Tag: Refugees

Sisters Of The Eucharistic Heart Of Jesus Ask For Prayers

I celebrated Mass today with the Sisters of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus who live and work here in Anchorage.  (Pictured left from a previous visit.) Before we began, they asked me to offer the Mass for the six sisters from their community who were kidnapped in Nigeria  several weeks ago. Even though we have our own challenges here in the US, we fail to realize the day-to-day sacrifices and challenges faced by so many in the world today.  There are so many refugees looking for a safe place to live, and the numbers of […]

The Great Commandment

In Today’s Gospel, (Mark 12) Jesus summarizes the Ten Commandments and tells us to love God with all our strength, and to love our neighbor as ourself.  The Gospel values are timeless – and always applicable – including these days that we live in.  We have many neighbors who need our attention and love. On a personal level, that is quite simple.  We have only to make an act of the will and an act of charity to love our neighbor.  It is a simple choice.  On a communitarian level, it seems to have become […]

Alaska Bishops Respond To Executive Order

I am pleased to share with you the following statement released by the Bishops of Alaska regarding the recent Executive Order temporarily banning refugees from entry into the United States.  I am grateful to my brother bishops for their collaborative spirit and fraternal witness to the Gospel in support of the one human family of God. Last Friday, January 27, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES. We, the Catholic Bishops of Alaska, find the recent Executive Order troubling in that it violates our longstanding […]

Welcome Christ, Welcome Truth, Welcome Life

Even at his birth, the life of Christ is threatened.  The truth is not always welcome.  The Kingdom of God does threaten worldly kingdoms, but not by  force of arms, but with the power of love; not by oppression, but with freedom. Today’s Feast of the Holy Innocents illustrates the impact one person can have, for good or evil.  Herod, wrapped up in his own power and worldly interests rejected the Truth and destroyed the lives of many.  Christ, with the power of divine love, comes to change and save the lives of all who […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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