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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

Pope swaps laughs with talk show hosts, comedians

By Justin McLellan , Published: June 24, 2024   

As they waited for Pope Francis to arrive at the Clementine Hall in the Vatican Apostolic Palace for an early morning audience, late night comedy stars looked at each other and thought, "something's wrong." "We're in this beautiful,... More 

Father Rappold: ‘God didn’t ever give up on me’

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: June 21, 2024   

Father Norbert Rappold is a piece of driftwood in the chaos of life. “When I’m in my chaotic moments, I basically remind myself I’m driftwood. Falling over the waterfalls, the chaotic life of a piece of driftwood, in the end, is what... More 

Religion program lets kids set pace in learning faith

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: June 20, 2024      

A Montessori-style religious education program is growing in popularity across the state and letting children set the pace in learning about their Catholic faith. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is currently taught to students ages 3-12 at... More 

Bella Vista Catholics plan pilgrimage

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: June 19, 2024   

As thousands of American Catholics travel to Indianapolis for the National Eucharistic Congress July 17-21, one northwest Arkansas parish has grown even closer by planning its own pilgrimage.  St. Bernard Church in Bella Vista plans to send 18... More 

As a missionary, St. Boniface would be proud

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: June 18, 2024   

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Boniface on what is the 16th anniversary of my ordination to be your bishop.  Many of you were not yet even in the seminary in 2008 and most of you were not yet priests. Over the course of these last 16 years,... More 

After Israeli hostage rescue, pope renews peace plea

By Junno Arocho Esteves, Published: June 17, 2024   

Pope Francis once again renewed his call for a cease-fire in Gaza following the rescue of four hostages that led to what officials in Gaza said was the killing of more than 270 Palestinians in an Israeli rescue operation that one European Union diplomat... More 

Sports complex updates are underway at Subiaco Academy

By Isabella Divino, Published: June 17, 2024      

Significant transformations began in May at Subiaco Academy. The all-boys Benedictine school is adding an artificial turf playing field and all-weather track to the Reynold P. Maus Sports Complex, replacing the current dirt track and grass field. The... More 

Providence Park makes village for Little Rock homeless

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: June 14, 2024      

Every morning as Errin Stanger unlocked the front doors of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub in downtown North Little Rock, she found herself talking with the homeless people who gathered under the building’s awning for shelter.  Stanger,... More 

Don't go into debt to pay for parents' anniversary party

Published: June 13, 2024   

Dear Dave, I’m trying hard to get control of my money and get out of debt, but I had a situation come up the other day, and I really don’t know what to do. I’m one of four brothers, and our parents’ fiftieth wedding anniversary... More 

New diocesan development director followed God’s call

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: June 13, 2024   

Kelly Wewers has excelled in her career by following two things — the numbers and God’s will.  The daughter of a banker, Wewers knew since she was a teenager that she was destined for a career in finance.  “From the time... More