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Volunteers load water onto a boat to be transported to West Maui from the Kihei boat landing on Aug. 13, 2023 in Kihei, Hawaii.

How to help Maui wildfire victims from afar

Aug 21, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Here’s how you can help those affected by the devastating fires on Maui. Read more

The Cardenas family, of Sacramento, posing outside Maria Lanakila Catholic Church in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Catholic family narrowly escapes Hawaii wildfires: ‘We did a lot of praying’

Aug 16, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Angel and Ana Cardenas and their three children, of Sacramento, California, have been visiting Maui annually on family vacations for... Read more

Charred remains of a burned neighborhood are seen in the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina, western Maui, Hawaii, on Aug. 14, 2023.

Honolulu bishop details ‘shocking’ devastation on Maui after visit to Lahaina

Aug 15, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva on Tuesday shared details after visiting the town of Lahaina where he celebrated Mass with about... Read more

An aerial image taken on Aug. 10, 2023, shows destroyed homes and buildings burned to the ground in Lahaina along the Pacific Ocean in the aftermath of wildfires in western Maui, Hawaii.

Pope Francis offers condolences after 55 die in Hawaii wildfires

Aug 11, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones, Courtney Mares

The pope sent a condolence telegram on Friday expressing his sadness and solidarity with all who are suffering due to... Read more

Catholic nuns in Hawaii shaken but hopeful after robbery

Jun 8, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

A community of Dominican nuns in Hawaii is shaken but hopeful after a burglar broke into their convent last week... Read more

Volunteers deliver food baskets to New Mexico's Acoma pueblo from the "Knights of Columbus Covid-19 Relief Canteen", April 2020.

Knights of Columbus in New Mexico, Hawaii help Native people during coronavirus

Apr 15, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Native Americans have not fared well in pandemics and epidemics.  Read more

Hawaii's assisted suicide law comes into effect, but few physicians cooperate

Jan 8, 2019

Hawaii's law legalizing assisted suicide went into effect last week, but many physicians and pharmacists are choosing not to prescribe... Read more

Catholic Charities Hawai'i to build housing for low-income seniors

Jul 12, 2018

The Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation (CCHDC) recently purchased several acres of land in Kahului on the island of Maui... Read more

Legalizing assisted suicide harms those with depression, Hawaii bishop says

Apr 9, 2018

Hawaii became last week the most recent US state to legalize assisted suicide, and the islands' bishop has written about... Read more