Please pray for Fr. Cutie that he will truly follow the commands of God. Let us pray for all our priests that they may always be guided by the Holy Spirit as they perform the ministerial tasks God entrusted to them. May they be shrouded not by earthly desires and pleasures, but by God's immense love and joy - for God alone suffices. May they be so infused with a great desire to always seek ways to demonstrate love and faithfulness to God. Amen.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Rev. Mr. Mark Chrismer
Rev. Mr. John Mayo
Rev. Mr. Eric Olsen
Rev. Mr. David Skillman
Friday, May 22, 2009
I've come across a very interesting story about a woman who lived almost all her life as a domestic housekeeper for the Priests of the Sacred Hearts. Check it out. I've taken an interest in including the link in lieu of the much anticipated canonization of Blesssed Damien of Moloka'i, of the Priests of the Sacred Hearts. Check out the interesting photographs relating to the life of the island's soon-to-be declared saint.
It is not only a privilege but a joy to support my own diocese, the Diocese of Honolulu, for all its efforts in making sure that the event goes well. As far as I know, there will be hundreds of islanders who will go to Rome to attend the special occasion slated on October 11, 2009.
May the journey of those going to witness the canonization of Blessed Damien solidy their faith and exude an invitation for the rest of us the desire to become saints ourselves.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I have been battling flus and coughs and colds that I have not been actively blogging once again. My daughter, CT, asked me to check out Esther's blog to view this video. I was crying the whole time; it was inevitable. Somehow I didn't see this coming so soon, but it is here; and this is NOW. Persecutions. I can only surmise that there will be more to come. Christ never said that those who follow him will not be persecuted.
Remember the word I spoke to you, "No slave is greater than his master." If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours (NAB John 15:20).
In fact, all who want to live religiously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted (NAB 2 Timothy 3:12).
We stand tall and fight. Because Christ is life and he chose us to defend life!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Let us not condemn our priests. Offer them to God, instead,
Into your hands, Lord,
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The joy of being a priest at The Catholic News
Friday, May 1, 2009
We know that vocations, callings to the service of the Church, do not simply arise within vacuums or in the silence of individual hearts alone. Vocations very often arise within families and within parishes. Future priests do not simply drop out of heaven; they arise from within the people of God. - Fr. Daren
Read Fr. Daren's inspiring vocation story right here.
Fr. Daren is a good friend of mine, and Esther's of A Catholic Mom in Hawaii. He has become a frequent visiting priest here in Hawaii, which I'm positive is, for him, a place of restful and joyful connection with God. When on the island of Oahu, he says Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace. I can't say that he has acquired the spirit of ohana (family) and the spirit of aloha (love). I believe he's always got them within him.