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Talk Story Columns

“Talk Story” is a featured column in the Hawaii Catholic Herald that highlights inspiring stories of people living their faith by walking with the most vulnerable.

Eucharist enriches, empowers us to serve as one ohana – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/21/2024

Fight against climate change can help migrants, too – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/05/2024

Desperate Haitians need global support, prayers – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/22/2024

Tuition aid will support Sacred Hearts school students – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/08/2024

Share your stories of encounters with Christ – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/24/2024

Delivering a message of Easter hope amid suffering – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/10/2024

Accept suffering, uplift others on path toward joy – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/27/2024

A Lenten call to give freely – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/13/2024

Rice Bowl’s eucharistic roots – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/28/2024

Lent: A season of grace in the desert – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/14/2024

Catholic schools fuel the passion for the fullness of life – Hawaii Catholic Herald 01/31/2024

A careful, hopeful, joyful approach to 2024 – Hawaii Catholic Herald 01/17/2024

For our sake, he became just like us – Hawaii Catholic Herald 01/03/2024

Everyone is a child of God – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/20/2023

The spirit of inclusivity shines brightly – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/06/2023

Into the season of gratitude and hope – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/22/2023

Do not turn your face away from anyone who is poor – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/08/2023

God’s style: proximity, compassion, tenderness – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/25/2023

God’s close, compassionate, tender, loving presence – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/11/2023

A narrative of strength, resilience and aloha – Hawaii Catholic Herald 09/13/2023

God’s whispering voice of hope and aloha – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/30/2023

A Marian message in Portugal and Maui – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/16/2023

A migrant-pilgrim’s journey of service and love – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/02/2023

It is a burden of love – Hawaii Catholic Herald 07/18/2023

Have no fear – Hawaii Catholic Herald 07/05/2023

From calluses to chalices – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/21/2023

Making harmony out of diversity – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/07/2023

Constructing bridges and not walls – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/24/2023

Gathering in, leading out – Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/10/2023

From darkness to light – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/26/2023

The crucifix: wellspring of hope – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/12/2023

A story of resiliency – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/29/2023

Contemplating Godʻs face – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/15/2023

Embarking on the Lenten journey – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/01/2023

Bringing to life Lenten spirituality of prayer, fasting, almsgiving – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/15/2023

Charity and the pursuit of justice – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/01/2023

Lights in the darkness – Hawaii Catholic Herald 01/18/2023

God is always near – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/21/2022

God is always with us – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/07/2022

November: month of the poor – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/23/2022

Fighting poverty in the USA – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/09/2022

On the synodal path together – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/26/2022

Providing food and hope for the hungry – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/12/2022

Accompanying the migrant and refugee – Hawaii Catholic Herald 09/28/2022

In the Eucharist, fragility is strength – Hawaii Catholic Herald 09/14/2022

The Eucharist: Multiplying the living presence – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/31/2022

Old age is a season of enduring fruitfulness – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/17/2022

From a land shared in friendship – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/03/2022

Death comes to the archdiocese – Hawaii Catholic Herald 07/20/2022

Fervent message from a sweltering Rome – Hawaii Catholic Herald 07/06/2022

For our families, let us pray – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/22/2022

This epidemic of evil and violence – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/08/2022

Building a better future with migrants and refugees – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/25/2022

Tierra, techo y trabajo – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/11/2022

Bringing Easter Hope to others – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/27/2022

The Way of the Cross – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/13/2022

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/30/2022

Rivers of blood and tears – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/16/2022

Connect to one human family – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/02/2022

From our social ministry peripheries – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/16/2022

Talk story, listen and learn – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/02/2022

The synod process: encounter, listen, discern – Hawaii Catholic Herald 01/19/2022

The eternal Word came as a speechless Child – Hawaii Catholic Herald 01/05/2022

God comes to us, small and vulnerable – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/22/2021

This Advent, share the hope, share the joy – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/08/2021

Give thanks, joyfully – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/24/2021

Support the Campaign for Human Development – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/10/2021

Synod: Encounter, listen and discern – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/27/2021

So many in need of healing – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/13/2021

