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Arkansas Catholic wins press awards

Arkansas Catholic brought home six awards from the Catholic Press Association. During the annual Catholic Media Conference in Green Bay June 15, editor Malea Hargett got three writing awards: first place for best pro-life coverage for small weekly newspapers, honorable mention for feature writing for small weekly newspapers and shared a third-place award with associate editor Aprille Hanson for best ... More ...  

‘The Mass’ DVD series

Father Stephen Gadberry, pastor of St. Mary Church in Batesville and St. Cecelia Church in Newport, is featured in Bishop Robert Barron’s newest film series “The Mass,” available now on DVD. The six-episode series stems from lectures given by Bishop Barron, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, at Our Lady ... More ...  

Hispanic charismatic youth conference

The Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Arkansas will host the Fourth Annual Arkansas Catholic Charismatic Youth Conference Saturday, June 30 at the Fort Smith Convention Center. All Spanish-speaking youth ages 13 to 17 are invited to attend. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is $20 a person, which includes a T-shirt. The theme will be: “Let God ... More ...  

National Merit Scholarships awarded

Two Catholic High School students in Little Rock received National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. They are Michael J. Broadwater, University of Alabama, and Allen W. Bogoslavsky, Hendrix College. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide ... More ...  

CHI St. Vincent Magnet status

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock has again earned Magnet status May 24, recognizing its excellence in nursing and patient care. The designation, first received in 2013, is given by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Recertification requires site visits, nurse and patient interviews and comments from the public, according to a news release. Having Magnet designation is the highest ... More ...  

Charismatic Conference July 27-29

The Arkansas Catholic Charismatic Conference has a new location. It will be held in the Spiritan Center at St. Joseph Church in Conway July 27-29. Father Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis will be the featured speakers. Other activities include Youth Life in the Spirit seminar and a children’s ministry. To register or for more information, visit arkcc.org or call Jerri ... More ...  

Jubilarian Mass June 26

A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 26 at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock to honor five priests who are celebrating special anniversaries of priestly service in the Diocese Little Rock. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, who celebrated his 10th anniversary of episcopacy on June 5, will also be honored. In addition, 16 ... More ...  

Leaders for Life July 13-14

The diocesan Respect Life Office is hosting its first Leaders for Life Youth Conference for high school youth July 13-14 at St. John Center in Little Rock. The goal is to educate and empower young Catholics to consider what it means to develop a consistent ethic of life and explore how they can build a culture of life in their ... More ...