Amoris Laetitia 15 Love in the Wider Family

Life in the Wider Family Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Much of our faith history centers on the extended family. The Twelve Tribes of Israel were family as sons of Jacob. We hear the extensive genealogy of Jesus read at the Christmas Vigil (Mt 1:1-25). The Ten Commandments establish the obligation to honor father and [...]

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Amoris Laetitia 14 Love of Father and Mother

The Love of Mother and Father Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Pope Francis describes the love of a mother and father for their child as a "spark of God's love." Rare is the entertainment sitcom that shows the dignity of a man and woman, married with children, united in the joy of family. Most of [...]

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Amoris Laetitia 13 Love and Pregnancy

Joining with God in the Miracle of New Life Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Pope Francis reminds us that a woman joins with God in a miracle with each pregnancy. There is nothing like it. Life is a miracle! As scientists give us a picture of a universe billions of years old, human life can [...]

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The Blessing of the New St. Damien Church, Kaunakakai, Molokai

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, December 23, 2011] "A Welcoming Church for a Friendly Isle" A new day for the parish "It's beautiful," Bishop Silva said earlier that day after Father Guerreiro had given him a tour of the new church, the first he [the Bishop] has ever blessed. "I like it very much. [...]

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Amoris Laetitia 12 Love Made Fruitful

Love Made Fruitful Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka In his message on Love in the Family, Pope Francis says, “Love always gives life.” In a world where death comes from a lack of love in many ways, the Pope looks to the family as a place where love can shine in giving life. Fundamentally, as [...]

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Second Sunday of Lent March 13, 2022 Homily

Deacon Jim's Homily on the Second Sunday of Lent Seeing is believing. Some things are just too incredible to believe without seeing them ourselves. The disciple, Thomas, had that problem after the resurrection. Without personally seeing the risen Lord, he could not believe. When Jesus appeared to him, he became a believer. Jesus commended him [...]

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The Dedication of the new St. Damien church in Kaunakakai by Bishop Silva

Molokai History: [from Hawaii Catholic Herald, December 23, 2011] A Welcoming Church for a Friendly Isle [At the dedication of the new St. Damien church in Kaunakakai by Bishop Silva] Following the homily, Father Guerreiro crouched under the altar to insert the altar stone through a trap door that opened under the top. Imbedded in [...]

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Amoris Laetitia 11 Transformation of Love

Love Through Our Ages: The Transformation of Love Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka About a year ago, the U.S. Census Department released some statistics on marriage duration in this country. There is good news. In 2016, 76% of men and 77% of women were in their first marriage among all currently married adults. By 2014, [...]

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The Blessing Of the St. Damien Church in Kaunakakai, Molokai

Molokai History: [from "Hawaii Catholic Herald", December 23, 2011] "Molokai blesses its long-awaited St. Damien Church in Kaunakakai" At the church's entrance, the chairman of the parish building committee, Stephen Petro, welcomed Bishop Silva and presented him with official documents and the key to the front door. The bishop passed the keys to pastor, Sacred [...]

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Amoris Laetitia 10 Two kinds of Love

Marriage and Virginity: Two Forms of Love Submitted by Deacon Jim Krupka Pope Francis ends his section of On Love in the Family, saying, “Virginity and marriage are, and must be, different ways of loving.” A fundamental fact is we cannot live without love. But in our human existence, there are different forms of living [...]

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