An Israeli border police officer stands near Catholic tourists from Indonesia as they carry a cross Oct. 18 on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem’s Old City, near a site of several recent stabbings. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) Praying for peace in Jerusalem: Caught in the middle, Christians fear the police, the Israelis, the Muslims JERUSALEM […]
When the Hawaii Catholic Herald caught up with Deacon Walter Yoshimitsu and Paulette Vernay of the diocesan Respect Life Office on Oct. 14, they had just made it to their offices at St. Stephen Diocesan Center after a morning vigil at Honolulu’s Planned Parenthood clinic.
VATICAN CITY — Marking the 50th anniversary of the Synod of Bishops, Pope Francis outlined his vision for a church that is “synodal” at every level, with everyone listening to one another, learning from one another and taking responsibility for proclaiming the Gospel.
Bishop Larry Silva issued on July 20 a “General Decree on the Use of Hula in the Liturgy,” a brief 125-word document that “reiterates” that the rules on the liturgical use of Pacific Island and Asian “sacred gesture” issued in 1999 by Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo “remain in effect as particular law for the Diocese of Honolulu.”
The whole congregation swayed and lip-synched as the choir sang “Kanaka Wai Wai” at the Oct. 11 Sunday Mass at my parish. One of the most mellow, lovely Hawaiian hymns; even those not fluent know the words of the chorus, “E hawi, e hawi lilo. I kou mau waiwai,” and so on. But did we […]
Bishop Larry Silva and Island pilgrims join a group of travelers from the Archdiocese of Chicago Sept. 22 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the first day of the World Meeting of Families (HCH photo | Darlene Dela Cruz) The people we met and events we encountered were God’s way of reminding us, ‘Hey! […]
Pope Francis and members of the Synod of Bishops on the family concelebrate the opening Mass of the synod in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 4. (CNS/Paul Haring) VATICAN CITY — The world Synod of Bishops on the family is not a parliament where participants will negotiate or lobby, Pope Francis said, […]
Pope Francis looks out at the Statue of Liberty while flying over New York Harbor on his way from New York to Philadelphia Sept. 26. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano via Reuters) PHILADELPHIA — Pope Francis speaks often about memory and motion, the importance of remembering where you came from and setting off without fear to […]
Crowds gather on the west side of the U.S. Capitol to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis as he prepared to address a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, Sept. 24. (CNS photo/Mary F. Calvert, Reuters) Seeing the pope is probably on the bucket list of every Catholic. So when Pope Francis finally made […]
When I was studying in Manila, my school was close by the church. I frequently stopped in to visit with the Lord. I also was a member of the men’s Eucharistic League, a group of men dedicated to the Eucharist who would once a month spend an hour before the Eucharist. I was assigned to […]