A farewell to the Catholic Anchor, as a new publication name will be revealed for the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau

CatholicAnchor.org 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…

HIRING: Principal for Holy Rosary

Holy Rosary Academy, a K-12 independent Catholic classical school, seeks to hire an experienced principal to manage school operations and provide strong leadership for teachers and staff members. The principal must be a practicing Catholic, faithful to the Creed and the magisterial teachings of the Church. He or she preferably has background or experience with…

Talkeetna parish seeks help to address future flooding

The result: the little parish church, home to 25 families, was devastated. Flooring, crawlspace, wiring, the boiler -— everything was ruined. Fortunately, insurance covered the damage, and a repaired church emerged from the old. But two things were apparent. According to the Army Corps of Engineers, the rivers’ flow had been permanently changed, and unless the church, which sat lower than the nearby road, was elevated, a similar or even worse flood wasn’t far in the offing.

Pro-lifer on the streets offers hope to women

Rannals is a veteran sidewalk counselor facing off against abortion. She’s bundled in a long quilted winter coat and low black heels, poised on Anchorage’s East 40th Avenue, ready to move seamlessly from prayer to action. Approachable, quick-thinking and deferential to the mood of those she meets on the street, Rannals is ready to initiate conversation with anyone.

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