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.
Abortion rights backer ACLU of Alaska is praising a proposed change to Alaska law that would loosen abortion regulations across the state and allow for more widespread late term abortion.
CatholicAnchor.org The week of March 12, most of Alaska’s Catholic priests gathered in Anchorage with their bishops to pray for the local church, receive formation as clergy and celebrate Masses. See photos of this gathering here.
Since Monday evening, the priests of Alaska along with the bishops have gathered here in Anchorage for our annual convocation. I am tremendously impressed with the selfless dedication of these men. These priests serve an area twice the size of Texas, or 16% of the lower 48 states!
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.
The Alaska State Medical Board will take comments on proposed abortion regulations until March 24 at 5 p.m. The board will then either adopt the changes without further notice, or decide to take no action.
For the second time in my life I am reading Thomas Merton’s autobiography, “The Seven Storey Mountain.” I first picked it up purely by accident during my first week in the seminary, 1949. I am reading it again in 2017.
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.
A guy who wanders around the desert in camel hair, eating bugs and tenaciously speaking truth to those in power captures my imagination. And yet, this year I find myself thinking not only of Saint John, but of the poor guy who, with no warning, was given the grizzly task of beheading Saint John.