Start date: July 22, 2022


50 years ago — July 28, 1972

The cathedral that never was

Most Honolulu Catholics would have a hard time imagining their cathedral anywhere but on Fort Street. Yet at some point plans were made to build a new cathedral elsewhere.

On January 7, 1927, The Advertiser ran a front-page story about the cathedral project. Bishop Alencaster, vicar apostolic in Honolulu, had announced the purchase of an 81,000 square foot lot on the slopes of Punchbowl, bounded by Lunalilo, Emerson, Green, and Kapiolani streets (now Ward Ave.). The original plans called for the construction of a new cathedral in the Moorish style of architecture. The cathedral would have had a commanding view of the city and would have been visible for miles out to sea. It has been estimated that the construction costs for the new cathedral would have been around $500,000, making it the most dear of the islands.

25 years ago — July 25, 1997

Holy hoops!

In the history of basketball, there have been some pretty epic matchups. But get ready – on July 12, you might be in for the most thrilling, scary and downright illiin hoop game our diocese has ever seen.

Step up for the 2012 Diocesan Ministers Basketball Challenge!

We’re pitting Team Damien against Team Marianne in a battle of the best, all to support a good cause. Several of your favorite priests, sisters and seminarians will make up the Saint-Damien squad. The Blessed Marianne team will be made up of youth and young adult ministers from local parishes and universities.

10 years ago — July 6, 2012

Change so as not to be a stranger to the Carondelets

The second-largest women’s religious order in Hawaii knows how to adapt to new situations

To change. The 46 members of Hawaii’s second largest female religious order, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, know this well.

Last year, they elected a new vice-provincial, left two parish convents on Oahu and prepared the first novice in eight years for her perpetual vows.

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