Without a doubt, the ‘show-stopper’ moment came at the beginning of our meeting, when Cardinal DiNardo announced that he had only the night before received word from the Holy See (through the Congregation for Bishops) that we were not to vote…
“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.”
One of the world’s most respected G.K. Chesterton scholars is headed to Anchorage for what promises to be a lively presentation this Thursday night, Oct. 25.
The Archdiocese of Anchorage is encouraging local Catholics to submit comments and questions related to the church’s response to abuse cases.
In Anchorage, the ecumenical prayer vigil is once again taking place in front of Planned Parenthood, where abortions are performed at 4001 East Lake Otis Parkway. Vigil participants gather peacefully in the public right of way near the clinic.
In an effort to strengthen and update the pastoral policies defining appropriate behavior in situations of “pastoral support, spiritual direction and other forms of ministry,” the Anchorage Archdiocese has released a revised version of its Pastoral Policies.
Father Michael Shields will speak in Anchorage on Thursday, Oct. 4, to address the topic of the current crisis in the church and what lay Catholics can do to help purify and strengthen a wounded church.
Archbishop Paul Etienne stood before some 200 area Catholics on Aug. 22 to acknowledge that the Catholic Church is wounded and scandalized after a report from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury regarding clergy sexual abuse there, and allegations of sexual abuse by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick…
Aug. 15 is a holy day of obligation for all Roman Catholics. It is the day on which the church celebrates the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Check with local Alaska parishes for Mass times here.
Father Michael Sidon, pastor of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church in Anchorage, departed Alaska last month for his new assignment as parochial administrator of the Byzantine Catholic parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle in Gilbert, Arizona.