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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

St. Michael Church in Van Buren celebrates 150 years

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: October 6, 2022   

St. Michael Church’s anniversary Sept. 24 was celebration of 150 years of faith and fellowship in Van Buren. The event began with a bilingual Mass concelebrated by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor and pastor Father Rick Hobbs and ended with a multicultural,... More 

Mary Magdalene and the risen Lord Jesus

By Catherine Upchurch, Published: October 4, 2022   

First impressions can be hard to shake. For many of us, our first impression of Mary Magdalene comes to us through art and legend. We may have met her first as a harlot or prostitute saved by Jesus through forgiveness. That was the story passed on to... More 

You can earn hell but cannot earn heaven

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: October 4, 2022   

Many of us quite naturally think that God will reward us if we are good and punish us if we are bad. That’s what the Old Testament teaches.  In last Sunday’s readings, God says he will condemn to hell those who are rich but do nothing... More 

Fort Smith's new retreat center dedicated to Divine Mercy

By Maryanne Meyerriecks, Published: October 4, 2022   

A former Methodist church in Fort Smith has been transformed into a retreat center devoted to Divine Mercy. Since its opening in April, the Divine Mercy Retreat Center has hosted Vietnamese Catholics from all over the United States to pray for divine... More 

Faith shines through Arkansas stained-glass windows

By Chris Price, Published: October 3, 2022         

Jonathan Soos probably pays more attention to churches’ stained glass than most. Touring churches in Europe, he noticed an anomaly in a stained-glass window in Germany  —  in a scene depicting the Last Supper, there was a ham on... More 

Diócesis se opone a la legalización de la marihuana

Published: September 30, 2022   

La Diócesis de Little Rock emitió una declaración el 29 de septiembre oponiéndose a la legalización de la marihuana recreativa en Arkansas. Una enmienda constitucional para permitirle a dispensarios autorizados vender... More 

Diocese opposes legalization of marijuana on ballot

Published: September 30, 2022   

The Diocese of Little Rock issued a statement Sept. 29 opposing the legalization of recreational marijuana in Arkansas. A constitutional amendment to allow licensed dispensaries to sell cannabis products to people 21 and older for any reason is on the... More 

MSM students, faculty and staff share acts of service

By Chris Price, Published: September 30, 2022   

On Mercy Day, Sept. 23, more than 500 Mount St. Mary Academy’s students, faculty and staff participated in a schoolwide annual day of community service projects at nearly 20 locations across central Arkansas.  Held each year on or near Sept.... More 

How much life insurance does couple with no kids need?

Published: September 29, 2022   

Dear Dave, My husband and I are debt-free. We are in our mid-20s, we also have a full emergency fund and we each have 401(k) plans with our employers. Currently, we are looking at life insurance. We do not plan on having children, so what length term... More 

New campus ministry building set to open next fall at UCA

By Aprille Hanson Spivey, Published: September 29, 2022   

On a vacant lot across from the University of Central Arkansas campus, Deacon Richard Papini, founding director of Catholic Campus Ministry in Conway, thanked many people for contributions to the new ministry building during its official groundbreaking... More