Papal chair now part of Alaska shrine

The former presider’s chair (cathedra) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Anchorage now sits in the church’s narthex as a shrine to Saint Pope John Paul II who once used the chair during his historic 1981 visit to Anchorage.

Help invest in the future of our young people

Charlie Elder House is a residential home for homeless, teenage boys. In the home boys learn to live independently, achieve academic success, maintain positive relationships and contribute to the community.

EDITORIAL: Seek justice but never revenge

When Middle-Eastern Christians are beheaded for their faith, when men, women and children are killed in the streets of France, when ancient holy sites are reduced to rubble — something deep in the human heart cries for revenge.

Heroic faith of Alaskan Catholics chronicled in new book

When viewed as a whole, the church in Alaska seems at times wonderfully human, at other times, mysteriously divine — the heroic efforts and serendipitous fortunes of Providence Hospital after the Good Friday Earthquake seem good examples of both.

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary on Aug. 15

On August 15, Catholics will celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The significant feast day recalls the spiritual and physical departure of the mother of Jesus Christ from the earth, when both her soul and her body were taken into the presence of God.

Alaskan parents cite faith benefits in home-school

Many Catholic parents, like Owens, home-school in order to cultivate the Catholic faith in their children. They believe children need time in the nurturing environment of home to develop the virtues necessary to become good citizens and most importantly, to reach heaven.

Our Lady of the Valley School expands Mat-Su campus

Increasingly, Mat-Su Valley parents are choosing Catholic schooling for their children, which means Our Lady of the Valley School in Wasilla is growing. Beginning with 22 students in 2012, enrollment has steadily risen and now stands at 73 and counting for the upcoming academic year.

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