Alaska Governors Prayer Breakfast on June 24

In an effort to “solicit the Christian community to pray for those in authority, in particular the Governor of Alaska,” the annual Alaska Governors Prayer Breakfast will take place June 24 in Anchorage with Gov. Bill Walker.

EDITORIAL: Priestly vocations depend in part on us

To think that God merely populates seminaries by sheer force of his will, or only calls men in private visions and inner stirrings is a misconception which does not reflect the experiences of the vast majority of seminarians and priests.

PHOTOS: Alaskas bishops field impromptu questions from teens

Alaska’s three bishops (Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne, Fairbanks Bishop Chad Zielinski and Anchorage Archbishop Emeritus Roger Schwietz) and apostolic administrator for the diocese of Juneau (Fr. Pat Travers) fielded impromptu questions from a large gathering of Alaskan teens during day two of the Alaska Catholic Youth Conference.

Why the Anchorage Archdiocese needs a chancery

In accomplishing their work, church law requires all bishops to maintain a chancery for their respective dioceses. Composed of various officials named by the archbishop or bishop, the chancery assists with the official governance of the archdiocese and helps the bishop carry out his pastoral ministry in union with the pope and the Catholic Church across the world.

PHOTOS: Alaska Catholic Youth Conference kicks off

Catholic youth from across Alaska took part in the opening Mass for the Alaska Catholic Youth Conference. The liturgy took place June 5 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Anchorage. Earlier in the day the youth marched three miles during a Marian procession from St. Benedict Church to the co-cathedral. For the next three days youth will take part in workshops, liturgies, concerts, service projects and other activities to help deepen and inspire their faith.

Teens must not be afraid to share their faith in God

I dedicate this article to Anya, my 14-year-old parishioner who just came to me and said she can’t tell her classmates she goes to church because they will call her stupid. Additionally, I dedicate this article to all teens who struggle to know and share their faith. We are with you and emphatically affirm that Christianity is the best way to be your best self.

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