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Deacon Wrape honored by knights

Deacon William “Bill” Wrape was honored by Knights of Columbus Council 6615 for his 70 years of membership in the fraternal organization. A deacon at St. Theresa Church in Little Rock, he took his first degree on Oct. 12, 1947. He was presented with plaques from the Arkansas State Council and local council during Mass Oct. 7. 

Flannery appointed associate dean

Michael Flannery, a member of Christ the King Church in Little Rock, has been named the associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Flannery joined the law school in 2003 and was named the Judge George Howard Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law in 2010. He served as associate ... More ...  

New partnership CHI St. Vincent

CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs announced a new partnership with the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith to develop new Undergraduate Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education training opportunities for ARCOM students and graduates. CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs anticipates launching GME residencies in family practice and internal medicine beginning in 2020. In an effort to help mitigate a projected ... More ...  

St. Scholastica yard sale March 3

The St. Scholastica Monastery Yard Sale will be held Saturday, March 3 in Fort Smith at the retreat center. As the sisters prepare to move into their new monastery, their surplus items will be sold. The sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call Diana Squibb at (479) 783-1135.

Magnificat luncheon March 17

A luncheon sponsored by “Mary Ark of the Covenant” Arkansas Chapter of Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic women, will be held Saturday, March 17 at St. Michael Church in Cherokee Village. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration opens at 11 a.m. Tickets are $12 and include a catered lunch, a time of praise and worship ... More ...  

Mass of Hope, Healing April 8

The diocesan Safe Environment Office will host a Mass of Hope and Healing with Bishop Anthony B. Taylor Sunday, April 8 at 5 p.m. at St. John Center Morris Hall Chapel in Little Rock. April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Anyone who wants to pray for healing of survivors of child sexual abuse as well as victims and their family ... More ...  

Catholic Charities statement on immigration

Catholic Charities Immigration Services issued this statement Feb. 2 regarding President Donald Trump’s family immigration proposal. “We suggest U.S. citizens who have parents, children 21 years of age or older, married children and siblings who do not have legal status in the U.S. to file an I-130 petition on their behalf, so they can start the process to immigrate to the ... More ...  

Yeary retires from LRSS

Cliff Yeary, an associate director of Little Rock Scripture Study for 15 years, retired in December. He wrote Bible study materials and columns as well as books for LRSS. Three of his books are already published: “Pilgrim People,” “Welcome to the Feast: The Story of the Eucharist in Scripture” and “Hail Mary, Holy Bible: Sacred Scripture and the Mysteries of ... More ...