A conversion story

Brandy Tautua’a, a catechumen from St. Rita Church in Nanakuli, will be baptized a Catholic at Easter Vigil, April 19. (Photo by Darlene Dela Cruz) Out of the soil of a loving family and community grew a sprout of faith that will blossom into baptism this Easter Vigil St. Rita Parish in Nanakuli is home [...]

The way of the crosses: The Waialua Benedictines install and bless a trail of 14 outdoor stations

One of the new full-sized crosses recently installed at the Benedictine Monastery in Waialua is fronted by a sitting area for meditation and prayer. The Benedictines will be hosting a Good Friday Stations of the Cross outdoor prayer service April 18. (HCH photo | Darlene Dela Cruz)   Visitors who trek up to Mary, Spouse [...]

Pope Francis goes to confession: Bless me, Father

Leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis surprised his liturgical adviser by going to confession during the service. After an examination of conscience March 28, the pope and 61 priests moved into confessionals or to chairs set up against the walls to offer the sacrament to individual penitents. However, as Msgr. Guido [...]


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