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Videos added to ‘Faithful Citizenship’ guide by bishops

By Dennis Sadowski, Published: February 24, 2020   

WASHINGTON — A series of long-planned videos that supplement the U.S. bishops’ quadrennial “Faithful Citizenship” document that provides guidance to voters during a presidential election year have been finalized for viewing. Posted... More 

Diocesan Auditor’s Report and Financial Statements for 2019

Published: February 21, 2020   

The complete Diocese of Little Rock Auditor's Report and Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, were published in the Feb. 22, 2020 issue of Arkansas Catholic. You may download a PDF file of the report, below.   Dear... More 

We will be judged not on Law, but on God’s will

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: February 20, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Feb. 16. Do you know the difference between a crime and a scandal? A crime is a violation of the law. A scandal is a misdeed — whether a legal violation or not — by someone whom we hold to... More 

Praying a word of the year can center us

By Olivia Parker, Published: February 20, 2020   

The start of a new year signals the start of intentional goals that aim to revive and replenish the mind and soul. We are called to take this opening chapter as an opportunity to center our lives around the one thing that can truly refresh our souls,... More 

LR Pax Christi leader honored as Peace Activist of the Year

By Dwain Hebda, Published: February 20, 2020   

Dr. Sherry Simon was honored Feb. 8 by Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice as its Peace Activist of the Year. Simon received the award at the group’s annual membership meeting in Little Rock. “I’m overwhelmed,” she told... More 

Arkansas Catholic is your source for the faith-filled news

Published: February 19, 2020   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Feb. 15 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.   Secrecy... More 

Campaign pushes to make housing a priority for homeless

By Dennis Sadowski , Published: February 18, 2020   

WASHINGTON — For years, Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, has said it’s a scandal that millions of American families are struggling to find a stable place to live. She knows how housing costs are... More 

Sister Jean Ryan held nearly every job at Carmel

Published: February 17, 2020   

Sister Jean Marie Ryan, OCD, a Carmelite sister for almost 70 years in Little Rock, died Jan. 19. She was 93. Born May 8, 1926, she was the fourth of five children to Adelina Gerardi Ryan and William Franklin Ryan. Growing up in Louisville, Ky., she... More 

A Catholic you want to know: Deacon John Pate

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: February 17, 2020   

Why you want to know Deacon John Pate: “Deacon Pate” has served St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers for the past 17 years. He was an accomplished drummer for the Carl Perkins band in Memphis for a short time and now has his set of drums in... More 

Christ the King pack meets gold standard in faith activities

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 14, 2020      

Cub Scout Pack 29 at Christ the King Church in Little Rock is the first in the Diocese of Little Rock to be awarded the gold for the Pope Paul VI Catholic Unit Excellence Award by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting. Ken King, advancement coordinator... More