Welcomed, protected, promoted and integrated – Hawaii Catholic Herald 09/29/2021

For our brothers and sisters in Haiti – Hawaii Catholic Herald 09/15/2021

How can we speak of human dignity without work? – Hawaii Catholic Herald 09/01/2021

An extraordinary moment of prayer – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/18/2021

Your kupuna shall dream dreams – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/04/2021

Pope uses Damien as an example of caring for the poor – Hawaii Catholic Herald 07/21/21

Toward a wider we, from sea to shining sea – Hawaii Catholic Herald 07/07/2021

I was a stranger and you welcomed me – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/23/2021

The potential of migrants and refugees – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/09/2021

Ensuring no one is left behind – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/26/2021

Toward an ever wider we – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/12/2021

Being a neighbor to others – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/28/2021

The hope that does not disappoint – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/14/2021

The living water of hope – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/31/2021

Overcoming malnutrition and hunger – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/17/2021

New approaches to traditional practices – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/03/2021

Listening with an open heart – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/17/2021

Persons with disabilities: not them, us – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/03/2021

A culture of care as a path to peace – Hawaii Catholic Herald 01/20/2021

A child is born to us – Hawaii Catholic Herald 01/06/2021

This Christmas, be a gift to another – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/23/2020

No one is saved alone – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/09/2020

We need each other – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/25/2020

Pour forth a fraternal spirit – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/11/2020

Paths of hope in unsettling times – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/28/2020

Brothers and sisters all – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/14/2020

Day for the world’s migrants and refugees – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/01/2020

Finding solidarity in diversity – Hawaii Catholic Herald 09/16/2020

Coming out of the pandemic better than before – Hawaii Catholic Herald 09/02/2020

To heal the world – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/19/2020

The cry of the earth, the cry of the poor – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/05/2020

Mahalo to our food pantry volunteers – Hawaii Catholic Herald 07/22/2020

Each statistic is a story – Hawaii Catholic Herald 07/08/2020

Sharing the abundance of aloha – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/24/2020

“I can’t breathe” – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/10/2020

Hope after the pandemic – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/27/2020

Multiplication of the plate lunches – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/13/2020

HOPE Services eases people’s sufferings – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/29/2020

Together, we will get through this storm – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/15/2020

In Christ we are never alone – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/01/2020

Improved diets, improved lives – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/18/2020

Three lives made better thanks to Catholic Relief Services – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/04/2020

A modern miracle feeds the weary multitudes – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/19/2020

War, migrants and prayers for a new year – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/05/2020

Encountering Christ through a myriad of ministries – Hawaii Catholic Herald 01/22/2020

This year, leave your comfort zones – Hawaii Catholic Herald 01/08/2020

The Nativity Scene: Contemplating the Christmas Story – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/26/2019

Be self-giving, not self-serving – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/11/2019

Embrace a thanks-giving spirit – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/27/2019

The campaign that empowers the poor – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/13/2019

The cry of the earth, the cry of the poor – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/31/2019

Meeting the wounded Christ at the border – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/17/2019

Meeting migrant servants at the lower border – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/03/2019

Some GOOD NEWS! – Hawaii Catholic Herald 09/18/2019

Hearts for the vulnerable – Hawaii Catholic Herald 09/04/2019

The bishops speak out – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/22/2019

Familia: messy, but together  – Hawaii Catholic Herald 08/07/2019

Being the summertime ‘presence of Jesus’ – Hawaii Catholic Herald 7/25/2019

Immigration is about our shared humanity – Hawaii Catholic Herald 07/10/2019

God remembers us in his heart – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/27/2019

Recognizing the kingdom of God  – Hawaii Catholic Herald 06/12/2019

Each human life is a family member – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/29/2019

To see with a father’s eyes – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/15/2019

Celebrating the Paschal Mystery in the Eternal City – Hawaii Catholic Herald 05/01/2019

Easter transforms vulnerability into joy  – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/17/19

The power and reach of CRS’ Rice Bowl  – Hawaii Catholic Herald 04/03/19

The desert speaks – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/20/19

Faith-based bridge-building in Hawaii  – Hawaii Catholic Herald 03/06/19

It’s Lent: Rice Bowl time – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/21/19

