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Fr. Thomas Lee Weise Jr.

...Saint Therese, Juneau, Alaska.On Dec. 16th at 7:00 pm at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Wrangell, Bishop Edward J. Burns will preside at a Memorial Mass for Fr. Weise. On Dec. 17th at 7:00 pm, Bishop Burns will also preside at a...

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A Bishop's Perspective: The globalization of indifference

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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-07/bishops-perspective-globalization-ind
Opinion
A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution

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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-23/bishops-perspective-suicide-never-sol
Opinion
My Turn: The worst kind of domestic violence

...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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-18/my-turn-worst-kind-domestic-violence
Opinion
Every New Year brings new hopes

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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-04/every-new-year-brings-new-hopes
Opinion
A Bishop's Perspective: A time to say 'Gunalcheesh'

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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-23/bishops-perspective-time-say-gunalch%
Opinion
Reflecting on a just wage this Labor Day weekend

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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-31/reflecting-just-wage-labor-day-weeken
Opinion
A Bishop's Perspective: Serving others builds a strong community

Looking at the Juneau Empire earlier this week, I was moved by the photograph of an 8-year old girl playing her violin downtown.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-03/bishops-perspective-serving-others-bu
Opinion
A Bishop's Perspective: Seeking peace in a world of violence

From time to time, I notice the sound of the Alaska or Delta jetliners that fly overhead on their departure or arrival at our airport.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-20/bishops-perspective-seeking-peace-wor
Opinion
A Bishop's Perspective: The cry of Christians in Iraq

This past June 15 was the first time in at least 1,600 years the Sunday Mass was not celebrated anywhere in Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-06/bishops-perspective-cry-christians-ir
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