EDITORIAL: The Catholic Church doesn’t just happen

Despite being founded by Jesus Christ and enduring for 2,000 years, the Catholic Church is not like a mountain range or old growth forest, which could endure even if all humankind were wiped from the face of the earth.

Installation of new Anchorage archbishop set for Nov. 9th

The newly appointed Archbishop of Anchorage, Bishop Paul Etienne, will be formally installed on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Anchorage. A solemn evening of prayer will proceed the installation on Nov. 8, 7 p.m., at Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage. The public is invited to attend these events.

‘The Relic’ retires from the Anchorage Archdiocese

After 38 years working for the Anchorage Archdiocese, Vice Chancellor Eileen Kramer officially stepped down Aug. 31. Fondly known as “The Relic,” the much respected and devoted Kramer’s career spanned all three archbishops of Anchorage — Archbishop Joseph Ryan, Archbishop Francis Hurley and current Archbishop Roger Schwietz, who is slated to retire on Nov. 9 when Wyoming Bishop Paul Etienne takes over as the fourth archbishop of Anchorage.

Bishop Etienne says he ‘will be at home’ as new Anchorage Archbishop

In an Oct. 11 blog post Wyoming Bishop Paul Etienne said he “will be at home” as the new Archbishop of Anchorage. Slated to be installed as archbishop on Nov. 9, he wrote that he was thankful to retiring Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz for his “warm welcome and hospitality” during Bishop Etienne’s two day visit, Oct. 4-5, to his future archdiocese.

Catholic wedding changes take effect in Alaska

Some words and rituals in Catholic weddings in Alaska will change, beginning this fall — and Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz believes those changes are part of a needed response to secular efforts to redefine marriage.

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