Partnership takes new approach to health care for Alaska’s homeless

“I don’t believe there’s ever been a partnership where the three hospitals in town have come together around an issue like this,” she observed. “You have to remember that this is a business industry and there’s competition. So what’s happened here is that leadership teams at our hospitals have seen the bigger picture, and they’ve come together with passion and good intentions to help the most vulnerable people in our community. It’s amazing.”

Anchorage Archbishop: We will be ‘shocked’ by God

His homily noted that the women who went to Jesus’ tomb did not find what they were expecting, and they were frightened and shocked to find it empty.

“When we truly search for the risen Jesus in our lives, we too will be shocked at what we find,” he said. “Because God will set us on the path and a journey and will ask of us things we would never have dreamed or imagined we would even be capable of accomplishing.”

Long-serving religious sister dies in Alaska

Little Sister of Jesus, Marie Josephe Brin, passed away peacefully on April 15. She is one of the Little Sisters of Jesus, known as Sr. Mary Jo. The funeral is planned for Friday, April 21, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Church in Anchorage.

How the Anchorage Archdiocese works to prevent child abuse

In the Anchorage Archdiocese, the Ministry of Safe Environment grew out of the Charter For the Protection of Children and Young People promulgated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002. Since that time, the archdiocese has joined dioceses across the country in promoting April as Child Abuse Awareness Month.

Pro-life walk through streets of Anchorage set for April 22

Alaskans are preparing for an April “Walk for Life” through the streets of downtown Anchorage.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Alaska Right to Life, the Saturday, April 22, event will begin at 12 p.m. at the pro-life memorial in the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery (at the corner of 9th Ave. and Cordova St.). From there participants will walk to the St. John Paul II Memorial site on the Delaney Park Strip.

What? Love our enemies? How is this possible?

Here is what Jesus said according to the Gospel of Saint Luke: “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” How can this seemingly impossible command ever be accomplished? We can assume Jesus knew how hard this would be.

Dominican friar is not a typical high school math teacher

While it might not be strange to see a priest teaching theology in a Catholic school, Father Mark Francis Manzano packs a background heavy in the sciences as part of his calling. He told the Catholic Anchor that, as a Dominican priest, the emphasis of his training lies in the sciences as stepping stones to theology.

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