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50 years ago — Jan. 19, 1968
25 years ago — Jan. 15, 1993
A call for education, reconciliation
The Diocese of Honolulu has entered the Hawaii sovereignty discourse as a voice of education and reconciliation, not politics.
With a statement issued by Bishop Joseph A. Ferrario this week, a memorial Mass scheduled this weekend, and a series of workshops kicking off a week from Saturday, the Catholic Church in Hawaii is “seeking to raise understanding,” said Tom Dinell, head of the Office for Social Ministry.
The sovereignty movement has been brought into sharp focus recently by the upcoming 100th anniversary Jan. 17 of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.
10 years ago — Jan. 25, 2008
Sisters of St. Francis revisit their Kalaupapa roots
The Sisters of St. Francis made their annual pilgrimage to Kalaupapa on Jan. 19 to celebrate their Hawaiian beginnings and the feast day of the woman who started it all for them, Blessed Marianne Cope.
The centerpiece of their visit was a mid-morning Mass in the 100-year-old St. Francis Church where Mother Marianne, who led the first group of Sisters of St. Francis to Hawaii 125 years ago, worshipped in the last years of her life.
Sacred Hearts Father Felix Vandebroek, a long-time island pastor but new to Kalaupapa, presided at the Mass attended by about 20 mostly island-born sisters, plus special guests and Kalaupapa residents.