Burke, 19, is the oldest of 11 siblings and the son of Toby and Laura Burke of rural Kenai. A product of life-long home-schooling, he is an avid Alaskan hunter and fisherman.
Catholic parishes across the Anchorage Archdiocese plan to take part in one hour of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament as part of the National Day of Prayer on Sept. 9. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for the prayer day after a number of shootings have caused racial tensions and violence around the country.
Alaska’s Supreme Court majority decision to strike down parental notifications on abortion displays a stunning lack of contact with the real effects that abortion has on young women.
Archbishop Roger Schwietz, who first invited the Korean Missionary Society to Alaska, said he thinks their presence in the state could also benefit the dioceses in Fairbanks and Juneau.
Hunger is an issue about which we, as a community, feel passionately. It is why Catholic Social Services began initially, to help ensure our neighbors had enough food to feed themselves and their family.
Despite what may seem to us as planetary chaos, the universe is doing what it was created to do, at least until the creation of the first humans. It was only then that true chaos began to set in.
The following is a list of events and liturgies that Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz plans to attend in the month of September.
The following news items and upcoming events are from the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska.
“I was determined to be true and authentic to the ethnicities of these saints,” Swalling said. “I wanted images people would recognize.”
The so-called “Satanic prayer” at the Aug. 9 Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting was widely reported on and left some Alaskans outraged. Others shook their heads or shrugged. Was this an earnest prayer for satanic principles to guide assembly members in discerning the public good or was it a tongue-in-cheek mockery of public invocations in general?