The goal of the parish-based events is to foster a “a formal process of discerning and defining our mission as the local church of the Archdiocese of Anchorage,” Archbishop Etienne wrote Feb. 22 on his blog. “First and foremost, I invite all of you to please pray during this time that we may be sensitive and alert to where the Holy Spirit is leading us, and that we may humbly follow and boldly accomplish what God is asking of us.”
The St. Vincent de Paul Society based out of Holy Family Cathedral in Anchorage was highlighted on Alaska Public Radio this week.
The bishops of Alaska released a pastoral letter on Feb. 14 affirming Catholic teaching on human dignity, sanctity of human life, marriage, religious freedom, chastity, and sexual orientation and gender identity.
Archbishop Etienne celebrates the love, faith and fidelity of his parents, Paul and Kay, while affirming the dignity of human life, the centrality of strong families and the beauty of dying with a heart full of faith.
No one enjoys talking about the suicide epidemic facing young people in the United States today, but that’s exactly what Catholic psychotherapist Roy Petitfils did during a day with clergy, youth leaders and parish staffers last month in Anchorage.
CatholicAnchor.org Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne has postponed the Feb. 7 parish listening session which was scheduled at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Archbishop Etienne will be out of state due to the recent death of his mother. Upon his return he plans to reschedule the listening session. In an effort to engage with area Catholics about…
In an effort to engage with area Catholics about opportunities, challenges and the future of the church, Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne has announced his first parish stops as he embarks on a series of listening sessions. Catholics are invited to share their ideas and insights with the archbishop.
St. Andrew Church in Eagle River will hold a funeral Mass for one of their former clergy, Deacon Jim Hostman. Deacon Hostman died on March 27, 2017, at the age of 74. He had retired and was living in Salem, Oregon, at the time of his death.
To the eyes of the world, Father Steven Moore is dead, but to the eyes of faith he has never been more alive. This misperception by the world is understandable because the world — everything in it and every one in it — has limits.
“I’m pleased I had the opportunity to express to him the deep and sincere appreciation of the entire archdiocese for his extraordinary life and ministry,” Archbishop Etienne said. “We celebrated the sacraments of reconciliation and anointing of the sick, and prayed together for his speedy journey home.”