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Published: December 27, 2017   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Dec. 23 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 today.


Nativity scene at Vatican displays the weary world rejoicing

VATICAN CITY -- The Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square is not getting rave reviews: The backdrop does not look like a stable and the characters in need -- hungry, naked, dead, imprisoned -- don’t exactly evoke a silent night when all was cozy, calm and bright.

St. Nicholas was here

St. John School in Russellville celebrated the feast of St. Nicholas Dec. 6. In many European countries children put out their shoes and St. Nicholas fills them with treats. (Photo)

Pope turns 81 with song, dance and 13-foot pizza

VATICAN CITY -- Celebrating his 81st birthday, Pope Francis blew out the candle on a 13-foot long pizza after being serenaded with song and dance by children and employees from a Vatican pediatric clinic.

Speaker, athlete championed rights of disabled

Dr. Grover M. Evans, a motivational speaker, athlete and champion for those with disabilities, died Dec. 3 at Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute in Little Rock. He was 65. (Obituaries)

Brick by brick, Lego kit brings the mystery of Mass home

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Stephen and Jennifer Maas’ family business, Domestic Church Supply Co., carries one product: a Lego kit that brings the mystery of the Mass into the living rooms of families around the world.

What is the greatest gift God has given you?

“The greatest gift God has given me is my parents and the gift of life. We wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for them sacrificing their life to raise us and watch us grow up. It is hard to remember to ...” (Youthspeak, Seeds of Faith)

‘Be watchful, be alert’: Minding the moments

Have you ever looked at photos from a memorable event and thought, “Oh, no. I blinked!” (Columns)

Protecting the dignity of girls and women

We’ve been hearing a lot about incidents of sexual abuse of girls and women this year. (Guest commentary)

Real stones, ‘living stones’ of Holy Land

Some of the most important sites of our faith are preserved and cared for thanks to the Franciscans. This year marks the 800th anniversary of the Franciscan’s presence in the Holy Land. (Editorial)

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