Our Leadership team joined religious leaders representing over 400,000 people of faith across central New York in signing a statement calling for a transition away from fossil fuels. The statement will be released in a news conference to be held Monday, April 19 in anticipation of Earth Day, April 22. The statement calls for New [...]
Jn. 20:19 By Sister Marianne Ferguson OSF We are all blessed with talents and limitations. There are two limitations that none of us can escape, Time and Space. We often complain about lack of time and think of the occasions when we wished we could be in two places at once! Jesus seems to have transcended time and [...]
Celebrating lives of discipleship Because of coronavirus pandemic restrictions, Bishop Larry Silva will celebrate a private Jubilarian Mass — attendance by invitation only — at the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. The Mass will be livestreamed on the co-cathedral Facebook page: facebook.com/hicocathedral. Read more.
By Marian Rose Mansius Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves [...]
By S. Ann Helene Koenig As Jesus walked the earth, He spoke about the Corporal Works of Mercy, using them to motivate us to reach out to others in need. He used them as a model to teach us how to treat others. With the COVID-19 virus in full swing, it may be difficult for [...]
The NRVC, National Religious Vocation Conference, has announced the publication of the Religious Life Today Storymap based on a 2020 Study on recent Vocations. To see the results of the research click here.
The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities deplores the violence in the United States that continues to take innocent lives. We pray for the victims and their families, yes, but we also implore our lawmakers to act immediately — pass meaningful legislation to control access to guns, especially automatic weapons; address racism and [...]
Mercy Works! By Sister Patricia Burkard We are again in another Lenten season — that time of year when we make a serious commitment to renew ourselves. Pope Francis writes that “during Lent, we are invited to listen, believe and embrace the grace God wishes to give us to transform our world.” His words provide [...]
Sister Kathleen Osbelt has a history of ministering to those who need shelter. She was a hospital chaplain in the 1980s, just as HIV AIDS struck thousands of people in the U.S. and around the world. Sister Kathleen met a woman at the hospital who changed her life after years of drug abuse, but [...]
Sister Rosemary Bucchi When we hear “Works of Mercy” we think of what we learned during religious instruction — the Corporal and Spiritual Acts (or Works) of Mercy. These are practices which Christians perform and the Catholic Church refers to as both penance and charity. Many of us are familiar with the list. The Corporal [...]