The way of a cross

Photos by Walter Bacxa Special to the Herald It’s been more than seven years since an earthquake revealed severe damage to St. Michael Church in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, requiring the tearing down of the 157-year-old structure. Now, its parishioners are eagerly anticipating the completion of a new church and are getting a look […]

Pope Francis: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

Pope Francis elevates the Eucharist during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome Feb. 18. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)   VATICAN CITY — Real fasting isn’t just restricting food choices, it must also include cleansing the heart of all selfishness and making room in one’s life for those in need and those […]

Father Arnel Soriano, Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette: Challenges and blessings

I grew up with the La Salette priests. My hometown of Isabela was their first mission in the Philippines. They married my parents and were always at our house, even joining us for meals. Through the influence of my mom, I studied in a La Salette school and became an altar boy. During my high […]

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