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Sister ministers on the Mexico border as Jesus would

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: March 24, 2023   

FORT SMITH — Sister Siena Fisk, OSB, volunteered on the Texas-Mexico border to better understand the plights of immigrants. The Benedictine at St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith volunteered at Eagle Pass, Texas, for eight days in January... More 

I’m learning how to keep my eyes on God

By Sarah Beth Thomas, Published: March 23, 2023   

As a high school student, I can identify with my fellow students who have challenges in their lives that can block us from being strong in our faith. But little things like simple prayers, going to Mass, being involved in a prayer group or volunteering... More 

Goal: CPR, first aid training for ushers across diocese

By Anthony Reiter, Published: March 23, 2023   

Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s collapse on the football field Jan. 2 pushed two Little Rock Catholics to do something in the community to ensure others know what to do if someone goes into cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause... More 

Catholic leaders concerned over new state child labor law

By Kimberley Heatherington, Published: March 21, 2023   

In a legislative development that has drawn concern from both Catholic and labor leaders, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed into law March 8 the Youth Hiring Act of 2023, which eliminates state age verification for children younger than 16 seeking a... More 

Catholic faith a front runner in Oaklawn Park backstretch

By Mary Rampellini, Published: March 20, 2023   

HOT SPRINGS — The stable area at Oaklawn Park houses racehorses — and a large population of Catholics. They are the caretakers of the runners who put on the show each December through May, and some of their spiritual needs are being met... More 

Your baby's name ‘almost like a prayer for their life’

By Aprille Hanson Spivey , Published: March 17, 2023   

CONWAY — When Susan Padgett was watching a Spanish soap opera, she fell in love with the main character’s name, Maximiliano. It took on greater meaning when she shared the name with her husband, Austin. As a Catholic “revert,”... More 

Arkansas LEARNS will be the boost our Catholic schools need

By Kristy Dunn, Published: March 16, 2023   

My grandma and grandpa, heroes of the faith, put six kids through Catholic school, grades K-12. They lived across the street from St. Theresa Church and School in southwest Little Rock. My grandpa was a welder, and my grandma helped clean the church.... More 

Hope’s Kitchen Meatloaf

Published: March 16, 2023   

Here's the meatloaf recipe hungry people look forward to at St. Mary Church's parish ministry in Siloam Springs. “When meatloaf is on the menu, we always serve more meals,” Marie Rollins, founder of Hope’s Kitchen, said... More 

Feeding hot meals to the hungry Hope’s Kitchen’s mission

By Alesia Schaefer, Published: March 16, 2023   

SILOAM SPRINGS — It is rare to find an organization that gives so generously and runs solely on the generosity of others. That may explain why Hope’s Kitchen, a ministry at St. Mary Church in Siloam Springs, has thrived for 10 years now. Not... More 

Prayer, fasting help put aside sinful ways

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: March 15, 2023   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Feb. 22. Why is Ash Wednesday always one of the most well-attended liturgies of the year? It certainly isn't an upbeat and cheerful gathering, far from it. Only Good Friday is more somber. Nor is... More