The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock

Welcoming the Stranger

Jesus has instructed the faithful to welcome the stranger. In this section, you'll learn about the stories of refugees and immigrants and ways that you can help through prayer and donations to their causes. 


Advocate for immigrants shares tales of the border

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 18, 2017   

Sister Kathleen Erickson, RSM, spoke with students at Mount St. Mary Academy in Little Rock about her almost 20 years working with immigrants on the United States and Mexico border. But she was not alone. She carries stories with her like Sandra, a grandmother in Honduras, who is in a county jail in Omaha, Neb. “I’ve been in jail almost two years. One of my sons in Honduras disappeared over three years ago. We don’t know what More... 

Refugees, immigrants waiting to call Arkansas home

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 16, 2017      

On Jan. 16, Sam and his wife Manal celebrated their one-year anniversary. “I liked her a lot and thought she was from a good family, Christian,” he said. “Immediately I asked her if I could call her dad and mom, if I could ask her for her hand. She smiled so that answered that.” While most couples have some challenges as newlyweds, these two faced a distance of more than 6,500 miles, with Sam in Little Rock More... 

Bishops call for solidarity with victims of Mideast violence

Published: February 15, 2017   

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Christians and all people in the Middle East need the solidarity of the U.S. Catholic Church, said the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the head of the Catholic Relief Services board. “A concern for our Christian brethren is inclusive and does not exclude a concern for all the peoples of the region who suffer violence and persecution, both minorities and majorities, both Muslims and Christians,” said More...