Religion Briefs
Saturday, November 17, 2001

Bishop DiLorenzo chosen to lead science panel

Honolulu Catholic Bishop Francis DiLorenzo was elected to head one of the standing committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

DiLorenzo was named chairman-elect of the Committee on Science and Human Values at the bishops' fall general meeting in Washington, D.C., which ended Thursday. He will take the seat in November 2002. He had served for several years on the committee.

Among the issues before the committee is discussion of the ethical ramifications of human genetics research.

The bishops voted to fill 22 committee chairman positions and elect a new conference president. Bishop Wilton Gregory of Illinois was the first African American to be chosen to head the organization of 200 American bishops.

Ecumenical meet focuses on spirituality of military

"The Spirituality of Militarization" will be the topic at the Nov. 25 meeting of the Hawaii Ecumenical Coalition.

Chaminade University professor Larry Jones and Makua Valley activist Willie Aila will speak at the 5:30 p.m. gathering at Kaumakapili Church, 766 N. King St. The "Ho'ike i ka Pono" monthly gathering of church and community leaders is open to the public. The reggae musical group White Lines will perform.

Star of the Sea selling Christmas decor, gifts

Christmas decorations and gifts are on sale during the "Deck the Halls" sale, which will continue until Dec. 10 at the Star of the Sea Church Thrift Store Ministry in Waialae.

The shop on the church grounds at 4470 Aliikoa St. is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Fashion label clothing, jewelry and housewares are on sale.

Proceeds from the sale will support programs for the homeless and hungry. Prospective donors and shoppers may call 734-0396 for information.

John K. Lake will speak at St. Andrew's Cathedral

The beginning of the Anglican Church in Hawaii will be celebrated next weekend at St. Andrew's Cathedral.

The Holy Communion service at 9 a.m. Nov. 25 will commemorate the confirmation of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma in 1862.

Kumu hula and Hawaiian language teacher John K. Lake will be guest speaker. Representatives of several Hawaiian societies will attend.

A special meditation space will be dedicated to the alii at the event, which is open to the public.


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