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The Caribbean will likely face the earliest and greatest impact if there’s no global action on climate change. That’s according to Heather A E Pinnock, chair of the Social Justice Commission in Kingston, Jamaica, who addressed Caribbean bishops at their 59th Annual Plenary Meeting in Montego Bay. She praised the bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) for their 2005 pastoral letter Caring For The Earth – Our Responsibility: An Invitation To Reflection, but called on them to do more.

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At their recent Annual General Meeting in Montego Bay the bishops of the region were told by Fr. Sean Doggett of the efforts the Conference of Churches in Grenada (CCG) to address the social problems resulting from the inability of countries to pay their debts. Inspired by the biblical concept of “Jubilee” the CCG held a series of workshops which included, PRIVATE SECTOR, non-governmental organisations, the Government, as well as international partners such as the Jubilee movements in Germany, USA and the UK, UNDP and the Commonwealth Secretariat. The series of workshops in Grenada, was a follow up to previous workshops, held in the dioceses of Roseau and Castries.

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Seized by the drama of the LITURGY

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Fr. Hugh Logan depicts a Roman Soldier during Passion Play
 
Whenever I see a play on a theatre stage or on a cinema/TV screen it does me good. It opens up my world; it enlightens and enriches my world!   Reading a certain type of novel has the same effect on me! It’s not that I’m escaping the ‘real world’ by entering the world of fiction. I find I’m being drawn into, even sharing in the world of other people – their joys, sorrows, successes and failures. I would even go so far as to say that these excursions throw light on my own self, my own world.

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YEAR OF THE CONSECRATED LIFE

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Last year, on November 21, the feast of the Presentation of Our Lady in the Temple, Pope Francis issued a special apostolic letter, addressed to all consecrated people, priests, brothers and sisters, asking them to “wake up the world”  with their testimony of faith, holiness and hope.        
Further, he stated that he had decided to proclaim a Year of Consecrated Life on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church “Lumen Gentium”, and of the Decree “Perfectae Caritatis” on the renewal of religious life. 

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St. David’s Church Art More than What Meets the Eye

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The reredos which adorns the High Altar of the Church of the Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph at St. David is a beautiful masterpiece of church art. The edifice was en route to St. Lucia or Martinique on the ill- fated SS Orinoco which ran aground and sank off La Sagesse Bay on November 2, 1900 -  All Soul’s Night.  Legend has it that the ship mistakenly took the lighted candles in the cemetery for the lights of the village and ventured too close to the shore and was wrecked on the barrier reefs.

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