The following text was published on Oct. 16 in response to written questions submitted via the Anchorage Archdiocese website on how the archdiocese works to protect vulnerable adults and children against sexual abuse.
Aging brings blessings and challenges. On Nov. 16 Father Michael Shields will deliver two talks in Anchorage titled, “Going into the Grey: Spirituality of Aging.”
Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne is scheduled to participate in the following liturgies and events in November.
Before his death in 2016, Archbishop Hurley had requested that his body be buried in the small parish cemetery, a two-hour drive south of Anchorage and surrounded by forests with views of the Chugach Mountains.
There are many children who are in need of support and families who need connection. We at Catholic Social Services (CSS) are working to support them.
Their frailty and age belie these dynamos of strength and endurance, living testimonies to a kind of faith that answered the call to bring the Gospel to the far reaches of Alaska.
The presentation in Anchorage will explore the following questions: What is Purgatory? Why does it exist? Why do we pray for the dead, and how do our prayers help them?
This meeting will more than likely be one of the most historic moments in the life of the church in this country. I ask for your prayers.
“He was intrinsically a homeless soul” with a burning desire for the hermetical life, Brother Quenon recalled. “This desire inspired men and women everywhere to seek the inner life of solitude.”
The following is a listing of news briefs and upcoming events from across the Anchorage Archdiocese.