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‘I do not know the man’ - Apr 13
2014 - Front Page Photos
Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:35

‘I do not know the man’Felisha Wellington (right, portraying the apostle Peter) is accused of knowing Jesus. The scene was captured April 3 during St Charles High School’s Cantata for Easter on the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ at St Charles Borromeo RC Church, Tunapuna. Photo Raymond Syms

 
From trauma to conflict - Apr 13
2014 - News
Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:56
Dr Karen Moore speaking at last Tuesday’s ‘Trauma, Conflict and Community Peacemakers’ conference. Photo Raymond Syms
Dr Karen Moore speaking at last Tuesday’s ‘Trauma, Conflict and Community Peacemakers’ conference. Photo Raymond Syms

Psychologist points a way out

By Lara Pickford-Gordon

Persons who feel powerful do not pick up guns to hurt others. This was one of several lessons participants received at last Tuesday’s conference on Trauma, Conflict and Community Peacemakers.

At the conference, organised by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Community Peacemakers, clinical psychologist Dr Karen Moore said, “The core experience of trauma is helplessness and out of the helplessness comes the violence that you see in the communities we have been talking about today. When you feel powerful you do not have to pick up a gun. You don’t need to hurt somebody else.”

Trauma, she said, “damages or distorts an individual’s relationship with self and others around them” and this could manifest itself in violence and dysfunction.

Dr Moore, who has experience in dealing with trauma in various forms – physical and sexual abuse, violence and natural disasters, explained that people who felt empowered did not have a world vision in which they felt the world was going to hurt them.

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Tributes for Robinson - Apr 13
2014 - News
Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:48
In this undated photo, former T&T President and Prime Minister Arthur NR Robinson meets Pope John Paul II in Rome.
In this undated photo, former T&T President and Prime Minister Arthur NR Robinson meets Pope John Paul II in Rome.

Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson was shy yet affable, and ably led the charge for greater self-government for the people of Tobago.

ANR Robinson, born in Castara, Tobago, in 1926, died last Wednesday morning at the age of 87. Later that day, the Catholic News spoke to three priests who had all met the former Prime Minister and President of the Republic at different times.

Fr Garfield Rochard, parish priest of Assumption Church, Maraval, knew the Robinsons. He first met Robinson while teaching in the early 60s in Tobago, and later got to know him better during his frequent visits to a then ailing Patricia Robinson, a parishioner, before her death in September 2009.

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NOT ON YOUR OWN TERMS - Apr 13
2014 - Editorial
Saturday, 12 April 2014 21:31

It is no secret that from time to time office-holders from every side of the political divide run into moral crisis, be it corruption, sexual misconduct or misappropriation of funds. Chinese wisdom conveys that a crisis can also be an opportunity.

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Adventures of the ‘palm reapers’ - Apr 13
2014 - Features
Saturday, 12 April 2014 22:30

Do you have your Attalea maripa from last year? At Masses this weekend, members of the clergy will bless bundles, the faithful will receive one – and try and get their hands on at least two more – then twist and shape it into a cross or other Christian symbol, and finally hang it somewhere in their home.

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