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.
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,…
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CatholicAnchor.org Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne is scheduled to participate in the following liturgies and events in the month of May. May 4 – 7 p.m., Listening session, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Soldotna May 5 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Young adult gathering, Soldotna May 5 – 5:30 p.m., Confirmation Mass, Our Lady of the Angels, Kenai…
It is late April as I write this column. Our parish listening sessions, which are nearly complete — three to go — are revealing many things. I am hearing about the challenges we face as church, a wide variety of perspectives, some hope and gratitude, and a fair amount of frustration and disappointment.
Easter is a time to celebrate our faith in the Risen Jesus — he has saved us from our sins. If we do not believe in Jesus, we cannot make it to heaven on our own. Jesus told his disciples: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14: 6)