Caribbean Church

Dream about the Church we are called to be

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB has given the following message for the Season of Advent: “… to inspire people to dream about the Church we are […]

RC Bishop on B’dos becoming a Republic: “Excellent opportunity to build”

Barbados marked its 55th anniversary of independence from Britain November 30, with the added significance of transitioning from a constitutional monarchy to a Republic after 400 […]

Count your blessings –Bishop on 46th Independence Day

SURINAME Bishop Karel Choennie of Paramaribo asserted that citizens should count their blessings and ask themselves how they can make the self-sacrificing love come true in […]

Bilingual programme provides model for education

GUYANA A bilingual education programme created by the Diocese of Georgetown has caught the eye of the Guyanese government as a potential model for its national […]

Painting for Synod 2021–2023

BELIZE Bishop Lawrence Nicasio (left) and seminarians stand near a painting done to commemorate the start of the Synod 2021–2023 process at the opening Mass on […]

Convent under construction

GUYANA A new convent is under construction for the Servant of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara Sisters (SSVM) in Charity, Essequibo Coast. The Sisters […]

New cloak for the Cirío

SURINAME Cirío de Nazaré, the patron saint of Belém and the state of Pará in Brazil, is celebrated in a grand manner every year on the […]

New Jesuit deacon inspired by Laudato Si’

GUYANA Guyanese Jesuit, Joel Thompson SJ, was ordained to the transitional diaconate in Berkeley, California, USA, on October 23 along with eight of his Jesuit classmates. […]

Church in the eye of the kidnapping storm

HAITI Although it’s not public knowledge whether a ransom was ever paid to a Haitian gang for the release of a group of people including six […]

Catholic Standard Editor remembered for his constancy

GUYANA The funeral service for Colin Anthony Smith, Editor of Catholic Standard, took place Friday, October 22 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Brickdam. The […]

‘Young people want to be listened to’

– AEC President, youth leaders discuss Synod 2021–2023 Why a synod on synodality? “This is a very interesting question, and I’m sure it is a question […]

The disconnections and connections of the pandemic CTCT November conference launched

By Ottrisha Carter Are you thinking about registering for the upcoming virtual biennial Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today (CTCT)? You should be! CTCT hosted […]

New book highlights Church’s work in building Belmopan

BELIZE Our Lady of Guadalupe Co-Cathedral in Belmopan launched a comprehensive book of its 50-year history in Belmopan, and the growth of Belmopan as the newest […]

Biblical Federation holds virtual Encounter on Synodality

To mark both the Feast of St Jerome and the closing of the Month of the Bible, FEBIC LAC (Federacion Biblica Latino Americana y Caribena)—The Biblical […]

Catholic agencies continue to help Haiti in aftermath of earthquake

HAITI Almost two months after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake and a hurricane compounded Haiti’s woes, Catholic aid agencies are struggling to help get people back on their […]

In times of crisis, people need to pray and come together – Bishop

DOMINICA On the Feast of Our Lady of La Salette, Sunday, September 19, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau began his reflection by describing our Blessed Lady […]

Religious leaders speak on pandemic, vaccines

ANTIGUA Bishop Robert Llanos of St John’s-Basseterre is countering the banter that the Covid-19 vaccine is the “mark of the beast”. He maintains that the passage […]

Diocese celebrates Bible Month

DOMINICA With the slogan, September is Bible Month, the Diocese of Roseau launched a series of instructions on the Bible to encourage the people of God […]

Children’s Home thankful for sizeable donation

ST LUCIA The Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade, Civil Aviation and Diaspora Affairs has facilitated “a sizeable monetary contribution” to the Holy Family Children’s Home […]

Bishop addresses Covid-19 outbreak at diocesan senior citizens’ homes

GRENADA Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s-in-Grenada has issued a statement, September 14, concerning the Covid-19 situation at the senior citizens’ homes, which are part of […]

Bishop Harvey comments on Minaj’s tweet

Bishop Clyde Harvey of St Georges-in-Grenada has cautioned that entertainers can wield more influence than government officials and the use of reason alone is not enough […]

Churches closed in solidarity with unvaccinated members

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown has announced that beginning Friday, September 10, churches will be closed for public worship until further notice in solidarity […]

Christian leaders concerned about rising Covid-19 cases

GRENADA The Conference of Churches in Grenada (CCG) joined the rest of the nation in expressing concern for the country as the Covid-19 crisis has entered […]

National Day of Prayer for God’s mercy

DOMINICA As Dominica is currently experiencing a surge in Covid-19 cases, with a reported 1,998 total cases and 5 deaths as of September 7, a National […]

Pope sends aid to Haiti

Pope Francis will be sending nearly a quarter of a million dollars (US) to help people in Haiti, who are struggling in the aftermath of a […]

Jesuits launch film project on historic churches

GUYANA As one way of helping the wider community to better know and see the Catholic church in Guyana, the Jesuits in Guyana (SJ Communications) have […]

Orphanage celebrates 170th anniversary

GUYANA On July 2, 1847, less than 50 years after the country had been ceded to the British and barely nine years after the abolition of […]

Resurrection Prayer Garden opened

DOMINICA Several parishioners in St Luke devoted their time, talent, and treasure in preparation for the opening of the Resurrection Prayer Garden on August 7. The […]

Special collection for Haiti

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown has appealed to citizens to “stretch a hand for Haiti” following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake August 14, which caused […]

New priest remembers spiritual father at ordination

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES The ordination of Nigeria-born Rev Peter Emmanuel as priest of the Kingstown diocese was likened to a “gift” to the diocese […]

Christian Council calls on leaders to avoid ‘incendiary language’

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES The St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Christian Council says they are “concerned” about the recent development reported in the media […]

Bishop Persaud for annual Mass

GUYANA Organisers of what is known as the annual ‘Guyanese New York Mass’ which is held in New York, USA are planning to hold the event […]

My Caribbean School for Catholic Communications experience

By Brianne Gomes As a Youth Journalist Intern for the Catholic Youth Commission, I was granted the opportunity to attend the Caribbean School for Catholic Communications […]

Learning to sync or swim

Youth interns Brianne Gomes and Joshua Britto, both 19, share their experience of the 2021 Caribbean School for Catholic Communications (August 2–7). Following is Britto’s perspective. […]

Seminary planted seeds of hope, faith, and love

Beloved Catholic Faithful, On behalf of the bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, I congratulate the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs as […]

Vaccination: An act of love – Bishop

DOMINICA Being vaccinated against the coronavirus in the context of today’s pandemic is tantamount to an act of love of self and love of neighbour. So […]

Don’t go down path to legalise marijuana – Churches tell gov’t

BELIZE The Council of Churches in Belize issued a media statement late July on an important matter for the nation–the legalisation of marijuana. The release stated […]

Priest expelled in 1980s dies in homeland

GUYANA Fr Patrick ‘Paddy’ Connors SJ died peacefully at around 8.30 p.m. on Friday, July 2 in the St Wilfrid’s community house in Preston, England. His […]

Internat Sainte Madelaine – hope in Haiti

Haiti has been in the news recently, unfortunately not for good reason. But here’s a sign of hope from the HaiT&T Foundation. The proverb found in […]

Christian group calls for continued protests

CUBA The Christian Liberation Movement in Cuba has called on people to continue to pressure communist authorities to hold a general election. The country has seen […]

Fr Paul celebrates 25 years a priest

GUYANA Fr Paul Martin SJ celebrated his 25th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood July 13 with Mass at the Missionaries of Charity home in Houston, […]

