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Dorothy Johanna Bruck Craig dies

Obituary | Rev. Phillip A. Reaves, Published: July 2, 2020   

Dorothy Craig, 92, passed away on June 21. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Church in Oppelo, followed by burial in the church cemetery. Survivors include daughters, Melissa... More 

Sandra Kathleen Zulpo dies

Obituary | Fr. Reaves, Published: June 25, 2020   

Sandra Kathleen "Katie" Zulpo of St. Francis Parish in Little Italy died June 12. She was preceded in death by her father, Freddie. She is survived by her mother, Janet Zulpo; sister, Rebecca Zulpo; niece and nephew Hope and Lee... More 

Sacraments worth the wait

News | Lori De La Paz, Published: June 25, 2020   

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of children and teens to miss many rites of passage and celebrations they had anticipated this year, including proms and graduations.  It was also disappointing for those in the Church who had been preparing to... More 

Blessed Sacrament Church to start new construction

Event | Martha Bartels, Published: June 11, 2020   

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will bless grounds for the new construction project for Blessed Sacrament Church in Jonesboro on Friday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at the church property located at 1107 E. Highland Drive.  The new construction project will... More 

Gregory Francis Fischer dies

Obituary | Published: June 11, 2020   

Gregory Francis Fischer, 83, Stuttgart passed away Monday, May 25 at Baptist Health Medical Center-Stuttgart. A lifelong resident of Stuttgart, Gregory was born June 3, 1936, to George and Mathilda (Siems) Fischer. After graduating from Stuttgart... More 

St. John's Golf Tournament postponed until Oct. 31

Event | Scott Krantz, Published: June 11, 2020   

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines we have had to postpone the 13th annual St John's School Charity Golf Tournament.  The tournament this year will now be played on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Magellan Golf Course... More 

Our Lady of Fatima's 103rd anniversary

Rosemary Hadlock, Published: May 18, 2020   

For the last 15 years or so, St. Mary of the Springs Church in Hot Springs has been celebrating the anniversaries of Our Lady of Fatima apparitions. We have been praying for Mary's intentions, reparation of sin, peace in our nation... More 

Two earn degrees from Saint Meinrad

News | Mary Jeanne Schumacher, Published: May 13, 2020   

 Graduates of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, Ind, were awarded master’s degrees following the Spring 2020 semester. Two diocesan seminarians received their master's degree in divinity. They are: Deacon... More 

Body, Soul, and Sacrifice

Opinion | Michael Copas, Published: April 30, 2020   

The Church's Scripture and Tradition make clear that mankind is composed of body and soul. This undergirds some of the Church’s most fundamental teaching. For example, the catechism makes clear that death itself is a separation of the body from... More 

Mary Ahne Griesemer dies

Obituary | Margie Spillers, Published: April 30, 2020   

Mary Ahne Griesemer, 75, a member of St. Joseph Church in Ballwin MO, formerly of St. Ignatius Church in Scranton, died April 22 in Marathon, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Paul Griesemer;  two sons, Adam and Paul; one daughter, Carolyn... More