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Menagerie in Bible can teach deeper lessons, author says

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: May 10, 2021      

From a donkey weeping tears at the death of St. Francis of Assisi, to birds praying the Liturgy of the Hours in “The Voyage of Saint Brendan,” to biblical stories depicting horses as a sign of strength, God uses creation to speak to each of... More 

‘Amen’ says we want to follow God’s will

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: May 7, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Holy Thursday, April 1. My favorite response after mentioning things we plan to do is "God willing!" If you say "See you tomorrow!" I'll say "God willing!" I wasn't... More 

Nobody’s little sister: Youngest in line headed to SEC

By Dwain Hebda, Published: May 7, 2021   

Fort Smith Southside senior Avery Fitzgerald sets her feet and spins the ball easily in her hands. Staring down the opposition, her everyday vivacity melts into killer instinct as she takes a steadying breath and sends the ball lightly skyward.   In... More 

Choose the simple route of singular devotion

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: May 7, 2021   

In our era it is quite common to hear conversations about multi-tasking. We sometimes wear it as a badge of honor that we are able to juggle multiple projects or tasks at home or at work. We regularly catch ourselves watching television and simultaneously... More 

Knights reach fundraising goal despite cancelling sales

By James Keary, Published: May 7, 2021   

HOT SPRINGS – The pandemic inspired parishes to think about fundraising in new ways. In Hot Springs, Jim Lockwood had three buildings filled with furniture and household items ready for the Knights of Columbus spring rummage sale in March 2020. Then... More 

Services to LR homeless back on track, organizers say

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: May 6, 2021      

When Patricia Lee moved into her sixth-floor apartment in North Little Rock Jan. 23, she had just an inflatable mattress and TV stand. Today, thanks to Jericho Way day resource center and Settled Souls, her house is a home -- complete with a bed, living... More 

God tells the story -- we are here to share it

Published: May 5, 2021   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's May 1 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 

Church can help counter resistance to vaccines

By Carol Glatz, Published: May 4, 2021   

ROME -- Members of the Catholic Church, especially religious working in health care and schools, have an important opportunity and duty to educate people about COVID-19 and to counter resistance to vaccinations, said an expert on the Vatican's COVID-19... More 

Vatican debuts sign language service on YouTube channel

By Jo Ann Zuñiga , Published: May 3, 2021   

HOUSTON -- When the Easter livestream of Pope Francis' general audience and the Angelus was broadcast for the first time in American Sign Language on the Vatican's YouTube channel, the deaf Catholic ministry group in Texas took particular notice. Redemptorist... More 

Father Rother: Example of a Good Shepherd

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: April 30, 2021   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily April 25. One of the most powerful experiences of my life was to work the cause of canonization of Blessed Stanley Rother, a priest who was martyred at Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala, a mission that... More