A Good Day For The Church

Before this day ends, I would like to share a few thoughts.   Since Monday evening, the priests of Alaska along with the bishops have gathered here in Anchorage for our annual convocation.  I am tremendously impressed with the selfless dedication of these men.  These priests serve an area twice Read more…

Now What …

In the wake of last week’s appointment as Archbishop of Anchorage, people have some questions.  But first, I would simply like to say how much I enjoyed the 48 hour trip to Anchorage.  I had a peaceful premonition as the plane was on approach into Anchorage last Monday night: “I Read more…

New Mission Statement

When we began our Strategic Pastoral Planning process a year and a half ago, we realized that we also needed a new Mission Statement for the Diocese.  I am glad to say that not only is the pastoral plan now in final draft, to be promulgated next week, but we Read more…