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Nov. 11 2022

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor carries the monstrance during a Eucharistic procession in downtown Little Rock June 18. Catholics believe the miracle of transubstantiation occurs at every Mass. (Chris Price photo)

A miracle at Mass

Miracles are recorded throughout the Bible and among our canonized saints, but did you know the Church teaches that a miracle happens at every Mass? What does the church teach about apparitions and stigmata?
Which of the following saints did not see apparitions?

A. St. Francis of Assisi
B. St. Teresa of Avila
C. St. Therese of Lisieux

(Answer at the bottom)


I recently read an article, "The Suffering of Miscarriage." I learned that the miscarriage rate in the U.S. is 10-20 percent. The article mentioned that part of what makes grief particularly difficult is that we do not talk about this reality, even in faith communities. So as painful as it may be, it is important to name the reality. The article offered some resources: a book, Life-Giving Love, by Kimberly Hahn.* Elizabeth Ministry offers support for women of childbearing years, including grieving a miscarriage, and Red Bird Ministries is a grief support ministry that specializes in serving individuals and couples experiencing the complexity and trauma of a miscarriage. “We do not want you to be unaware, brothers, about those who have fallen asleep, so that you may not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose, so too will God, through Jesus, bring with him those who have fallen asleep.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14).

Reflection: Today let us pray for all who are grieving, especially those grieving the loss of a child. We ask for the grace of deep comfort and hope

— Deacon Danny Hartnedy

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St. Cecilia

Nov. 22

She was a Roman Christian of the patrician class betrothed to the pagan Valerian. But she told him she had made a vow of virginity and persuaded him to convert. His brother, Tiburtius, also became a Christian. When Cecily refused to perform an idolatrous act, she was martyred. She is the patron of musicians.


Everyone makes mistakes

I am about four months away from being debt-free. My younger brother is a good person, but he is very careless with his finances. He is always asking to borrow money from me. I don’t want to be mean or damage our relationship, but what is the best way to respond to a sibling who continually asks for money?
Debt is dumb


Confess your sins

Have you been avoiding confession? Catholics have a lot of "good" reasons why they don't go regularly. "The sacrament of reconciliation is too important and too essential to give up for any reason," said Msgr. Krzysztof Nykiel, regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary. If you are ready to return to the confessional, here are times around the state or call your pastor to schedule a time.



19-20: Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection in all Masses
21-25: Thanksgiving holiday for Catholic schools
24-25: Thanksgiving holiday, diocesan offices closed
27: First Sunday of Advent


"Before you go to the Internet for advice, always seek out good counselors in life, wise and reliable people who can guide and help you," like parents, grandparents, teachers, the elderly and a good spiritual guide.

— Pope Francis to students Nov. 5

November aSpirations

Fr. Pallo and Fr. Fanrak die
Charismatic movement draws 2,000 to Fort Smith

Laid-back faith formation at Fort Smith brewery
Answer: C
St. Therese didn't see apparitions of Jesus or Mary.

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