The Hawaii Catholic Herald reached out to some of the Islands’ notable chefs to seek out fresh takes on Lenten fare. These recipes personally shared by the chefs focus on farm-to-table local ingredients and can be made easily by faithful home cooks.
On tap for Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron’s first-ever visit to Hawaii is a liturgy at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m., a public talk Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the co-cathedral titled “Seven Keys to the New Evangelization,” and the keynote speech at the diocese’s Red Mass Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.
The Wise Men who set out from the East in search of Jesus personify all those who long for God and reflect “all those who in their lives have let their hearts be anesthetized,” the pope said Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany.
“Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us” (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20) is the theme of the 2017 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25. Leaders and faithful of local Christian churches are invited to the Newman Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. for a Taize Prayer service commemorating the ecumenical initiative.
A rally and march on Oahu and a march on Maui will mark the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic Roe vs. Wade decision that resulted in abortion on demand across the country more than 40 years ago.
The diocesan Office of Worship last month published a list of special liturgical days to be observed in the Diocese of Honolulu in the year 2017. These include “holy days of obligation,” various “solemnities,” and “memorials” specific to Hawaii.
Bishop Larry Silva’s schedule and announcements/appointments for Jan. 13, 2016-Jan. 26, 2017.
It’s time to think about Christmas. Nooooo, you say? Time to get past it, you think? If you are a malingerer like me, the decorations may not have found their way back into the closet and some gifts and goodies are still heaped here and there unassimilated.
“Each year during our theological studies, we were asked to write down our response as to why we wanted to be a priest. The first two years I responded, ‘Because God gave me a brother.’ But then I realized that others were writing that they wanted to serve God.”
On Jan. 1, Pope Francis reminded us that Mary, the Mother of God, is a vital guide for all times. Our Holy Father focused on our mother Mary’s qualities as vital resources for our mission as church.