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Catholics: Go Purple Today for #SpiritDay in Support of LGBT Youth!

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
Today, millions will ‘go purple’ to support LGBT youth and take a stand against all-too-prevalent bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  They’ll be wearing purple and using purple on social media as a way to show that they…

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Posted in I BLOG, LGBT Catholics, LGBT Families, 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

Building the Beloved Community: Hawaii, Malaysia and Beyond

The world that Puanani Burgess gets her audiences to visualize as she talks to them about “Building the Beloved Community” is peopled with her children and grandchildren, her husband and other family members and neighbors from her beloved rural Wai`anae.

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Posted in Cardinals, Equality and Faith, I BLOG, LGBT Families, Uncategorized, Women in the Church

A Pope from Hawaii? Bring on the mischief.

South America, Argentina, Hispanics and a soccer team, have claimed him as their own. Maybe, one suggested, God is an Argentine? Perhaps we can make the case that Pope Francis is really from Hawaii. Wasn’t that the spirit of aloha

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Posted in Equality and Faith, I BLOG, LGBT Families, Ordination, St. Francis of Assisi, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

Catholic Voter Guide: Listen and Love

These pre-election days are filled with the noise of a number of Catholic Bishops issuing denunciations of “some candidates and one party” because of positions on  contraception, abortion and gay marriage that the Bishops deem “intrinsically evil”  or against the

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Posted in 2012 Elections, Catholic Vote, I BLOG, LGBT Families, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Women's Rights

Of Soft Hearts and Open Minds

Perhaps this is what an evening of “contemplative rhythm” feels like. The evening’s events had nothing to do with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) directly. But its spirit called to mind the words of Franciscan Sr. Pat Farrell,

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Posted in I BLOG, LGBT Families, Nuns, 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

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