KofC - Faith Lecture Series Acrhive

 For 2021 and 2022 the Hawaii KofC decided to embark on a lecture series on Catholic Apologetics. In Holy Scripture we are called to "always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you" The word ʻdefenseʻ in that passage comes from the Greek ʻapologiaʻ. This is where we get the concept of biblical apologetics.  In our world today we as Catholics are often challenged on the tenets of our Faith. Whether it be our belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist, our belief in Purgatory, our practice of the veneration of the saints, or our clear and uncompromising positions on issues like abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, etc it is essential to understand why we ,as Catholics, hold these beliefs and also the best ways to explain our Catholic beliefs to those that ask us "to account for the hope that is in you" Click on the picture above to be brought the the Hawaii KofC Archive of all the Faith Lecture Series events.

Father Christopher Keahi, ss.cc.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Chris Keahi, ss.cc. He passed away early this morning. Fr. Keahi provided for the pastoral needs of many in EPIC Ministry and his parishes over the years. He also lovingly served the TLM community at Blessed Sacrament.

On a personal note he was hugely influential in the lives of my children. My boys grew to love altar serving because of his encouragement. He will be missed my family and by a large number of folks in our diocese.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. ... May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.



Temporal Punishment, Indulgences, & All Souls

Indulgences are one of the most misunderstood and unappreciated parts of our Catholic Tradition. In this lesson I discuss temporal punishment due to sin, Indulgences, and the grant given Catholics by the Vatican this year, 2020, to gain indulgences for the faithful departed during the month of November. If you would like a simple guide on how to gain indulgences, please see THIS SHORT ARTICLE I wrote several years ago on the topic

Ka Lu’au Ku (Lu'au Stew)

 Ua kuke au i ka lū’au kū me nā lau mai ke kīhapai. Ono loa!

Working Towards Food Self Sustainability

Our Aquaponic system at home is progressing well. Got okra, green onion, tomato, lettuce, kalo, spinach, bitter melon, and bok choy growing right now. I want to try watercress next. Mahalo e Ke Akua!

The Process of Beatification & Canonization: Anticipating Blessed Father Mcgivney

As part of the State of Hawaii Faith Program for the Knights of Columbus for 2020 - 2021 we have launched a Faith Lecture Series. The topic for the first session held on Tuesday 9/15/2020 was the Process of Beatification and Canonization: Anticipating Blessed Father Mcgivney. Here is the recording of the lecture

Interview on AOC, Father Damien, and Queen Lili'uokalani (The Jason Jones Show)

In the wake of the backlash that AOC received for her comments about St. Damien of Molokai, I joined the Jason Jones Show to discuss the legacy of Father Damien and how much the Hawaiian people loved him. Please consider subscribing to the Jason Jones Show. He is a great Catholic man that has committed his life to serving the vulnerable and fighting for those that have no one to fight for them

Click Here for the Interview



My Response After AOC decries Father Damien

From CNA (July 31st, 2020) - In an Instagram story on Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) asked why there were not more statues honoring women historical figures, at the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall Collection. The collection includes statues honoring historical figures from all 50 states, which are chosen by the states and sent by them to Congress for display.

“Even when we select figures to tell the stories of colonized places, it is the colonizers and settlers whose stories are told – and virtually no one else,” Ocasio-Cortez posted, with a picture of Fr. Damien’s U.S. Capitol statue in the background.

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“Any Hawaiian here who is aware of their history--which most Hawaiians are--would absolutely, Catholic or not, defend the legacy of Damien as a man who was embraced by the people, and who is a hero to us because of his love for the Hawaiian people,” Carter said.

Here is the link to interview I gave CNA after AOC publicly decried the statue of our beloved St. Damien in national statuary hall in Washington D.C.

https://bit.ly/33kg0Fz

Ka uhi hou (Traditional Hawaiian Tattoo)

Here is a video clip from the recent uhi (traditional Hawaiian tattoo) I received from Kawika Au. There is a lot of familial and experiential symbolism in the uhi. I will explain the symbolism one day. There are many layers to it. For now I just wanted to share the video

ʻOhana Food Drops (Kūpuna Needs, Epic Ministry, Life is Sacred, Ham Produce & Seafood)

Since the beginning of our Kūpuna Needs Project we have been able to provide much-needed food and essential supplies to nearly 20,000 people on our island during the pandemic quarantine. Now, in collaboration with Epic Ministry 501(c)(3), Life is Sacred 501(c)(3),  and Ham Produce and Seafood, we have embarked on an initiative to bring food to 'ohana all around our island. Here are just a few videos of the food drops we have completed so far.