The scourge of human trafficking – Hawaii Catholic Herald 02/06/19

Building communities of welcome – Hawaii Catholic Herald 1/25/19

Cardinal advisor to three popes to speak at Red Mass – Hawaii Catholic Herald 1/09/2019

Celebrating ohana at Christmas – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/27/2018

Open wide our hearts – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/12/2018

Providing for holiday harvest – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/28/2018

Hearing the cry of the poor – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/14/2018

When you did it for the least – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/01/2018

Synod of Bishops: For each, a story, a dream, a desire – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/17/2018

A church on the move – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/03/2018

Healthily engaging young and old – Hawaii Catholic Herald 9/19/2018

The gift of family – Hawaii Catholic Herald 9/06/2018

Encountering God in persons with disabilities – Hawaii Catholic Herald 8/22/2018

Sorrow and mourning flee away – Hawaii Catholic Herald 8/08/2018

Pope to rescuers, thank you; to the rescued, hold on to hope – Hawaii Catholic Herald 7/25/2018

An enlightening visit to the U.S./Mexico Border – Hawaii Catholic Herald 7/11/2018

Show mercy to the children – Hawaii Catholic Herald 6/27/2018

Have no anxiety at all – Hawaii Catholic Herald 6/13/2018

Setting hearts on fire  – Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/30/2018

Blessed are the pure in heart – Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/16/2018

The holiness next door – Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/3/2018

Feeling welcomed in Seattle – Hawaii Catholic Herald 4/18/2018

Carrying the cross of hunger – Hawaii Catholic Herald 4/04/2018

Images of God in your midst – Hawaii Catholic Herald 3/22/2018

Connecting with the Good Samaritan – Hawaii Catholic Herald 3/08/2018

Sharing the journey with neighbors in need – Hawaii Catholic Herald 2/22/2018

It’s Rice Bowl time – Hawaii Catholic Herald 2/08/2018

Two homilies on immigration and encountering Christ – Hawaii Catholic Herald 1/23/2018

Every stranger who knocks at our door – Hawaii Catholic Herald 1/11/2018

Giving hospitality to angels – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/28/2017

Becoming a more universal family – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/14/2017

Holidays spark social ministries – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/30/2017

First World Day of the Poor – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/16/2017

Bringing good news to the poor – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/19/2017

Welcoming the hungry, weary, downtrodden traveler – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/5/2017

A church without borders – Hawaii Catholic Herald 9/21/2017

Welcome, protect, promote, integrate – Hawaii Catholic Herald 9/7/2017

Our immigrants, migrants and refugees – Hawaii Catholic Herald 8/25/2017

Summer blessings in a backpack – Hawaii Catholic Herald 8/10/2017

Memorable moments of summer – Hawaii Catholic Herald 7/27/2017

65 million in search of peace, security – Hawaii Catholic Herald 7/12/2017

A special athlete with special gifts – Hawaii Catholic Herald 6/29/2017

Mother and child on a Rome subway  – Hawaii Catholic Herald 6/1/2017

Taking homeless action to another level – Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/20/2017

An Encounter: a click away – Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/04/2017

Salt, Light with the Homeless – Hawaii Catholic Herald 4/20/2017

Hope with the vulnerable – Hawaii Catholic Herald 4/06/2017

Work gives life meaning, dignity, a future – Hawaii Catholic Herald 3/23/2017

Encounter and Accompany with those most in need –  Hawaii Catholic Herald 3/09/2017

The 40-day encounter – Hawaii Catholic Herald 2/23/2017

Blest Are They… – Hawaii Catholic Herald 2/09/2017

Caring with our Foreign Sisters and Brothers – Hawaii Catholic Herald 1/25/2017

Mary, our Mother – Hawaii Catholic Herald 1/12/2017

Birthday Blessings – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/29/2016

Have a very Mercy Christmas! – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/15/2016

Shown Mercy, we are its vessels – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/01/2016

A Year of Mercy Ministries – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/17/2016

Focus on the Vulnerable – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/03/2016

October Stories of Hope – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/20/2016

Francis-inspired Dialogue – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/5/2016

