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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

High school scholarships could boost middle school rolls

James Keary, Published: July 23, 2021   

HOT SPRINGS – In an attempt to retain and attract students to St. John School, the school has begun offering its graduates partial scholarships to Catholic High School and Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock. “We lose many kids to (public)... More 

Catholic elementary students will wear masks this fall

Published: July 22, 2021   

With a resurgence of COVID-19 in Arkansas and no vaccine for children 11 and younger, masks will continue to be required in Catholic elementary schools in Arkansas. Superintendent Theresa Hall released a statement July 22 to parents to alert them of... More 

High school retreat’s message for the lost and searching

By Cole Blagg, Published: July 22, 2021         

After more than a year's absence, Search made its return.  Search #148,  a diocesan youth retreat for high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates, had 52 retreatants, close to its typical goal of 60 students.  The July 16-18... More 

Arkansas Catholic shares uplifting, spirit-filled articles

Published: July 21, 2021   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's July 17 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.   Pope... More 

Supreme Court sets date for Kentucky's abortion case

By Carol Zimmermann, Published: July 20, 2021   

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court announced it will hear oral arguments Oct. 12 in a case from Kentucky's attorney general, who is defending the state's abortion law that was struck down by a lower court. The law, passed in 2018 but blocked by... More 

Lifting dispensation did not bring Catholics back to Mass

By Mark Pattison, Published: July 19, 2021   

WASHINGTON -- The mere act of lifting the dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation as the coronavirus pandemic eases won't be enough to get Catholics to come back to church, and some dioceses and Catholics are actively working to bring people... More 

Latin Mass restricted to Cabot and Springdale parishes

Published: July 16, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor released this statement July 16 regarding the apostolic letter issued by Pope Francis on the use of the pre-Vatican II Roman liturgy. The letter affects Latin Mass communities at Holy Redeemer Church in El Dorado, St. Peter... More 

Russellville couples nourished with monthly rosary dinner

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: July 16, 2021   

Five couples in Russellville have been bonded by the rosary and a good meal together for 20 years. The Rosary Dinner Family was established in 2001 at St. John Church for a chance to meet other people who were committed to their faith.  “I... More 

Brother Andrew joined Subiaco community in 2002

Published: July 15, 2021   

Brother Andrew Suarez, OSB, who transferred to Subiaco Abbey 19 years ago, died July 11, the feast day of St. Benedict. He was 73.  He was born Louis Suarez Dec. 9, 1947, to Seg and Hortense Hardee Suarez in St. Louis. He was homeschooled before... More 

Jesus interested in how we love family and vulnerable

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: July 15, 2021   

Most of us look forward to going home from time to time for a visit, especially if we live a long way from where we were raised. I certainly look forward to my visits to Ponca City.  In today’s Gospel we see that this was true for Jesus... More