YOUCAT*: “Man should honor the Creator in other creatures and treat them carefully and responsibly. Man, animals and plants have the same Creator who called them into being out of love. Therefore a love of animals is profoundly human.” [CCC 344, 354] According to Genesis, by the end of the sixth day, the land, sea […]
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Above, vicar general Father Gary Secor raises his hand as Bishop Larry Silva blesses government leaders. (HCH photos | Darlene Dela Cruz) At the diocese’s annual Red Mass, Jan. 20 at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, a congregation of government leaders, Protestant priests and ministers, Hawaiian societies, Catholic priests, sisters and […]
Leaders of local Christian churches sing during the Taize service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 22 at the Newman Center. In the front row are Rev. Charles Buck of the United Church of Christ Hawaii Conference and Bishop Stephen Randolph Sykes of the Inclusive Orthodox Church. Behind Rev. Buck is Father […]
Pope Francis embraces Glyzelle Palomar, 12, after she spoke during a meeting with young people at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila Jan. 18. Also pictured is Jun Chura, 14, who also spoke. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) MANILA, Philippines — The realities of life described by young people, especially the tearful question of a […]
Pope Francis celebrates Mass adjacent to the airport in Tacloban, Philippines, Jan. 17. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) MANILA, Philippines — New situations are opportunities to learn new things, even about the 78-year-old Pope Francis. After two days of watching the pope tenaciously keep his appointments in the Philippines despite pouring rain Jan. 17-18, one lesson […]
In declaring 2015 to be the Year of Consecrated Life, Pope Francis invites us to deepen our relationship with God. We are all consecrated by baptism. God loves us very much and desires nothing more than for us to love him in return. We can do that by spending more time in prayer. Even 15 […]