Daily Archives: June 2014

Confirmation gives teens chance embrace deeper faith

CatholicAnchor.org Over the past several weeks, teens across the Anchorage Archdiocese and the Diocese of Fairbanks have been receiving the sacrament of confirmation from Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz, who is also the temporary apostolic administrator of the Fairbanks Diocese until Pope Francis appoints a new bishop for that diocese. Hundreds of teens have received the…

Anchor honored by Alaska media

CatholicAnchor.org Competing against news outlets from across Alaska, the Catholic Anchor won three awards at the annual Alaska Press Club’s statewide journalism competition. Consisting of several hundred journalists and more than 60 media outlets from across the state, the Alaska Press Club is an independent professional organization that provides continuing education, recognition and information to…

Valdez priest heads back to Philippines

CatholicAnchor.org One of two priests on loan to the Archdiocese of Anchorage from the Archdiocese of Cotabato in the Philippines has returned to his native country to establish a new parish there. Father Dadz Esguerra had been in Alaska for three years, spending nearly a year as parochial vicar at St. Francis Xavier Church in…

Longtime Alaskan servant, Sister Camilla Menting dies

CatholicAnchor.org A long time fixture in the Anchorage Archdiocese, Sister Camilla Menting, has died. She passed away on April 3 after having suffered a stroke at Our Lady of the Angels Convent in Greenfield, Wis. She was 85. After a quarter century serving at St. Andrew Church in Eagle River, Sister Menting’s order, the School…

Alaska Democratic Party backs same-sex marriage

CatholicAnchor.org The Alaska Democratic Party has officially included homosexual marriage as part of its party platform, one of several updates made in May. In an email to party supporters Communications Director Zack Fields noted that the platform now includes the statement: “Alaska Democrats support marriage equality and oppose discrimination against same-sex couples.” The official support…

AK high court says same-sex unions akin to marriage

CatholicAnchor.org Homosexual activists are hoping a recent Alaska Supreme Court ruling on property exemptions is the beginning of even wider legal recognition and public affirmation of same-sex relationships in Alaska. Homosexual activists have their eye on overturning of the state’s constitutional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. The Alaska Supreme Court…

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