The created purpose of a smart phone is to communicate. So if all apps were destroyed and all you had left was a simple phone, would it still be a phone? Yes. And would it meet its purpose? Yes.
Thanks to the Knights of Columbus from St. Andrew Church in Eagle River, the center can offer ultrasounds. The new machine provides young mothers the ability to see their unborn baby via a free sonogram.
What was it like to sing during Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica? “Almost overpowering,” said choir member Mary Ann Molitor. “I wanted to pinch myself and kept thinking ‘I can’t believe I’m here.’ It’s the pinnacle for a Catholic.”
“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.”
A total of 92 golfers comprising 23 teams turned out for the second annual Archbishop’s Golf Tournament to help raise funds to support Alaskan men training for the Catholic priesthood.
Alaskan Kevin Klump entered holy orders on June 8. He is set to be ordained a priest next summer. Here’s what was going through his mind that evening.
Watching intently as his grown son lay face down on the polished floor of Anchorage’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral, a thought came to Philip Klump. “He’s not mine anymore. He is God’s now, and I got to let go.”
“Eucharist is the heart of Jesus,” he said, “the perpetual means by which divine life is shared with us. We, as church, believe and teach that Eucharist is the body and blood of Jesus.”
Teens asked the bishops to be with them, to visit their parishes, classes, youth groups and schools. They asked the bishops to help them learn more deeply about their faith. Another youth asked the bishops to talk to them as adults, to challenge them, even with teachings that are difficult.