Imperfect saint: Serra’s legacy complicated by the practices, conflicts of his time

A bronze statue of Blessed Junipero Serra by sculptor Arthur Putnam stands on the grounds of the San Diego Presidio in San Diego, Calif., July 27. Serra chose the spot for the first Alta California mission in 1769. The mission was later moved a few miles away from the presidio. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)   SACRAMENTO, […]

Proper order: In sessions around the state, the discussion is about lowering the age of Confirmation

Kristina DeNeve, diocesan adult faith formation coordinator, facilitates the “Restoring Proper Order” session at St. Ann Church, Kaneohe, July 7. (HCH photo | Darlene Dela Cruz)   Catechism classes, the involvement of youth in parishes, and sacramental preparation were among the topics addressed at “Restoring Proper Order” listening sessions taking place around the diocese in […]

DEACON JULIO M. AKAPITO | 1945-2015: Former congressman, lawyer, educator served fellow Micronesians

Deacon Julio Muritok Akapito, who came to Hawaii 11 years ago from Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia with a broad range of achievements in politics, law, education, sports and religion, and who, for the past seven years served immigrant Micronesian Catholics as a deacon at two parishes on the Big Island’s east side, […]

Vita Saxa. Life Rocks: Being a student pro-life advocate can be tough, even at a Catholic university

For so long, I had a limited understanding of the abortion debate as being “pro-lifers vs. pro-choicers.” We battle it out at marches, in politics and all over social media. When emotions come into play, as they so often do, it’s easy to forget that the antagonism stirred up between our two groups comes from […]

Official notices: Aug. 28, 2015

Bishop’s calendar Bishop’s Schedule [Events indicated will be attended by Bishop’s delegate] August 29, 11:00 am, Funeral Mass for Deacon Julio Akapito, St. Joseph Parish, Hilo. August 29-30, Episcopal Visitation, Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, downtown Honolulu. September 1, 9:30 am, Bishop’s Administrative Advisory Council, Chancery, downtown Honolulu. September 2, 4:30 pm, Catholic […]

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