Articles by Effie Caldarola


Invasion of Ukraine questions Catholics’ moral struggle with war, ‘just war theory’

The crisis in Ukraine, provoked by what is almost universally decried as an unjust assault by Russia on a sovereign neighbor, has captured the attention of people across the world.  It’s led to renewed discussions within the Catholic Church about the Christian attitude toward war, the just war theory, and the frightening dangers of escalation….

Ministers at archdiocesan cemeteries and columbariums walk with mourning families as they bury their loved ones

By Effie CaldarolaThe North Star Catholic Death, especially a sudden death, can demand decisions that come at a most difficult time. Not everyone has made plans. For the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau, there are resources that can help. The approach of Memorial Day at the end of May is an opportunity to explore avenues available. “We…

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