Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne has declared that Wednesday, Aug. 22, will be a day of prayer and penance for healing. The call to Alaska Catholics comes following revelations about clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania.
Anchorage Archbishop calls for action, prayer, penance in wake of Pennsylvania report on clergy sexual abuse
Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne posted the following letter on his blog in response to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on clergy sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. This letter is to be read in every parish in the Anchorage Archdiocese over the weekend of Aug. 18-19.