Historic church reopens

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown welcomed back church goers Sunday, July 11, as he reopened the 96-year-old church of Our Lady of Peace at […]

Diocese mourns sudden death of ‘Fr Jacky’

DOMINICA Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau has sent his condolences to the parish communities served by Fr Jean-Jacques Merilan CSsR. ‘Fr Jacky’, as he was known, […]

Parishes told to be prepared for hurricane season

GRENADA “Well folks, you know how we does operate— pray like mad and hopefully that too will pass—but are we prepared?” Bishop Clyde Harvey of St […]

Pope expresses closeness with Cuban people

CUBA VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his closeness to the people of Cuba after protests erupted on the island nation. In his first public […]

Archbishop Rivas expresses gratitude for golden jubilee of priesthood

ST LUCIA At age 75, Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries asserts he has reached the milestone of gratitude. He described his tenure as Archbishop in […]

AEC bishops express support, solidarity to Haitian people

The Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) has expressed its “prayerful support and solidarity” to the people of Haiti. The English-, Dutch-, and French-speaking Caribbean bishops also hoped […]

Caribbean theologians continue their mission during pandemic

As the Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today (CTCT) prepares for its 27th conference this year, the Catholic News will feature various aspects of this […]

Bishop on vaccines: trust in God’s gift of science

BELIZE Bishop Lawrence Nicasio of Belize City, Belmopan took his first dose of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine March 29 and his second dose in June. “We […]

Diocesan office offers English classes for migrant children

GUYANA For the past few years, the Georgetown Diocese has been providing free English language classes to migrants. With the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic last […]

Being sorry for Haiti must become deeds of justice and love – Bishop Harvey

“God weeps over His Haitian people.” So said Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s-in-Grenada as he publicly commented on the July 7 assassination of Haiti’s President […]

New executive of Antilles Canon Law Society elected

The following is an excerpt from Msgr Palud’s first correspondence to the members of the Society: We have many challenges to meet. I would envision our […]

St Joseph Mercy Hospital opens new chapel, pharmacy

GUYANA Following the catastrophic fire which destroyed large sections of the St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Georgetown in 2010, the authorities there have been focused on […]

Don’t settle for being just a ‘good priest’ – Bishop Scantlebury

As Deacons Omaris Valmond and Moses Kabuga Gikandi were consecrated priests for the Bridgetown diocese Saturday, July 3, ordaining prelate Bishop Neil Scantlebury stressed, “it is […]

New priest, deacon ordained

BELIZE Bishop Lawrence Nicasio of Belize City, Belmopan ordained Rev Marcos Rodriguez to the priesthood on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June […]

Mandeville bishop works on building relationships with people

JAMAICA Since being ordained September 19, 2020, and assuming duties as Bishop of Mandeville in the midst of a global pandemic, Bishop John Persaud is sharing […]

Church in Latin America, Caribbean meet to discuss ongoing challenges

The first Ecclesial Assembly of Latin America and the Caribbean will take place November 21 to 28, 2021 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]

AEC Pres to new bishop: The people expect you to be ‘real, truthful, transparent’

BARBADOS In extending congratulations to Bishop Neil Scantlebury on his elevation to the episcopacy, the President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) asserted that the confidence […]

Diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados welcomes first local bishop

Kaelanne Jordan Email: Fr Neil Sebastian Scantlebury’s election as bishop of Bridgetown on December 28, 2020, Feast of Holy Innocents, came at a time when […]

‘Vincentians’ continue their calling, to help those in need

How is the Church continuing to help those most in need during the lockdowns in the pandemic? Senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon found out and reports. “It […]

Vaccination ‘is in best interest of all the people’

GRENADA Delivering a homily at the Catholic church in Mt Parnassus, St George late May, Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s-in-Grenada said the situation with the […]

Cathedral parishioners in outreach

While the eyes of the world are on the victims of the recent volcanic eruption in St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Diocese of Kingstown asserted […]

Guyana: Ignatian year begins

The Jesuit priests stationed at the church of St Ignatius, in St Ignatius, Central Rupununi, celebrated a special Mass on May 23 (Pentecost Sunday) to mark […]

Live the mystery of the Ascension

GUYANA Parishioners of the Church of the Ascension in New Amsterdam, Berbice gathered under strict Covid-19 protocols to celebrate the conclusion of the Easter celebration and […]

Bishop Riocreux retires

GUADELOUPE Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Jean-Yves Riocreux of Basse-Terre and Pointe-à-Pitre on Thursday, May 13 as he has reached the age limit […]

Bridgetown diocese prepares for new bishop

BARBADOS Bishop-elect Neil Sebastian Scantlebury will be ordained as the fourth Bishop of Bridgetown, Barbados June 11, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, […]

New priest, deacon in June

BELIZE Saturday, May 15 marked the end of Deacon Marcos Rodriguez’s eight years of studies required by Canon Law to be ordained to the Order of […]

T&T locals send aid to Kingstown diocese

Three containers filled with items were sent to St Vincent in early May to help those affected by the volcanic eruption. From April 15, citizens were […]

Missionary discipleship is key pastoral initiative

ANTIGUA Like any other country in the world, the Diocese of St John’s-Basseterre has experienced some measure of government implemented lockdown to fight COVID-19. While there […]

Marian grotto erected at cathedral

Antigua An idea that started one year ago has now come to fruition. The Holy Family Cathedral Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes became a reality […]

Archdiocese seeks to assist Haitian refugees

BAHAMAS St Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Marsh Harbor, on Abaco Island, was damaged beyond use by Hurricane Dorian. The Archdiocese of Nassau continues to […]

Easter story is about life, family

BELIZE What would life be if Jesus had remained comfortably in the dark tomb? Bishop Lawrence Nicasio of Belize City and Belmopan posed this question in […]

Church leaders speak out on crime, policing, SoEs

JAMAICA In the face of “alarming” stories of crime and violence that have filled the news over the course of the past few months, Jamaica’s Catholic […]

AEC bishops meet on Catholic education, disaster preparedness

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions on public gatherings, the bishops of the Antilles Episcopal […]

RC community called to assist Vincentian evacuees

DOMINICA In response to the current situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), the Diocese of Roseau has proposed various ways to help. A release […]

May Easter create space for a new beginning – Bishop

JAMAICA Easter is the celebration of good over evil, life over death, light over darkness. It is the celebration of the end of the long reign […]

Diocesan administrator appointed

FRENCH GUIANA Pope Francis, through the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, has appointed Bishop Michel Marie Jacques Dubost CIM, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of […]

Let us make the Easter story our own – Bishop’s message

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown has issued the following Easter message. The full text was published in the diocesan weekly Catholic Standard. The vaccines […]

Soufrière erupts: Bishop thankful for prayers & “tremendous” support

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Bishop Gerard County CSSp of Kingstown is appealing for all to pray for the Diocese as evacuation continues in the wake […]

New Commissions and Chairs for the AEC

Over the last year, the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) embarked on several new organisational and pastoral initiatives. First, they identified five pastoral initiatives on which the […]

Church, MoE in dialogue on ‘Common Entrance’ places

GRENADA The Church in Grenada is in discussion with the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Common Entrance places. A mid-March news report from The New Today […]

Bishop on vaccinations – Let’s do this for each other

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 12. Following his vaccination, he encouraged people to get […]

New parish named after St Joseph

GUYANA The Parish of St Joseph, Husband of Mary – that is the name of the newest parish in the Diocese of Georgetown. Bishop Francis Alleyne […]

Deacon supports Canon law change

JAMAICA A move by Pope Francis to amend Canon law allowing women to formally become lectors and acolytes in the Catholic Church (CN, January 24) is […]

