How does a free market approach to economics take into account our Christian duty to care for the poor and marginalized? This is one of several questions to be explored when Fr. Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute, speaks in Anchorage.
A group of cloistered nuns in Alaska launched their first-ever vocations video. The clip offers a rare inside perspective on the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, a community of nuns who live their lives in an Anchorage monastery.
The Alaska State Medical Board will take comments on proposed abortion regulations until March 24 at 5 p.m. The board will then either adopt the changes without further notice, or decide to take no action.
For the second time in my life I am reading Thomas Merton’s autobiography, “The Seven Storey Mountain.” I first picked it up purely by accident during my first week in the seminary, 1949. I am reading it again in 2017.
On March 5 the Anchorage Archdiocese celebrated the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion in which 39 adults and 20 children from parishes across the archdiocese took a pivotal step in their preparations to formally enter into full communion with the Catholic Church at the upcoming Easter Vigil.
A guy who wanders around the desert in camel hair, eating bugs and tenaciously speaking truth to those in power captures my imagination. And yet, this year I find myself thinking not only of Saint John, but of the poor guy who, with no warning, was given the grizzly task of beheading Saint John.
We can only imagine the various moments of prayer in Mary and Joseph’s lives as they raised the young Jesus. We can likewise ponder the tone and content of her prayer as she accompanied her Son in his ministry, and especially during his passion and crucifixion. Lent calls us to renew our own conversation with God in prayer…
On March 9 Alaskans have a chance to weigh in on a bill that aims to force health care insurers in Alaska to provide coverage for the contraceptive pill, so-called “emergency contraception” and IUDs — all of which can cause early abortions of living human embryos.
Our “God of surprises,” to quote Ted Miles of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), awed me in January through an invitation to join the CRS ”Called to Witness Ethiopia” immersion trip.
“I know I look forward to Lent, but I also know how I struggle to embrace its penitential nature. This is a stark reminder of how comfortable I have become with worldly things, and how lethargic is my spirit even in its thirst for God.”