I think of Catholic Social Services as the arms of the parishes here in Anchorage. Each of our programs and services came from people like you seeing need in our community and creating services to help.
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and this awareness begins with the knowledge and concern that children, our most precious resource, are being abused and neglected in places around the world.
In these days when we are confronted with the sinful reality of the human members of the church, it is comforting to recall the holiness of the church, which is ever present in her divine nature.
When an unexpected loss comes, there are no easy answers. Right now, we’re grappling with the possible loss of state grants for services related to homelessness, due to the proposed changes in Alaska’s budget.
In this year where the church has been marred and disgraced with renewed focus on the sinful and criminal behavior of our shepherds, of scandalous failures in leadership, may we hear afresh and anew the words of Jesus about genuine discipleship, take them to heart, and keep them with renewed vigor and hope: