Posts Tagged ‘Hawai’i’

Hawai’i Catholics helping people forced to flee volcano Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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