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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.

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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