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A testimony which cries out

As Christians approach Holy Week and the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter, I'm struck by this paradox: The memory of the victims of persecution and martyrdom endures, while the memory and even the names of their persecutors are not remembered.
My Turn: Dedicated, committed women at the service of others

Since 1980 there has been a bronze statue of a Catholic sister, Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart, in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol.
Photos: Bishop-elect Edward Burns

Photo captions: Bishop-elect Edward Burns holds a monstrance Tuesday during a special service, called Exposition and Benediction, held for President Obama at the Cathedral...
My Turn: 'Coming out' on pot less-than-human (I'm supposed to call myself a cannabis consumer). Yet, when I read the words of Bishop Edward Burns in Sunday's Juneau Empire, I knew in his mind exactly what I was - a lazy, worthless, brain-diseased stoner...
My Turn: Discussing the importance of family

For the past two weeks, a worldwide Synod (or meeting) of Catholic bishops in Rome has been front-page news here in the United States and abroad.
A Bishop's Perspective: Legalizing marijuana is wrong for many reasons

This November there are several initiatives on the general election ballot for voters to decide on. It is important that all of us as citizens to carefully and thoughtfully cast our votes on issues that will affect the greater good.
Burns named to national Catholic service board

Local Catholic leader Bishop Edward Burns will have the opportunity to have a worldwide impact. Burns was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Catholic Relief...
Mormon church bucks the trend

...he said.Data show the Catholic church's number of adherents declining significantly over the last decade. Bishop Edward Burns, of Juneau's Catholic Diocese, doesn't think fewer people believe - he said in a phone interview that "people...
Photo: Chrism Mass

Bishop Edward Burns, center, leads a Diocesan Chrism Mass with all the priests of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Juneau (Southeast Alaska) at the...
Travel agency's bankruptcy threatens Catholic youth trip

...Archdiocese of Anchorage estimates $181,000 in fundraising is lost because of the bankruptcy.Diocese of Juneau Bishop Edward Burns said that the Alaska Conference of Catholic Bishops had been doing business with ITC tours for 14 years. He said at...


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