The Cry of the Poor, the Cry of the Earth – Hawaii Catholic Herald 9/21/2016

Setting Prisoners Free – Hawaii Catholic Herald 9/08/2016

Story sessions Share Closeness to the Poor – Hawaii Catholic Herald 8/24/2016

Our Mercy Ministries – Hawaii Catholic Herald 8/12/2016

Places of Mercy & Hope – Hawaii Catholic Herald 7/28/2016

Gatherings that Enrich – Hawaii Catholic Herald 7/15/2016

We Come to Share our Story – Hawaii Catholic Herald 6/30/2016

In Memory of Aracely, Clara and John – Hawaii Catholic Herald 6/02/2016

Christ is Risen, Alleluia – Hawaii Catholic Herald 4/21/2016

Rice Bowl Connections & Reflections – Hawaii Catholic Herald 4/07/2016

Lenten Stories of Hope – Hawaii Catholic Herald 3/24/2016

Have an Experience of Godʻs Mercy – Hawaii Catholic Herald 2/25/2016

Recipes for Solidarity – Hawaii Catholic Herald 2/11/2016

Connecting as One ‘Ohana during Lent – Hawaii Catholic Herald 1/28/2016

Connect Advent and Lent – Hawaii Catholic Herald 1/14/2016

A Year of Mercy for the Prisoner – Hawaii Catholic Herald 12/03/15

Responding to the Needs of the Most Vulnerable – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/19/2015

Helping Hands for Struggling Veterans – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/06/2015

ʻUlu, the Chuukese, and One ʻOhana – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/22/2015

We are Family – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/09/2015

Images of Reaching Out – Hawaii Catholic Herald 9/25/2015

Bread, Broken, Nourishing Others – Hawaii Catholic Herald 8/28/2015

Doing Something About It – Hawaii Catholic Herald 8/14/2015

Saying No to an Economy of Exclusion – Hawaii Catholic Herald 7/31/2015

Everything is Connected – Hawaii Catholic Herald 7/16/2015

Caring for Creation and Each Other – Hawaii Catholic Herald 7/03/2015

God Be Praised through Sister Earth – Hawaii Catholic Herald 6/18/2015

A Call to Service – Hawaii Catholic Herald 6/04/2015

Journey Toward Pentecost – Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/21/2015

Land and Sacraments – Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/07/2015

Respect the Environment, Respect the People – Hawaii Catholic Herald 4/24/2015

Washing Feet – Hawaii Catholic Herald 4/10/2015

Moved by Stories of Hunger – Hawaii Catholic Herald 3/27/2015

Bowlful of Prayers, Quizzes – Hawaii Catholic Herald 3/13/2015

Three Ways to Bring Lent Home – Hawaii Catholic Herald 2/27/2015

Food and Shelter – Hawaii Catholic Herald 2/13/2015

When ‘Catholic’ Means ‘Help’ – Hawaii Catholic Herald 1/30/2015

Beginning the New Year Witnessing to Jesus – Hawaii Catholic Herald 1/16/2015

Working on the Poverty Line – Hawaii Catholic Herald 11/07/2014

Reaching Out, Offering Hope – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/24/2014

One Body in Christ – Hawaii Catholic Herald 10/10/2014

Preparing for Disasters – Hawaii Catholic Herald 9/26/2014

The Harvest is Plentiful – Hawaii Catholic Herald 9/12/2014

Collaborations, Connections – Hawaii Catholic Herald 8/29/2014

God Didnʻt Give Me Cancer – Hawaii Catholic Herald 8/01/2014

We Can Make a Difference – Hawaii Catholic Herald 6/20/2014

ʻOhana Means Family – Hawaii Catholic Herald 6/06/2014

One of Three Homeless Men is a Veteran – Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/23/2014

Nutrition Education is for Everyone – Hawaii Catholic Herald 5/09/2014

Help Alleviate Homelessness: Sign a Petition – Hawaii Catholic Herald 4/11/2014

Pictures to Share – Hawaii Catholic Herald 3/28/2014

How One Parish Celebrates Lent – Hawaii Catholic Herald 3/14/2014

Talking Story – Hawaii Catholic Herald 2/28/2014

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