In developing his artistic style, he is continually inspired by the communion of saints and local Alaskan people of faith around him.
The parish group, begun around 2004 and led by her predecessor, does not hold formal meetings — another sign of its responsiveness to the reality of life in a single parent household.
The following text was published on Oct. 16 in response to written questions submitted via the Anchorage Archdiocese website on how the archdiocese works to protect vulnerable adults and children against sexual abuse.
Aging brings blessings and challenges. On Nov. 16 Father Michael Shields will deliver two talks in Anchorage titled, “Going into the Grey: Spirituality of Aging.”
There are many children who are in need of support and families who need connection. We at Catholic Social Services (CSS) are working to support them.
Their frailty and age belie these dynamos of strength and endurance, living testimonies to a kind of faith that answered the call to bring the Gospel to the far reaches of Alaska.