One ‘Ohana: The Sacrament of Confirmation


Last year my family and I were invited to participate in a Diocesan continuing education video project on the sacraments. The video above was on the sacrament of Confirmation. My family is throughout the video and I have speaking spot around the 4:38 mark. 

It was a great experience and turned out to be an excellent video with a short but solid catechesis on Confirmation. It also superbly explains Bishop Silva's initiative to restore the original order of the sacraments of initiation in our diocese.

Real Life Catholic in Kauai w/ Chris Stefanick


Chris Stefanick, national speaker and EWTN TV host, came to visit our beautiful islands early last year for the filming of an episode of his 'Real Life Catholic' TV show. 

Several of us were invited to be a part of the filming to share our insights about the Faith as it is rooted in our Hawaiian culture. It can be watched on EWTN on the dates below or on the EWTN Facebook Page right after it airs on July 25th

Tuesday, July 25 at 5:00 pm
Thursday, July 27 at 11:30 am
Saturday, July 29 at 8:00 pm

So exciting! Please watch it when it airs to support Chris' amazing ministry!


Video Webinar: Unique Catholic Teachings

Here is a Diocesan Webinar I hosted earlier this year for the Diocese of Honolulu Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. The topic was 'Unique Catholic Teachings'. I hope to do more of these kinds of webinars in the near future each with a new set of unique teachings. In this particular class I discussed Guardian Angels, Purgatory, the Immaculate Conception, and Papal Infallibility



The Shift Shop Challenge

I have many hobbies, interests, and avocations but I have never been passionate about anything more than lecturing in theology here in Hawaii, around the U.S., and around the world.
The first picture on the left was taken back in 2004 and the other was taken earlier this year. I remember being unbelievably exhausted after just a 1 hour lecture. It hurt to be on my feet so long and my stamina was non-existent. The difference now that I have in energy and enthusiasm while lecturing is substantial. Being healthier helps so much!


My health journey isnt over though. I still have more goals. Next week Monday (July 17th) I will be starting a 3 week program called Shift Shop.
It doesn’t matter how much you weigh, your size, or your shape. The SHIFT SHOP provides everything you need to shift your body to the next level of fitness in just 3 weeks! I still have 3 spots left in my Challenge group. Let me know if you are interested in joining me on the 3 week challenge. You can email me at dallas@nativecatholic.com or you can text me at 808-223-3249
There are several ways to join. There is even a way to try the program for a week for free! I am excited to get started!

Video Class: Introduction to the Creed (TF109)

The course below fulfills the required class for the Diocese of Honolulu Theological Foundations Certification titled 'Introduction to the Creed (TF109). Be sure to contact your DRE or catechist after taking the course in order to get the proper credit towards your certification. 



Be sure to visit the Diocesan Website HERE  for the list of the courses required for the Theological Foundations Certification. Also visit http://foundations.nativecatholic.com for a link list of all the courses I offer to fulfill the Theological Foundations Certification 

The Kupuna Hawaiian Style Kanikapila

I had to go to the Ala Moana Shopping Center a little while back to get my iPhone fixed and I stumbled upon this awesome group of kupuna (elders) playing music in one of the alleyways. Nothing beats the old hawaiian style jam sessions (Kanikapila) especially when the elders are involved!

Video Class: Introduction to Scripture (TF107)

The Diocese of Honolulu recently launched a brand new certification process for catechists and other lay ecclesial ministers. The first level of the certification is called 'Theological Foundations' I have created a sub-site of nativecatholic.com to specifically focus in on the classes that are required to fulfill the certification at http://foundations.nativecatholic.com

Below is the first of the classes required for the certification, 'Introduction to Scripture' (TF107). Be sure to contact your DRE or catechist after taking the course in order to get the proper credit towards your certification


Be sure to visit the Diocesan Website HERE  for the list of the courses required for the Theological Foundations Certification.