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Scripture Meditation for Sunday, September 21, 2014

By Archbishop Patrick Pinder, Archbishop of Nassau and President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference

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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time A – Readings: Isaiah 55:6-9 [Psalm 145] Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a Matthew 20:1-16a
After a brief visit to the Gospel of John last Sunday, we return this week to the Gospel of  Matthew. Continue reading

Scripture Meditation for Sunday, September 14, 2014

Reflections for September are by Arcbhishop Patrick Pinder, Archbishop of Nassau and President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference

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Feast of the Exultation of the Holy Cross

Readings: Numbers 21:4b-9 [Psalm 78:1b-2, 34-38] Philippians 2:6-11 John 3:13-17

 This is the Year of Matthew as far as our Sunday Gospel goes.  However, this Sunday the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, we have the Gospel of John.

 This Gospel passage from the Third Chapter of John contains what is perhaps the most often quoted verse from the Gospels.  That is John 3:16:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” (John 3:16)  This passage falls within that section of John’s Gospel known as the Book of Signs (John 1:19-12:50) where the seven miracles contained in this Gospel are found. Continue reading

Scripture Meditation for Sunday, September 7, 2014

The meditations for September are by Archbishop Patrick Pinder, Archbishop of Nassau and the President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference

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Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  – Readings: Ezekiel 33:7-9 [Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9] Romans 13:8-10 Matthew 18:15-20

Our Liturgy of the Word for this Sunday begins with a passage from the Prophet Ezekiel. Prophets are among the most compelling characters in the Bible. Their
mission is to speak, to speak the truth. They speak the truth whenever, wherever and to whomever truth needs to be told. This is a costly undertaking. That, no
doubt, is why prophets are rare among us. Continue reading

Our sisters and brothers in Gaza long to live with the dignity of Children of God”

Statement issued by Signis ALC (Signis Latin America and the Caribbean on which Signis Caribbean is also represented)

Statement in Spanish Pronunciamiento PALESTINA

Our sisters and brothers in Gaza long to live with the dignity of Children of God”

Jesus said, “I leave you peace, my peace I give you. The peace I give is not like the world gives. Let not your hearts be troubled or afraid. “(John 14:27) Continue reading

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Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.

by Bishop Christopher Glancy, Auxiliary Bishop of Belize City-Belmopan, Belize

 August 31, 2014

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Jeremiah 20: 7-9 Psalm 62 Romans 12: 1-2 Matthew 16: 21-27

Gospel Reflection August 31, 2014 22nd Sun OT

Reflections for September will be by Archbishop Patrick Pinder, Archbishop of Nassau, Bahamas

Students of the Caribbean School for Catholic Communications (CSCC) have been told to return to their parishes, dioceses and ministries and practise their new pastoral communication skills

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
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

Church communicators told: Wake people up

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.
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