Month: September 2017

The Month In Photos

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.  The past month has been full with the Pallium Mass, friends in town for a visit, meeting with pastoral staff, and parish visits.  Today, I fly to Kodiak for a parish visit, which will bring to a conclusion my first round of parish visits. Here are some highlights of the past month.  Enjoy. In late August I made a retreat at Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana.  It was good to have some quiet time in prayer to reflect upon these past ten months. […]

Christian Understanding Of Human Person & Missionary Church Advances God’s Kingdom

The mission of the Church is to proclaim Christ to the world. The world has always needed this proclamation, and it is no different today. Our best, most credible proclamation of Christ comes in the form of witness, by the way we live, as much as by the creed we profess. Many of our cultural challenges today will be solved only with a proper understanding of the human person. Christian anthropology is an appreciation of the truth that every human person is created by God. This is the foundation of our human dignity and sanctity […]

Photos From Pallium Imposition Mass

Enjoy the slide show of photos from last night’s Mass where Archbishop Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio, imposed the Pallium.

Pallium Imposed – Poised At The Starting Gate

After ten months in office, there was a distinct sense during last night’s celebration of the Imposition of the Pallium by Apostolic Nuncio, +Christophe Pierre, that this date was chosen by our Blessed Mother.  On the Nativity of Mary, I received the gift of the Pallium in the presence of the bishops, priests and a church full of the faithful representing the Province of Alaska. Archbishop Pierre graciously accepted the invitation to give the homily during Mass, and gave a beautiful reflection on the importance of symbol in our faith, and in this case, the […]

Statement of Alaska Conference of Catholic Bishops On Today’s DACA Decision

A statement from the Alaska Catholic Bishops on the Administration’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Decision: We the Catholic bishops of Alaska remain united in heart and mind with our brother bishops across this nation in condemning the Administration’s decision today to suspend DACA. At the same time, we stand in strong solidarity with the 800,000 people and their families who have been protected under this provision, and who have called this their country for the primary part of their lives.  We as a nation are better than this, and Congress must now act to correct this […]

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