Day 1 of the Faith Formation Conference complete

The first day of the Oahu Diocesan Faith Formation Conference (6/17/16) was great! My first class was on Catholic Art of Building Virtue and the 2nd was on Biblical Typology and Mariology. Thank you to all that attended my classes. In the next week or please come back to this site to see specific post made with the audio recordings of each class as well as the downloadable handouts

(Picture is with Mrs. Jayne Mondoy, Director of Rel. Ed. for the Diocese of Honolulu, and all around cool person :) )

Dr. Edward Sri, of the St. Augustine Institute, on Oahu!

Started off our Oahu Diocesan Faith Formation Conference by listening to a lecture by Dr. Edward Sri. It was excellent! I'll be teaching 3 classes for the conference tomorrow and Saturday. Hope to see you there this weekend 6/17/16 - 6/18/16!

The Paradoxes of Christianity


"There had suddenly come into my mind another explanation. Suppose we heard an unknown man spoken of by many men. Suppose we were puzzled to hear that some men said he was too tall and some too short; some objected to his fatness, some lamented his leanness; some thought him too dark, and some too fair. One explanation… would be that he might be an odd shape. But there is another explanation. He might be the right shape" -- GKC
Baby Matthias was baptized this past Sunday (3/13/2016) at Blessed Sacrament Church in Pauoa. Mahalo to Fr. Richard McNally, ss.cc.for doing the baptism

The sacrament of Baptism makes us part of the mystical body of Christ (CCC 1272), cleanses us from original sin through the regeneration by water (CCC 1213), and is necessary for Salvation (CCC 1257) For a biblical look at the Sacrament of Baptism CLICK HERE 

'Building Virtue' (St. Anthony's in Kalihi Faith Formation)

This past Saturday (3/5/2016) I had the honor of speaking at the St. Anthony's (Kalihi) Faith Formation Conference. I spoke on the art of building virtue to help us lead moral catholic lives. 

Please click on the links below for a MP3 recording of the talk as well as the printed class material that accompanies the talk.

Fishing Fridays at the Alii Agriculture Farm


This year we began a new family tradition of visiting the Ali'i Agricultural Farm in Wahiawa each Friday during Lent to catch dinner! The farm has three well maintained ponds filled with farmed catfish, tilapia, and grass carp. It cost $15 to rent a bamboo pole which includes all the bait you will need. At the end of the day you simply pay the fair market value of fish you want to keep. Thats it!


It has been a wonderful way to teach the children how to catch and prep fish. It has also been an awesome and unique tradition to add to our family practice during lent


Look the farm up on Yelp for more information.

LA Religious Education Congress 2016

After a long journey I am finally home from the 2016 LA Religious Education Congress in Anaheim California. I had the opportunity to meet so many awesome people who truly have a desire to love and serve our Lord. It was an honor to be able to share some of knowledge on catechetical methodology with those that came to my break out sessions. 

Mahalo for your patience as I was putting together the notes from each of my presentations. You will see two links below. One for my 'Using Technology to Deliver Ancient Truths in the Modern World' and another for me 'Reaching the Multitudes' 


Please be sure to visit those links at the end of the week as well (By March 6th) I will create a Screen Shot Video personally reviewing the Powerpoint presentations as well as sharing some further insights on the topics.


Lastly, please contact me if you would like to schedule a ZOOM conference to go over any aspect of the technologies I went over in order to better fit your needs. You can contact me at  nativecatholic@gmail.com as well as directly at 808-223-3249




Hawaiian Cowboy at the LA Congress

What do Hawaiians do in Los Angeles? They do old school Cowboy yodeling of course! Joshua Kapika is an awesome Hawaiian musician from St. Michael's parish in Waialua! Be on the lookout for his periscope channel coming soon. For now enjoy the video of his impromptu performance.


Big mahalo again to all of those who participated in my conferences at the LA Congress. If you are looking for the links to notes for the classes Please CLICK HERE