Abortion rights backer ACLU of Alaska is praising a proposed change to Alaska law that would loosen abortion regulations across the state and allow for more widespread late term abortion.
CatholicAnchor.org The week of March 12, most of Alaska’s Catholic priests gathered in Anchorage with their bishops to pray for the local church, receive formation as clergy and celebrate Masses. See photos of this gathering here.
The Alaska State Medical Board will take comments on proposed abortion regulations until March 24 at 5 p.m. The board will then either adopt the changes without further notice, or decide to take no action.
On March 9 Alaskans have a chance to weigh in on a bill that aims to force health care insurers in Alaska to provide coverage for the contraceptive pill, so-called “emergency contraception” and IUDs — all of which can cause early abortions of living human embryos.
When those who oppose the church walk away from a disagreement with her they should do so with the sure knowledge that they are loved and respected.
Below is a recap of the February meeting that dealt with successes, failures, frustrations and ideas on how to improve communication with teens.
Archbishop Etienne’s homily for this year’s Catholic Schools Mass focused on the Sermon on the Mount, wherein Jesus tells the crowd that the humble, meek and lowly and poor will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. The reading ended with Jesus telling his followers that they would suffer because of their faith in him.
The point here is not to review general threats to Christian morality in Alaska but to call attention to a very specific challenge that should be on the radar of all parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, godparents and others in positions of responsibility over today’s youth.