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Recent Articles from Arkansas Catholic

What to do if you think someone has credit card problem

Published: December 6, 2023   

Dear Dave,  I think my mother-in-law has a serious credit card problem. She can’t afford stuff, but she shops anyway, chalks up more and more debt, acquires more credit cards, and thinks she’ll pay for it all later somehow. Her ex-husband... More 

Trio visits Vatican, advocate for Black Catholic saints

By Christopher Gunty, Published: December 6, 2023   

BALTIMORE — When three members of St. Ann Parish in East Baltimore sat down with leaders of the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints at the Vatican in late October to advocate for sainthood for six Black potential saints from the United States, they... More 

Refugee resettlement office earns affiliate status

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: December 6, 2023   

Catholic Charities’ Refugee Resettlement Office has been granted affiliate status through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. After successfully resettling Afghans within the Little Rock area in 2021-2022, the USCCB reached out... More 

Relationship with God first, vocation is second

By Bishop Anthony B. Taylor, Published: December 5, 2023   

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Andrew on what two days ago was the 180th anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Little Rock under the patronage of St. Andrew — hence this Cathedral of St. Andrew.  In John’s version... More 

Tornado relief continues in three counties

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: December 5, 2023   

It’s been more than seven months since a widespread tornado hit Arkansas with damage to Pulaski, Lonoke and Cross counties. Catholic Charities of Arkansas immediately began contacting Catholic parishes in communities with tornado damage to identify... More 

Golfers tee off for Catholic Charities

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: December 4, 2023   

Twenty-eight golf teams came together Oct. 2 to raise more than $52,000 for Catholic Charities. Players included seven priests and three deacons for the 28th annual Catholic Charities of Arkansas Golf Tournament at the Granada Golf Course in Hot Springs... More 

Benedictine, Carmelite women celebrate their jubilees

By Malea Hargett, Published: December 4, 2023      

Five sisters marked important anniversaries this year as women religious. These jubilarians represent St. Scholastica Monastery in Fort Smith and the Carmelite Monastery in Little Rock.   75 years SISTER ADRIAN WEWERS Sister Adrian Wewers,... More 

Catholic school careers lead teachers, staff into faith

By Katie Zakrzewski, Published: December 1, 2023      

Parochial schools have a reputation for bolstering the faith.  But it’s not only the students whose faith lives are impacted by a Catholic school education. Sometimes, non-Catholic teachers and staff are so impacted by the schools’... More 

New immigration specialist hired for CCA

By Arkansas Catholic Staff, Published: November 30, 2023   

Matthew Phillips recently was hired as an immigration specialist for Catholic Charities.  “My duties include assisting clients to renew their permanent residence cards, DACAs and temporary protected status,” he said “I also help... More 

Bishop Barron criticizes synod’s report on morality

By Maria Wiering, Published: November 30, 2023   

Bishop Robert E. Barron said he is in "frank disagreement" with a section of a report from the Synod on Synodality indicating that scientific advances could prompt "rethinking" of the Church's teaching on sexual morality. In... More