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Paid Family Leave Rally/Hearing 3/20 Hawai’i State Capitol 9 a.m.

Come, bring family, friends, students. Join in the rally on Tuesday March 20 at 9 a.m.   Various members of the community will offer their perspectives on what paid family leave means for Hawaii’s working families. Stay and testify at

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Guest Post: “Connections”

There’s a new show on Netflix that’s catching a lot of attention. It’s a true story about a guy falsely accused of murder, who, two months after his release from prison, is arrested again, because a woman is found dead

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Guest Post: “Becoming Normal.”

Sermon by Fr. David Gierlach, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu. Reproduced here with permission.                                   1 Kings 19:1-15a, Psalm 42, Galatians 3:23-29, Luke 8:26-39 Last Sunday brought the tragic news from Orlando, a gunman of Afghan descent murdered 50 people

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Posted in Eastern Catholic Church, Equality and Faith, Human Rights in Malaysia, I BLOG, Politicians and their Lies, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Helping the Houseless, One Family at a Time

In this season of giving, if you are looking for ways to express your gratitude for how well life has treated you, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church on King Street in Honolulu has a few suggestions. Shallow Rent Subsidies If you

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July 4, 2015: Revisiting the Catholic Bill of Rights

On this day in what the poet Freya Manfred, called this “sad, sweet, tragic Fourth of July world,” it is good to revisit the Catholic Bill of Rights issued by the American Catholic Council in 2011. It says in part:

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Bishop Bars Sr. Jeannine Gramick from North Carolina Family Gathering

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
Sister Jeannine Gramick and Francis DeBernardo in St. Peter’s Square following the Ash Wednesday papal audience. Sr. Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, has been barred from speaking at a Catholic parish in North Carolina,…

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