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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...
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.
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...
Two little words - 'The Shrine'

...Alaska and the world. It's like a magnet: The Shrine pulls people toward it and the same was true for me.Bishop Edward Burns hired me last June to be the executive director, and I accepted without ever setting a toe in Alaska. There was something...
A 'mixed blessing'

...Ann's Center now stands downtown, closed in the 1960s, and Juneau hasn't had a Catholic school since. Juneau Bishop Edward Burns said there's been a push to get another Catholic school going."I am in great support of Catholic education, and...
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Shrine of St. Therese Mardi Gras Gala thank you

...Alaska Quest Charters, Davida Alhgren, Alpaca International, Annie Kaill's, Margie and Jack Beedle, Bishop Edward Burns, Coastal Helicopters, Deirdre Darr, Ann Doty, Ed's Edible Landscaping, Dick Fagnant, Foodland IGA, Gastineau...
No public benefit if state funds private schools

As someone who was educated in Catholic schools through graduate school, I take exception to Bishop Edward Burns' columns supporting SJR9 (HJR1) and aligning with Gov. Sean Parnell to amend the state constitution to allow public funds to...


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