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  • Bishop's Homily for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

    Bishop Larry Silva
    February 02, 2017

    Mass and Investiture of Monsignor Gary L. Secor as a Chaplain to His Holiness[Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Honolulu] What joy there must have been for these two elderly people to be able to hold in their own arms the Messiah their people had awaited for centuries!  What a blessing it was for Simeon and Anna, whose eyes were physically dimmed by age, to see more clearly than anyone else that of all the many children presented ...

  • Homily for 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    January 29, 2017

    [St. John Vianney Church, Kailua] Perhaps some of you know that around last Thanksgiving, a house that belongs to the diocese was completely refurbished by volunteers, then furnished so that it could be a transitional house for women leaving prison.  While they are there, the women are not only provided a place to live, but there are volunteers who are trained to work with them in various ways, helping them develop skills and attitudes t...

  • Homily for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    January 22, 2017

    [Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Honolulu] Did you come to church to hear about human trafficking and to reflect on the women who are practical slaves in the sex trade, or the men and women who are taken advantage of in sweat shops or in agricultural jobs?  Did you come here to think about the sexual promiscuity that is rampant in our culture and the result of which is often done away with by a surgical procedure of choice?  Did you r...

  • Bishop's Homily for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Bishop Larry Silva
    January 15, 2017

    [Hawaii Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (50th anniversary Mass); St. Ann Church, Kaneohe (Admission to Candidacy for Permanent Diaconate)] Who do you think you are? This question is often asked as a put-down to someone who has a highly inflated ego and perhaps needs a reality check.  It is a question we always need to ask of ourselves, so that we can stay at least a step ahead of someone else who may more painfully ask t...

  • Homily Epiphany of the Lord

    Bishop Larry Silva
    January 08, 2017

    [Holy Trinity Church, Honolulu (Pastor Installation); St. Stephen Catholic Church, Honolulu] You are a star!  You shine with a radiance that makes people turn their heads and pay attention.  You light up a room with your presence.  You bring light where there is darkness, and make people want to get up and follow.  You are a star! You might be asking, “Who, me?”  We know what attention a star gets.  ...

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