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Class of 2020: A year we won’t forget

The graduating class of 2020 said goodbye to their Catholic high school education during unprecedented times. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have been physically closed since March, which also meant the cancellation of sports, extracurriculars and notable activities that mark a senior year of high school. In this section, you’ll learn about inspiring honor graduates, valedictorians and salutatorians and a list of all graduates. Congrats to the class of 2020!

(June 9, 2020)

Catholic Schools Herald, April 2020

In what is likely the strangest spring semester in the recent history of Catholic education, students have switched from in-person instruction to Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) at home in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. In this section you'll find a variety of stories including how high school teachers are adapting to AMI and how schools are handling graduation. You'll also find inspiring stories about an award-winning principal who goes above and beyond for her students and a Mount St. Mary Academy sophomore who gives back in a unique way. 

(April 23, 2020)

Armed with the faith

Though elect and candidates must delay sacraments, they pray and wait with new faith. In this section, you’ll learn about artists who were moved to join the Catholic Church after restoring Stations of the Cross and statues in Texarkana. You’ll also find the list of names of those who plan on entering the Church this year, a parish who utilizes a shorter RCIA process and words of comfort in uncertain times from Father Erik Pohlmeier.  

(April 9, 2020)

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)