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Catholic Schools Herald, January 2019

Catholic Schools are keeping up with an ever-changing society, while staying rooted in the faith. To keep students safe, principals have reevaluated active shooter drills. In preparation for STEM careers, students are programming and building robots, learning skills that will last beyond graduation. Superintendent Theresa Hall shares how Catholic education is a gift and schools discuss their plans to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

(January 25, 2019)

Catholic Schools Herald, November 2018

With almost a semester into the school year, Catholic Schools in Arkansas have been busy adding new safety initiatives, spreading kindness and fundraising. In this section, you’ll read about the only school resource officer in the state, Father John Antony’s new book, Ozark Catholic Academy’s new “houses” for students and more.  

(November 16, 2018)

Leading with Faith

Highlighting Catholic business leaders who take their faith to work with them every day

Far too often, we hear stories of corporate corruption, tax cheating and taking unfair advantage of workers.

But what do we hear about people who strive to keep their faith, ethics and morals at the forefront of their business lives?

Arkansas Catholic sought recommendations from parishioners for Catholic business professionals who are leading with faith. We selected five people to tell a story of faith-driven business leadership in Arkansas.

(October 16, 2018)

15 Catholic young adults who inspire us, 2018

You know the Church is in great hands when you read about these Catholic young adults in Arkansas who are giving back in profound ways.

Typically what you hear about millennials, born between 1982 and 2000, is that they aren’t religious and don’t feel the need to belong to a church, but these young adults are deeply committed to their faith, to their spiritual growth and to their church.

We sought out recommendations and interviewed 15 young adults who are doing exceptional work in their schools, parishes and ministries full time, part time or even as volunteers. Most are single, but some are married.

For these profiles, we focused on Catholics 18 to 30 years old (born 1988 to 2000).


Profiles in this section were written by Aprille Hanson, Maryanne Meyerriecks, Dwain Hebda and Alesia Schaefer.

(August 23, 2018)

Back to school

Catholic students around the state headed off to school with new dreams, goals and backpacks (some courtesy of Pax Christi Little Rock). In this section, you'll read about fiancial benefits for students, from ACE scholarships to new uses for 529 plans, new school principals and Ozark Catholic Academy, the first Catholic high school in Northwest Arkansas in 80 years.

(August 16, 2018)