Filming for EWTN's 'Long Ride Home' w/ Bear Woznick

Earlier this month I had the awesome blessing of filming with Bear Woznick and the ‘Long Ride Home’ crew for the season 3 of their EWTN show. Spoke on apologetics as well as the beautiful connections between culture and faith! 



Confirmation for Blessed Sacrament Church in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

Earlier this past week Mariah received the holy sacrament of Confirmation. She took the saint name of St Bernadette. Mahalo to His Excellency Bishop Larry Silva for coming to do the Confirmations for Blessed Sacrament Church in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite

CLICK HERE to see the biblical basis of the Sacrament of Confirmation and what Pope Melchiades, according St. Thomas Aquinas, said about Confirmation

CLICK HERE for a video on Confirmation that my family had the honor of being a part of for the Diocese of Honolulu



St Michael School's Story w/ Chris Stefanick

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Chris Stefanick of EWTN's 'Real Life Catholic' to share a little of the great things that happened St. Michael School in Waialua, Oahu last school year. Here was the video Chris aired to his Facebook followers

 

The Celestial Hierarchy

The Word Angel itself is from a Greek Word meaning ‘messenger’. It is important to know that though Scripture is FULL of angels and though there is A LOT of theological speculation about angels very little has been declared and defined by the Church but of course some has and that ‘SOME’ is packed of stuff.

There are also many perennial traditions about angels that have been passed on through history and have been extrapolated by theologians throughout the ages. The main sources we will take a look at in this study are 1) The Bible 2) The Catechism 3) The Celestial Hierarchy by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite 4) The writings of St. Thomas Aquinas 5) Some modern writngs from Dr. Mark Miravalle and Frank Sheed

DOWNLOAD NOTES HERE 

Please take a look at my lecture schedule to see opportunities to hear a lecture on the Celestial Hierarchy. Within the next several weeks Ill also post a link to an Mp3 here of one of my 'Celestial Hierarchy' lectures

image from the 'Public domain' via wikimedia commons.

Sunset in Kalaupapa

Late last month I was blessed with the opportunity to join the Sts. Damien & Marianne Diocesan Choir for their yearly concert in Kalaupapa. Kalaupapa is the peninsula at the base of high sea cliffs on the island of Molokai. It was, at one time, a legally quarantined colony for those suffering from leprosy. It is the place that both Sts. Damien and Marianne of Molokai did their saintly ministry. It is now a National Park and special permission needs to be granted for someone to visit. Though it is place with a sad and desolate history it is a special place and quite aesthetically beautiful. Here is a sunset from Kalaupapa just a few weeks ago


Fidei Defensor Men's Conference: August 25th, 2018

Looking forward to this Men's Conference coming up next month. Please join the conference if you can. It is going to be great! You can register at www.808catholic.org


Interview on ʻDeep Adventure' with Bear Woznick

Here is the episode I did with Bear Woznick for ʻDeep Adventure Ministries’ You can watch/listen here or you can listen on the EWTN app. We talked about jiu jitsu, catechetics, Hawaiian culture,  and healthy living

Check out the other episodes of the show as well. Bear has done some great interviews! (Click on the Youtube Video below to watch the live Youtube version of the interview or click on the picture of Bear to listen to the Radio version of the interview)





Honolulu Catholic Men's Conference: "Fidei Defensor"

I will be speaking at the Honolulu Catholic men’s conference, ‘Fidei Defensor’ on August 25th, 2018. Check out www.808catholic.org for more info


Some new ‘62 missals for the Extraordinary Form

New set of ‘62 missals for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. The kids have been wanting their own for a while. This will be a nice surprise for them