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By Klysha Best

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word “evolution” as a process of gradual change that takes place over many generations…”

The Catholic News is one of those things evolving and on Friday, July 7 the weekly newspaper, in conjunction with Trinity TV, premiered the new weekly television programme, ‘Altos’.

Hosted by Neil Parsanlal, ‘Altos’ is a news and current affairs programme that will air every Friday at 8 p.m. Picture The Catholic News, but an edited visual version of some of its stories.

Sharon Mangroo, CEO of the Catholic Education Board of Management (CEBM), was the first guest to be interviewed on this news programme.

Her appearance was a timely one, following recent hot topics causing angst among parents in society, like books being sold at a local book supplier which tell stories of  LGBTQ+ characters and the Church’s stance on the issue.

On that topic, Mangroo firstly noted and agreed with the host that with 118 Catholic primary schools in Trinidad and Tobago, the Catholic Church has a major stake in the education of  children.

She said: “It would surprise many people to know that the position of the Catholic Church is one in which we listen, in which we discuss and in which we propose our own position. We believe that as human beings we are made up of a body, soul, spirit.”

Mangroo added: “Anything that we do is aimed at dealing with the entire person, the whole person, so we don’t split the human person into a body one way from dealing with the human spirit.”

View Altos on Trinity TV every Friday at 8 p.m.