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Mgr Macaire with his mother and father

Mgr Macaire with his mother and father

Report by Pascal Gbiki of the Diocese of Basseterre – Guadeloupe

Sunday April 12th, 2015, second Sunday of Easter and divine mercy Sunday, Mgr David Macaire, appointed archbishop of Saint Pierre and Fort-de-France on march 7th, 2015, has received Episcopal consecration before 20 000 faithful, 87 priests and deacons, and 670 altar servants, all assembled in Pierre Aliker stadium, in Fort-de-France, transformed this day in a huge cathedral. Continue reading

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

macarius Translated From – Eglise Catholique en Martinique

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



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

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Fourth Sunday of Easter (B) 26th April 2015

Reflections for April are by Archbishop Joseph Harris, Archbishop of Port of Spain

Gospel: John 10:11-18

Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep.I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. Continue reading


Report by Sr. Christina Araujo. OP

The Heart of the Matter’ Religious Life reconsidered in the light of a year dedicated to Consecrated Life’

Participants - CRA Guyana 2015

Participants – CRA Guyana 2015

This was the theme of the biennial General assembly of the Conference of the Religious of the Antilles (CRA) as major superiors or their delegates came together in Guyana from Easter Tuesday to Friday to reconsider religious life in the light of a year dedicated to Consecrated Life. Bishop Glancy of Belize –himself a religious – was the official representative of the Antilles Episcopal Conference.

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Third Sunday of Easter (B) 19th April 2015

Reflections for April are by Archbishop Joseph Harris, Archbishop of Port of Spain.

Gospel: Luke 24:35-48

The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way, and how Jesus was made known to them in the breaking of bread. While they were still speaking about this, he stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified and thought that they were seeing a ghost. Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do questions arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have.” Continue reading

2nd Sunday of Easter

Reflections for April are by Archbishop Joseph Harris, Archbishop of Port of Spain

John 20:19-31

There have been a few occasions in my life when I have found it very difficult to forgive, the wound was too raw, the pain too great and yet when I found the strength to forgive and to reconcile I found a peace which I was missing. Forgiveness and reconciliation always bring peace. It was this peace which Jesus gave to his disciples when he appeared to them on the evening of that first day of the week, the evening of the resurrection. In doing this Jesus signaled to his disciples that he had forgiven them their cowardice and abandonment. Jesus was showing himself as the God of mercy and compassion. Continue reading


Castholic Standard – Guyana –  3rdApril 2015

From Monday 6th April until Saturday 11th April the Conference of Religious of the Antilles (CRA) will be meeting in Guyana at St. Paul’s Retreat Centre. Our Diocese is privileged to host this meeting during the year of Consecrated Life. This meeting was last held in Guyana over 20 years ago. On Friday 10th April 2014 the closing Mass of the Conference will be celebrated in the Cathedral at 17:00 hrs