After some time, however, I learned that life in the world and life in the church are not all that dissimilar. In both settings ordinary people try to make sense out of disorder, problems, uncertainties, relationships, responsibilities and so forth. In most instances, people of good sense seem to insist on reasonable debate, peaceful conversation and respectful listening.
The annual Alaska Catholic Youth Conference (ACYC) will be held at Lumen Christi High School and Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral from June 5 to 8. Organizers hope for an uplifting and challenging event for middle and high school students.
This spring, during Lent, I viewed Martin Scorsese’s film “Silence,” and it was more than just that word in the title that led me to remember those monks. “Silence” also carries a profoundly religious theme. And it’s also long, something about which critics and friends have complained but which I did not find troubling.
Recently retired Anchorage Archbishop Emeritus Roger Schwietz was released from the hospital on April 30 after suffering from a minor heart attack on April 28.
At Catholic Social Services (CSS) we serve so many mothers who need help as they raise and support their families. These families and children are the future of our community and we strive to support and strengthen them.
May is a month we traditionally honor our Blessed Mother and celebrate Mother’s Day. We are given an opportunity this month to honor women. This month of May is also a prime time for us to recognize the maternity of the church — after all, how often do we refer to her as Mother Church?
Recently retired Anchorage Archbishop Emeritus Roger Schwietz was hospitalized Friday morning, April 28, after experiencing chest pains while preparing to celebrate Mass at St. Andrew Church in Eagle River.
With much higher divorce and cohabitation rates than several generations ago, Deacon Fornelli said marriage preparation is more important now than in the past. Pope Francis spoke in February to parish priests, expressing concern for the state of marriage preparation.
The following is a list of news and upcoming events from around the Archdiocese of Anchorage.
On June 7 the Archbishop’s Golf Tournament will support the ongoing efforts of the Seminarian Endowment Challenge, a fund which helps cover the expenses of Alaskans pursuing the priesthood to serve the archdiocese.