Just 5 Days refers to “what can be accomplished in five days if only we can live justly,” said Matthew Beck, the Anchorage archdiocese’s director of evangelization and discipleship.
Alaska teens took full advantage of their chance to question three bishops. Ranging from what led the bishops to the priesthood, to how should they respond to issues of abortion and same-sex attraction…
The difference is the added philosophy and theology courses. One is a college-level bioethics course taught by Father Lilly. Medical advancements offer new ways to create and prolong life that results in new moral dilemmas.
Thanks to the Knights of Columbus from St. Andrew Church in Eagle River, the center can offer ultrasounds. The new machine provides young mothers the ability to see their unborn baby via a free sonogram.
The Holy Spirit Retreat Center, from its lofty perch amid the Chugach Mountain Range, has served as a spiritual oasis for thousands of visitors across more than 50 years.
Former death row inmate Joe D’Ambrosio and Father Neil Kookoothe visited Alaska in July as one of many speaking engagements in the decade since D’Ambrosio was released from prison after being falsely convicted of murder.
Real life experiences, cultural concerns and the Catholic Church’s loss of young people were all part of a frank discussion at Lumen Christi High School gym in Anchorage. On June 6, four church leaders fielded tough questions from more than 100 teenagers gathered during the Alaska Catholic Youth Conference’s (ACYC) version of the Tonight Show.
As the 13 graduates from Anchorage’s Lumen Christi High School enter a new phase in their faith, they are urged to keep focus on the final words of Jesus to his disciples before he ascended into heaven. This was the message of Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne during his baccalaureate Mass homily May 10 at St. Benedict Church.
Alaska teens and college students plan to join Pope Francis and more than 2 million people at the World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland this month. It is a pilgrimage meant to change lives and open life-long connections.