Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne has declared that Wednesday, Aug. 22, will be a day of prayer and penance for healing. The call to Alaska Catholics comes following revelations about clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania.
Nuns appreciated the chance to talk frankly about their daily lives, to share their thoughts and ideas about those perplexing but more liberating times, especially in regard to how their own religious communities might be re-structured.
For centuries the close partnership among the Catholic family, the Catholic Church and the Catholic school has proven to be a remarkably effective model to ensure young people grow up in and continue with the faith.
The 11 middle school-aged youth participated in an outreach called Just 5 Days, a mission for teens from across the country. The five-day program focuses on living out Catholic social teachings.
CatholicAnchor.org Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne is scheduled to participate in the following liturgies in the month of August. Aug. 4, 5 p.m., Mass, St. Francis Xavier, Valdez Aug. 5, 10 a.m., Mass, St. Francis Xavier, Valdez Aug. 14, 8 a.m., Mass, Blessed Sacrament Monastery Aug. 15, 9 a.m., Mass, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Aug. 24-26,…
“I was moved to tears with pride for those kids and so thankful to the families for teaching and living their faith with their children,” organizer Kerry Whitney said. “Our church will be in good hands with these young hearts as our future leaders.”