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Is a schism coming to the Catholic Church in the United States?

Opinion | Godwal “Ed” Viera, Published: January 13, 2021   

As a self-professed student of history, it has become evident that many times we can predict what is going to happen in the future, by analyzing our past conduct and decisions.  With that in mind, I feel that a great divide in coming to the Catholic... More 

End the death penalty in Arkansas

Opinion | Jack Baker, Published: January 13, 2021   

Earlier this month, former Attorney General William Barr ordered the execution of two federal inmates, Brandon Bernard and Alfred Bourgeois, concluding a spree of state-sanctioned killings that ended the lives of ten individuals in the middle of a global... More 

Dr. Hal Stephen Barre' dies

Obituary | McNabb Funeral Home, Published: January 13, 2021   

Hal Stephen Barre’, M.D., 80, of Pocahontas passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Randolph Home. He was born July 7, 1935 in Memphis, Tennessee to the late Joseph Frank and Madeleine Detrick Barre’. Dr. Barre’ was a family... More 

K of C to host Catholic Civil War chaplains program

Event | Richard Oloffson, Published: December 9, 2020   

On December 17 at 8 pm, the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree in Tontitown will be holding a special online history presentation.  Visiting guest speaker, Fr. David Endres, PhD., will be presenting on the stories in (and behind) his latest book... More 

Ronald Patrick Schoborg dies

Obituary | Published: November 24, 2020   

Ronald Patrick Schoborg, 81, a member of Mary Mother of God Church in Harrison, died Nov. 11.  He is survived by his wife, Carol Schoborg; a daughter Lisa Kloppenborg, Paola, KS; a son Cloyce Schoborg, Grinnell, IA; a sister Rose Long, Marshalltown,... More 

Shirleyann Lueck dies

Obituary | Published: November 24, 2020   

Shirleyann Lueck, 85, a member of Mary Mother of God Church in Harrison, died Nov. 17.  She is survived by sons:  John Fields and David Fields of Sheboygan Falls, WI; a daughter:  Mary Lindsay of Harrison; eight grandchildren;... More 

Five parishioners die this fall

Obituary | Published: November 12, 2020   

Mary L. Thielemier,77, a member of St. John the Baptist Church at Engelberg, died Aug. 12.  She is survived by a son, Bryan Thielemier, two daughters, Sherry Twedell and Dana Hart; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Bryan... More 

Faith and organ donation: The time is now

Opinion | Alan Cochran, Published: October 30, 2020   

Most churches teach regularly on financial stewardship and giving -- it’s an essential spiritual discipline, as well as the lifeblood of any congregation.  For three days in mid-November, faith communities throughout the United States will... More 

A bright COVID morning

Opinion | Chad Greenway Jr. , Published: October 29, 2020   

It was week five of “lockdown,” week five of not going to school, not seeing my closest friends, and not traveling any further than the front door. My family had never been so physically close for such a long amount of time and the confinement... More 

Br. Michael Endres, OSB, dies

Obituary | Fr. Richard Walz, Published: October 22, 2020   

Brother Michael Endres, OSB, 56, a monk of Subiaco Abbey, died the morning of Oct. 9 of cardiac arrest. Michael Endres was born on June 22, 1964, in Van Nuys, California, to Richard and Rosemary Steiert Endres. After moving with his parents to Fort... More