For four years now, Catholic Men For Life, an apostolate of Holy Family Cathedral, has organized this Mass and the ensuing peaceful prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood. The all-day event takes place twice a year, during the larger spring and fall 40 Days For Life prayer campaigns, which take place outside abortion clinics around the world, including Anchorage.
Prior to retiring, Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz offered a Mass of thanksgiving for the youth of the archdiocese. More than 100 young people gathered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Anchorage on Nov. 6.
Following the Nov. 9 installation of Anchorage Archbishop Paul Etienne as the successor to retired Archbishop Emeritus Roger Schwietz, the Catholic Anchor spoke to several Alaskans at Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral. Here’s the video of their responses.
Just days before retiring, Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz found himself surrounded by young Catholics, a group he says deeply inspired him during his 15 years leading the archdiocese.
Students for Life of America is one of the country’s leading pro-life organizations for young people and draws several thousand people to its annual national conferences. Until this fall, no SFL presence existed in Alaska.
A coat of arms, or heraldic achievement, is a centuries-old tradition of creating graphic representations of significant persons, families or countries. Catholic bishops adopted the practice centuries ago when an increasing number of nobles received appointments to the episcopacy, bringing with them their family heraldry. Now, every newly elected bishop receives a coat of arms.
News of a widespread decline in infant baptisms is met with a certain level of uneasiness among some Catholics.
Here is a link to the video of the Oct. 4 press conference in Anchorage where newly appointed Archbishop Paul Etienne is introduced to Alaskan reporters by retiring Archbishop Roger Schwietz.
Coming to Birchwood Camp in Chugiak Oct. 8-9 is the “Fall Family Faith Festival.” Part retreat, part recreational outing, the event aims to bring Catholics together to celebrate faith and family.