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Better to talk out your differences

For those who like to reminisce on bygone Hollywood films, let me call to mind one that still occasionally raises social controversy. The year was 1967 and the film was “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katherine Hepburn and Katherine Houghton. The plot concerns the Draytons, a wealthy, white, Catholic, California family who pride themselves in being “sixties liberals.”

Pro-woman, Pro-life: Group empowers ‘abortion-vulnerable’ Alaskan women

“They might be thinking, ‘I’m going to keep this baby,’” Harriman explained. “But they can walk out of here, and once they tell the news to their parents or to the father, the influences that start coming into their life can really cause them to think differently or make them feel like they don’t have a choice or they need to do what they’re being pressured to do.”

Longtime cathedral parishioner left legacy of prayer in Alaska

For years the tall, dignified and white haired Wichorek drove to Holy Family Cathedral in downtown Anchorage before the start of noon Mass. There he led parishioners in the rosary — a prayer he said nearly every day of his life while meditating on the mysteries of the life of Jesus …

New Dominican priests headed to Alaska

Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage will welcome two new Dominican priests this summer, including a new pastor as retiring Dominican Father Anthony Patalano steps down to take a part-time assignment in Los Angeles.

Defending human sexuality amid mass confusion

As people of faith, we are called to unconditionally love those who suffer from a sexual identity crisis, listen to their struggle and lighten their burden however we can. Where friendship, prayer and counsel are needed we must step up. Christ would have no less.

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