Saturday, March 17, 2012
To all my Irish friends and to those who have gone to God...Sister Lucy...Father Duffy...Father Diffley... Happy St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Breastplate sung by Angelina.
A special treat: Dana singing the beautiful Our Lady of Knock.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The following press release was issued today by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Mandate.Read the rest here
BISHOPS PROMISE TO CONTINUE ‘VIGOROUS EFFORTS’ AGAINST HHS VIOLATIONS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN HEALTH CARE REFORM MANDATE
Declare government has no place defining religion, religious ministry
Seek protection for conscience rights of institutions, individuals
Stress action with the public, White House, Congress, courts
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I would like to begin by once again sending my condolences to the Johnson family on the death of Mrs. Loetta Johnson.You can read the rest of Father Marcel Guarnizo statement here
I also feel obliged to answer questions from my parishioners, as well as from the public, about the incident on February 25th.
Here are the facts: On Saturday February 25th I showed up to officiate at a funeral Mass for Mrs. Loetta Johnson. The arrangements for the Mass were also not my own. I wish to clarify that Ms. Barbara Johnson (the woman who has since complained to the press), has never been a parishioner of mine. In fact I had never met her or her family until that morning.
Monday, March 12, 2012
One of the books I am reading this Lent is Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Father Michael Gaitley, MIC. It is a beautiful book and a beautiful "do it yourself" spiritual retreat. Father has a new book 33 Days to Morning Glory.
Join the Nationwide Rally for Religious FreedomDefeat the HHS Mandate!
On March 23, thousands of faithful citizens will gather in prayer and public witness in cities and towns all across the United States to oppose the HHS Mandate. Let’s make our voices heard here on Oahu.
Meet at: Intersection of Ala Moana Blvd. & Halekauwila (where one ‘300’ sign is). (map)
Remember: This is a peaceful & prayerful demonstration with speakers & soft hymns.
Permit requires us not obstruct regular business & court.Please respect- not being loud.
Following: program is silent march around Federal Building, then closing remarks.
What is the HHS Mandate?
In January, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a mandate requiring all employer health plans to include free contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion-inducing drugs, regardless of any moral or religious objections. Catholic universities and hospitals will be forced by the federal government to provide services that directly contradict Church teaching. The HHS Mandate is an unprecedented assault on religious freedom and must be opposed!
The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is a joint project of the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society.
Friday, March 23, 2012 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Prince Kuhio Federal Building
For Honolulu Rally information contact:
John Roco (808)721-9845
Parking (bring cash & coins): (THEBUS/Carpools are encouraged)
P1- Makai Garage A on Halekauwila St. CASH ONLY – open from 7am-5pm $1/hr first 2 hours, then $1/half hour; ALL CARS AFTER 5p.m. WILL BE TOWED.
P2- South Street Garage (labeled PUBLIC & JURY) on Pohukaina St.-all same as P1.
P3- $6/day street level parking lot.CASH.
P4- $5/day Ilalo St. parking lot. CASH.
P5- 2 hour meter parking on Keawe St., also Auahi St.- cost is $.25/20 minutes.
Homemade: religious freedom signs encouraged, also faith standards
(NOTE: it is illegal for candidates to campaign on federal property).