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Business as usual at the Legislature, the Crooks are still firmly in charge. Guest post by former Hawaii State Senator Russell E. Ruderman

This guest post from Gary Hooser’s blog is republished with permission. Former Hawaii State Senator, Russell Ruderman is someone who deserves our attention as the Primary (August 13) approaches and ballots are due to arrive in our mailboxes mid-July. Candidates like Sergio Alcubilla and Kim

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Posted in 2022 Elections, I BLOG, Uncategorized

“Look, identify, ask”–and take action

First published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser 3/9/2022. Republished here with permission. Nationally, there is the unembarrassed undermining of democracy in this country by the Republicans, an old, but no longer grand party, unwilling to denounce the indecencies of their

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Posted in 2022 Elections, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Guest Post: ‘Pro-life’ Catholic schools should mandate children wear masks in the classroom

Originally posted on Dawn Morais:
Published: Sep. 05, 2021, on PennLive. Republished here with permission. Editor’s Note: The Diocese of Harrisburg has updated this information to state it will be following the mask mandate from the Pennsylvania Department of Health…

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Guest Post: Endings and Unveilings

For all who yearn for words from the pulpit that speak to our times: This sermon is published with the kind permission of Rev. David Gierlach, Rector of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu. Today Jesus brings his closest friends in

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Posted in Death and Dying, Faith, I BLOG, Justice, Peace with Justice, Queen Lili`uokalani, Uncategorized

Cooking up a storm–and remembering my mother

Gladys Morais May 8, 1923 – Nov 8, 2015 We just celebrated All Saints’ Day and Advent is around the corner. A good time to be thinking of my beloved mother who left us for the stars on Nov 8,

Posted in Family and Friends, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Guest Post: ‘Pro-life’ Catholic schools should mandate children wear masks in the classroom

Published: Sep. 05, 2021, on PennLive. Republished here with permission. Editor’s Note: The Diocese of Harrisburg has updated this information to state it will be following the mask mandate from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and masking will be required

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Posted in Catholic Teachers, COVID19, I BLOG, Uncategorized, US Bishops

A conversation about faith and community drawn from Value of Hawaiʻi 3: Hulihia

This is a time to “wash our eyes” said moderator Maya Soetoro. And so we did. I was honored to be on a panel with Dean Jonathan Osorio and Rev. David Turner on Friday September 10, 2021, in this time

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Posted in Hawaiian History, I BLOG, Uncategorized

To vaccinate is to love your neighbor–and be fair to all who work in our hospitals

Against a backdrop of hundreds of anti-vaccine demonstrators, most unmasked and close together, in Waikiki this evening, a small group of clergy and lay people of faith stood together on Kapahulu Avenue to bear witness to the basic teaching of

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Pax Christi USA Condemns US drone strikes

Just released. Re-published with permission: Media statement from Johnny Zokovitch, Executive Director of Pax Christi USA, in response to the U.S. drone strike in Kabul on Sunday, August 29th: “As The Washington Post and other media outlets report on the deaths

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Guest Post: Hui Aloha`O Maui Indivisible invites Christian clergy to sign on to Letter in Support of COVID-19 Vaccinations

Hui Aloha`O Maui Indivisible will be running ads in local media to communicate publicly Christian clergy’s support for vaccinations to fight the COVID19 pandemic. The letter below was written by Rev. Dr. Scott Landis, Kahu Kealahou Alika, Rev. Dr. Robert Nelson,

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Posted in Covid-19, Health and Wellness, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Vaccines

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