Alaskan teens brandish knowledge of Catholic faith in Truth Pursuit

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In a time when many Catholic leaders are desperately looking for ways to engage teens, an event in Anchorage continues to inspire youth to dig into their Bibles, Catechisms and the teaching documents of the Catholic Church.

On Sept. 24 about 30 teens from around the Anchorage Archdiocese gathered at Lumen Christi High School for the 15th Annual Truth Pursuit competition, a contest in which teams of young people answer questions about the Catholic faith.

Teams were formed from area parishes or Catholic schools.

The questions are drawn from several categories including: books of the Bible, sacraments of the church, teaching documents from the church, lives of the saints, papal encyclicals, morality and more.

The team from Kenai’s Our Lady of the Lake Church won the high school division, while Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School in Wasilla won the junior high division in the school’s first year sending a team to the competition.

The winners took possession of the Truth Pursuit trophies for one year and won other prizes including books and CDs on the Catholic faith and gift certificates to Subway.

To find out about fielding a team in the 2017 Truth Pursuit, contact organizer Bob McMorrow at rmcmorrow@stbenedictsak.com.


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