Podcast Conversation between Dr. Taylor Marshall and I on Jiu Jitsu for Mental & Bodily Virtue

Borrowed from Dr. Taylor Marshall's youtube description: "Dr Marshall (BJJ blue belt) interviews Dallas Carter (BJJ purple belt) about discovering Jiu Jitsu. We describe the mental and physical benefits of martial arts and debate whether Christians can and should do martial arts or watch MMA/UFC. If you do BJJ or are interested in it, listen to this episode."

Before Whom Angels Bow and Devils Tremble

“Nothing is so consoling, so piercing, so thrilling, so overcoming, as the Mass, said as it is among us. I could attend Masses forever and not be tired. It is not a mere form of words—it is a great action, the greatest action that can be on earth. It is not the invocation merely, but, if I dare use the word, the evocation of the Eternal. He becomes present on the altar in flesh and blood, before Whom angels bow and devils tremble. This is that awful event which is the scope, and is the interpretation, of every part of the solemnity." - Cardinal Newman
(Pic from Mass at St. Ann's, Kaneohe, Oahu with Fr Richard McNally, ss.cc.)

Lets Talk Story! Damien & Marianne Conference 2018

For those of you that attended my class at the 2018 Damien & Marianne Catholic Conference the links to my powerpoint and handout are below. 

Usus Antiquior at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace

My son had the honor of serving at the first public Mass offered in the usus antiquior at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in fifty years! He was so excited! The Mass was done in honor of the 175th anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral. This is the Cathedral where St. Damien of Molokai was ordained and where St. Marianne Cope often prayed and went to Mass. CLICK HERE to see video of this beautiful and historical occasion 

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


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

Clips from EWTN's 'Real Life Catholic'

Last year several members from our Diocese, including myself and my good friend Joshua Kapika, had the chance to be on EWTN's 'Real Life Catholic' with Chris Stefanick. It was an honor to be able to represent the local church and to also share our Hawaiian culture with the rest of the Catholic world. If you would like to watch the entire episode you click on the thumbnail pic on the top right of the blog or you can CLICK HERE

If you would like to see some selected clips from the episodes take a look at the Youtube videos below

Embracing Evangelization in the Catholic Schools

Seeing God's outpouring of grace on St Michael School this year has been a huge blessing to me. Seeing these young students respond to God's call inspires me to be a better person, teacher, and Catholic. I want to respond to God's grace with the same enthusiasm as they do! (Click on the image below to read the Hawaii Catholic Herald article) 

The missile that never came!

Last week Hawaii made international news for the false missile alert that was accidentally sent out via text by the Hawaii Civil Defense. It was quite a scary sequence of events! I was asked by the Catholic News Agency as well as Relevant Radio out of New York to do an interview explaining how my family reacted to the missile scare. Both the article by CNA and the radio interview are linked below