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Free to be a Catholic

Opinion | Laurie Sagullo, Published: August 5, 2022   

Every day we encounter so many choices.  Do we put in an honest day at work or do the minimum, dress up or dress casually, speak nicely or gossip, be honest or lie, go to Church on Sunday or break a Commandment, serve me and my body's pleasures... More 

Msgr. John O'Donnell's speeches and sermons

News | Mary Ann Stafford, EdD, Published: July 28, 2022   

For the past two years, Dr. Mary Ann Stafford, parishioner at Our Lady of Holy Souls Church in Little Rock, has been compiling the speeches and sermons of Monsignor John F. O’Donnell, who died in 2019. Dr. Stafford was fortunate to have access... More 

David Charles Jansen dies

Obituary | Published: July 13, 2022   

David Charles Jansen, 66, of Reyno,, a member of St. Paul Church in Pocahontas, died May 18.  He is survived by his wife, Kathy Jansen of Reyno; a son, Josh Jansen of Biggers, AR; a granddaughter; two grandsons; two sisters Rene Tyler and Debbie... More 

Robert "Bob" Stephens dies

Obituary | Robin Markham, Published: July 13, 2022   

Robert "Bob" Stephens, a member of Mary Mother of God Church in Harrison, died June 12.  He was 71. He is survived by his wife, Mary Stephens; two sons, Scott Stephens and Greg Stephens; and two sisters Karen and Pam.             More 

Joseph Barry Wyland dies

Obituary | Published: July 13, 2022   

Joseph Barry Wyland, 86, a member of St. Paul Church in Pocahontas, died June 18.  He is survived by his wife, Becky Batey Wyland; daughters, Marie Fletcher of Laramie, WY, Theresa Herbin of Rock Springs, WY, Laura Huber of Greybull, WY and Jennifer... More 

Magnificat Brunch in Conway

Event | Donna Dayer, Published: July 6, 2022   

The Jesus Bread of Life Chapter will host its next brunch, Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 am to 12 pm at St. Joseph  Church Spiritan Center in Conway, The guest speaker will be former pastor Father Brian Cundall. Father... More 

View on Archbishop Cordileone's announcement

Opinion | J.Hentschel, Published: July 6, 2022   

Again, the Eucharist as a political weapon is back in the news.  Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco has made the decision that Nancy Pelosi would not be permitted to receive Holy Communion due to her stance and multiple votes in support of abortion,... More 

Center Ridge Spaghetti Dinner almost sold out

Event | Theresa Paladino, Published: June 3, 2022   

Members of St Joseph Church, Catholic Point Community, Center Ridge, are pleased to offer their traditional "the Original" Homemade Sausage & Spaghetti supper.  The dinner is online pre-sale order, and drive/thru pickup ONLY. The... More 

Three Pocahontas residents die

Obituary | Published: May 12, 2022   

Margaret Ann Anderson, 92, a member of St. Paul Church in Pocahontas, died April 12.  She is survived by her children, Theresa Anderson, Cathy Eversole, James Anderson and Mary Anderson, all of Pocahontas, and Robert Anderson of California, Mo.;... More 

Bingo for Life and Dinner May 21

Event | Bernard Neumeier, Published: May 10, 2022   

A Bingo for Life and Dinner will be held May 21 after the 5 p.m. Mass in the Christ the King Family Life Center in Little Rock. Admission is $25 for adults and $5 for children, which includes pasta dinner, drinks and 10 games... More