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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

'Jesus and the Eucharist' series launches nationwide

By SueAnn Howell, Published: October 3, 2023   

The National Eucharistic Congress, in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Augustine Institute, has released a seven-part video series to help parishes nationwide launch small group communities to grow in faith and love for... More 

'What's going to happen?': 'Dreamers' in legal limbo

By Gina Christian, Published: October 2, 2023   

A recent court ruling has become another bend in a "rollercoaster" ride for thousands of individuals who arrived in the U.S. as children without legal permission, said an immigration expert. "It's been an issue that causes a lot... More 

Following COVID and Vatican doc, marriage prep changes

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: September 29, 2023   

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and the release of a Vatican document, marriage preparation looks different now than it did a few years ago. In 2022, the Vatican’s Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life released a document to provide new principles... More 

Diocese relaunches its School of Spiritual Direction

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: September 28, 2023   

After a seven-year hiatus, the Diocese of Little Rock has resumed the School of Spiritual Direction to educate students how to grow in their faith, who will in turn help others do the same.  The School of Spiritual Direction’s director,... More 

Life insurance for elderly parents not long-term plan

Published: September 27, 2023   

Dear Dave, My girlfriend’s parents are divorced, and they’re both in their early seventies. We talked the other night, and she’s thinking about buying them each life insurance policies. The only coverage her dad has is through his employer.... More 

Three steps to repairing a broken relationship

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 27, 2023   

Parents try to teach their kids all sorts of things and for our family the most difficult lesson was not to fight, or at least to do it outside. There seems to be some instinct inside children to defend their turf at all costs, for instance a kid fighting... More 

World champion martial artist now champion for Christ

By Joe Jordan, Published: September 27, 2023   

GARFIELD, N.J. — Surrender was never an option for Carolina Muñoz. As a fighter standing exactly 5 feet tall, her opponents have always been bigger than her. As a youth minister at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church in Garfield, many of the... More 

Young Faith: Every little thing can have a big impact

By Sarah Beth Thomas, Published: September 26, 2023   

The Catholic Church’s social justice teachings encourage us to treat everyone fairly, just as we wish to be treated and to value human dignity and the common good.  At first, I did not really know what it truly meant to have social awareness... More 

How much to help someone who lost home in a fire?

Published: September 26, 2023   

Dear Dave, About a year ago, my husband and I offered an empty house we own to a young man at our church, who had lost his home and everything he owned in a fire. He has taken good care of the place but has made no effort to pay rent. We don’t... More 

10 things to know about upcoming Synod on Synodality

By Maria Wiering, Published: September 26, 2023   

The eyes of the Catholic world turn to Rome Oct. 4, as the worldwide Synod of Bishops convenes on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi to focus on "synodality" and understanding what it means in terms of "communion, participation and mission"... More