AEC News

AEC – DECLARATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE – June 8, 2015

  1. We, the Bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, recognize the importance of a process of reflection with Catholics and all people of good will on matters that affect the common good. One such matter is climate change, regarded as ‘this century’s major challenge’ which has and will have serious effects in our region.[1]

 

  1. This Declaration is in anticipation of the Papal Encyclical on Ecology expected later this year. We want to encourage you to read and study the Holy Father’s document in groups looking for concrete actions to become better stewards of creation.[2]

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A Call To Act

  1. We the Bishops of the Antilles join our voices with all people of good will calling for an end to domestic violence in our region. We have heard the cries and witness the pain of countless persons, particularly women and children, who have been afflicted by domestic violence. We stand in solidarity with you and want you to know that you are beloved children of God and must be free to live your God given dignity. In this year when we have been invited by the Holy Father to reflect on our experiences of the family and to revision our ministry and support for the family we wish to offer the following pastoral reflections.

EVERY HUMAN PERSON IS ENDOWED WITH DIGNITY BY THE CREATOR GOD Continue reading

EPISCOPAL CONSECRATION OF DAVID MACAIRE, NEW ARCHBISHOP OF MARTINIQUE

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

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

Recent Posts

Talk freely about vocations

Written By  – Catholic News – Trinidad
Sunday June 28, 2015 

…shouldn’t be ‘taboo’ in Catholic families

By Lara Pickford-Gordon

“In excess of 100” pledges to recite the rosary and offer other prayers and Masses were made during the first telethon hosted by Generation S (Service) to promote vocations.

Taking the Vocation Conversation Home was the theme of the telethon held on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the studio of Trinity TV, Port of Spain.

Fr Steve Ransome (right) jokingly presents Avery Herbert (far left) with his stole during the wrap-up session of the Generation S Vocations Telethon.  Enjoying the moment are (from left) Maya Galindo, Tricia Syms, Fr Matthew D’Hereaux, seminarian Lindsay John and Fr Cornelius Phillip FMI. (Photo taken from Generation S Facebook page) Continue reading

Gospel Meditation for the 14th Sunday of Year B

malzaire2Reflections for July are by Bishop Gabriel Malzaire, Bishop of Roseau, Dominica

Ezel. 2:2-5; 2;  Cor.12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, all three protagonists in the lessons for this 14th Sunday liturgy: Ezekiel, Paul and Jesus, are shown to be ministering in the amidst of great opposition. From this perspective, can we conclude that opposition is a necessary or an inevitable part of the Christian journey? Perhaps a little unraveling of the text can assist in determining a conclusion and in the process help us forge a lesson for today. Continue reading

13th Sunday, June 28, 2015

Reflections for June are by Bishop Robert Kurtz of Hamilton in Bermuda

Today’s Gospel is something of a literary and spiritual masterpiece that relates the cure of a woman with a chronic hemorrhage condition and the raising to life of the daughter of Jairus, a synagogue official. Mark uses the literary technique of inserting the story of the hemorrhaging woman into the body of the story relating the raising to life of the daughter of Jairus. This literary device invites us and almost forces us to see both stories as closely related and to interpret them accordingly. Continue reading

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B), June 21, 2015

Reflections for June are by Bishop Robert Kurtz, Bishop of Hamilton in Bermuda

In his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey relates a story about how he was traveling on the New York subway early on a Sunday morning. He was in the car alone, reading his newspaper peacefully, when a father and three young children entered the subway car. The father sat by himself, but the children began running up and down the car, and making quite a bit of noise. Covey found himself thinking that this man was not a very good father, for clearly he had no control over his children and seemed oblivious to how they were behaving. Continue reading

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 14, 2015

Reflections for June are by Bishop Robert Kurtz, Bishop of Hamilton in Bermuda

Ez 17: 22-24, 2Cor 5:6-10, Mk 4: 26-34

The Scripture readings for this 11th Sunday of the Liturgical Year challenge us to hear God’s word, reflect on the mystery of life and growth in nature and relate that mystery to our life and growth in Faith. The parables of Jesus invite us to think poetically in images and comparisons rather than scientifically. Today, Jesus teaches us about the Kingdom of God, or better, the “Reign of God,” by means of parables and images of seeds, planting and the mysterious process of growth. The challenge comes in relating the mystery of life and growth in nature to the seed of Faith that the Lord has planted in our hearts. Continue reading