Bishops pledge full support for pope's environmental message

The Catholic bishops of Alaska have issued...Roger Schwietz, Juneau Bishop Edward Burns and Fairbanks Bishop Chad Zielinski in growing up?' the bishop quoted from the new...pope's encyclical the bishops note: "Why are we...
My Turn: Warning: Smoking fossil fuels are hazardous to our grandchildren

Alaska's Catholic bishops have issued a statement supporting Pope Francis' call for action on climate change. If you read about it in the print edition...
Pope urges Latin Americans to unify, spread the faith when he played a leading role in a 2007 conference of bishops in Aparecida, Brazil."Evangelization doesn't a final full day in Ecuador that began with meetings with bishops and included a visit to Quito's Catholic University for a...
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Sweet 16: Ohio Gov. Kasich enters prez race

...from suburban Cleveland. "Unless you are part of the 1 percent, Kasich is not your friend."Among his supporters, Margo Bishop, 77, of Gahanna, Ohio, said she values his candor."I just like his honesty," she said. "I think he's speaking out...
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Bishops celebrate 10 years of marraige

Bishops celebrate 10 years of marriageDaniel and Sabrina Bishop of Juneau married Aug. 21, 2001. They celebrated their 10th anniversary one week ago today.
My Turn: Widespread abuse stems from attitude

...released an investigative report on sexual harassment and abuse in the Alaska National Guard. The same day, two Catholic bishops resigned after prosecutors accused them mishandling a case of alleged sexual abuse by a priest in their archdiocese. Sadly...
Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

...pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.The vote came in Salt Lake City...participants at the meeting. The House of Bishops had approved the resolution Tuesday...since Episcopalians in 2003 elected Bishop Gene Robinson, who lived openly with...
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Pope calls for urgent action on environment

...development model based on using fossil fuels as the main source of energy in the world.The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as many environmental groups, declined to comment on the content of the document, noting the Thursday embargo set...
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Juneau Empire Online Local News: Catholic bishops support initiative banning same-sex marriage

...oxymoron,'' Alaska's Roman Catholic bishops have released a pastoral letter supporting...Anchorage Archbishop Francis Hurley, Bishop Michael Warfel of Juneau and Bishop...nation and in our church,'' the bishops wrote in their letter. The letter...
House GOP: Use disaster fund for wildfires

...are failing our communities. This package charts a new course," said Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah., the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.Bishop said the bill should garner broad support. But Robert Bonnie, who oversees natural...


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