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Lent 2021: How to PRAY without CEASING

Pray your way through Lent

With so many ways to pray, every Catholic can find a way that fits their needs to grow closer to God during Lent. 

It might seem like we have been living through Lent for the past 11 months, but this holy season is the perfect time to recommit ourselves to a life centered on God and not ourselves. Praying throughout the day is one way to open up to God. It can be sitting in silence for two minutes, praying the rosary or experiencing other time-honored prayer styles like Lectio Divina. Arkansas Catholic’s special Lent section from our Feb. 27, 2021 edition, has resources to help you find the right style for you. 

(February 25, 2021)

Be-Attitudes for Believers

Our culture is filled with messages and ideologies competing for our attention. As Christians, we have the opportunity and responsibility to discern what is of true and lasting value. This series of 10 monthly articles explores some of what the Bible has to say to shape our attitudes and our way of being in the world. 

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

(February 11, 2021)

Amid the storm: Anxiety in 2020

Stressed and anxious? Try these tips to find a place of calm

Many Catholics find pandemic stress translates into anxiety and even depression. Find constructive ways to deal with your emotional strain — and learn when you need more than self help — in these stories from Nov. 14, 2020.

(November 12, 2020)

The Catholic way of death

Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.
Matthew 25:13

You have kept the commandments, faithfully attended Mass and loved the Lord and your neighbor. But are you truly ready to die? Every family needs practical tools to handle their responsibilities around the time of a loved one’s death. Here are some articles to help you decide, plan and express your wishes clearly.

(October 28, 2020)

Paws and Priests

Whether it's a pup jumping up and down to greet his "human" or a cat gently purring as he rubs against his owner's legs, pets bring companionship and comfort. And with all the bad news these days, God's creatures can remind us of the simplicity of life and unconditional love. 

In this section, you'll read about priests and their pets, how taking care of animals is a pro-life issue and the emotions that come along with saying goodbye to a beloved pet. 

(October 14, 2020)