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The 2016 Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal (CASA) begins Feb. 6-7 in parishes across Arkansas. A recorded homily from Bishop Anthony B. Taylor will be played at all Masses in English and Spanish and pledge envelopes will be handed out asking parishioners to meet this year's $2 million goal. CASA supports various diocesan, parish and school ministries. This year's theme focuses on the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which continues through Nov. 20. "This is the first jubilee in history in which holy doors are to be opened in all dioceses, not just in Rome. Ours is at Our Lady of Good Counsel parish in Little Rock. Access to our holy door is available every day, but starting this weekend, the first Saturday of every month More
Traditionally, Mardi Gras, which is French for "Fat Tuesday", involves a big celebration where partygoers overindulge one last time before the solemn season of Lent begins the following day on Ash Wednesday, which is a day of fast and abstinence. In many cultures, the time between the Christmas season and Lent is known as "carnival." Carnival comes from the Latin words carne vale, meaning "farewell to the flesh." Like many Catholic celebrations, Mardi Gras likely has its roots in pre-Christian traditions based on the seasons. Learn more by reading the "Catholic Roots More
Here is one way you can grow in your family of faith. Subscribe to Arkansas Catholic and stay connected to your Catholic family each week. Arkansas Catholic, the award-winning weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock, offers complete print and digital subscriptions. Subscribe through one of the following ways: The print edition is delivered to your mailbox every week. Subscriptions are only $26 a year ($24 for seniors). Subscription envelopes are available at the church or by calling (501) 664-0125. Or you can get Arkansas Catholic Digital the same day it’s published More