Articles by Effie Caldarola

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…

The naked lady

My daughter lives in the old Italian neighborhood of South Philadelphia. Like all urban areas, the demographics are changing, but there’s still a vibrant Italian outdoor market and restaurants and delis which sell the best Italian food this side of Rome. She has a friend who works in a bar and restaurant in the area….

A farewell to the Catholic Anchor, as a new publication name will be revealed for the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau Archbishop Francis T. Hurley of Anchorage had a vision. As the keynote speaker at a Catholic Press Association national conference in 1997, he spoke about how the Catholic press should live out its mission of proclaiming the Church’s social justice message. In the audience that day was a young University of Portland graduate, John…

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