Published: Monday, July 20, 2015
The diocesan Hispanic Ministry Office will sponsor an Encuentros de Promoción Juvenil (Encounters of Youth Promotion) weekend for young women ages 18-25 at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. The cost is $110 per person. The deadline to register is Oct. 10. To attend, download and return the registration form. To apply for the retreat team, download and return the team application by Aug. 8. For more information, contact Rocio Montes in the Hispanic Ministry Office at (501) 664-0340, ext. 364. Modeled after Cursillo and presented in Spanish, this Catholic movement was developed to teach young adults to evangelize their peers to accept the Gospel, live their vocation and take on leadership roles in Christian groups in their communities.
Published: Saturday, July 11, 2015
Are you going through a difficult time and have a special need for prayer? Did you know you can submit your prayer needs to our website? All are welcome to submit a prayer request to our Prayer Book of Intentions in English or Spanish. You have the option of posting anonymously or including your name and/or parish. Only the information provided in the prayer request field will be posted publicly to the Prayer Book of Intentions. All submissions are reviewed before being made public. Please allow up to three days for your submission to be posted. It will be visible for 21 days. You are welcome to resubmit your prayer request or post an update at any time. These prayers are offered up at the noon Mass celebrated by Bishop Anthony B. Taylor on Wednesdays at St. John Catholic Center in Little Rock.
Published: Friday, July 3, 2015
Scholarships are available for Catholic students to attend Camp Joshua at Crossheirs Retreat Center in Humphrey. This pro-life camp is open to youth 14 to 19 years old and is sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life. The $100 fee includes meals, accommodations, materials and T-shirt. To apply for a scholarship, call Liz Tingquist in the diocese’s Catholic Youth Ministry Office at (501) 664-0340, ext. 333. To register for the camp, visit the website. Camp Joshua is a three-day pro-life camp designed to teach students how to be effective pro-life leaders. It will be held July 28-30, and will include informative workshops
Published: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor issued the following statement Wednesday, July 1 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges requiring all states to license and recognize same-sex unions as a marriage. "To the people of the Diocese of Little Rock: Last week the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that now requires all states to grant same-sex unions the same legal status as true marriages. This decision runs counter to the truth of marriage, which by its very nature is about love and commitment shared between consenting adults but also about much more; it is also for the purpose of bringing forth new life and raising the children born of that union. This is no less true for those married couples who are unable to conceive children of their own, but who nonetheless reflect the mutual complementarity of the sexes
Published: Friday, June 19, 2015
The annual Fortnight for Freedom, a nationwide event focusing on prayer, education and action, will be held June 21 to July 4. The opening Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop William Lori Sunday, June 21 at 10:45 a.m. (Eastern Time) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. It will be televised EWTN. Watch it online at the CatholicTV Network. This year, the theme: "Freedom to Bear Witness" will be highlighted. It is based on a talk Archbishop Lori gave at a workshop on religious freedom at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md. in 2014. "Keeping the spirit of the Gospel means that Catholic institutions are to bear witness in love to the full truth about the human person by providing social, charitable
Published: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated Tuesday, June 30 to honor five priests who are celebrating 25 and 50 years of priestly service in the Diocese of Little Rock. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will be the main celebrant. The Mass will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Little Rock. A dinner reception will follow at McDonald Hall. All are invited to attend. The jubilarian priests are: retired Msgr. Richard Oswald of Little Rock, 50 years; retired Father Henry Mischkowiuski, of Mountain View, 50 years; Father Jerome Kodell, OSB, of Subiaco Abbey, 50 years; Father Timothy Donnelly, OSB, of Subiaco Abbey, 50 years; and Father Barnabas Maria Susai, IMS, pastor of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church in Bella Vista, 25 years.
Published: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain Brother Patrick Boland, OSB, to the priesthood on Saturday, June 20 at St. Benedict Church at Subiaco Abbey. Abbot Leonard Wangler, OSB, and other priests in attendance will concelebrate the 10 a.m. ordination Mass, which will be followed by a reception in the PAC Lounge. The newly ordained priest will celebrate his first Mass at St. Benedict Church on Sunday, June 21 at 10:45 a.m. Brother Patrick earned a master's degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Penn. on May 8. He earned a bachelor's degree in theology from St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, Okla. through the Little Rock Theology Institute in 2011. He began discerning the priesthood after he professed his solemn vows as a Benedictine monk and permanent member of Subiaco Abbey in 2010. Brother Patrick, 52, is originally from
Published: Monday, June 1, 2015
Scholarships are available for Catholic students to attend Camp Joshua at Cross Heirs Retreat Center in Humphrey. This pro-life camp is open to youth in grades 9-12 and is sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life. It will be held July 24-26. The $100 fee includes meals, accommodations, T-shirt and transportation to and from Little Rock. To apply for a scholarship, contact Rebecca Mullican in the diocesan Respect Life Office at (501) 664-0340, ext. 326. Camp Joshua is a three-day camp designed to teach students how to be pro-life leaders. It includes informative workshops and activities on a variety of pro-life issues such as abortion and euthanasia. Just as Joshua brought down the walls of Jericho, participants of Camp Joshua are charged with leading their generation in the bringing down