Updated at 3:27 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2007
Officials attend Bishop Larry Silva's Red Mass
By Mary Kaye Ritz
Advertiser Staff Writer
Chief Justice Ronald Moon, Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona and Speaker Calvin Say were among the Hawai'i leaders who were prayed over and sermonized to by Bishop Larry Silva, who gave his first Red Mass homily.
The ceremony was held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu.
Silva included political content in his talk, labeling high malpractice insurance for doctors, and media distortions as incidents of "bloodless violence" that occur each day.
The bishop's Gospel reading was from Matthew, the scripture that urges Christians to turn the other cheek.