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A New Path

The Catholic Church is blessed to welcome 583 new Catholics this Easter. In this section, you'll find the names of the new Catholics, photos and quotes from Catholics about why they chose this new path. Let us continue to pray for our new fellow Catholics!


From Islam in Israel to Catholicism in Little Rock

By Aprille Hanson, Published: April 20, 2019   

When Yasmin Hamad first stopped wearing hijab, it was more than just removing her head to toe covering. She was leaving behind her Islamic traditions. “Once you start covering, it’s part of you. That’s how you are identified. They don’t see your body and they have to identify with your mind and who you are. At first it was, it was really hard,” Hamad said. “I remember the first day I went out without hijab, I More... 

Welcome home: 583 new Catholics join Church

Published: April 18, 2019   

Welcome home The Diocese of Little Rock will welcome 583 new Catholics into the Church during the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 20. These people have participated in their parish’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Elect, formerly known as catechumens, are those who have never been baptized and want to enter the Church. During the Easter Vigil, they will be baptized, confirmed and receive their first Communion. Baptized Christians who wish to become Catholic are called “candidates.” More... 

New Catholics share why they joined the Church

Published: April 18, 2019   

  WHY I AM BECOMING CATHOLIC   “We had some issues in our marriage. My husband wanted us to go to (Misioneros Vicentinos Laicos) meetings at St. John’s. I didn’t want to go at first because I didn’t speak a lot of Spanish. Then I saw a change in him. And so I got an interpreter and I started going with him. I felt a change in myself and we became closer. After that I wanted to become More...