New convent for Pallottines

BELIZE The Pallottine Sisters have moved into their new convent two years after taking the difficult decision to demolish their old one at Princess Margaret Drive, […]

‘Don’t be afraid, take the vaccine’

ANTIGUA Bishop Robert Llanos of St John’s-Basseterre is encouraging all to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because it is the “morally and ethically correct thing to do.” […]

Receiving vaccine promotes the common good

BAHAMAS Archbishop Patrick Pinder is appealing to faithful of the Archdiocese of Nassau and to all persons of goodwill who are eligible and able to receive […]

Archbishop Rivas: ‘No excuses, get the vaccine’

ST LUCIA As part of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, several prominent members of society were invited to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. […]

New Apostolic Administrator for Bridgetown

While COVID-19 has delayed the ordination of Barbados-born Bishop-elect Neil Scantlebury as the new Bishop of the diocese of Bridgetown, the way is now clear for […]

Church providing advice and support to migrants

GUYANA When hundreds of migrants from Venezuela began arriving in Guyana in 2018, the Catholic Church was part of the Venezuela Support Group (VSG). This group […]

Montego Bay community reaches out to poor with food, medicine

JAMAICA In an effort to assist the less fortunate in the wider community, Bishop Burchell McPherson of Montego Bay and his team at the Blessed Sacrament […]

Become vessels of the goodness of God

GRENADA Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s-in-Grenada said he is moved to implore faithful to make this Lent one of deeper silence. Silence, the bishop said […]

We are the same dust… we share a common humanity

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB has called on Catholic faithful in Guyana to reflection and prayer to mend the nation’s “divisions and the divisiveness… especially where […]

Faith leaders urge Biden on jobs, disaster aid

PUERTO RICO In a letter sent to US President Joe Biden, 20 major Puerto Rico and US religious leaders urged actions on disaster relief, job creation […]

Cuban Catholics call for political and social reform

“It is time to return to God.” Hundreds of Cuban Catholics, priests, and laity alike, pointing out their country’s state of profound crisis, are calling for […]

SVP donates tablets to students

DOMINICA Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic during the first quarter of 2020, and virtual learning became the norm, the opportunity arose to […]

Bishops call for dialogue

HAITI The bishops of Haiti have released a message deploring the catastrophic situation prevailing in the country and called for a national dialogue. “The country is […]

Dominica bishop: Be a neighbour not a stranger

ANTIGUA Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau has observed that persons have become accustomed to looking the other way, passing by, ignoring situations until they are affected […]

Postponement of the ordination of Fr Scantlebury

BARBADOS The recent developments with COVID-19 in Barbados, including the reduction in the number of persons permitted to gather, have made it necessary for the ordination […]

Restructuring of the AEC Commissions

The Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples has granted the canonical Recognito (cf canon 449) for the change to the Statues of the Antilles Episcopal Conference […]

Priest deeply worried by vocation crisis

GUYANA As he celebrated his third priestly anniversary, January 28,  Fr Carl Philadelphia shared he is “deeply worried” about his Diocese. “There’s a crisis that nobody […]

Archbishop: comply with new COVID protocols

ST LUCIA “…don’t make a fuss over it, comply.” This was the call from Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries as he delivered a statement on […]

Church joins new Civil Society Forum

GUYANA The Catholic Church in Guyana is one of a coalition of organisations which have come together to form the Civil Society Forum (CSF). The new […]

More youth disaster emergency teams

DOMINICA The Caritas Dominica Youth Emergency Action Committees launched and commissioned its Roseau and Environs Team on January 17 during a ceremony that took place at […]

CAST 2021 has begun

The CAST (Communication for the Antilles Specialist Training) Programme, a comprehensive communications training programme, began with an orientation session on Saturday, January 16, 2021. A total […]

Stand together, build up one another -Bishop on diocese’s 50th anniversary

ANTIGUA The St John’s-Basseterre diocese celebrated 50 years as a diocese January 16, preceded by 333 years of Catholic presence in the islands of Antigua and […]

Bandits free kidnapped sister

HAITI After only two days in captivity, a kidnapped religious sister has been freed. According to information sent to Agenzia Fides by the Secretary General of […]

Keyboard for Mercy Home

GUYANA Mercy Resident Care received a digital keyboard, sponsored by Friends of Mercy on behalf of the De Mendonca/Martins families formerly of New Amsterdam, now resident […]

Post-hurricane rebuilding gets US$ boost

BAHAMAS Despite curfews, lockdowns, and COVID-19 travel restrictions, rebuilding of a Bahamas church destroyed in 2019’s Hurricane Dorian is about to begin—with a little help from […]

Masses suspended again because of COVID spike

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Bishop Gerard County has suspended weekend Masses in the Diocese of Kingstown again because of an increase in COVID-19 cases in […]

Bishops group meets on critical issues

The imminent retirement of Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries, the question of the decriminalisation of marijuana, and of unemployment in the region because of COVID-19 […]

Laws criminalising homosexuality should be made ‘null and void’ – bishop

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown has called for laws in his country that criminalise homosexuality to be made “null and void”. Bishop Alleyne made […]

The gift of COVID-19

GRENADA “Where has Christ been born in Grenada’s experience of the pandemic?” Bishop Clyde Harvey posed this question in his Christmas message to the diocese of […]

There is no Christmas outside of God

BELIZE The following is the full text of Bishop Lawrence Nicasio’s Christmas message to the Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan. “We will get through this […]

Caribbean Church Review 2020

While COVID-19 has been the story of the year, there were other top stories coming out from the wider Catholic Church in the Caribbean. Here are […]

Unmasking the digital world

From SIGNIS Caribbean: ***************************************** Not unlike the rest of the world, the countries involved in SIGNIS Caribbean were caught completely off guard with the […]

Guadeloupe bishop has COVID-19

Bishop Jean-Yves Riocreux of the Diocese of Basse-Terre and Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe has COVID-19. A December 21 press release on the diocese’s Facebook page, and posted to […]

First Barbadian to be ordained bishop

The Diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados will now have one of its own as bishop as Pope Francis has appointed Fr Neil Sebastian Scantlebury, 55, to become […]

New RC bishop appointed to Barbados

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Neil Sebastian Scantlebury, 55, to be the next bishop of the Diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados. He will become the first Barbadian […]

Life imprisonment not capital punishment – Bishop

DOMINICA Following the controversial sentencing of Rodman Lewis who was found guilty November 19 of murdering his girlfriend in 2015, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau shared […]

Ballroom dancing can help improve male-female relationships

GRENADA Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s-in-Grenada has called for a deeper emphasis in families, the education system and government, on working with males on the […]

Advent pivotal in setting tone to follow Christ

DOMINICA “We are to make way for new beginnings” as individuals cannot arrive at Christmas the same as they are today. This was the crux of […]

Let us speak, breathe, build unity – Archbishop at closing of virtual assembly

ST LUCIA At the closing Mass for the first ever Archdiocesan Virtual Assembly, Sunday, November 15, two questions were posed by Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of […]

New Jamaica bishop sees opportunities for growth in Mandeville

“When someone approached me and said ‘Bishop’, I used to look around to see who they were speaking to, but I think I am slowly getting […]

Clergy meeting focuses on community

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB along with 20 priests and other clergy who serve in Guyana came together November 17–19 for one of the main annual […]

Newest priest ordained on birthday

GUYANA The number of priests in Guyana increased by one when India-born Deacon Francis Savarimuthu was ordained for a lifetime of service as a Diocesan priest. […]

