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Red Mass emphasizes the importance of pono

The call to be just applies now as it did for St. Marianne Cope, an official says

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 18, 2013

~~<p>The Hawaiian concept of pono &mdash; to be moral, truthful and just &mdash; set the tone at the annual Red Mass Thursday, held by the Catholic Diocese of Hono&shy;lulu to offer special prayers of guidance to government leaders at the start of each legislative session.</p>
<p>It was the theme of the keynote speech by Sister Alicia Damien Lau, a registered nurse and health care executive who lauded Hawaii's newest saint, Mother Marianne Cope, as an example of making things pono for mistreated Hansen's disease patients.</p>
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The Hawaiian concept of pono — to be moral, truthful and just — set the tone at the annual Red Mass Thursday, held by the Catholic Diocese of Hono­lulu to offer special prayers of guidance to government leaders at the start of each legislative session.

It was the theme of the keynote speech by Sister Alicia Damien Lau, a registered nurse and health care executive who lauded Hawaii's newest saint, Mother Marianne Cope, as an example of making things pono for mistreated Hansen's disease patients. Login for more...



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