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Spread the Word everywhere - Jul 20
2014 - News
Saturday, 19 July 2014 22:49
Archbishop Joseph Harris, Bishop Robert Llanos and Fr Michael Makhan distribute Communion to the Marian devotions faithful last Sunday at the Laventille shrine. Photo Jameel Boos

Archbishop Joseph Harris, Bishop Robert Llanos and Fr Michael Makhan distribute Communion to the Marian devotions faithful last Sunday at the Laventille shrine. Photo Jameel Boos

Not just in nice, safe places, urges Archbishop

Archbishop Joseph Harris has challenged the faithful to spread the Gospel message everywhere and not just in “nice, safe places”.

He said: “All of us have the responsibility to ensure that God’s Word reaches all places.”

The archbishop made the comment in his homily during the Mass at last Sunday’s Marian Devotions, at which Bishop Robert Llanos and Fr Michael Makhan concelebrated. Fr Makhan also presided at the Benediction which preceded the Mass.

Reflecting on the day’s Gospel, the Archbishop told the crowd gathered at the Laventille shrine that the parable of the sower “invites us to try and imitate God”.

He stressed the importance of understanding that the Catholic Church was not just “Archbishop Harris and Bishop Llanos and Father Makhan” or just the priests and the nuns – but all the faithful.

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He fought ‘the good fight’ - Jul 20
2014 - News
Saturday, 19 July 2014 22:51

Fr George Pritchett RIP
Fr George Pritchett RIP

Father, friend, priest. Diocesan priest Fr George Pritchett, of Emmanuel Community, was remembered last week not only for his friendship and humility, but his sacrificial love for all life and the Catholic Church. Fr George passed away in his sleep last Monday at the age of 76. His funeral Mass was celebrated last Thursday morning at the Church of the Nativity, Crystal Stream.

On Monday night, community members gathered at their centre on Rosalino Street, Woodbrook, for their regular meeting and prayed the Chaplet for the Dead for their much loved co-founder.
Speaking that night, Keith Meade told fellow members that Fr Pritchett gave up “so much” of his life out of love and devoted his life to the community. “In his weakness he still gave of himself, of what he had, and this was a tremendous act of love.”

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Code for a more civil electoral process - Jul 20
2014 - News
Saturday, 19 July 2014 22:38

A group of leaders of civil society and religious organisations, headed by Archbishop Joseph Harris, has been working on a Code of Ethical Political Conduct for political parties operating in T&T. A release from Catholic Media Services Limited (Camsel), parent company of the Catholic News, noted that work on the Code was nearing completion.

It stated: “In the opinion of the steering committee, which has been drafting the proposed Code after considering the electoral processes of other countries, a more civil electoral process will be of benefit to all our people and can lead to greater harmony in our nation.”

It added that members of the committee would seek to meet with leaders of political parties in the coming weeks to share what was being proposed and to ask them to accept the Code as part of their election strategy for the upcoming General Election and for all future elections.

The release ended by saying that a formal announcement regarding the initiative would be made shortly.

 
THE GIFT OF MARRIAGE - Jul 20
2014 - Editorial
Saturday, 19 July 2014 22:09

The celebration of the feast of Sts Anne and Joachim on Saturday presents the Catholic faithful with an excellent opportunity to consider the blessings and obligations of marriage.

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Fire at Grenada cathedral - Jul 20
2014 - Caribbean Church News
Saturday, 19 July 2014 22:17

The cause of a fire at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in St George’s, Grenada, is still under investigation. A member of staff at the Chancery told the Catholic News on Wednesday that last Sunday’s fire was limited to an area of the sacristy and didn’t affect the cathedral structure.

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 July 2014 23:05
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