In recent years there has been a television news magazine entitled "What Would You Do?" It raises the question of how people respond to certain situations.
Alaska has the highest suicide rate in the United States, and suicide has had a particularly devastating impact on rural and village Alaska, where so many young people, most of whom are Alaska Native, take their lives each year.
...at 12:00 noon on the Capital steps to offer a voice for the voiceless and attend the Rally for Life.? Bishop Edward J. Burns is the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Juneau and Southeast Alaska.
The beginning of 2015 affords us the opportunity to look back on the blessings of the past year and gear up for the challenges and hopes of the New Year. A couple of items quickly come to mind as I reflect on 2014.
On Wednesday of this past week, I was walking home at the end of the workday and after attending to some errands downtown when I was stopped by a gentleman along Egan Highway just beyond the Hanger.
Among the many joyful customs associated with Christmas in our own country and around the world, I'm thinking this Christmas of Las Posadas.
It was 11:30 p.m. and I had just finished watching the evening news before going to bed when the telephone rang. At that time, I was stationed at Immaculate Conception Parish in Washington, Pennsylvania.
This week's temporary closure of the Glory Hole emergency shelter and soup kitchen is a reminder of how precarious the lives of some of our friends, relatives and neighbors continue to be.
On a recent conference call with all the priests of the Diocese of Juneau, we were discussing the need to readjust the salaries of the priests depending on where in Southeast Alaska they are assigned due to the difference of food prices.
Looking at the Juneau Empire earlier this week, I was moved by the photograph of an 8-year old girl playing her violin downtown.
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