Talk Story Columns

Talk Story Columns

  • May 16, 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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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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Encounter Lent 2018-Week #1

Encounter Lent 2018-Week #1

  • February 14, 2018

Life and Dignity of the Human Person Catholic social teaching inspires and guides how we are to live and work in the world. In this principle, Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Jesus reminds us that we are all…

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CRS Lenten Rice Bowl 2018

  • February 8, 2018

Share the journey, and witness to Jesus by helping the vulnerable survive and thrive. ~Bishop Larry Silva The Good Samaritan shows us what it means to encounter the stranger, to accompany one in need and become a companion on the…

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Message Of Peace

Message of Peace

  • January 18, 2018

Welcome, Protect, Promote & Integrate Pope Francis celebrated mass at St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday 1/14/18, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. People from more than 70 countries were represented in the multi-cultural celebration. In his message of peace,…

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