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  • Bishop's Homily for the Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

    Bishop Larry Silva
    April 11, 2021

    [Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu (Confirmation & First Communion)] Imagine the shock; the jaws dropped to the ground; the eyes bulging while the brain is trying to process what they are seeing but thus far know to be impossible; the pounding hearts that are jolted as if by lightning.  I imagine these must have been the reactions of the apostles when Jesus suddenly came through the locked doors and stood right in fro...

  • Bishop's Homily for Easter Sunday

    Bishop Larry Silva
    April 04, 2021

    [Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa; Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace] Is the tomb of Jesus still empty, or have we just upgraded it to a much better version? Of course we are here to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, the greatest event in the history of the world.  No other has touched more people, over a greater amount of time, to strengthen them in their sufferings and sorrows and to give them joy throughout their li...

  • Bishop's Homily for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

    Bishop Larry Silva
    March 28, 2021

    [Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa, Honolulu] A passionate kiss is much more than a peck on the cheek.  A passionate embrace is more emphatic than a mere hug.  These are romantic terms that conjure up images of two people deeply in love; overcome with love for each other.  In the midst of this kind of passionate love, great music has been composed and beautiful poetry has been written. I do not think it is any mere coincidence that ...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

    Bishop Larry Silva
    March 21, 2021

    [Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (Third Scrutiny)] We all know what a dead end street is, but we use that expression figuratively when we refer to some behavior or pattern we have that will lead us nowhere.  Addictions can often be dead-end streets, because they bury us under tremendous self-destruction, self-hatred, and often the destruction of relationships.  Gossip can be a dead-end street because it shuts in our nobility...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

    Bishop Larry Silva
    March 14, 2021

    [St. Theresa Church, Kihei] Are you born again?  Are you saved?  Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus?  I am willing to bet that everyone here has been asked these questions by an evangelical friend.  Perhaps they make us bristle a bit and may even make us a little defensive.  We know we are faithful people and that we love the Lord, so why does someone have to ask us these kinds of questions? Nicodemus was...

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