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop of Cayenne

FRENCH GUIANA Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the pastoral office of the diocese of Cayenne, French Guiana, tendered by Bishop Emmanuel Lafont, reported the […]

New wheels

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Earlier this year, Dr Cecelia Anzures, a long-time friend of Fr Ron Knott, contacted him to inform that she was donating […]

Be vigilant to be safe from COVID-19

Bishop’s Independence message DOMINICA As Dominica celebrated 42 years of independence, November 3, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau said it is worth noting that within the […]

Child spots assailant, helps police recover bishop’s stolen ring

GUYANA Catholic News contributor Felix Edinborough has since spoken to Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB after he was assaulted and robbed while presiding over Mass at the […]

Bishop Alleyne robbed during Mass

A man believed to be of unsound mind walked up to Bishop Francis Alleyne and robbed him while he was presiding over Mass at the Cathedral of […]

Kingston creates communications commission

Impelled by the Archdiocese of Kingston’s Strategic Plan 2020-2030, Archbishop Kenneth Richards of Kingston, established the Communications Commission of the Archdiocese of Kingston September 29. According […]

Chapeau Paille Day and Flag Day – DOMINICA

Chapeau Paille Day, also referred to as Creole Hat Day, was celebrated October 16, and observed as part of National Pride and Heritage Month. Children and […]

Jamaica bishops on Pope’s comments

Most Rev Kenneth D Richards, DD, CD, Archbishop of Kingston A few bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference have commented on the recent news item. Here […]

Mass for racial harmony in Guyana held in NY

The annual Mass for New York-based Guyanese Catholics and nationals, usually held in early October for the past 30 years, was initially cancelled this year on […]

Senior deacon dies

ST LUCIA The Archdiocese of Castries mourns the passing of Rev Bertrand Clauzel, a permanent deacon for 46 years. After a few months of illness, he […]

Teachers must deliver lessons of Christian living – Bishop

BELIZE A special liturgical celebration was held virtually for all managers, principals, teachers, parents, friends, and stakeholders in Catholic education on September 24. The Mass was […]

Author calls for change in course for education

SURINAME Surinamese politician Ivan Fernald recently presented Bishop Karel Choennie of Paramaribo a copy of his latest book We have to change course. An AEC Communications […]

CTCT calls for a Caribbean Jubilee

Caribbean Jubilee and Creation: In a Time of Pandemic and Natural Disaster, the theme of the third virtual forum hosted by the Conference on Theology in […]

Mass times change because of national curfew

BAHAMAS   Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau has issued a notice to priests, deacons and all the faithful of New Providence and Abaco on changes to […]

African missionary congregation marks decade of service

GRENADA The congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (HHCJ) is celebrating ten years of service to Grenada. The missionary congregation was started by […]

Diocese to celebrate golden jubilee, Marian shrine nears completion

ANTIGUA   While the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to threaten future events, the resiliency of faithful of the Diocese of St John’s-Basseterre will not allow anything […]

Cathedral a national monument, gov’t should help with renovations—bishop

DOMINICA The Government of Dominica has been invited to play a greater role in the cathedral renovation effort. Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau extended that invitation […]

St Martin’s celebrates good results

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES During the 2019/2020 academic year, the Catholic St Martin’s Secondary School (SMSS) has made several strides in the way forward. The […]

Regional webinar on understanding Bible editions

The Antilles Zone of the Latin American and Caribbean region (FEBIC LAC) of the Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF) hosted a webinar on ‘Understanding Bible Editions from […]

St Joseph Mercy Hospital celebrates 75th anniversary

— Sisters of Mercy recognised for their role GUYANA The St Joseph Mercy Hospital (SJMH) held a special dedication ceremony and Mass on September 21 to […]

Chapel break-in – hosts scattered, burglar leaves warning

DOMINICA There was a break-in and vandalism at Bellevue Chopin chapel. The discovery was made August 25 by two parishioners on entering the church to prepare […]

Cluny Sister receives Benemerenti medal

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Trinidad-born Sr Augustine Quarless SJC was awarded the Benemerenti Medal from Pope Francis for her tremendous contributions to the diocese in […]

‘Be an agent of Caribbean unity’ Bishop Persaud ordained for Mandeville

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 As Bishop John Persaud DD officially began his ministry as bishop of Mandeville Saturday, September 18, he expressed gratitude […]

Anniversary Mass for cooks

GUADELOUPE Three hundred cooks of the Association des Cuisinières de Guadeloupe (Cooks’ Association of Guadeloupe), celebrated their patron saint St Laurent (St Lawrence) and their 104th […]

Church condemns racist unrest, violence

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB is speaking out on the murders of teenage cousins Isaiah and Joel Henry, ages 16 and 19 and the aftershocks of […]

September ordination now in November

GUYANA The ordination to the priesthood of Rev Francis Xavier Savarimuthu has been pushed back to November 21. It was originally scheduled to take place in […]

Church must be life-giving presence in the world – Bishop at Chrism Mass

GUYANA At the annual celebration of the Chrism Mass, August 20, Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown reminded clergy that it is through the anointing of […]

Youth conferred sacraments in the new normal

DOMINICA The new normal caused by the COVID-19 pandemic did not deter the celebration of the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation for some 63 […]

Bishop-elect bids farewell

GUYANA Bishop-elect John Persaud said his final goodbye to brother priests, parishioners, and the Diocese of Georgetown where he served as priest, Vicar General and administrator […]

Leadership important during pandemic

GRENADA Should Grenada’s government lockdown the island to stop the spread of COVID-19? Bishop Harvey offered his opinion August 13 during a live weekly session of […]

Msgr Terrence Montrose celebrates 45 years a priest

GUYANA Catholic News extends congratulations to Msgr Terrence Montrose on the 45th anniversary of his priestly ordination, August 10. Over the past four decades, Msgr Montrose […]

New Vicar General appointed

GUYANA Fr Ronnie Fernandes SJ has been named Vicar General of the Georgetown Diocese by Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB. He replaces Fr John Persaud who was […]

Church to assemble under ‘One’ theme

ST LUCIA Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries has announced that plans to gather the Church in an Archdiocesan Assembly later this year, November 12–15, are […]

‘Jam’ together today, die alone next week

GRENADA Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s-in-Grenada has spoken out against citizens who seemed intent on celebrating Grenada’s Carnival as usual. The two-day public celebration was […]

God places you where He wants you

By Simone Delochan Email: A story was told to Fr Collin Jackson, before he was even contemplating becoming a priest, of an incident when he […]

Bishop relieved at appointment of new President

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB says he is relieved and hopeful after recent events finally brought an end to months of legal battles and one of […]

Churches reopen with COVID-19 guidelines

GUYANA The Government of Guyana issued updated COVID-19 guidelines which state that from Saturday, August 1, places of worship were permitted to be open for public […]

Congratulations to Fr Collin Jackson

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 The ordination to the diaconate of Brother Peter Emmanuel and Trinidadian, Reverend Collin Victor Jackson to the priesthood marked […]

‘Words insufficient’- AEC President expresses gratitude to Dr Johnston

President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau, Dominica, on behalf of all bishops of the AEC, clergy and religious, has expressed […]

Religious leaders call for end to election impasse

GUYANA The Inter Religious Organization (IRO) of Guyana and the Guyana Council of Churches, in an “uncommon” joint statement issued July 23, say they have noted […]

‘Msgr Mike’ —35 years of priestly ministry

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Catholic News extends warmest congratulations to Msgr Michael ‘Mike’ Stewart, Vicar General of the Diocese of Kingstown who celebrated 35 years […]

