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God walks with people who have addictions

Addictions can be isolating and full of despair for those who suffer and frustrating for families who are watching a loved one fall victim to a substance. In this section are stories of hope from lay Catholics who are recovering alcoholics, a family who advocates for transparency after the loss of their son to an accidental prescription drug overdose, a man recovering from a pornography addiction who began a ministry to help others and religious who leaned on recovery and God to overcome their addictions. Psychologists also discuss the root of addictions and one of the most prevalent addictions – why we can’t seem to put down our Smartphone.  

(March 31, 2020)

Lent: Emptied to fill

Devotion can be more than just obeying Lenten rules; it can open us to God’s greater gifts. Learn more about the Lenten tradition of fasting, its guidelines and some unique fasts to take this season. Read about Almsgiving and Lenten activities throughout the diocese of Little Rock, including Stations of the Cross, fish fries and penance services. 

(February 28, 2020)

Embracing the kingdom of God

Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom of God is the core of the Gospel message. Followers of Jesus have to learn to recognize it and commit ourselves to helping shape a world where God’s priorities are our own. Discover how Jesus teased out the meaning of God’s kingdom in various images and teachings with this 10-part column series.

Catherine Upchurch, general editor of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible and contributor to several biblical publications, writes from Fort Smith.

(February 11, 2020)

Catholic Schools Herald, January 2020

As Catholic schools gather for the final semester of the school year, there was a lot to celebrate. Two Catholic school students earned perfect scores on the ACT -- an extremely rare feat. Superintendent Theresa Hall also shared about the important role that pastors play in Catholic education. 

(February 3, 2020)

Msgr. Malone is bound for Shreveport to be their new bishop

Bishop-elect Francis I. Malone will be ordained the next bishop of Shreveport, La., on Jan. 28. In this section, Arkansas Catholic looks back on the impact he’s made for the past 43 years in the Diocese of Little Rock for vocations, missions and tithing and Catholic education. We also sat down with the bishop-elect as he discussed the memories he has of Arkansas and what he’ll miss the most.

(January 27, 2020)