News for Catholic living from the Diocese of Little Rock
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September 13, 2019
A relic of St. Maria Goretti, patron saint of abused children and rape victims, is shown here. The Diocese of Little Rock has plans to start a chapter of the Maria Goretti Network, a support for victims of any type of abuse. (Courtesy Miguel Prats)

A safe place — for you? 

Who wouldn't want a safe place to share their thoughts and feelings and be believed? This is especially true for someone who has been abused, whether physically, psychologically or sexually. Maria Goretti Network, a new ministry for abuse victims and their families, is forming in Conway starting Sept. 27.

Anyone is welcome to attend the informational meeting ...
ONE CHURCH: Unite Arkansas in Faith and Mission
TruMotion Lift Chairs: Best selection in town

Our Lady of Sorrows

September 15

This feast honors Mary's tribulations as Jesus' mother. Blessed Henry Suso was one of the earliest to practice devotions to the Sorrows of Mary, which are now seven: the prophecy of Simeon, the flight to Egypt, the boy Jesus being lost for three days, his ascent to Calvary, his crucifixion and death, his body being removed from the cross, and his body being entombed.
Our sorrowful mother ...


Live like nothing changed

I’ll be graduating from college in December, and I’ll have a job waiting for me that pays $50,000 a year. How should we handle this income increase regarding our debt situation?

Get the most for your money ...


Working for the church

Want to work for the diocese, a parish or school? Look over the Diocese of Little Rock’s employment opportunities and apply. Parishes and schools are invited to submit their listings to be seen by hundreds of interested Catholics.
Faith and works ...
TruMotion Lift Chairs: Best selection in town


14-15: Catechetical Sunday
27: Maria Goretti Network information meeting, Conway
27: Professional Day for teachers, all Catholic schools closed
29: Priesthood Sunday
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"Criticism always helps. When one is criticized, the first thing to do is to reflect, "Is this true, not true, to what extent" is it valid?
— Pope Francis, talking with reporters flying with him from Africa back to Rome Sept. 10

aSpirations from September

Bury the dead• Slovak church's cemetery is a final resting place for local unclaimed remains.
• Look who's now studying to be a priest.
• $147,760.03 was raised during the first year of our diocese's mission program, One Church. What is that money doing?
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Malea Hargett

Your humble editor, 
Malea Hargett
Arkansas Catholic
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