News for Catholic living from the Diocese of Little Rock
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Sept. 10, 2021
Shadab leans on his hands in a home where he's staying in Pakistan, Sept. 1. Despite having all his papers lined up, the Afghan high school senior was twice denied a student visa to study at Subiaco Academy. 

A life interrupted

The refugee crisis in Afghanistan hit close to home for Subiaco Academy. As the Afghan government collapsed, a student named Shadab was prepared to travel nearly 7,500 miles to begin his senior year at the boys' high school. He was looking for a college-prep environment and a challenging curriculum to help him get into an American university. But where is Shadab now?


Do you like celebrating your birthday? My best birthday memory by far was when my family made a board game for me and the cards were what they affectionately called Dad-isms, all the phrases and habits that make me unique. We laughed so hard playing that game. This week we celebrated the birthday of Mary, Jesus’ mom. What an extraordinarily joyful day for her parents, Sts. Anne and Joachim. What a joyful day for each of us, as disciples of Jesus, that the mother of the Savior was born. Through baptism, Mary becomes also our spiritual mother.

Reflection: Today, acknowledge or celebrate our spiritual mom. Notice what your experience is like.

— Deacon Danny Hartnedy

Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians USA)
ONE CHURCH: Unite Arkansas in Faith and Mission

St. Pio of Pietrelcina 

Sept. 23

Capuchin friar Padre Pio, who bore the stigmata, or wounds of Christ, invisibly from the time of his ordination in 1910 and visibly from 1918, gained worldwide renown for his ministry of prayer and healing. At San Giovanni Rotondo, he built a hospital to treat patients, as well as a pilgrimage and study complex. St. Pio died in 1968 at the age of 81. He was canonized in 2002.
Life got complicated after...


Teaching is a chore

What are your views on teaching children good work habits? Many of our friends don’t require their kids to help out or work around the house, but we both strongly feel that instilling a strong work ethic early in life is one of the best things you can do as a parent for your children.
What kids really need ...


Moms at prayer

Evelyn Hart and Angie Elser, parishioners at Christ the King Church in Little Rock who both have sons who are priests, first founded a prayer group called MOMMS and now another named PPOPs to support men who have given their lives to Christ. You don't have to be a parent to join them.

Golden lift chairs from TruMotion


12: Diaconate inquiry meeting, Little Rock
13: Diaconate inquiry meeting, Fort Smith
17-19: Worldwide Marriage Encounter, Subiaco
26: Diocesan Council for Black Catholics Family Picnic


"May the Lord help you safeguard the faith and cultivate science in order to become protagonists of a better future in which humanity may be able to enjoy peace, fraternity and tranquility."

— Pope Francis to students heading back to school, Sept. 8

September aSpirations

Meet 15 Catholic young adults who are making their mark
Catholics donate $118,000 to One Church
Diocese's former prison ministry director dies
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Malea Hargett
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