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  • Bishop's Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    September 04, 2016

    [Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Ewa Beach (Marriage Convalidations); St. Joseph Church, Hilo (Installation of Pastor)] The word for “wives” in Spanish is “esposas.”  But “esposas” has another meaning in Spanish:  “handcuffs!”  When we speak of someone getting married, we often joke about putting the ball and chain around one’s leg.  Your commitment in marriage ...

  • Bishop's Homily for the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    August 28, 2016

    [St. Joachim Mission, Punaluu; St. Roch Church, Kahuku] I once lived in a rectory with four other priests.  The five of us had dinner together on most nights, and there were no assigned seats.  Customarily, the last one who arrived at the table took the seat at the head of the table.  With one exception:  There was a particular priest, who, if he happened to arrive last, insisted that he could not sit at the head of the ta...

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