|Catholic News, Trinidad - Saturday, 11 October 2014 13:23|
Trinidadian Matthew Ragbir had the privilege of carrying the processional crucifix and serving alongside seminarians from Eastern and Western Churches at last Sunday’s opening Mass of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome. Continue reading
Catholic News, Trinidad, 14 September 2014 by Fr Martin Sirju, Parish Priest, Siparia
About ten years ago, the manager of a bank asked me to join in an ecumenical service in his bank. As is common here there was a prayer by representatives of the Christian, Muslim and Hindu faiths. It is how we do things here, or at least so I thought. Continue reading
Catholic News, Trinidad, 4th October 2014, By Lara Pickford-Gordon
Archbishop reports ‘very productive’ meetings
Rome is receptive to the idea of Pope Francis visiting Trinidad and Tobago, Archbishop Harris has said.
He discussed the possibility when he met on September 13 with the Pope’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. The talks followed correspondence to Cardinal Parolin inviting the pope to visit T&T.
Archbishop Joseph Harris gestures after greeting Pope Francis during the pope’s weekly General Audience on September 10 at St Peter’s Square. This L’Osservatore Romano photo was provided to the Catholic News by Archbishop Harris. Continue reading
|Catholic News, Trinidad - Saturday, 04 October 2014|
|Archbishop Joseph Harris has restated the positions of the Catholic Church on homosexuality and discrimination, expressing concern about comments attributed by the local media to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar in New York. Continue reading|
|Catholic News, Trinidad, Saturday, 04 October 2014 22:09|
“What do we do when we celebrate 25 years of God’s love, mercy and faithfulness in our lives?” asked Auxiliary Bishop Robert Llanos. He answered, “One remains committed and firm in one’s desire to fulfil God’s will in a particular situation.” Continue reading
By Matthew Kelly - Catholic Standard - Guyana - 19th September 2014
Transforming people one at a time is at the heart of God’s plan for the world.
It is also essential to developing dynamic marriages, loving families, vibrant parish communities, thriving economies, and extraordinary nations. Every time you become a-better-version-of-yourself, the consequences of your transformation echo through your marriage, family, par-ish, nation, and beyond to people and places in the future. It is God who does the transforming, but only to the extent that we co-operate. God’s grace is constant, never lacking. So our cooperation with God’s desire to transform us is essential. Continue reading
Catholic News - Trinidad - 17th August 2014
The reminder came from CSCC principal Bishop Jason Gordon at the August 9 closing ceremony at Emmaus Centre, Torecilla, Arima.
|SIGNIS World President Gustavo Andújar addresses the CSCC 20th anniversary celebration on August 7. Photo Enrico De Shong|
Thirty-four students from seven Caribbean countries participated in CSCC 2014, which ran from August 3 – 9. Continue reading
Fr Harvey at Liturgy School - Catholic News Trinidad - 17th August 2014
|Fr Clyde Harvey|
Let’s face it: Controversy “is part of the lifeblood the Church,” says Vicar for Clergy, Fr Clyde Harvey, and “we need to think about them, talk about them and challenge each other on them” Continue reading
Catholic News, Trinidad, 15th August 2014
With the growing number of lay persons interested in teaching and preaching, the Theological Institute of the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs is now offering a Certificate in Lay Ministry. Continue reading
Catholic News - Trinidad - 10th August 2014
Bishop Jason Gordon has called on those involved in Catholic communications in the Caribbean to be “discerning connoisseurs of technology”.
|Sr Angela Ann Zukowski assists a group of CSCC participants.|
He asked participants in the 2014 Caribbean School of Catholic Communications (CSCC) to consider whether they were focused on discipleship and using technology in service of that discipleship, or whether they hungered for technology and were trying to somehow incorporate discipleship as they satisfied that hunger. Continue reading