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David Bishop Macarius, new Archbishop of Saint Pierre and Fort de France

macarius Translated From – Eglise Catholique en Martinique

http://martinique.catholique.fr/mgr-david-macaire-nouvel?lang=fr

Bishop Gilbert Marie Michel Méranville announced on Radio Saint Louis Saturday morning March 7, the diocese knows the name of his new bishop.
The Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Gilbert Marie Michel Méranville for reasons of age, was indeed named 7 March 2015, Bishop David Macaire Archbishop of Saint Pierre and Fort-de-France. Continue reading

AEC VOCATIONS WEEK 2015 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

CHOSEN, CALLED, BLESSED AND SENT – EMBRACING THE FUTURE WITH HOPE

The AEC Vocations Week 2015 will begin on Sunday, January 11, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Bishops of the AEC initiated this week four years ago to ensure that in all our Arch/Dioceses of the AEC a culture of vocations will be fostered and to offer support to the Directors or Promoters of Vocations in all our Arch/Dioceses, including Religious Institutes, encouraging among them greater solidarity with each other in the vital ministry of vocations promotion. The Week was also meant to encourage prayer for vocations and ensure that clergy, religious and faithful would all be aware of their responsibility in promoting vocations. The promotion of vocations is the responsibility of all in the Church, not just a few dedicated to the cause. Continue reading

New horizons of hope brighten the lives of the Cuban people

“New horizons of hope brighten the lives of the Cuban people”, says the Bishops’ Conference

Havana (Agenzia Fides) – “We thank the Lord because new horizons of hope brighten the lives of the Cuban people, because good relations without tensions between peoples, who are so close, are the foundation of a promising future”. This is what the Bishops’ Conference of Cuba (COCC) says in a statement sent to Agenzia Fides and is signed by the General Secretariat of the COCC, written after the announcement of the resumption of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba. Continue reading

HISTORIC DECISION BY THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA TO ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ANTILLES EPISCOPAL CONFERENCE REGARDING THE HISTORIC DECISION BY THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA TO ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

“The Holy Father wishes to express his warm congratulations for the historic decision taken by the Governments of the United States of America and Cuba to establish diplomatic relations, with the aim of overcoming, in the interest of the citizens of both countries, the difficulties which have marked their recent history.” Continue reading

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Gospel Meditation for the 5th Sunday of Lent

Meditations for March are by Bishop Robert Llanos, Auxiliary Bishop of Port of Spain

llanosReadings  Jer. 31:31-34,  Heb: 5:7-9, Jn. 12:20-33

In this Sunday’s gospel from Jn. 12 the Greeks approach Jesus through his friends and apostles Phillip and Andrew. In other words strangers are brought into the presence of Christ by those who know him and are his friends. Are we prepared to do the same? If so then we must also be prepared to first establish a genuine friendship with God from which Jesus may proclaim “the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified”. Continue reading

Gospel Meditation for the 4th Sunday of Lent –

Mediations for March are by Bishop Robert Llanos, Auxiliary Bishop of Port of Spain.

llanosReadings 2Ch. 36:14-17, 19-23             Eph. 2:4-10                             Jn. 3:14-21

“We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning he had meant us to live it.” This last sentence in today’s second reading appears to sum up the broad message of our salvation as celebrated in this weekend’s scripture texts. The reading from the second book of Chronicles chapter thirty six highlights the fact that the people of Israel broke covenant with God by “adding infidelity to infidelity, copying all the shameful practices of the nations and defiling the Temple”. Continue reading

2nd SUNDAY OF Lent, 2015-Reflections on the Sunday Readings

Meditations for March are by Bishop Robert Llanos, Auxiliary Bishop of Port of Spain   Bio -Robert Llanos

llanosGen. 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18       Rom. 8:31-34             Mk. 9:2-10

My dear friends Lent could be considered a microcosm of our whole lives fitted into six weeks where we gain the opportunity to reconsider the meaning of our lives and the direction it is taking. It is as if we get the Lenten journey right we will get our life’s journey right. With this in mind we reflect on the readings of the 2nd Sunday of Lent focusing mainly on the Gospel of the Transfiguration according to Mark 9: 2-10. Continue reading

MEDITATION FOR SUNDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2015

Meditations for February are by Bishop Jason Gordon, Bishop of Bridgetown and Kingstown

gordonGospel – Mark 1:12-15

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness and he remained there for forty days, and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild beasts, and the angels looked after him.

After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’ Continue reading

MEDITATION FOR SUNDAY 15TH FEBRUARY, 2015

gordonMeditations for February are by Bishop Jason Gordon, Bishop of Bridgetown and Kingstown

Gospel – Mark 1:40-45

  1. A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees: ‘If you want to’ he said ‘you can cure me.’ 41. Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. ‘Of course I want to!’ he said. ‘Be cured!’ 42.And the leprosy left him at once and he was cured. 43. Jesus immediately sent him away and sternly ordered him, 44. ‘Mind you say nothing to anyone, but go and show yourself to the priest, and make the offering for your healing prescribed by Moses as evidence of your recovery.’ 45.The man went away, but then started talking about it freely and telling the story everywhere, so that Jesus could no longer go openly into any town, but had to stay outside in places where nobody lived. Even so, people from all around would come to him.

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