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Pope Calls for Church to Apologize to LGBT People and Others Who Have Been Marginalized

The following is a statement of Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, released on June 26, 2016, in response to Pope Francis’ call for the Church to apologize to groups … Source: Pope Calls for Church to Apologize to

Posted in I BLOG, Indigenous peoples, LGBT Catholics, LGBT Catholics Hawaii

New Contracts for Catholic Teachers In Hawaii: No “Fragrance of the Gospel”

If it isn’t already hard enough to attract the best and the brightest to the teaching profession, the Honolulu diocese now plans to make full and part-time teachers in Catholic schools sign contracts that promise termination if they violate Church

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Posted in Catholic Teachers, Children, I BLOG, LGBT Catholics Hawaii, Uncategorized

Marriage Equality: Maria Ahern will someday wonder what the fuss was all about.

Four month old Maria Ahern, in the arms of her mother Chelsea Ahern,  was at the Hawaii State Capitol on November 12, 2013 as the same-sex marriage bill advanced to passage. Dressed in rainbow colors to proclaim solidarity with LGBT

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Posted in I BLOG, LGBT Catholics, LGBT Catholics Hawaii, LGBT Families, LGBT Homeless Youth, Uncategorized

Solidarity Sunday in Honolulu

Last night in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu, a small group gathered to say to our LGBT brothers and sisters that we believe that Christ does not discriminate. There is apparently no room in any of Hawaii’s Catholic churches

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Posted in Aloha, Catholics and Culture, Equality and Faith, Freedom of Religion, I BLOG, Justice, Lay Catholics, LGBT Catholics Hawaii, LGBT Families, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Equality for LGBT Families: Lay Catholics Must Lead

In 1965 Thomas Merton, in an open letter to the US Bishops said:  The Christian is called . . . to obey the Gospel of love, for all men, and not simply to devote himself to the interests of a

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, LGBT Catholics Hawaii, LGBT Families, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Let Love Prevail

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.   John 1:4-8 Connie Florez is the founder and CEO of Hula Girl Productions and the director/producer of several award-winning films that perpetuate the stories of the past through

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, Christian Politicians, Equality and Faith, Family and Friends, I BLOG, LGBT Catholics Hawaii, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Aloha. “Do not turn your back on your own.”

. . . Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back on your own. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn.    

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