Decendants of St. Damien write an open letter addressing the accusation that their relative was a “typical example of white colonialism, patriarchy and white supremacist culture.”
St. Damien of Molkai is called the ‘leper priest’ in Hawaii.
“Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.”
Modern technology appeared to amend Jesus’ warning when an emergency alert in Hawaii gave both the day, Jan. 13, and the hour, 8 a.m.
Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva gave general absolution to about 45 people in a deacon formation program in response to the alert of an imminent ballistic missile attack that put Hawaii in a state of panic shortly after 8 a.m. Jan. 13.