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That’s for the birds

In Matthew 6:26, Jesus teaches, “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them.”

That doesn’t mean …

A not-so-perfect Christmas

Friday 6 January 2017 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — traditional end of the Christmas season

Everyone who was dreaming of a white Christmas …

The captivating sanctity of Father Sal

The Church exists for the glorification of God and the sanctification of God’s children, and so it’s unsurprising that in the Church we will encounter those who …

Young adults

When the kids come home for Christmas they fill the pews that are usually half empty throughout the year. The people who track demographics in the Church call …

‘It’s not wrong, if it feels right!’

Many people today believe that moral judgments and values are merely expressions of sentiment. They deny that moral values are fixed or universally true, and instead, …

A counter-cultural Christmas

Any sustained exposure to our secular media will show that the celebration of Christmas has little to do with Christ and everything to do with madcap escapades, …

One’s Christian view of politics

With the election of Donald Trump as president, we have experienced the greatest political upset in American history. The pundits, the polls, and the media …

The true Gift of Christmas

Christmas blessings! It is the time of year when we are reminded that Salvation came in the form of an Infant. That God felt compelled to send a Child Who would grow and experience …

Vintage time in Kalawao 

She hopped out of her red vintage pickup truck and, having surveyed the situation, sprang into action. Streams of water were pouring down Damien …

A year of ‘priori-me’s’

Happy 2017 everyone! Another year full of ups and downs and here we are, ready to embark on the next 365 days and see all that we can fill them …

Thanksgiving: A time of hope and opportunity

As we approach the uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving, I would like to share some examples of how our diocese has benefitted from some extraordinary …

God loves you and so do I

My heart is a bit heavy this Christmas. A good friend of mine Sister Claire recently passed home to God after faithfully serving Our Lord for 67 years as a religious. …

Juggling life

It seems to me that more and more of us are stressed out a lot these days. I know I’ve spoken to many students, staff, faculty, parishioners and friends …

Time to renew our baptismal promises commitment

Recently the Church celebrated a unique feast. It is not a person we honored or asked prayers for, but rather a feast that commemorated the dedication of St. John Lateran in …

With eyes of grace

Happy Advent everyone! 

I sit here typing this from the San Jose airport after an amazing weekend at the National Conference of Catholic Youth Ministry. It was such a fantastic way …

The gift inside

Imagine what that first Christmas was like. How much did God have to give up to come to earth as a Baby? God so loved us that He set aside His glory to be part of the human …



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