Diocese seeing an increase in the number of men studying for the priesthood

Diocesan seminarians with Bishop Larry Silva and former vocations director Father Pascual Abaya at the June 7 diaconate ordination of Nick Brown, center. The seminarians are, from left, Emmanuelle del Castillo, Frankie Villanueva, Preston Castro, Dario Rinaldi, Ace Tui, Romple Emwalu, William Tulua, Anh Vu, Alfred Guerrero and E.J. Resinto. Missing is new seminarian Kevin [...]

Diocese of Honolulu Seminarians, 2014

Nicholas “Nick” Brown Age: 48 Parents: Adelfo and Natividad Alfaro Home parish: Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa Entered seminary: 2009 Current school: Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology Preston-Jay Castro Age: 20 Parents: Elaine Casamina Pascua (deceased) and Danny Castro Home parish: St. Joseph Church, Waipahu Entered seminary: 2014 Current school: Mount Angel Seminary Kevin [...]

Survivors of Albania’s dictatorship give witness, move pope to tears

  Banners depict Albanian martyrs, most of whom died under communism, as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass in Mother Teresa Square in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)   TIRANA, Albania — Two survivors of Albania’s communist crackdown against the church brought Pope Francis to tears with their stories during a vespers service [...]

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