services the better managed our finances are.
Each February Arkansas Catholic publishes the financial report of the Diocese of Little Rock. An annual audit is one way we make sure diocesan funds are properly managed. Most of our income comes from donations, program fees, bequests, parish assessments, grants and earnings from investments, and this published audit is one way we can report back to our parishioners and donors.
The Diocese of Little Rock will continue to invest and spend this money prudently. Please pray for me in 2017 and I will pray for you.
Sincerely in Christ,
+Anthony B. Taylor
Bishop of Little Rock
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