Talk Story Columns

Talk Story Columns

  • July 11, 2018

"Talk Story" is a common phrased used in Hawaii when people come together to share thoughts, ideas, laughter and even food. As we visit parish communities around the islands, we hear so many beautiful stories of ordinary folks doing extraordinary…

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Sacred Heart Shelter Blessing

Sacred Heart Shelter Blessing

  • June 30, 2018

NEW HOMES INSPIRE NEW HOPE IN PUNA Yes, this eruption destroyed a lot of things, but this eruption also brought Puna together. ~Harry Kim, Hawaii County Mayor Dozens of community partners and volunteers from public, private and government agencies gathered…

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Big Isle Catholics Respond To Puna Lava Crisis

Big isle catholics respond to Puna lava crisis

  • June 3, 2018

We are here to help those most in need ... to help lift people up in our community. ~Brandee Menino, CEO, HOPE Services Hawaii HOPE Services Hawaii is a  faith-based non-profit organization supported by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu…

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Pope Francis’ Homily For Pentecost 2018

Pope Francis’ Homily for Pentecost 2018

  • May 20, 2018

The power of the Holy Spirit changes hearts and situations Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass in St Peter's Basilica on Pentecost Sunday. His homily reminds us of that first Pentecost, when the disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit…

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Rejoice And Be Glad: On The Call To Holiness

Rejoice and Be Glad: On the Call to Holiness

  • April 9, 2018

Pope Francis releases his apostolic exhortation: REJOICE AND BE GLAD! A beautiful reflection on the Beatitudes, Pope Francis calls us all to be like saints by showing love through acts of love. Chapter One includes the following topics: The saints…

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Encounter Lent 2018-Week #5

Encounter Lent 2018-Week #5

  • March 14, 2018

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, Jesus tells us to give special care to those…

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Encounter Lent 2018-Week #4

Encounter Lent 2018-Week #4

  • March 7, 2018

Call to Family, Community and Participation Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Call to Family, Community and Participation, we remember that human beings are social by nature-we…

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Encounter Lent 2018-Week #3

Encounter Lent 2018-Week #3

  • February 28, 2018

Care for God's Creation Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Care for God's Creation, we remember that God created every plant, every mountaintop, every animal—everything. And God…

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Lenten Action For Dreamers

Lenten Action for Dreamers

  • February 24, 2018

CONGRESSIONAL CALL-IN-DAY CAMPAIGN HELP US PROTECT DREAMERS FROM DEPORTATION! Monday, February 26, 2018 Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), along with USCCB vice-president, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, and…

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Encounter Lent 2018-Week #2

Encounter Lent 2018-Week #2

  • February 21, 2018

Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers, we remember that, Jesus spent years working…

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