Women, walking wounded from abortion, need healing, forgiveness, mercy

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops designated the first Sunday of October as “Respect Life Sunday,” kicking off a month-long campaign for Catholics to pray for an end to societal injustices affecting human dignity. Respect Life Month especially aims to rally the faithful around the injustice of abortion. This year’s theme for the October campaign, [...]

Big contributors to Catholic education recognized at Augustine reception

The cheerful clique of Catholic high school students greeting guests at the Augustine Educational Foundation’s annual donor appreciation reception Sept. 25 at the Halekulani Hotel’s Hau Terrace Lanai represented the life-changing potential of the scholarship-granting organization. They were the PWH scholars, 16 students handpicked from public middle schools and given a remarkable opportunity — a [...]

Pope tells bishops at family synod to speak fearlessly, listen humbly

Pope Francis talks with Cardinal Angelo Sodano, retired Vatican secretary of state, before the start of the afternoon session on the first working day of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)   Vatican City – Pope Francis opened the first working session of an extraordinary [...]

Obituary | Father James Anguay, SSCC: Hawaii priest was pastor, novice master, missionary, chaplain

Sacred Hearts Father James C.P. Anguay, whose service to his religious community included parish work, the formation of novices and the pioneering of a mission in the Cook Islands, died unexpectedly on Sept. 20 in Honolulu. He was a priest for 42 years and 70 years old. Father Anguay’s final assignment was as chaplain of [...]

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