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  • Bishop's Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Bishop Larry SIlva
    May 03, 2020

    [Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu (private; live-streamed)] Since I am a city-boy, I must admit I do not have much first hand experience with real sheep.  One that I will never forget, however, was something I witnessed in Mexico City when I was living in Mexico to study Spanish.  Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of 15 million or more.  It is filled with traffic, and I mu...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker

    Bishop Larry Silva
    May 01, 2020

    [Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (private; live-streamed, due to Covid-19 restrictions)] As you probably know, we are live-streaming this Mass from the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu.  Many of you have been here, but I know that many of you have not had the opportunity to visit.  This is a very historic cathedral.  Dedicated in 1843, it is one of the oldest buildings in Honolulu.  It i...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter

    Bishop Larry Silva
    April 26, 2020

    [Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu (private; live-streamed)] It was a long, sad journey, filled with memories of hopes that had been dashed; replete with memories of life-giving encounters with Jesus they never thought would ever happen again.  We are on that journey right now.  It is a long and sad journey because many of us are not able to receive the sacraments, and even the hope we entertained that by May 1 all w...

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

    Bishop Larry Silva
    April 19, 2020

    [Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace (private; live-streamed)] I want to tell you about the time I went to hell. Many years ago, I was doing a thirty-day retreat according to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. Ignatius wants to make sure the retreatant experiences as much of God’s grace as possible, and so at the beginning of the retreat, he prescribes clearing away all obstacles to God&r...

  • Bishop's Homily for Easter Sunday

    Bishop Larry Silva
    April 12, 2020

    [Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu (private; live-streamed)] Are we the most foolish and naïve of all people on earth? Are we just so indoctrinated with our faith that we say things that are simply unbelievable? Here we are singing our Alleluias with joyful voices while practically the whole world seems to be falling apart. People are confined to their homes because of the coronavirus, and our economy is turned on its hea...

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