What started out to be a nice 4.5-mile hike out into the Alaskan wilderness this month turned out to be a seven-mile nightmare. I had a GPS flag on my Garmin Pilot App of Mariano’s cabin. Within the first half hour I lost the path for eight hours and started to panic. I almost drowned in a sinkhole.
The Catholic Anchor was recognized nine times for excellence in journalism at the national competition sponsored by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The contest winners, for works published in 2016, were announced in June at the Catholic Media Convention in Quebec City, Canada.
D’Ambrosio served in the US Army. In 1998, at age 26, he was convicted and sentenced to death. Always maintaining his innocence, D’Ambrosio said being on death row was the “loneliest, heart-wrenching thing that will haunt him the rest of his life.”
Editor’s note: The following is a list of news and upcoming events from around the Archdiocese of Anchorage.
Tara Clemens was an Anchorage attorney and evangelical Christian who converted to Catholicism during her last months of law school. On May 28 she made first vows as Sister Marie Dominic of the Incarnate Word, a cloistered Dominican nun at Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo Park, Calif.
Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne has announced the following clergy changes for the Anchorage Archdiocese. All changes are effective immediately.
Sister Joyce Ross, of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, died June 19 in St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near her religious order’s motherhouse in Albany, New York. She had been a Sister of Mercy for 66 years.
Fairbanks Bishop Chad Zielinski will celebrate a 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Benedict Church in Anchorage during day two of the Alaska Catholic Youth Conference. The June 6 liturgy is open to the public.