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  • Bishop's Homily for the Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    July 18, 2021

    [St. Catherine Church, Kapaa; St. Theresa Church, Kekaha (Confirmation & First Communion); Immaculate Conception Church, Lihue (Confirmation & First Communion)] I believe that one of the best ways we can learn something is to know we have to teach it.  If you are just gaining knowledge for yourself or to pass a test, you may not be motivated to retain it or develop it much after you have taken it in and been tested on it.  B...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    July 11, 2021

    [St. Michael Church, Waialua (Pastor Installation); St. Roch Church, Kahuku (Pastor Installation)] What are your credentials?  What is your background?  What training do you have?  Who do you think you are? If you were told to go out and heal the sick, to proclaim the Gospel, and to call people to repentance, these are questions you might ask of yourself.  What credentials do I have to do that?  What background and t...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    July 04, 2021

    [Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Honolulu] Yesterday I watched the livestream of the ordination of a new bishop in Texas.  At the end, he thanked many people, including the Pope, cardinals, archbishops and bishops, for their support.  But the first ones he thanked were his parents.  They were the primary prophets in his life who first told him about the love of Jesus and who taught him to live that love concretely in his life. ...

  • Bishop' Homily for the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    June 27, 2021

    [Sacred Heart Church, Punahou (Parish Visitation)] Stop the bleeding!  That is what we often say when there is a crisis, because once we stop the bleeding we can better deal with the underlying cause of the bleeding – whether we are speaking in medical terms, economic terms, or social terms.  We try to deal with what is most obviously urgent first, then move toward a more lasting solution. God knows we have plenty of crises t...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    June 13, 2021

    St. Anthony Church, Wailuku, Maui (Parish Patronal Feast Day; 175th anniversary of the parish; 138th anniversary of the Marianists in Maui and farewell from Maui; 41st anniversary of the Dedication of the Church) Most people who have great devotion to St. Damien would probably not know that it was at the dedication of the church that preceded this current church at St. Anthony, Wailuku, that he received the call to go to Kalaupapa to minister...

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