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Micsem Discussion

Faith, Culture and Democracy in Truk

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Discussion of the fit between democracy and traditional authority in Chuuk, and how the church can help mediate.

1988-04-30 CULTURAL GOVERNMENT RELIGION

Population Pressure and The Church's Response

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

Does rapid population growth in Chuuk warrant a serious attempt to limit family size?

1989-04-08 RELIGION SOCIAL ISSUES

Video Listings

When Spirits Roamed

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

2012 CULTURAL RELIGION

talks

Human Development in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Talk at the Council of Churches, New York

March 1980 GOVERNMENT RELIGION

Spain in the Marianas

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation on Saipan

November 1998 HISTORY RELIGION

Our Lady of Kamalen

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation on Guam

December 2012 RELIGION

Meeting in the Middle

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Catholic Men痴 Conference, Guam

January 2016 HISTORY RELIGION

Homily for Inauguration of New Pohnpei Governor

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Pohnpei

January 2008 RELIGION

Homily for FSM Presidential Inauguration

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Pohnpei

July 2007 GOVERNMENT RELIGION

Evangelization--Old and New

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation to Pacific Bishops on Guam

2013 RELIGION

Early Marianas Mission

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at University of Guam

October 2015 HISTORY RELIGION

A Voyage of Rediscovery--Ethnic and Christian

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given in Taiwan

February 2011 HISTORY RELIGION

75th Anniversary of the Arrival of MMBs to Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Sermon on Saipan

June 2003 HISTORY RELIGION

Religious Rights and Threatened Nations

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Brigham Young University

October 2016 GOVERNMENT HISTORY RELIGION

Fifty Years of Priesthood

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Homily at Santa Barbara Church, Guam, on the Golden Anniversary of Ordination

June 2019 RELIGION

Micronesian Counselors

Spiritual Abuse

Major Scott Nicloy

A clergyman reports on how church leaders can take advantage of their flock.

February 2006 RELIGION SOCIAL ISSUES

Path to Heaven

Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

Personal reflection on how the church and its mission has changed during a lifetime.

February 2010 RELIGION

The Church in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

A brief history of the integration of Christian churches into island cultures, highlighting the changes on both in the course of this process.

May 2008 HISTORY RELIGION

Books

When Cultures Clash: Revisiting the ‘Spanish-Chamorro Wars’

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

The arrival of Spanish missionaries to the Marianas in 1668 was a first in Pacific Island history; it signaled the beginning of intense Western presence in the islands. The troubled years that followed, marked by intermittent outbreaks of violence, came to be known as the “Spanish-Chamorro Wars.” According to the standard textbooks, this thirty-year period was one of utter devastation–forced conversion, rapid cultural change, precipitous population decline, and loss of Chamorro identity. Or was it? This book seeks to offer a better grounded and more nuanced understanding of this critical period of initial Western contact in the Pacific.

Saipan: Northern Marianas Humanities Council. 99pp. HISTORY RELIGION

History of the Caroline Islands

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

The history of the diocese is a journey from the first Catholic evangelization of the Carolines in the late nineteenth century up to the present day. It is a celebration of the growth of a church that has by now developed island cultural roots even as it has been brought under the leadership of Micronesians. The text is supplemented by many historical photos and a section on each of the parishes in the diocese.

2013 HISTORY RELIGION

Summoning the Powers Beyond

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

What was island religion like before the coming of Christianity?  Drawing on all the sources available, this book reconstructs the old religions of re-modern Micronesia. It offers a chapter on the religious beliefs and practices of each part of Micronesia, emphasizing what is unique to that particular island group and what is shared with other places. The summary provides an overview of elements of religion that are found throughout the entire region.

2011 RELIGION

The Catholic Church in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel S.J.

A simply told story of the founding and growth of the Catholic Church in each island group, with lists of missionary personnel, local clergy, and parish churches appended. This book was prepared for the centennial of the church in each island group.

