Month: May 2019

To The People of God of Anchorage: Gratitude and Final Exhortation

It is Friday afternoon, May 31, and I have left the chancery of the Archdiocese of Anchorage for the last time as the Archbishop of Anchorage. In the morning, I board a plane for Seattle.  Please allow me one final word of encouragement, dear people of faith and of God. “They [Paul and Barnabas] strengthened the spirits of the disciples and exhorted them to persevere in the faith …” (Acts 14:22) As one reads the Acts of the Apostles, there is a long list of communities that received the Apostles, and marked the places where […]

Mass of Thanksgiving & Farewell: Preaching the Truth & Living the Love of Christ

After spending a few hours of fraternity with the priests of the Archdiocese of Anchorage, a church full of people gathered at the Co-Cathedral for a Mass of Thanksgiving.  Below is the homily. I hope tomorrow to add some video and pictures (added below). Homily for Mass of Thanksgiving & FarewellCo-Cathedral, AnchorageMay 29, 2019 Readings: Acts of the Apostles 17:15, 22-18:1, John 16:12-15 It seems like just yesterday we were gathered here for an Installation ceremony, or for the imposition of the Pallium. And yet, here we are just two and a half short years […]

Pope Francis Responds Universally And Practically To Sexual Abuse of Minors And Cover Up: “You Are The Light Of The World”

Vos estis lux mundi: You Are The Light Of The World, is the title of a motu proprio issued today by Pope Francis. With this document, the Holy Father demonstrates that he is taking decisive action to put in place universal norms to address the scourge of sexual abuse of minors and its cover up. Below is a brief summary of the significant points: All dioceses must have a public, accessible and reliable system for reporting: the sexual abuse of minors or vulnerable adults; possession or distribution of child pornography; use of violence or intimidation […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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