Trini deacon to be ordained a priest

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Bishop Gerard County CSSp of Kingstown will ordain Trinidadian Rev Collin Jackson to the priesthood and Brother Peter Emmanuel to the […]

Perpetrator in arson attack needs help, compassion

ST LUCIA Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries has said that the perpetrator behind the July 19 arson attack at the St Martin de Porres Catholic […]

Robbery and arson at Church building

GUYANA Police are investigating a burglary which took place the night of Friday July 17, at the building which belongs to the Roman Catholic Church at […]

2022 AEC Youth Assembly theme logo chosen

Jawanza Stuart from Dominica is the winner of the logo competition for the Antilles Episcopal Conference Youth Assembly (AECYA) 2022. President of the AEC, Bishop Gabriel […]

Episcopal ordination in Jamaica set for September

GUYANA Fr John Persaud, Bishop-elect of Mandeville, Jamaica will now be ordained as the fourth Bishop of the diocese Saturday, September 19, 11 a.m. Jamaica time […]

Catholic church fires in Dominica and St Lucia

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 Two fires which broke out at two Catholic churches in Dominica and St Lucia, a day apart, are now […]

Celebrating the ‘Year of the Word of God’ during COVID-19

Msgr William John-Lewis of the Diocese of Roseau, the zonal representative of the Caribbean Region of the Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF) or (FEBICLAC) convened a virtual […]

Kingston Archdiocese sets up pandemic relief fund

JAMAICA With COVID-19 bringing about major disruption and dislocation to the lives and livelihood across Jamaica, Archbishop Kenneth Richards of Kingston asserted that their plight cannot […]

2022 AEC Youth Assembly theme song chosen

Catholic musician Leandra Simon-Richards of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain is the winner of the Antilles Episcopal Conference Youth Assembly’s (AECYA) 2022 song competition. This […]

Caribbean Catholics reflect on reopening of churches

Amidst cries of gladness and thanksgiving, the words of Psalm 122 “kept ringing in my ears”: “I rejoiced when I heard them say, Let us go […]

Belize diocese welcomes new deacon

In early June, the universal Church rejoiced as the number of labourers in the vineyard of the Lord increased. The Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan, […]

Give ‘special care’ to most vulnerable – bishop

SURINAME “It is clear that we can only manage this pandemic if we all work together.” So said Bishop Karel Choennie of Paramaribo in a message […]

Pope appoints bishop to Mandeville

Fr John Derek Persaud, Vicar General of the Diocese of Georgetown, Guyana, was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica by Pope Francis on Friday, […]

Bishop commends citizens for keeping the faith

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown has commended all Guyanese for standing “tall and firm” through the whole period during which the nation was processing […]

Jesuits appoint new Regional Superior for Guyana-Jamaica

GUYANA Fr Peter McIsaac SJ will take up his new role as Regional Superior of the Jesuits in Guyana and Jamaica, effective July 1 since his […]

Examine ‘new’ sins of prejudice

ST LUCIA While placards are the go-to choice for protest marches, Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries exhibited three placards during a Mass, June 8, with […]

Cathedral reopens: Colour-coded cards to attend Mass

ANTIGUA The Holy Family Cathedral, St John’s and the Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church, Tyrells were re-opened for public worship last weekend (June 6–7), […]

AEC Bishops stand in solidarity over the injustice meted out to George Floyd

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 The President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) says he feels compelled to make a short statement on behalf […]

Bishop Harvey to African-Americans and those who live in fear: We stand with you

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 “…When we see a knee on a neck, we ought to be outraged.” So said Bishop Clyde Harvey of […]

St Croix’s ‘Fr Mike’ celebrates golden jubilee

Brooklyn-born Msgr Michael Kosak celebrates his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood on June 6. To mark the occasion, a special golden jubilee edition of […]

‘Walking Priest’ remembered

GRENADA Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has extended sincere condolences to Bishop Clyde Harvey, the Kiltegan Fathers and the Catholic community, on the recent passing […]

Two churches in Antigua to open

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 The Holy Family Cathedral and Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Tyrells Catholic Church) will be officially opened for public […]

Public Masses resume in Grenada

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: Twitter:@gordon_lp The Diocese of St George’s-in-Grenada began resumed public masses May 24 with COVID-19 precautions. Bishop Clyde Harvey presided at Masses […]

Catholic hospital to perform COVID-19 testing, retreat centre used for patients

GUYANA  The St Joseph Mercy Hospital is responding to the needs necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic by partnering with the Diocese of Georgetown to have the […]

Jamaica Church prepares for public Masses

JAMAICA Although the Jamaica Government allowed public religious services to resume last weekend (May 16/17), Catholic Church leaders there decided to delay for one week the […]

Bishops of Antilles Episcopal Conference: Message of Hope

We, the Roman Catholic Bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) have just concluded our 64th Annual Plenary Meeting. For the first time, in the context […]

Bishop: region must look inward for solutions

GRENADA In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop Clyde Harvey of St-George’s-in Grenada suggests the region should look inwards for solutions and be willing to […]

Breakfast is served through ‘Feeding Jesus’ programme

DOMINICA To assist the less fortunate and alleviate some burden on the most vulnerable in Roseau, a group of Catholics in the diocese has come together […]

Bishops to re-consecrate Caribbean to the Mother of God

Statement from the Antilles Episcopal Conference issued May 2  In communion with Pope Francis and our brother bishops of Latin America, Canada and the United States […]

Pastoral priorities identified at AEC Annual Plenary Meeting

The evangelisation of the Domestic Church, pastoral care for the unemployed especially through COVID-19, pastoral care and evangelisation of youth and young adults and education on […]

Pandemic will not last, so use confinement positively

BAHAMAS  Everyone can use this time of confinement positively. To deny this, Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau said, is to undermine and undervalue potential and ourselves. […]

Georgetown diocese redoubles efforts to care for those in need

GUYANA  The World Health Organization has stressed that emotional and physical well-being of people over 60 in every society are at greater risk because of the […]

Belize’s eighth bishop laid to rest

The Funeral Mass for Bishop Emeritus Dorick McGowan Wright took place last Wednesday with a mobile procession at 9 a.m. which drove past the Catholic churches […]

AEC annual meeting goes virtual —Bishops to reflect on pandemic

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 Technology has given the bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) the ability to remain safe while also carrying […]

 A society redesigned—Archbishop’s presentation to CARICOM heads

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 The opportunity to be seized is not to re-open or re-start the economy so that we go back to […]

Bishop Emeritus Dorick McGowan Wright of Belize passes away

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan has announced with “profound sadness” the passing of Bishop Emeritus Dorick McGowan Wright who died Wednesday morning […]

Nothing can dampen Easter joy – Bishop Nicasio

BELIZE For many, a house built on sand is sufficient: the hand sanitiser, the mask and food supplies. For others, the concern is more profound. For […]

Bishop’s Easter message focuses on election outcome, coronavirus

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne’s Easter wish and prayer is that the people of Guyana recognise their responsibility as citizens. “As Guyanese wait for an outcome of […]

Virtus Programme comes to Grenada

The Diocese of St George’s-in-Grenada is committed to the welfare and protection of children and vulnerable people. The diocese is determined to ensure that its schools, […]

Remember the vulnerable in pandemic – AEC to CARICOM

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 The Catholic Bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) has strongly recommended that governments of the Caribbean be guided […]

‘Have faith’ – Bishop on coronavirus ‘storm’

ANTIGUA In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it may seem that God is asleep, unsympathetic, or not hearing prayers and supplications, but in fact He […]

