We used to believe a baptized child would seamlessly pick up the faith of the family and develop a Catholic identity through to adulthood. What was missing in this paradigm was a conversion to Christ.
The Shroud frightens some people, even Christians. The entire body image, both positive and negative, and especially the Holy Face, can raise goose bumps.
Eucharistic processions are a longstanding Catholic practice in which the consecrated host — The Body of Christ — is honored through a ceremonial procession, usually in a public location or on church property.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a list of highlights from Bishop Andrew Bellisario’s schedule for the month of July.
Editor’s note: The following is a list of news briefs and upcoming events from around the Anchorage Archdiocese.
May we go forth into the summer, beyond the experiences of ACYC, as stronger missionary disciples who strive to share our faith with others, building loving communities of faith, wherever we find ourselves.
Alaska teens took full advantage of their chance to question three bishops. Ranging from what led the bishops to the priesthood, to how should they respond to issues of abortion and same-sex attraction…
The concelebrants were vested in red — the color worn when celebrating the sacrifice of those martyred. It was a visible reminder to those gathered of the ultimate price of faith.
Without a doubt, the eyes of our people were most intently focused on our deliberations and actions with regards to addressing the sexual abuse of minors — and most particularly how to hold bishops accountable for bad actions and for inaction in the face of this urgent need.
The role of the apostolic administrator ends when the new archbishop is installed. While serving as the apostolic administrator of Anchorage, I remain the bishop of Juneau. I look forward to ministering in the archdiocese and working with the clergy, religious, chancery staff and all of you.