Nuns appreciated the chance to talk frankly about their daily lives, to share their thoughts and ideas about those perplexing but more liberating times, especially in regard to how their own religious communities might be re-structured.
In the garden level of a nondescript modest Alaska house, three African nuns joyously sing upbeat, soulful praise. Their white habits swish as they sway and shake maracas. The altar and tabernacle are flanked by statues depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
For centuries the close partnership among the Catholic family, the Catholic Church and the Catholic school has proven to be a remarkably effective model to ensure young people grow up in and continue with the faith.
Take strong Catholic roots, 100 tons of ice cream, blend them into a successful business model for more than two decades, and you’ve nailed the recipe for Alaska’s Rich Owens and one of the nation’s most prominent ice cream shops.
Most of you have heard about the recent news of one of our US Cardinals, Theodore McCarrick being removed from public ministry following a credible, substantiated accusation that he sexually abused a minor as a priest, and a subsequent allegation that he had abused another child for nearly two decades.
The 11 middle school-aged youth participated in an outreach called Just 5 Days, a mission for teens from across the country. The five-day program focuses on living out Catholic social teachings.
More than 100 young adults turned out for a Catholic Young Adult Conference (CYAC) sponsored and hosted by St. Benedict Church in Anchorage. Attendees participated in confession, adoration, Mass and myriad presentations on how to deepen and share their Catholic faith amid a culture that is often hostile to belief in God.
CatholicAnchor.org Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne is scheduled to participate in the following liturgies in the month of August. Aug. 4, 5 p.m., Mass, St. Francis Xavier, Valdez Aug. 5, 10 a.m., Mass, St. Francis Xavier, Valdez Aug. 14, 8 a.m., Mass, Blessed Sacrament Monastery Aug. 15, 9 a.m., Mass, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Aug. 24-26,…
Recently there have been many stories in the news about homelessness and public safety. The actions and stories have run the gamut from extreme reactions to more reasonable, but urgent appeals.