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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

A year later, 88 Afghan refugees find happiness in Arkansas

By Chris Price, Published: December 8, 2022   

A little more than a year after they were relocated from Afghanistan to Arkansas, refugees have experienced successes but have many challenges, Catholic Charities of Arkansas’ Refugee Resettlement Office officials said. One CCA representative... More 

Jesus will purify, mold us into what he intends

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 7, 2022   

When I was in high school, I worked in the press room of the Ponca City News, which at the time still used linotype machines. My job was to gather up all the used lead each day, melt it down in a huge cauldron, burn off the matting that had adhered to... More 

Sister Dorothy Calhoun served state for 28 years

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: December 7, 2022   

Sister Mary Dorothy Calhoun, RSM, who formerly worked in Arkansas, died Nov. 23. She was 88. She attended Holy Name of Jesus School and Mercy Academy in St. Louis and entered the convent in 1952. She earned a degree from St. John Hospital School of... More 

Diocese to open Divine Mercy shrine in Little Rock in June

By Chris Price, Published: December 6, 2022   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor is acting on a constant theme of the synodal process in Arkansas for the desire for more opportunities for spiritual growth. On the feast of Corpus Christi, June 11, St. Edward Church in Little Rock will be established as a... More 

Bishop Taylor relaunches Cursillo, appoints two directors

By Chris Price, Published: December 5, 2022   

Responding to calls from the Diocese of Little Rock’s Synod on Synodality report, Bishop Anthony B. Taylor has reactivated the Cursillo movement in Arkansas. The bishop’s first decision in mid-October was to appoint Deacon Rob Brothers... More 

Religious orders celebrate jubilarians on anniversaries

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: December 2, 2022   

Three sisters and one brother in the Diocese of Little Rock observed 25, 60, 70 and 75 years of religious profession in 2022. They have served the diocese as educators, cooks and faith formation directors.   75 years  Sister Angeline... More 

NCYC a trip of lifetime for Jacksonville youth group

By Chris Price, Published: December 1, 2022   

It took two years to raise the money to fund their excursion to the West Coast, but the seven members of the St. Jude the Apostle Church youth group in Jacksonville who attended the National Catholic Youth Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 10-12... More 

Jesus knew Zacchaeus’ sin and accepted him

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: November 30, 2022   

You and I know the names of those who are important to us, whether we know them personally or not. We know the names of our pope and famous American politicians because our Catholic faith and the future of our country matter to us.  We don’t... More 

Fayetteville siblings show talent running in the family

By Dwain Hebda, Published: November 30, 2022   

There’s a lot to be said for healthy sibling rivalry, the kind of built-in competitive drive that comes with having an accomplished brother or sister. For evidence of that, one needs look no further than the Pohlmeier household in northwest Arkansas,... More 

Bishop Taylor shares response to Arkansas synod report

Published: November 29, 2022      

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor prepared this response to the diocesan report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for the Synod on Synodality. He will speak about it during a recorded homily in all Masses Dec. 3-4. Here in Arkansas, we have... More