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  • Bishop's Homily for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    October 13, 2019

    [St. Stephen Diocesan Center, Kaneohe (Rite of Institution of Acolytes for Deacon Candidates)] Not all miracles are instantaneous.  We so often hear of healings in the Scriptures that are described as happening in a flash, and, of course, some did; and God is always able to make them happen instantly.  But some miracles unfold over time, and almost all of them have a story behind them that led up to the miracle. Naaman the Syrian w...

  • Bishop's Homily for the Feast of St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael

    Bishop Larry Silva
    September 29, 2019

    St. Michael Church, Waialua (Parish Feast Day) We live in an age of what some call “scientism.” It is the belief that all things that we can know must be known scientifically. So when a couple falls in love, we might speak of the brain waves that cause their attraction, the chemicals that are activated in their brains that causes them such excitement to be in one another’s presence, or the change in blood pressure or heart r...

  • Bishop's Homily for the 26th Sunday Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    September 28, 2019

    [Saints Peter and Paul Church, Honolulu (50th Anniversary of Parish)] We are all very painfully aware of a host of Lazaruses at our doorstep.  We can hardly walk or drive anywhere in town without seeing homeless individuals or a homeless encampment.  We may have various reactions to this situation, but I do think we are all concerned in one way or another.  I am actually very impressed with how many people are reaching out to t...

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