Christians beginning to die in hot, crowded camps, witnesses say

Children flee violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar, Iraq, Aug. 10. Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 Yezidi ethnic minorities, an Iraqi human rights minister said. (CNS photo | Rodi Said, Reuters)   MANCHESTER, England — Iraqi Christians driven from their homes by Islamic State fighters are beginning to [...]

Obituary: Sister Florence Remata, OSF | 1939-2014

Educator was head of Hawaii-Southwest Sisters of St. Francis Sister Florence Remata, the minister of the Hawaii-Southwest Region of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, fulfilled one of her favorite quotations, “All things are passing; God alone suffices,” when she passed into eternity on Aug. 3, at Queen’s Medical Center after a [...]

Cancer ministries: The church reaches out to those affected by the devastating disease

Cancer survivors Ann Jones of Holy Trinity Church and Iwie Tamashiro of the diocesan Office for Social Ministry will be on hand at an Aug. 23 event at St. Stephen Diocesan Center to provide information on starting cancer support ministries at local parishes. (HCH photo | Darlene Dela Cruz)   Cancer survivors, caregivers and those [...]

‘Stop these crimes’: Pope Francis appeals for peace in Iraq

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis condemned the actions of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying that persecuting Christians and other minorities “seriously offends God and seriously offends humanity.” “One cannot generate hatred in God’s name,” he said Aug. 10. “One cannot make war in God’s name!” After reciting the Angelus, Pope Francis asked tens of [...]

With Grateful Hearts Campaign collects more than $33 million

The Hawaii Catholic Community Foundation, which manages the money collected through the Diocese of Honolulu’s With Grateful Hearts capital campaign, reported that, as of June 30, it has received more than $33 million of the more than $50 million originally pledged. All parishes were required to participate in the With Grateful Hearts campaign. The first [...]


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