Nearly 12 years after sending priests to establish a religious community on the Kenai Peninsula, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate are withdrawing from Alaska on July 1.
Marking the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion on demand, the Knights of Columbus — with the support of local pro-life organizations — will host the 19 Annual Interdenominational Prayer Service on Jan. 19.
CatholicAnchor.org Anchorage Archbishop Emeritus Roger Schwietz will hold a meeting with young adults — those ages 18 to 35 — on Monday, Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m. The meeting will take place at St. Andrew Church in Eagle River and will include time for prayer, fellowship and conversation with the archbishop. For more information, contact Matthew…
While a few things are different at Holy Rosary Academy this year, the school’s new principal said her goal is continuity.
When school resumed following the earthquake, first — grade teacher Lisa Orizotti brought holy water to her classroom. She told students, “If you’re feeling afraid, just come up and dip your fingers in the water and bless yourself. Thank God that we are safe and that God is in control.”
By implementing classical curriculum, the aim is to incorporate students into the wisdom of Catholic tradition, while forming virtuous habits in their souls.
The difference is the added philosophy and theology courses. One is a college-level bioethics course taught by Father Lilly. Medical advancements offer new ways to create and prolong life that results in new moral dilemmas.
The Grey Nuns located their school in downtown Kodiak in a Quonset hut, and moved it to its present location following the 1964 earthquake and tsunami.
I fear that too many parents believe they cannot afford a Catholic education for their children, and thus never even take the opportunity to walk into one of our Catholic schools to discuss what is possible for their children.