Calypso on coronavirus from priest

DOMINICA Fr Brancker John, a former Calypso king in Dominica has sounded “the warning” in a Calypso on COVID-19 ‘Watch out for the virus’. In a […]

Bishops call on Caribbean to pray for Guyana in post-election crisis

Caribbean Catholic bishops support the initiative by regional governments to resolve the Guyana elections impasse. In an open letter to the political leaders and people of […]

Pregnancy resource centre promotes life

BELIZE The Seed of Life Pregnancy Resource Center is powerfully demonstrating that most women, when given a real choice and some extra support, will choose to […]

Catholic priest laments communism’s destruction of the family

CUBA Besides the economic issues plaguing Cuba, one Catholic priest believes that the country’s primary problem is the collapse of the traditional family. “The father figure […]

Let us care for each other

President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau, Dominica sent the following reflection on COVID-19 to all member territories last week As members […]

God is with us as we face COVID-19

GRENADA “Faith alone will not save us,” said Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s-in-Grenada in a March 3 statement on the novel coronavirus to faithful of […]

Guyana bishop speaks out on post-election tensions

Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown has added his voice to the many others in making a strong appeal to the Guyana Elections Commission to expeditiously […]

Change your tone for Lent, says bishop

DOMINICA In his Lenten message, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau said to a significant extent, Lenten exercises have become moments of entertainment. He said he has […]

Cayenne Catholics dream at 2nd Synod

FRENCH GUIANA   The second synod of the Diocese of Cayenne, French Guiana which convened February 23 to 26 saw 24 motions being voted in during […]

Lent reminds we are children of God – bishop

BELIZE Many of us made resolutions for the new year. These resolutions tell how better can be done. Persons could have decided, at the beginning of […]

Prayer vigil ahead of national elections

GUYANA The Diocese of Georgetown has organised pre-election vigils—for Catholics and anyone who would like to attend—to pray intensely for the nation, for those seeking office […]

See Lent as a journey of love

Archbishop of Nassau Our Lenten observance, whatever form it takes, must not be merely a show or simply acts for others to notice. Why not? Because, […]

Online seminar to develop Caribbean Church communications

The Bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) have sounded an abeng (horn)— for a new way of communicating and a call to action throughout the […]

Archbishop Rivas celebrates 30th anniversary

ST LUCIA “There is nowhere else I want to be in the world, right now, because you are my first love” was the assertion made by Archbishop […]

Site visit for regional Catholic youth assembly

Representatives of regional Catholic youth secretariats met with the Local Organising Committee (LOC) January 17–18 to visit proposed sites where various activities of the AEC Youth […]

Transform lives by your life – Bishop tells new deacon

GUYANA The Diocese of Georgetown has a new deacon. Francis Xavier Savarimuthu was ordained to the diaconate January 26, Sunday of the Word of God. Bishop […]

Jesuit priest laid to rest

GUYANA Fr Joachim Marian Demello SJ was laid to rest following a Funeral Mass last Sunday at St Francis Xavier RC Church, Port Mourant. His sudden […]

Cluny Sister obtains doctorate, hopes to impact OECS education policies

Wednesday, November 12, 2019 marked a memorable day for Sr Rose Leon SJC and the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny of the Province of the […]

Search for power can poison a society, says Bishop

GRENADA Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s-in-Grenada has said that he feels “sad” that Grenada is “in this state” considering the continued industrial dispute between the […]

New Year greetings must guide our mindset in new year – Bishop

BELIZE Greetings such as ‘Happy New Year!’; ‘A blessed New Year!’;‘A spirit-filled New Year!’; ‘A prosperous New Year!’; ‘A fruitful New Year’ help encourage reflection on […]

Psychological toll on people, says priest following severe earthquake

PUERTO RICO At least one person has died and one Catholic church was destroyed by the latest in a series of earthquakes to rock Puerto Rico. […]

Stay away from ‘simmy dimmy’

Catholic faithful at last weekend’s Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) 22nd Caribbean Conference were told they may hinder God’s blessing from descending upon them by the things […]

Caribbean Church Review 2019

As the year 2019 comes to an end, Catholic News recaps some of the news highlights from the wider Caribbean Church. Church-State affairs   Mental illness […]

Christmas Novena gives Guyanese Catholics the opportunity to reflect on what the Lord is asking of them

GUYANA   As the world awaits Pope Francis’ response to the Synod on the Amazon region which is expected to come in the form of an […]

Christmas isn’t just a word, it requires action

BELIZE The rice and beans, relleno (a mixture of chicken, pork or beef, eggs cooked with a black recado paste), ham, salad, chicken, duck, all the […]

Community spirit, strong values will build nation

BARBADOS As Barbados celebrated its 53rd anniversary of independence November 30, the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Bridgetown reminded Barbadians to also remember the extraordinary […]

Indigenous community celebrates century of Catholicism

GUYANA On the first Sunday of Advent, 704 Catholics from South Rupununi joined the people of Sawariwau in praise and prayers of thanksgiving for the gift […]

Regional Church dialogue begins on saving Amazon, earth

The first regional online discussion on the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon region was held November 27. This dialogue, a joint initiative of the Antilles […]

Care for the environment or face self-destruction, says bishop

SURINAME We seem to have lost the sense of living in harmony with nature. The Bishop of Paramaribo, Suriname asserted “There has to be a change […]

Being on mission calls for unity, youth told

BELIZE The Extraordinary Mission Month calls for unity! It does not call for complacency, jealousy, malice, envy nor back-biting, asserted Bishop Lawrence Nicasio of Belize City […]

Bishop calls for prayer, fasting for peaceful elections

DOMINICA The Bishop of the Diocese of Roseau, Dominica has reiterated a call for a peaceful general election amidst allegations of violence that have so far […]

Diocese welcomes three permanent deacons

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES The clergy of the Diocese of Kingstown has welcomed the addition to its numbers with the ordination of three permanent deacons. […]

50 years of CCR

GUYANA As Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) Guyana celebrated its 50th anniversary, the movement prayed that the Holy Spirit will infuse the hearts of their brothers and […]

Chat about the Synod on the Amazon

The Synod on the Amazon in Rome ended last month but what does that mean for our region? This question has probed the minds and hearts […]

Amazonia priorities

Former AEC General Secretary Rev Mike James looks at the outcomes of the recent Synod of Bishops for the Amazon. This is an edited version of […]

Facing climate change challenges can strengthen Vatican-Guyana relations

GUYANA As he presented his Letter of Credence to His Excellency President David Granger November 6, the Vatican’s new envoy to Guyana, His Excellency Archbishop Fortunatus […]

Bishop: Ponder nation’s future before ‘sacred act’ of elections

DOMINICA As Dominica celebrated its 41st anniversary of independence November 3, the country also observed the eve of another very important event in the life of […]

Pope sends message as Benedictine Abbess laid to rest

ST LUCIA The Funeral Mass for Lady Abbess Mother Marianna Pinto OSB “exuded an abundance of joy”. This according to Abbot John Pereira OSB in a […]

CCR Convention, March for Jesus next weekend

BELIZE The Archdiocese of Port of Spain’s Fr Godfrey Stoute, will be one of two guest speakers for this year’s 43rd Annual National Catholic Charismatic Convention […]

Students return, school is in after Dorian

BAHAMAS While many public schools in Grand Bahama remain closed some five weeks after Hurricane Dorian’s landfall in September, Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Academy […]

Top Catholic Officials for Nun’s funeral

ST LUCIA  His Eminence Cardinal Kelvin Felix, former Archbishop of Castries will head a list of leading Catholic officials arriving to St Lucia this week for the […]

