Alaskan bishops share priests across diocesan lines

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Due to an acute shortage of priests in Alaska, the life experienced by Father Nelson Marilag may become the norm as the practice of sharing clergy across the boundaries of Alaska's three Catholic dioceses becomes more common. Over the past decade, many U.S. dioceses have moved toward a model of sharing one priest among multiple parishes. Alaska's bishops are experimenting with the idea of sharing priests across whole dioceses.

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