Posts Tagged ‘Hawai’i’

St Damien of Molokai is a “hero” not a supremacist

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

St Damien of Molokai is a “hero” to the Hawaiian people, a Hawaiian Catholic catechist says. Dallas Carter, a native Hawaiian says far from being a white supremicist, St. Damien learned the native language and culture and became as one with Hawaiian people. Carter leapt to Damien’s defence after a congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezn, spoke scornfully Read more

Hawai’i Catholics helping people forced to flee volcano

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

A volcanic eruption in Hawai’i is forcing many people to evacuate their homes. In the Leilani Estates, a rural subdivision, on the eastern tip of the island, at least 15 fissures have opened up since May 3 spewing molten rock and poisonous sulphur dioxide gas. This subdivision is in the Sacred Heart parish. Parishioners who Read more

Hawaii’s Senate supports assisted suicide bill

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Hawaii’s Senate supports an assisted suicide bill. This is despite Hawaiian Catholic Conference warnings it could put vulnerable people at risk. The Conference says it could also change the nature of medicine. “Physicians are seen as trusted health advisors, and this bill undermines this relationship, creating suspicion and uncertainty for Hawaii’s patients,” said Deacon Walter Read more

Former CDF prefect charged with driving under influence

Friday, August 28th, 2015

A Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has been charged in Hawaii with driving under the influence. Cardinal William Levada, 79, was stopped at about midnight on August 20 on the state’s Big Island. A police spokeswoman said the cardinal was pulled over after a Kona patrol officer saw him Read more

Same-sex marriage bill in Hawai’i passes Committee stage

Friday, November 1st, 2013

The Hawai’i Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee has voted to pass a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Hawai’i. The vote came after nearly 12 hours of testimony from the public, as more than 400 people addressed lawmakers during Monday’s public hearing before the Senate committee. In addition, Senate clerks say more than 4,000 pages Read more