Shock: Arkansas seminarian killed in car accident

This is heartbreaking news, just before Christmas, from the Arkansas Catholic: First-year seminarian Daniel Phillips was killed in a car wreck Dec. 18 near Danville. Son of John and Catherine Phillips, he graduated from high school in May and entered Holy Trinity Seminary near Dallas in August. He was 19. He attended Our Lady of [Read More...]

Ordination update: 40 new deacons for Little Rock

I first posted on this historically large class a couple weeks back.  Now, Arkansas Catholic’s Facebook page has posted the first post-ordination picture, below. Congratulations and welcome!  Ad multos annos! [Read more...]

Boom: Little Rock’s big deacon class of 40

Some happy news, from the Arkansas Catholic: For the first time in a decade, the Diocese of Little Rock will ordain new deacons to minister and serve the Catholic faithful in Arkansas. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will ordain 40 candidates this month in Rogers and Little Rock, more than double the number for the last [Read More...]

Great moments in democracy: candidate for state office endorses death penalty for “rebellious children”

Seriously. What next? Eating them? Details, from the Arkansas Times: Remember former Republican legislator Charlie Fuqua, running again for legislature with financial support from the Arkansas Republican Party and U.S. Reps. Tim Griffin and Steve Womack, among others? We’ve mentioned some excerpts from his book, “God’s Law: The Only Political Solution.” I have more for [Read More...]