2003 Books HISTORY RELIGION

articles

Christianity in Micronesia: The Interplay between Church and Culture

Francis X. Hezel

An overview of what Christianity has brought to the islands

In Charles E. Farhadian, Introducing World Christianity. London, Blackwell Press, 2012. 230-243. CULTURAL RELIGION

Christianity and Violence in the Pacific

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Weighs whether Christianity in the Pacific has contributed to or diminished violence in the islands.

Christianity and Violence in the Pacific. (In Desiderio Parrilla, La Violencia del Amor.  Madrid: Lectio, 2012)  Weighs whether Christianity in the Pacific has contributed to or diminished violence in the islands.  

HISTORY RELIGION

Religion in the Marshall Islands

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

A brief review of the main features of religious practice and belief in the Marshalls from traditional to modern times.

Unpublished. RELIGION

Indigenization as a Missionary Goal in the Caroline-Marshall Islands

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Traces the route to inculturation for Protestant and Catholic churches.

Mission, Church, and Sect in Oceania, Edited by James Boutilier, et. al., Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1978: 251-273. RELIGION

Spanish Capuchins in the Carolines

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

A history of mission efforts by the Spanish Capuchins from 1885 to the end of the 19th century.

Micronesian Reporter, Vol. 19, No. 2, 1971: 32-40; No. 3, 1971: 36-42. RELIGION

Self-support of Programs and Institutions of the Catholic Church

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Self-support by local people of their church may increase their self-esteem.

Unpublished. 1971

RELIGION

Catholic Missions in the Carolines and Marshall Islands

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

A historical and bibliographic survey of the Catholic missions in Micronesia.

Journal of Pacific History, 5 (1970), 213-227. RELIGION

Micronesian Seminar: 25 Years

Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

Description of MicSem, its mission, and its accomplishments.

Unpublished. 1996. RELIGION

Congeries of Spirits

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Essay on the pre-christian religions in Micronesia.

Introductory essay in Micronesian Religion and Lore: A Guide to Sources, 1526-1990, Edited by Douglas Haynes and William Wuerch, Westport, Connectincut: Greenwood Press, 1995: 1-11. RELIGION

The Church in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Historical sketch of the Jesuit mission through the 20th century.

America 18 February 1995: 23-24. RELIGION

When the Wind Blows, the Islands will Rock

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

A critical look at the new religious movements in the Pacific.

An Essay in Response to Manfred Ernst Winds of Change." (Suva: PCC, 1994). Unpublished. 29 August 1994 RELIGION

Serving the Poor in Micronesia: One Approach

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

The church’s mission of working with the poor sometimes involves public education.

Unpublished. 23 December 1987 RELIGION

Historical Sketch of the Caroline-Marshall Mission of the New York Province

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Brief history of the Jesuit mission in Micronesia from the end of World War II.

Jesuits Yearbook 1986, Rome: Socio Grafica Romana, 1985: 52-55. RELIGION

Jesuit Martyrs in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Account of the deaths of the 20 Jesuits who were killed in the course of their missionary work in the islands.

Unpublished. 1983. RELIGION

Integration of Catholicism into Guam and its People

Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

Brief look at the assimilation of Spanish Catholicism and Chamorro culture.

Unpublished.
RELIGION

Stepping Stones to Somewhere Else

Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

Brief description of the social and political context of the church’s work in the islands.

Unpublished. 2001 RELIGION

German Catholic Missions in Micronesia

Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

German Capuchins in the Carolines and Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in the Marshalls and their contributions.

Edited by Hermann Hiery, Handbuch der deutschen Sudsee, Paderborn, Munchen: Die Deutsche Bibliothek, 2001: 558-603. RELIGION

A Life at the Edge of the World

Francis X. Hezel, S.J.

American Jesuits in Micronesia and their mission as seen by one Jesuit.

Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits Vol. 41, No. 4, Winter. RELIGION