Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal nationwide

Supporters of traditional marriage between a man and a woman rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 26, shortly before the justices handed down a 5-4 ruling that states must license same-sex marriages. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters)   WASHINGTON — In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said […]

Pope Francis’ Year of Consecrated Life is reaching every parish, mission and school in Hawaii

Miriam Ocampo, top, checks out the Year of Consecrated Life traveling exhibit after the 7 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Ewa, June 21. Miram’s husband Jonathan is presently a candidate in the diocese’s deacon formation program.  (HCH photo | Darlene Dela Cruz)   “Who are the consecrated people? You, them and myself.” Sister […]

All the earth sings God’s praise, but human activity is silencing it, pope says in his first encyclical

Pope Francis is shown praying at an Austro-Hungarian cemetery for fallen soldiers of World War I in Fogliano di Redipuglia, northern Italy, Sept. 13, 2014. (CNS photo)   VATICAN CITY — The earth, which was created to support life and give praise to God, is crying out with pain because human activity is destroying it, […]

What you can do: the pope’s practical tips for helping the environment

 St. Anthony School, Kailua, students sift sand at Kailua Beach to remove plastic particles. (HCH Parish and School News file photo)   VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home” is a call for global action as well as an appeal for deep inner conversion. He points to numerous […]

Proper order | Fifth in a series: Listening sessions: An invitation to give witness to Jesus

It is hard to avoid the commercials about logistics from the shipping company UPS. Growing your business through the power of logistics, the ads say. When implementing reforms in the Catholic Church, it would be nice to be able to just call a company and have them work out all of the practical details of […]

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