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Financial Report – Antilles Episcopal Conference

Summary of Audited Accounts 2013

Following the decision of the Bishops at their Permanent Board Meeting in January 2014 AEC bishops to lead by example in financial transparency and accountability  the AEC publishes the attached summary of its own finances for 2013 which has been prepared by the auditors of the Conference and approved at the Annual Plenary Meeting held in May 2014

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30th Sunday of the Year – Sunday 26th October

The reflections for October are by Bishop Francis Alleyne, Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana and Vice-President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference

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Similar to the Gospel passage of last week, Jesus is approached by the Pharisees with a question, “Which is the greatest commandment of the Law?”  Another similarity is that their approach was not sincere.  The Pharisees were trying to disconcert him, catch him off guard, they were bowling a “googly” at him and probably had some responses or further question ready to trap him according to how he may answer.  Continue reading

29th Sunday of the Year – Sunday 19th October

The reflections for October are by Bishop Francis Alleyne, Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana and Vice-President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference

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In a recent article in the Tablet (UK) Fr. Nicholas King SJ, a professor in scripture, offered a cautionary word about how we read and draw insight from the bible.  One tendency can be to zero in on a text that helps to carry a position or conclusion that we want to believe.  I have heard more than one individual proudly conclude that “Jesus says its ok to drink because he turned water into wine”.  Continue reading

Good vibes from Rome

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.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

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When the Church speaks

EDITORIAL  Catholic Standard, Guyana – 21st November 2014

In recent weeks there have been a number of calls for the religious communities to take a much more public position on various matters of state and to express their views on day-to-day social and political questions.

This shows that a growing number of people believe that religion is losing its influence in public life and feel this is not good. They see religion as the foundation stone of morality and have a desire for more religion in politics, and for some political leaders to express their faith more. Continue reading

REFLECTION FOR 23rd November “THE REIGN OF CHRIST THE KING”

Reflections for November are by Archbishop Donald Reece, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston

ReeceThe story is told of the great orator Lawrence Olivier who, while performing in a Concert, included Psalm 23 as one of his recital numbers.  After his rendition of the psalm, the entire audience gave him a standing ovation.  Then, a curious thing happened; a little old man asked if he himself could be allowed to pray the same psalm.  Continue reading

RECONCILIATION AND TRUST – GUYANA

Message from Bishop Francis Alleyne, Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana -  13th November 2014

Brothers and Sisters,

The proroguing or suspension of Parliament on Monday November 10, 2014 puts Guyana into uncharted territory.

If we are to be true to our faith tradition then we can step into the unknown, not with trepidation, but poised to draw on our convictions with the confidence of new life and resurrection. Continue reading

REFLECTION FOR 16th November Thirty-third Sunday (A)

RefReecelections for November are by Archbishop Donald Reece, Archbishop Emeritus of Kingston

“SPIRITUAL INVENTORY”

 Good business sense requires an inventory to be taken at the end of a particular period in order to take stock of what goods are lacking or what goods are deemed outdated.

Likewise, as we Christians draw close to the end of the liturgical year, it is also good and practical that we, as individuals and as a Church, take stock of what is lacking in our spiritual lives and what needs to be discarded. Continue reading

GENERATION S YOUTH ASSEMBLY

Catholic News, Trinidad, Saturday, 01 November 2014 23:00
Confirmation candidates during a praise and worship session led by People of Praise Music Ministry.
Confirmation candidates during a praise and worship session led by People of Praise Music Ministry.

Let your life do the talking – Archbishop

Become authentic disciples, Archbishop Joseph Harris told Confirmation candidates at the October 23 Generation S Youth Assembly, and help other young people become disciples. Continue reading