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Father Steven Maekawa.

Pope Francis names Dominican priest and former military chaplain as Alaska’s next bishop  

Jul 11, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Father Steven Maekawa, has been a pastor in Fairbanks, Alaska, since 2016, and will now lead the largest diocese (geographically)... Read more

This photo shows the extent of the damage to St. Andrew Catholic Church. It has been edited to blur the spraypainted phallic images.

Alaska archbishop condemns attacks on Catholic church

Dec 21, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Archbishop Andrew Bellisario called attention to two recent acts of vandalism that took place at St. Andrew Catholic Church in... Read more

Sleeping arrangements at the Downtown Hope Center women's shelter.

City of Anchorage drops 'gender identity' complaint against women's shelter

Oct 1, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The city of Anchorage has dropped a complaint filed with the city’s Equal Rights Commission after a women’s shelter in... Read more

The flag of Alaska.

Poor and vulnerable most hurt by budget cuts, say Alaska's bishops

Jul 29, 2019

Recent budget cuts resulting from the governor's budget vetoes are having a “direct negative impact” on the homeless, poor, and... Read more

Shrine Island at St. Therese Shrine in Juneau, Alaska. Courtesy of St. Therese Shrine.

There's a new national shrine dedicated to St. Therese of Lisieux

Oct 5, 2016

Adding to the more than 70 national shrines in the United States, the St. The?re?se Shrine in Juneau, Alaska was... Read more

Democrat Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska (left) and Republican candidate Dan Sullivan (right).

How the Catholic vote could sway Alaska's crucial Senate race

Nov 3, 2014

By Matt Hadro

As two candidates, both of them Catholic, vie for a U.S. Senate seat in Alaska, Church leaders are trying to... Read more