CatholicAnchor.org Below are news briefs and upcoming events from across the Anchorage Archdiocese. Annual Friar’s Fest set for downtown cathedral Aug. 13 Saturday, Aug. 13, will be a festive day at Holy Family Cathedral as parishioners and guests celebrate the 5th Annual Friars’ Fest in the parish courtyard. This year’s festival will mark the 800th…
Crossing mountain passes, hopping giant boulders and trekking across two ancient glaciers, 16 Catholic men marched into Alaska’s backcountry seeking God, friendship and adventure.
“At the Mass when this was announced, so many incredibly nice things were said, like what is said for somebody once they die,” Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz observed. “It was very nice hearing these things while I am still alive.”
In the media kerfuffle that followed, the Supreme Court’s recent 5-3 decision in Whole Women’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, which overturned Texas’ law requiring abortionists to have hospital privileges, among other things, I received an email from an American Catholic politico lamenting the ruling.
Father McGilloway, a 51-year-old former Benedictine, spent years of his ministry at two places steeped in legendary Irish beauty, Glenstal Abbey in Murroe, County Limerick, and Kylemore Abbey in County Galway.