May these future U.S. saints pray for and inspire us

Is it possible to love and pray for those who offend us — even our enemies? Is it possible to suffer and find blessings even in persecution? I know of four people on the way to sainthood in the United States who exude such hope.

Asylum & waiting for the coming of ‘Apple Cart’

My friend’s ministry to the undocumented in prison had led her to befriend this man, who had been beaten and threatened by members of El Shabaab, a jihadist terrorist group based in Somalia. My friend offered her home to the man while he awaits another hearing on his asylum plea.

Alaskan husband & wife doctors practice medicine in accord with faith

Planned Parenthood employees had seen many pro-life advocates outside their abortion clinic on Lake Otis Parkway in Anchorage. But in late August of 2015, two new figures appeared — a man and woman in unmistakably white medical coats, quietly praying the rosary with a larger group.

Anchorage homeschoolers sharpen writing & strengthen faith

In an effort to sharpen their writing skills, Catholic homeschool students meet weekly at Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage. The class is structured as a co-op with students divided by age and skill level into small groups led by parent instructors.

EDITORIAL: Join the fray

The point here is not to review general threats to Christian morality in Alaska but to call attention to a very specific challenge that should be on the radar of all parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, godparents and others in positions of responsibility over today’s youth.

Alaskans urged to respond to the ‘new atheists’

A new atheism is on the rise in the U.S. and it portends dangerous social consequences, according to Dominican Father Justin Gable, professor at Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology of Berkeley. Average atheists “are just not interested in God” the way their predecessors were, Father Gable told Alaskans last month.

Groundbreaking partnership to address homelessness in Anchorage

There is a new, groundbreaking partnership between Catholic Social Services and hospitals and health care providers in Anchorage, formed with the goals of improving health for the homeless, taking pressure off our health care and emergency services systems, and getting people into permanent housing.

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