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Guest Post: Multiply or Divide? The Economy of Generosity

With thanks to Rev. David Gierlach, Rector, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, for permission to publish this sermon of July 29, 2018. Back in my seminary days some 40 years ago (ouch!) our homiletics professor said there is one thing you

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Posted in Business and Justice, Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Solemn Bell Ringing to Support Students Against Guns. Wed 3/14 from 10-10.17 a.m. Honolulu

This Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 10 to 10.17 a.m. many public high schools in Hawaii are staging a walk out and silent vigil to commemorate the senseless violence that occurred a few weeks ago at the high school in

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Posted in Gun violence, I BLOG, Uncategorized

“Who am I to Judge?” Honolulu Pastors Protest Franklin Graham’s Christianity

The words of Pope Francis, “Who am I to judge?” spoke from a large placard carried by Protestant clergy. Another sign said “All are Abraham’s children.” They offered the face of Christ in response to the bigotry of Rev. Franklin Graham

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Christmas 2015. A Refugee is Born

Christmas Day sermon by Fr. David Gierlach, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Honolulu. Reproduced here with permission. Accepting what happens on Christmas is an uphill battle. After all, it’s quite a leap to believe in a God who becomes a human

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, 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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Posted in Equality and Faith, I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

July 22: Honolulu Protests Assault on Gaza. “Bethlehem – 2006” Revisited

Sharing here, with permission, a poem, “Bethlehem – 2006” written by Methodist minister, Rev. Barbara Grace Ripple after her visit to the Holy Land. She went back again in 2013 and found the situation worse. She spoke with Palestinians, Christians

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Posted in Catholics and Culture, I BLOG, Israel, Justice, Palestine, Uncategorized

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

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