It takes a (kupuna) village: St. Francis Healthcare responds to changing needs

An artist’s rendering of the future independent living complex for seniors at the Liliha Kupuna Village, a new venture of the St. Francis Healthcare System. (image courtesy of Gregg Maedo + Associates, Inc.)   The Islands’ only Catholic healthcare system has undergone many changes in the last several years, and this summer it continues to [...]

Iraqi patriarch: Situation perhaps ‘darkest and most difficult period’

A Christian woman who fled from the violence in Mosul, Iraq, holds her daughter as her baby sleeps June 27 at a shelter in Irbil, Iraq. Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad said the city of Mosul “is almost empty of Christians.” (CNS photo/Ahmed Jadallah, Reuters)   AMMAN, Jordan The patriarch of the Chaldean [...]

Pope Francis to sex abuse survivors: ‘And I ask for the grace to weep’

Pope Francis kisses a child during his June 25 general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)   VATICAN CITY Here is the Vatican’s English translation of the homily Pope Francis gave in Spanish July 7 during a Mass with victims of clerical sexual abuse: The scene where Peter sees [...]


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