Month: February 2017

Another Week Of Travels

As I prepare to leave Washington DC on my way back to Anchorage, please allow me to share a little bit of my thoughts from this week. Knowing that I was coming to our USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) headquarters for some committee meetings this week, I took the advantage of stopping first in my home town of Tell City, Indiana for a visit with my family.  I do not normally share much detail regarding my family, but this seems an appropriate time for allowing a little bit of a glimpse into our […]

First Pastoral Visit Into Kenai Peninsula

Saturday, I along with our Stewardship & Development Director, Mrs. Laurie Evans-Dineen, headed south of Anchorage into the Kenai Peninsula.  I have been anxiously awaiting this opportunity to get out of Anchorage and see more of the state of Alaska, but even more importantly to visit our parishes and parishioners! The drive was absolutely gorgeous.  To get to Homer (southern most point) one must drive along the water known as the Turagain Arm of Cook Inlet, (named so by the famous Captain Cook who sailed into this water only to discover that it had no […]

Alaska Bishops Respond To Executive Order

I am pleased to share with you the following statement released by the Bishops of Alaska regarding the recent Executive Order temporarily banning refugees from entry into the United States.  I am grateful to my brother bishops for their collaborative spirit and fraternal witness to the Gospel in support of the one human family of God. Last Friday, January 27, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES. We, the Catholic Bishops of Alaska, find the recent Executive Order troubling in that it violates our longstanding […]

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