New series features Diocese of Little Rock

Published: September 30, 2022

Watch "The Chair: The Diocese of Little Rock"

Click on the button above to watch, "The Chair," which was produced by DeSales Media Group, a ministry of the Catholic Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens. It should not be confused with the Netflix series by the same name. Watch preview clips from the episode on our diocesan YouTube channel

"The Chair" is an 86-episode video series about the history of the Catholic Church in America as told through its cathedrals and bishops in 42 states, including Arkansas. "The Chair: The Diocese of Little Rock" is now available on YouTube. The 22-minute episode can be viewed on the YouTube channel for NETTVCATHOLIC NET-TV.

The web-based series is the first video project of DeSales Studios, which is part of DeSales Media Group, non-profit Catholic technology and communications ministry of the Catholic Diocese in Brooklyn and Queens in New York.

In "The Chair: The Diocese of Little Rock", the struggles of building the Church in Arkansas are featured in the 22-minute episode along with the history and beauty of the Cathedral of St. Andrew, which is the oldest place of continuing worship in the city of Little Rock. Bishop Anthony B. Taylor is interviewed and he tells the story of his priesthood and how he came to be the seventh bishop of our 179-year-old diocese

In 2019 and 2020, Arkansas Catholic and the Diocese of the Little Rock worked closely with DeSales Media, to provide historical photographs of past bishops and religious orders in the state. Host Msgr. Kieran E. Harrington and a video crew visited Little Rock Oct. 18-19, 2019, interviewing Bishop Taylor and recording the inside and outside of the cathedral, downtown Little Rock and during a Saturday vigil Mass celebrated by Bishop Taylor. Read Arkansas Catholic to learn more.