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.
...call from Pope Francis for a worldwide day of fasting and prayer for the country being ravaged by civil war.Bishop Edward J. Burns directed parishes in the region to set aside time from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for public prayer. The timing coincides...
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.
The horrific videotaped beheadings last month of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff have become emblematic of the ruthless barbarism of the so-called Islamic State and its fighters and supporters.
This coming Wednesday, Oct. 1, is an important day for the Catholic Church in Alaska and for the Diocese of Juneau. On this day we celebrate the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, the saint who has been the patroness of our state and diocese since 1919.
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.
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.
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.
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