Amazon a sign of beauty, grandeur… being damaged

GUYANA Within the Catholic Church exists a tendency to be persuaded by the ways of power and control, to operate in isolation, in silos, instead of […]

Fr Ho Lung celebrates milestones

JAMAICA For 50 years, Fr Richard Ho Lung and his music ministry, Father Ho Lung and Friends, have been synonymous with helping the less fortunate in […]

Remains of first Abbess to be buried at monastery

ST LUCIA   The funeral for Lady Abbess Mother Marianna Pinto OSB will be held at the Benedictine Abbey, Coubaril, October 30, 3 p.m. Archbishop Robert […]

‘Fr George’ turns 90

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Msgr George Bardowell, affectionately known as ‘Fr George’ celebrated his 90th birthday Tuesday, October 1. Msgr Bardowell, who was born in […]

Guyana delegates for Synod on the Amazon

GUYANA Three of the four delegates from the Caribbean for the global meeting of Catholic bishops from the Amazon region are from Guyana. They are Bishop […]

Church has critical role in shaping society

JAMAICA The Minister of Finance and the Public Service has called on the Church to continue playing a critical role in shaping modern Jamaica, especially at […]

Three to be ordained deacons next month

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Eustace Francis, Eardley Martin and Ancel Knights will be ordained permanent deacons November 1. Bishop Gerard County CSSp of Kingstown made […]

Nine-churches pilgrimage to St Lucia

DOMINICA Seventy-five pilgrims from the parish of St Patrick RC Church, Grand Bay, Roseau, Dominica led by their parish priest Fr Brancker John embarked on their […]

We are baptised; we are new

To commemorate the close of the first Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) Mission Congress last Sunday, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu thanked all the Bishops of the […]

Becoming Mission in the 21st Century

Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s-in-Grenada urged Catholics to think of mission not as people coming to the region or sent overseas but “something we become”. […]

Baptised and Sent

Performed by Tsehai Ollivierre, 10, Scarborough RC Primary Good morning, good morning to one and all I’m here today to answer the call To be a […]

Guyana delegates attend Mission Congress

GUYANA six delegates (two priests, one Sister and three lay people), along with Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown represented Guyana at the first-ever Mission Congress […]

Gazebo and paved pathway for Children’s Home

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES The dream of a gazebo and paved pathway for the children of St Benedict’s Children’s Home became a reality with an […]

AEC President: ‘Go forth, teach, sanctify the world’

“I am not everybody but I am somebody; I cannot do everything but I can do something; what I can do I ought to do; what […]

Spreading the joy of the gospel

By Renée Smith Email: Twitter: @rsmith_cntt We often hear the phrase “Go out and spread the joy of the gospel” but what does that mean […]

Archbishop Gordon: A conscious negotiation of space with humility

Renee Smith @rsmith_cntt Catholics within the Caribbean are baptised and sent to the give the most precious of all gifts —mercy and love. Yesterday, September […]

Bishop Singh remembered

GUYANA Thursday, September 12 marked the first death anniversary of Bishop Emeritus Ganesh Benedict Singh. Bishop Singh was the first Guyanese bishop of the Diocese of […]

New priest for Grenada

Fr Gabriel Obi Osang was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Clyde Harvey on September 14 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St George’s, Grenada. […]

Archbishop assesses post-Dorian challenges

BAHAMAS Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau celebrated Mass Sunday, September 8 at the St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Nassau on New Providence Island for evacuee families and […]

Diocesan paper celebrates 40th anniversary

BELIZE Diocesan monthly The Christian Herald celebrated the 40th anniversary of the publication of its first issue this month (September 1979). In 1979, the Catholic diocese […]

A ‘most difficult time’ in nation’s history, says Archbishop

BAHAMAS Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau has said that the initial response of rebuilding material assets post Hurricane Dorian is very important but the long-term response […]

Freedom fighters do God’s work

JAMAICA Just as God put His faith in Moses when He called him into a seemingly impossible task to liberate the people from the hands of […]

Food For The Poor (FFP) responds to residents in need

JAMAICA Charity organisation Food For The Poor (FFP) has responded to the needs of residents of the Good Shepherd Home operated by the Missionaries of the […]

Hold on to hope

AEC President to Bahamas By Kaelanne Jordan Email: Twitter: @kaelanne1 The President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau, Dominica has […]

Help for church recovering from ‘Ivan’

GRENADA Almost 15 years after the passage of Hurricane Ivan over Grenada and its dependencies, some organisations continue to struggle with their rebuilding efforts. The St […]

Your questions answered – Mission Congress FAQs

There has been a buzz about the upcoming Mission Congress hosted in Trinidad and Tobago on September 17 – September 22. We thought of some questions […]

Two take another step toward priesthood

GUYANA Two young men—seminarian Brother Joseph Oguejiofor and Jesuit scholastic Joel Thompson SJ are now a step closer to the priesthood. Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of […]

Church council calls for non-partisan dialogue to crime

JAMAICA The Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) has expressed deep concern about the crime situation in the country, and the level of brutality and brazenness to […]

Live an evangelistic lifestyle, says Bishop

JAMAICA The work of spreading the message of Jesus Christ is a calling to all Catholics. It is our commission as a nation of Christian people […]

Is surrogacy an option?

JAMAICA Archbishop Kenneth Richards of Kingston is concerned about the amount of sperm and eggs that could be wasted before and after in vitro fertilisation, which […]

Youth building a civilisation of love

ST KITTS The 2019 Catholic Youth Jamboree of St John’s-Basseterre Diocese began on the island of St Kitts, July 13. Short of 200 youth and their […]

Awareness being raised to protect children from abuse

BARBADOS With cases of neglect, physical and sexual abuse reported to the Child Care Board over the past five years, the Diocese of Bridgetown hosted an […]

Youth reflect to prepare for Congress

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES A group of 13 youth and young adults referred to as ‘The Taskforce’ met June 29 at the Roman Catholic Pastoral […]

Haitian bishops declare year of prayer in response to political crisis

“Hasn’t the Lord always listened to the voice of His people crying for him? Aren’t we his people, His flock?” The bishops of Haiti have launched […]

Religious leaders discuss youth, HIV/AIDS discrimination

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown was among a contingent of Guyana faith leaders participating in a series of regional meetings under the PANCAP—Pan Caribbean […]

Protect pensions, give debt and disaster relief

PUERTO RICO With Puerto Rico mired in a US$72 billion debt crisis and struggling to recover from 2017 Hurricanes Irma and Maria, religious leaders continue to […]

Assistance needed with transport during Mission Congress

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain will host the first ever Mission Congress of the Antilles Episcopal Congress (AEC) from September 17–22. This event marks the […]

Bishop celebrates 30 years of priesthood

BELIZE Bishop Lawrence Nicasio of Belize City- Belmopan celebrated 30 years of priesthood Sunday, June 16. Bishop Nicasio was ordained a priest on June 16, 1989. […]

Ladies of Charity appeals for more resources

GUYANA As the Ladies of Charity marked 92 years of service in Guyana, the Secretary of the Association made a pitch for more human, financial and […]

Support for priest in viral funeral video

ST LUCIA Vicar General Msgr Michel Francis has maintained that based on the articles of the Criminal Code of St Lucia (2004) which deals with disturbing […]

Festival of Faith

GRENADA From early morning on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, buses and cars rolled out of the parishes, north, south and west heading central to Progress Park […]

Grenada celebrates Laudato Si’

