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Published: September 23, 2020   

Here are some of the stories you missed if you didn't read Arkansas Catholic's Sept. 19 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... More 

Politics as a religion is a spiritually dangerous place

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 22, 2020   

Politics and religion are two things we are told never to discuss in polite company, yet are often debated. In the divisive world of politics, it’s easy to be sucked into party loyalty and shed our Catholic identity or try to mold it to fit the... More 

Listening a skill to hone during election season

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 21, 2020   

Whether it’s sitting across from a close relative, chatting with friends or engaging with a stranger on social media, navigating politics can be like dodging landmines. But it doesn’t have to be.  Braver Angels, a national nonprofit,... More 

Bishop announces priest's return to India for health reasons

Published: September 18, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral change: Effective Sept. 18 Rev. Mariadass Vallapaneni relieved of his responsibilities as associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in North Little Rock to return to his home Diocese... More 

Recognizing our humanity cuts polarization

By Aidan Everett, Published: September 18, 2020   

Whether by politics or plexiglass, the nation is divided. The flames of sociopolitical turmoil are quickly engulfing every aspect of daily life. Controversial issues such as mask-wearing, social and racial justice and the upcoming election are all breeding... More 

Why should I forgive someone anyway?

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: September 18, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor delivered this homily Sept. 13. In order to get the right answers about life, it is necessary to ask the right questions. A lot of people get the right answer to the wrong questions and end up wondering where and why they missed... More 

Deacon candidates installed as acolytes Sept. 12

Published: September 18, 2020   

Forty-eight men took the next step Sept. 12 in their formation to become permanent deacons. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor installed them as acolytes during a private Mass at Christ the King Church in Little Rock. Diaconate formation director Father Erik Pohlmeier... More 

Some elementary classes now require extra creativity

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 18, 2020   

At Christ the King Church in Little Rock, a little girl walked into the sanctuary, taking a moment to inhale the scent of incense. Principal Kathy House watched as the student, walking into a school Mass, said it felt “so good to be back in church.”  “This... More 

Schools stand ready to report, quarantine sick students

By Aprille Hanson, Published: September 17, 2020   

Early on Sept. 10, Catholic High School in Little Rock had had no positive COVID-19 cases from students since the start of the school year. By the afternoon, they got the call from a parent whose child had been in quarantine and had in fact tested positive.  “As... More 

U.S. bishops say Gospel cannot be parsed in partisan terms

By Dennis Sadowski, Published: September 16, 2020   

CLEVELAND -- The U.S. bishops' quadrennial document on political responsibility is rooted in the Catholic Church's long-standing moral tradition that upholds human dignity and the common good of all, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City... More