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Gospel Meditation Project by Bishops of the AEC

The Bishops of the AEC will be sharing meditations on the Gospels for each Sunday starting with 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (3rd August 2014).  A different Bishop will be preparing the meditations for each month and the meditations will be posted on the website at the beginning of each week.

The first week is attached Gospel Reflection August 3, 2014 18th Sun OT

The meditation for 10th August will be posted on 4th August.

The meditations for August will be by Bishop Christopher Glancy, Auxiliary Bishop of Belize. ( Background – Bishop Christopher Glancy)Photo Bishop Elect Christopher Glancy

HISTORY AND MEMORY – Catholic Theology in the Caribbean Today

2014 Editorial - Catholic News – Trinidad
Saturday, 21 June 2014 12:27
Catholic Theology in the Caribbean Today celebrated its 20th anniversary but 17th conference, from June 9-14. The conference, which was held at the Seminary, Mt St Benedict, was titled “History and Memory”. Some highlights of it were carried in last week’s Catholic News and some in this week’s paper.

http://www.catholicnews-tt.net/joomla/frontpage/5726-bishop-malzaire-to-theologians-help-the-church-move-forward-jun-15

http://www.catholicnews-tt.net/joomla/viewpoint/5730-fr-michels-way-from-theologia-moralis-to-lectio-divina-jun-22

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A Breath of Joyful Life – ABP- Biblical Animation of all Pastoral Life,”

AMERICA THE NATIONAL CATHOLIC REVIEW – June 11, 2014

A Breath of Joyful Life

The Living Word [1]

Guillermo Acero [2], Mike James [3], Mary Elizabeth Sperry [4]

The Bible in the life and mission of the Latin American church
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COMING TO LIFE. The basilica cathedral in Aparecida, Brazil, during the local Marian feast, Oct. 12, 2006.

In Ezekiel 37, the prophet sees a field of dry bones that come together with sinews, flesh, and skin, yet have no life. The bones do not come to life until Ezekiel prophesies—sharing the word of God, filling them with the Spirit that gives life. Following Ezekiel’s example, in recent years the church has called upon all who serve in the church to breathe the Word of God into their work, giving these ministries new life and purpose in Jesus Christ. This “breathing in” or “enlivening” is called “Biblical Animation of all Pastoral Life,” known by the initals for its name in Spanish, Animación Bíblica de la pastoral (ABP). Continue reading

Suriname bishop retires …Administrator appointed

Catholic News – Trinidad – 7th June 2014

The bishop’s seat at the Minor Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul in Paramaribo, Suriname, is now officially vacant, hopefully to be filled in the not too distant future.

Bishop Wilhelmus de Bekker turned 75 on April 27 and, as is mandatory, submitted his resignation letter to Rome. Papal Nuncio Archbishop Nicola Girasoli informed the bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference that the letter was accepted by Pope Francis.

Apostolic Administrator Fr Antonius te Dorsthorst (left) and Bishop Emeritus Wilhelmus de Bekker at the press conference. Photo taken from dwtonline.com
Apostolic Administrator Fr Antonius te Dorsthorst (left) and Bishop Emeritus Wilhelmus de Bekker at the press conference. Photo taken from dwtonline.com Continue reading

Recent Posts

A challenge to young men: Have you thought about the priesthood?

Catholic News. Trinidad, Saturday, 26 July 2014 21:35
Rev Matthew Martinez is due to be ordained a Dominican friar on August 2. On the wall behind him are the Dominican shield and motto. Photo Raymond Syms
Rev Matthew Martinez is due to be ordained a Dominican friar on August 2. On the wall behind him are the Dominican shield and motto. Photo Raymond Syms

Thirty-two-year-old Rev Matthew Russell Martinez OP will become the first Trinidadian in ten years to become a Dominican priest when he is ordained by Archbishop Joseph Harris on August 2 at St Finbar’s RC Church, Diego Martin – his home parish. Associate Editor Raymond Syms interviewed Rev Matthew at St Finbar’s Priory. Continue reading

SVG says ‘Yes’ to the Word

2014 Caribbean Church News
Catholic News, Trinidad, Saturday, 19 July 2014 22:18
Members of the clergy and laity of the diocese of Kingstown in St Vincent and the Grenadines said and lived a resounding “Yes” to the Word of God during a Biblical Animation of all Pastoral Life (ABP) Encounter held June 13-15.

Vicar General Msgr Michael Stewart at the closing Mass of the ABP Encounter in St Vincent & the Grenadines.
Vicar General Msgr Michael Stewart at the closing Mass of the ABP Encounter in St Vincent & the Grenadines.

The Encounter, held at the Pastoral Centre at Edinboro in Kingstown, was coordinated by Vicar General and ABP Delegate Msgr Michael Stewart, along with an enthusiastic local ABP team of seven, which included Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny Augustine Quarless and Martha Sebastian. Continue reading

New Testament has a new sound

Catholic News, Trinidad, Saturday, 19 July 2014 22:20
Juram Browne (left) of Aishalton and Joel Isaacs of Karaudarnau record the New Testament in Wapishana at the Catholic Media Initiatives studios in Georgetown.  Photo taken from Catholic Standard
Juram Browne (left) of Aishalton and Joel Isaacs of Karaudarnau record the New Testament in Wapishana at the Catholic Media Initiatives studios in Georgetown. Photo taken from Catholic Standard

Guyana’s 8,000 Wapishana-speaking Amerindians and those in Brazil can now hear the New Testament in their mother tongue following the completion of a US$13,000 audio-recording project. Continue reading

Thank You, Fr Michel

Series FR MICHEL’S WAY - Catholic News
Saturday, 12 July 2014 15:58
During the recent Conference on Catholic Theology in the Caribbean Today, Dr Everard Johnston, senior lecturer at the Theological Institute, Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs, delivered the inaugural Founders’ Lecture on Fr Michel de Verteuil’s contribution to Lectio Divina, entitled Fr Michel’s Way: From Theologia Moralis to Lectio Divina. In this the final instalment of his talk, Dr Johnston offers some suggestions to those seeking to continue in the tradition of ‘Fr Michel’s Way’.

 

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Lectio a way of wisdom

Catholic News – July 6th 2014

One of the highlights of the recent Conference on Catholic Theology in the Caribbean Today was the June 11 inaugural Founders’ Lecture, dedicated to Fr Michel de Verteuil’s contribution to Lectio Divina.

Dr Everard Johnston, senior lecturer at the Theological Institute, Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs, delivered the special address titled Fr Michel’s Way: From Theologia Moralis to Lectio Divina. In this the third instalment of his talk, Dr Johnston discusses why Fr Michel “positively” excludes “moralising” in his approach to Lectio.

 

Dr Everard Johnston (centre) answers a question from a member of the audience. Sharing the head-table with Dr Johnston are Gary Tagallie, responder, and moderator Catherine Ali. Photo Raymond Syms
Dr Everard Johnston (centre) answers a question from a member of the audience. Sharing the head-table with Dr Johnston are Gary Tagallie, responder, and moderator Catherine Ali. Photo Raymond Syms Continue reading