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‘Catholic Month’ begins on campus - Oct 19
2014 - News
Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00
Frs Jayson Grell (right) and Elton Letang celebrate CSM’s annual Mass on the LRC Greens. Photo Desmond Durham
Frs Jayson Grell (right) and Elton Letang celebrate CSM’s annual Mass on the LRC Greens. Photo Desmond Durham

The ‘LRC Greens’ at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus, was transformed into a space of worship as Catholic students gathered in their numbers to participate in an Oct 9 open air Mass hosted by the institution’s Catholic body, Catholic Students’ Movement (CSM).

Frs Jayson Grell FMI and Elton Letang CSsR celebrated the annual Mass which marked the opening of CSM’s 'Catholic Month' during which several activities are held to foster the faith on campus. Peter Telfer and the Mawasi Experience led the music ministry and many students commented that it brought “real vibes” to the liturgy.

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Christian Meditation director visits Caribbean - Oct 19
2014 - News
Saturday, 18 October 2014 23:58

Fr Laurence Freeman OSB, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), will arrive in Trinidad on October 29 to commence a series of Caribbean-wide presentations.

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‘Respect for Life Week’ to focus on gospel values - Oct 19
2014 - News
Saturday, 18 October 2014 23:57

Transforming Society to Reflect Gospel Values is the theme of this year’s Respect for Life Week (RFLW) which begins next Saturday (October 25) with the Sir Ellis Clarke Memorial Conference at the Living Water Community, Frederick Street.

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‘Jesus Motorcade’ next Sunday - Oct 19
2014 - News
Saturday, 18 October 2014 23:57

Prayer groups of the Suburban Vicariate of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal are organising a Jesus Motorcade for next Sunday (October 26) to bring the Gospel message of “Forgiveness, Peace and Brotherly Love” It will be held between the hours of 1 to 5 p.m. in the areas stretching from Barataria to Tunapuna.

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‘Spare the rod; save the child’ - Oct 19
2014 - News
Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:01

By Lara Pickford-Gordon

“Spare the rod and spoil the child” is often quoted by adults to justify their support of corporal punishment. However, Dr Barbara Landon, neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist said people were “missing the point” of what that Biblical quote meant. Dr Landon highlighted the context from which the phrase came, saying it related to the agrarian society of the time and “the rod was used by shepherds to guide the sheep.” She asked, “What self-respecting shepherd would beat his sheep? That would damage them.”

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