Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pope Benedict's Message on the Summer Olympics 2012

30th Summer Olympics 2012 in London.

There is no other sporting event quite like the Olympics and the Pope knows this very well. Benedict XVI talked about the London summer games by calling on all countries to see beyond the competition.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Invitation to Pray the Rosary Weekly for Your Bishop


Heaven knows that our good Bishops are under fire for standing up for our Catholic Faith nowadays. What can we do about it? Support them with our prayers!
Rosary for the Bishop is a campaign that aims to support Catholic Bishops through prayer of the Rosary. Please take a few minutes to join in praying for your Bishop.

We bishops rely each and every blessed day on the prayers of the good and holy people of our diocese and of all those who have gone before us. We have no better intercessor than our Blessed Mother, the Mother of all the Apostles, the Mother of the Church. It gives me great serenity to know that so many women and men are turning to Mary, asking her special care and intercession for the bishops. As the Lord blesses the bishops through the intercession of Mary, may every person who takes part in the Rosary for the Bishop project also be blessed.
- Bishop Robert C. Morlino, Diocese of Madison

As a Bishop, I am humbled and privileged to be prayed for by name each time Mass is celebrated in my Diocese. Knowing that many others are also praying for me every day by participating in the program Rosary for the Bishop, is a special blessing and source of encouragement for me. The intercession of our Blessed Mother through the praying of the rosary is a powerful tool to help me in my mission as a Shepherd of the Church. Thank you to all who participate in the program and for all who make it possible. It means more to me than you will ever know and I do indeed feel the grace of your prayers for me.
- Bishop R. Walker Nickless, Diocese of Sioux City

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Commitment to the Jesuit Vocations

Published on May 3, 2012 by Fr. John Kavanaugh shares his wisdom regarding commitment to one's calling. For more information on the Society of Jesus, visit

Commitment: If the vocation is there, stick with it. Such is the advice of Fr. John Kavanaugh, regardless of what vocation one has entered into. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Discernment Day in the Diocese of Honolulu, July 29, 2012

If you are in Honolulu, HI on the last week of July and are discerning where God might want you to be or need to go, I invite you to consider joining this vocations day mini retreat.

                                                                      photo by Dann Ebina

Vocations Discernment Day

When:Sunday, July 29 2012 @ 02:00 PM HST - 04:00PM
Event Type:
Where:St. Anthony Retreat Center
Rose Hill, 3351 Kalihi Street
Honolulu, HI 96819
Description:For young adults between the ages of 18 and 35. Father David Lupo, SS.CC. will present during this informational afternoon of reflection, prayer, and discussion. Father David will look at how best to be ready for religious life or diocesan priesthood. RSVP or for more information contact Sr. Ivy Yim, SS.CC. at 845-4353 x239 or Fr. David Lupo, SS.CC. at