Alexandra Braunlich

HomeAuthorAlexandra Braunlich, Author at Alaska Watchman

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Faith is a major factor in the lives of many U.S. soldiers. Military men and women lean on this pillar through deployments and combat, but also in dealing with challenges of missing milestone events and uprooting families due to frequent reassignments around the world. In the midst of these difficulties, military chaplains serve as spiritual advisors, mentors and leaders. As commissioned officers they lead religious services, offer sacraments, provide spiritual and moral counsel and accompany...

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Anchorage couple Neil and Stacy Robertson are among a growing number of Alaskan families seeking to adopt a child. Unable to have biological children, they adopted their first child this spring through Catholic Social Services (CSS), which recently ceased their adoption program this summer after 53 years. But adoption isn’t easy. It took the Robertson’s nearly three years to complete the process. Although their son is only seven months old, they know how long adoption...

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For the past six years women seeking a pro-life pregnancy center in Juneau, Alaska, had zero options. That changed earlier this year with the opening of the Juneau Pregnancy Resource Center just down the street from a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic. With abortion activists extremely active in Alaska’s capitol city, the establishment of a pro-life outreach has opened up new alternatives for Juneau women facing unexpected pregnancies. Founded by Executive Director Becky Carter and her...

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Many Alaska schools now mandate that teachers refer to students by their preferred gender identity, even when it contradicts the student’s biological sex. In 2016 the Obama administration instructed schools to treat students in accord with their preferred gender identity. While that instruction has since been repealed under the Trump administration, some school districts in Alaska mandate that students be allowed access to restrooms and locker rooms that align with their chosen gender identity, and...

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