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Observations regarding Mass for Life homily

Opinion | Fred de Miranda MD, Published: February 21, 2018   

Observations regarding Bishop Anthony B. Taylor homily during the annual Mass for Life 2018 If we could relive the Rally for the 2018 March for Life, this is how it might have gone. Bishop Taylor would begin with the following prayer: “O Mary,  bright... More 

Feeding the homeless in Fort Smith

jacqueline Phillips, Published: February 15, 2018   

Teens at Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Barling volunteer the fourth Wednesday night of every month to cook and feed the homeless at the Riverview Hope Campus in Fort Smith. The campus opened in the fall of 2017 and serves three meals daily to homeless... More 

Fr. Bruno Fuhrmann, OSB, dies

Obituary | Published: January 26, 2018   

Father Bruno Fuhrmann, OSB, monk of Subiaco Abbey, died Jan. 24, 2018. At the time of his death, Father Bruno was 88 years old. He had been a professed monk for 68 years and a priest for 63 years. Father Bruno Fuhrmann, OSB, youngest son of Joseph... More 

Breaking the fasting rules

Opinion | Elizabeth Johanna Thomas, Published: January 23, 2018   

Before we know it, Lent will be here and that word will be back into our life. You know that word: fasting. Here we go again folks, 40 more days of procrastination and excuses of why we limp our way through these 40 days. Just like those New... More 

St. Edward hosts Sacred Heart Enthronement Mission

News | Tim Hennelly, Published: January 23, 2018   

St. Edward Church in Little Rock held a Sacred Heart Home Enthronement Mission over three weekends in January. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has been practiced in the Catholic Church for centuries. Its modern form became widespread... More 

Subiaco Academy student tackles water project

Olan James, Published: January 23, 2018   

The warmer temperatures over the weekend helped a local scout to work on an important project, which will benefit a local non-profit and its clients for many years to come. Bryson Porter’s water bottle filler will provide hydration for Sack... More 

St Boniface School Open House Jan. 28

Event | Angie Cobb, Published: January 15, 2018   

St Boniface School will host its 2018 Open House Jan. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  St Boniface accepts children from preschool (18 months) through sixth grade.  It is located at 201 North 19th Street in Fort Smith. For more information,... More 

St Boniface School German Luncheon

Event | Angie Cobb, Published: January 15, 2018   

The eighth annual St Boniface School German Luncheon in Fort Smith will kick off our 2018 Catholic School Week festivities Jan. 28.  We will have an authentic German meal of brats (hot dogs also available), German potato salad, sauerkraut, German... More 

Five parishioners in Pocahontas die

Obituary | Published: January 15, 2018   

JOHN A. DeCLERK, 93, a member of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Pocahontas, died Dec. 15.  He is survived by his wife, Wilma "Billie" DeClerk; three daughters, Debbie Sprecher, Margaret DeClerk and Denise Johnston; five sons, Danny DeClerk,... More 

Quality of cursive education

Event | Published: January 11, 2018   

Is it true that all you really need to know you learned in kindergarten?  Many believe the fundamental skills taught in the first years of elementary school are some of the most important.  Two of those skills are coming together for National... More