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30th Sunday of the Year – Sunday 26th October

The reflections for October are by Bishop Francis Alleyne, Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana and Vice-President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference

Alleyne

Similar to the Gospel passage of last week, Jesus is approached by the Pharisees with a question, “Which is the greatest commandment of the Law?”  Another similarity is that their approach was not sincere.  The Pharisees were trying to disconcert him, catch him off guard, they were bowling a “googly” at him and probably had some responses or further question ready to trap him according to how he may answer.  Continue reading

29th Sunday of the Year – Sunday 19th October

The reflections for October are by Bishop Francis Alleyne, Bishop of Georgetown, Guyana and Vice-President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference

Alleyne

In a recent article in the Tablet (UK) Fr. Nicholas King SJ, a professor in scripture, offered a cautionary word about how we read and draw insight from the bible.  One tendency can be to zero in on a text that helps to carry a position or conclusion that we want to believe.  I have heard more than one individual proudly conclude that “Jesus says its ok to drink because he turned water into wine”.  Continue reading

Good vibes from Rome

Catholic News, Trinidad, 4th October 2014, By Lara Pickford-Gordon

Archbishop reports ‘very productive’ meetings

Rome is receptive to the idea of Pope Francis visiting Trinidad and Tobago, Archbishop Harris has said.

He discussed the possibility when he met on September 13 with the Pope’s Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. The talks followed correspondence to Cardinal Parolin inviting the pope to visit T&T.

Archbishop Joseph Harris gestures after greeting Pope Francis during the pope’s weekly General Audience on September 10 at St Peter’s Square. This L’Osservatore Romano photo was provided to the Catholic News by Archbishop Harris.Archbishop Joseph Harris gestures after greeting Pope Francis during the pope’s weekly General Audience on September 10 at St Peter’s Square. This L’Osservatore Romano photo was provided to the Catholic News by Archbishop Harris. Continue reading

Is the Eucharist for those who need Christ most?

By Mike James – Catholic Standard – Guyana – 3rd October 2014

Catholics around the world last weekend offered special prayers for the work of the Synod of bishops from around the world which begins this Sunday October 5 to discuss “The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.”

This Synod termed “Extraordinary” is so in a number of ways. Its principal focus will not be on decision making or on submission to Pope Francis of specific recommendations for immediate action. Continue reading

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A rare privilege

Catholic News, Trinidad – Saturday, 11 October 2014 13:23
Serving in Rome     Trinidadian Matthew Ragbir of Living Water Community, who is studying in Rome and preparing for the priesthood, was among those chosen to serve at the opening Mass of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, celebrated at St Peter’s Basilica. In photos, Ragbir greets Pope Francis before the Mass and stands with other torch-bearers during the Eucharistic Prayer. He also carried the procession crucifix.
Serving in Rome

Trinidadian Matthew Ragbir of Living Water Community, who is studying in Rome and preparing for the priesthood, was among those chosen to serve at the opening Mass of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, celebrated at St Peter’s Basilica. In photo, Ragbir greets Pope Francis before the Mass

Trinidadian Matthew Ragbir had the privilege of carrying the processional crucifix and serving alongside seminarians from Eastern and Western Churches at last Sunday’s opening Mass of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome. Continue reading

How you pray matters

Catholic News, Trinidad, 14 September 2014 by Fr Martin SirjuParish Priest, Siparia

About ten years ago, the manager of a bank asked me to join in an ecumenical service in his bank. As is common here there was a prayer by representatives of the Christian, Muslim and Hindu faiths. It is how we do things here, or at least so I thought. Continue reading

Bishop Llanos tells People of Praise (PoP): Hold firm to doing God’s will

Catholic News, Trinidad, Saturday, 04 October 2014 22:09
Winston Garcia presents a token of appreciation to Bishop Emeritus Malcolm Galt, who was Arima’s parish priest when PoP Community was started 25 years ago. Photo Jameel Boos.
Winston Garcia presents a token of appreciation to Bishop Emeritus Malcolm Galt, who was Arima’s parish priest when PoP Community was started 25 years ago. Photo Jameel Boos.

“What do we do when we celebrate 25 years of God’s love, mercy and faithfulness in our lives?” asked Auxiliary Bishop Robert Llanos. He answered, “One remains committed and firm in one’s desire to fulfil God’s will in a particular situation.” Continue reading