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After three years in Rome, obtaining a degree in canon law, Father Leo Walsh has returned to Anchorage to begin duties as adjutant judicial vicar of the Anchorage Archdiocese’s Tribunal Office
Bishop Bellisario aims to make the Holy Hour a monthly tradition as he oversees the Anchorage Archdiocese as apostolic administrator until Pope Francis names a new archbishop to replace Archbishop Paul Etienne who was assigned to Seattle earlier this summer.
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.
“My friends, it has been my sincere pleasure and privilege to serve her in Anchorage as your chief pastor and shepherd,” he said. “Let us continue to pray for each other, and above all, to pray, discern and listen for the Spirit of Truth who will guide us to all truth. Let us continue to seek and beg for the grace to live the truth in love.”
Monks and nuns with Eagle Eye Ministries will conduct an Alaskan Summer Institute from July 11-21, beginning with a four-day hike along the famed Crow Pass Trail.
The priesthood of the ordained was especially highlighted in the liturgy, where dozens of priests and deacons throughout the 138,000-square-mile archdiocese gathered to renew their vows and commit themselves to the service of the Gospel.
Archbishop Paul Etienne highlighted the tension between who people thought the Messiah would be and how he actually accomplished God’s plan — it is a tension that persists today.