What makes school’s beginning different in Catholic schools: the reminder each day that education revolves around Christ through prayer, liturgy and service.
Educators from all five Catholic schools within the boundaries of the Anchorage Archdiocese attended an Aug. 15 training day focused on promoting faith-filled schools where students are safe from bullying and abuse. The day’s theme was “Called to Promote, Provide and Protect Faith-Filled Environments.”
Archbishop Paul Etienne stood before some 200 area Catholics on Aug. 22 to acknowledge that the Catholic Church is wounded and scandalized after a report from the Pennsylvania Grand Jury regarding clergy sexual abuse there, and allegations of sexual abuse by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick…
Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne has declared that Wednesday, Aug. 22, will be a day of prayer and penance for healing. The call to Alaska Catholics comes following revelations about clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania.
Anchorage Archbishop calls for action, prayer, penance in wake of Pennsylvania report on clergy sexual abuse
Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne posted the following letter on his blog in response to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on clergy sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults. This letter is to be read in every parish in the Anchorage Archdiocese over the weekend of Aug. 18-19.
Aug. 15 is a holy day of obligation for all Roman Catholics. It is the day on which the church celebrates the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Check with local Alaska parishes for Mass times here.
Father Michael Sidon, pastor of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church in Anchorage, departed Alaska last month for his new assignment as parochial administrator of the Byzantine Catholic parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle in Gilbert, Arizona.
Nuns appreciated the chance to talk frankly about their daily lives, to share their thoughts and ideas about those perplexing but more liberating times, especially in regard to how their own religious communities might be re-structured.