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.
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.
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
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!
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
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
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.
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