Daily Archives: April 2014

UAA’s Catholic club hosts archbishop for Ash Wed.

University of Alaska Anchorage students, faculty and staff received ashen crosses on their foreheads March 5 for Ash Wednesday — the start of the Lenten 40-day period of prayer, fasting and alms giving that culminates in Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz traced the ashes on about 20 people who attended the…

Alaskans prep to enter Catholic Church at Easter

On March 9, the Anchorage Archdiocese celebrated the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion in which adults as well as a number of 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. The Rite…

A little parade on a spring day

True to form, parades have a message to convey; someone needs to be honored for valor, an event needs to be commemorated, special groups need to be appreciated, a day in summer needs enjoying.
And so it was on a certain spring day in Jerusalem that a group of ragtag Palestinian peasants — kids included — came trooping down a narrow alley of the city, willow and palm branches in hand, leading a donkey on which was seated Jesus of Nazareth who had gained considerable fame preaching and healing back home.

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