Bill sponsor, Drummond, will give an overview of the bill at the March 14 hearing in the House Health & Social Services Committee, after which, committee members can ask questions. Though verbal testimony from the public will not be heard until later, written testimony can be submitted at any time. Such comments are sometimes used by committee members during the hearing.
How does a free market approach to economics take into account our Christian duty to care for the poor and marginalized? This is one of several questions to be explored when Fr. Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute, speaks in Anchorage.
A group of cloistered nuns in Alaska launched their first-ever vocations video. The clip offers a rare inside perspective on the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, a community of nuns who live their lives in an Anchorage monastery.
On March 5 the Anchorage Archdiocese celebrated the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion in which 39 adults and 20 children from parishes across the archdiocese took a pivotal step in their preparations to formally enter into full communion with the Catholic Church at the upcoming Easter Vigil.
Our “God of surprises,” to quote Ted Miles of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), awed me in January through an invitation to join the CRS ”Called to Witness Ethiopia” immersion trip.
Abstaining from meat on Fridays is an important part of the Lenten season, Archbishop Etienne said. But given that the Feast of St. Patrick, March 17, falls on a Friday in Lent the archbishop granted Catholics of the Archdiocese of Anchorage a dispensation from abstinence from meat on that day.
An Oregon bill on advance medical directive rules could allow patients who suffer from dementia or mental illness to be starved or dehydrated, opponents warned.
Father Michael Shields is scheduled to speak in Anchorage on Feb. 22 about his missionary work in the former Russian gulag work camp, Magadan, where he has served as pastor of the Church of the Nativity in Eastern Siberia for more than 20 years.