Arkansas Catholic Asks

Arkansas Catholic Asks

By Arkansas Catholic
Arkansas Catholic talks to newsmakers in the Catholic Church in Arkansas and gets answers to topics that matter most to you.
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#5: Asking Dr. Sherry Simon about peace and role of laity in the Church
How can the laity provide leadership in the Church now and for the future? In this  episode of Arkansas Catholic Asks, Aprille Hanson of Arkansas Catholic talks with Dr. Sherry Simon, a clinical psychologist and a member of Christ the King Church in Little Rock. Dr. Simon is the president of Pax Christi Little Rock, a peace and social justice group that was reestablished in Arkansas in the fall of 2016, part of Pax Christi USA. She is also active in the diocese, including as the first layperson and first woman appointed to the Clergy Personnel Board and as a victims assistance coordinator. We discuss her roles in ministry and the larger role of laypeople in the Church. What’s next? Subscribe to this podcast to get updates when the next episode is available. Comment below to suggest a topic you'd like to hear about.
38:35
March 29, 2019
#4: Asking Mandy Davis about homelessness in Little Rock
How is one Catholic organization able to reduce homelessness in the state capital? In this episode of Arkansas Catholic Asks, Aprille Hanson of Arkansas Catholic talks with Mandy Davis, director of Jericho Way, a day resource center operated by Depaul USA. She shares about new developments that are making affordable housing possible for more low-income residents. What’s next? Subscribe to this podcast to get updates when the next episode is available. Let us know what topic you'd like to hear about. Contact us at mhargett@dolr.org.
27:17
February 20, 2019
#3: Being pro-life in Arkansas
Aprille Hanson, associate editor of Arkansas Catholic, talks with Catherine Phillips, diocesan respect life director, about respecting all life, from conception to natural death, and the coming events to mark the Roe vs. Wade decision in Little Rock.  Make sure you subscribe to this podcast to get updates when the next episode is available.
29:08
January 8, 2019
#2: Sharing your faith story with others
Father Erik Pohlmeier, diocesan director of the Office of Faith Formation, talks with associate editor Aprille Hanson about the State of Faith Formation report he released this fall and what it means for adults Catholics, whether they are seasoned leaders or they aren't very active beyond Sunday Mass attendance.
33:22
December 17, 2018
#1: A world view from Jennifer Verkamp
In this first episode of Arkansas Catholic Asks, we’re getting to know Jennifer Verkamp, director of Catholic Immigration Services — Little Rock. She shared the impact her world travels have had on her life and career, her recent experience at the U.S.-Mexico border and sheds some light on common myths regarding immigration.
30:40
November 6, 2018
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