Prayer and action came together in the recently held Laudato Si’ celebrations in Grenada to mark the anniversary of Pope Francis’ ecological encyclical. Over 300 students […]

Haiti’s bishops decry ‘organised robbery’

Thousands of Haitians took to the streets of the capital recently as they called for President Jovenel Moïse to step down. He is responsible, according to […]

Make prayer part of hurricane preparation

DOMINICA Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau is encouraging all Dominican citizens to make prayer a critical part of their disaster plan for the hurricane season which officially […]

Houses among tombs abominable, says Archbishop

ST LUCIA Archbishop Robert Rivas OP has described as ‘depressing’ and ‘abominable’ the situation at Faux A Chaud, Castries, where homes have been built among tombs. […]

VG conferred national award

GUYANA Vicar General Monsignor Terrence Montrose was conferred the Cacique Crown of Honour by President David Granger at the Investiture 2019 Ceremony held at the National […]

Elections coming, pray for the nation

DOMINICA Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau has encouraged Dominicans to pray ahead of the next general election—scheduled in December— for a peaceful country. Speaking at a […]

New priest told be rooted in the Eucharist

BARBADOS A priest forever, a priest like Melchizedek. This is how parish priest of Our Lady Queen of the Universe Msgr Vincent Blackett described Fr Kirt […]

Theology conference to explore societal issues

Fr Martin Sirju said while there has been a “positive orientation” towards the Caribbean Theology Conference over the years, there still remains the need to “get […]

Linkages between Church Law and Holiness

A group of academic canonists and others who work in tribunals gathered May 13–16 at the Halcyon Cove Resort, Antigua to discuss A Call to Holiness— […]

Youth use imagery to comment on issues

BELIZE Issues currently affecting Belize such as addiction and pollution, issues relating to the elderly, technology use, the call to vocation, abortion and violence and religious […]

Diocese trains adults in child abuse prevention

BERMUDA Bishop Wesley Spiewak of the Diocese of Hamilton has made it mandatory for anyone who works with young people—priests, teachers and others involved with children […]

Renewing Mother Earth

GRENADA In commemoration of World Earth Day, April 30, the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (SSM), Catholic Students on the Move, the Environmental club and Laudato […]

Caribbean dioceses to celebrate Mission

Bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) say they are committed to an intentional partnership in realising the mission of the Church with a special emphasis […]

From Venezuela to vocations, AEC discusses its vision

President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau (Dominica) has expressed concern for the crisis in Venezuela and the concomitant refugee situation […]

Archbishop Pinder celebrates 15th anniversary

BAHAMAS Catholic News extends anniversary greetings to Archbishop Patrick Pinder who celebrated his 15th anniversary of installation as Archbishop of Nassau, May 4. May the Good […]

Mental illness numbers too high – Bishop

GUYANA Mental illness is one of the saddest and most distressing illnesses affecting about one in every four persons in Guyana. Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB hoped […]

63rd APM in French Guiana

Bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) along with the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu will attend the 63rd Annual Plenary Meeting (APM) hosted by Bishop […]

Laudato Si’ Generation launched

GRENADA Youth participating at the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother’s (SSM) one-day workshop on ‘Laudato Si’: Care for Creation’ were asked to hear the cries of […]

Needed: Workshop Facilitators and Recorders

Update on AEC Mission Congress From the AEC Secretariat The ABC Mission Congress 2019 will be hosted from Thursday, September 19—Sunday 22 in Trinidad. Part of […]

Conquerors in Christ

BELIZE The Annual National Charismatic Youth Rally takes place Saturday, May 18, at the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall, Belize City. This year’s theme is We are […]

Diocese opens ‘one of a kind’ youth centre

DOMINICA Dominica’s Catholic Youth Centre took 20 years from conception to the official opening ceremony of Phase I last March, but according to Bishop Gabriel Malzaire […]

Deacon candidates growing in commitment to Church

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Three men in the Diocese received the ministry of lector on their journey to becoming permanent deacons. Eardley Martin, Eustace Francis […]

Accused priest maintains innocence

BELIZE Belize-based Fr Oliver Smalls Jr has begun to pursue vindication over allegations which came to light in February that he sexually assaulted a minor in […]

Church considers suicide intervention

ST LUCIA Archbishop Robert Rivas OP has expressed concern about suicides in the archdiocese and would see in what way the Church can make a bigger […]

A church flourishes ‘in spite of all’

GUYANA In 1844 at a small village of Malgre Tout, West Bank Demerara, a request was made for a priest to minister to the community’s spiritual […]

Consider human formation to address scandal

The President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC), Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau has maintained the view that he is not “fully convinced” that allowing priests […]

Fr Keith passes, ‘great loss’ to diocese

GUYANA The funeral service for diocesan priest Fr Keith Hardless will take place 10 a.m. Monday, April 1 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Brickdam. […]

Update on AEC Mission Congress

From the AEC Secretariat The AEC Mission Congress will be held from  September 19 – 22 and to begin this extraordinary mission event, all  primary and […]

Live everyday your name – Christian*

BELIZE The call to Catholic Christians during the season of Lent is to open their lives to this new experience that Lent has to offer, turn […]

Take stock of yourself for Lent – Bishop

DOMINICA Lent is a reminder to Christians that they do not have it all together and still require a great deal before fulfilling their destiny. “It […]

Church favours plans to end school licks

ST LUCIA Archbishop Robert Rivas OP of Castries has come out in support of the abolition of corporal punishment in schools in St Lucia. “I am […]

RIP Msgr Preston Moss*

BAHAMAS The Rite of Christian Burial for Monsignor Preston Moss takes place Thursday, March 21 at St Francis Xavier Cathedral at 11.00 a.m. His vigil was […]

Diocese launches website*

BELIZE The new and comprehensive website of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belize City and Belmopan ( is now live to the public. The site was […]

Archbishop responds to claims

JAMAICA Archbishop Kenneth Richards of Kingston has responded to a Jamaica Observer article ‘Jamaican recounts abuse by priest, pregnancy and abortion’ of a then 17-year-old Denise […]

Pray for nation during Lent

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB has urged Catholics to pray for the state of the nation during Lent. The prayer he commends is not just the […]

Make conversion a priority – bishop

SURINAME The Lenten season should not only remain a period of fasting and reflection. It must lead to a “tangible” conversion in all aspects of one’s […]

Church will spare no effort

Bishop Gabriel Malzaire of Roseau, Dominica, and President of the Antilles Episcopal Conference attended the February 21–24 meeting in Rome on protecting minor. Here is his […]

Archbishop challenges lawmakers on abortion

JAMAICA ARCHBISHOP Kenneth Richards believes it is unfortunate that there is need to convince some lawmakers to defend the beginning of human life. He said it […]

Castries Province clergy discuss evangelisation today

ST LUCIA THE 35th annual meeting of the Association of Diocesan Clergy of the Province of Castries was convened at the Benedictine Monastery at Coubaril, St […]

Five new permanent deacons ordained in Antigua*

By Kaelanne Jordan, The St John’s–Basseterre diocese boosted its clerical pool with the ordination of five deacons to the permanent diaconate. Anulfo Rosario Martinez, Joram […]

Nassau buries senior priest

BAHAMAS A Memorial Mass for Fr Remy David took place 7.30 p.m. at Mary, Star of the Sea Church, Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Wednesday, February 20 […]

New Vicar for Clergy to help priests give their best

GUYANA The newly appointed Vicar for Clergy Fr John Persaud said that he plans to visit the diocese’s clergy to find out what their own needs […]

AEC President attends Rome meeting on protecting minors*

Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the Vatican February 21–24 to talk about […]

Easter Pilgrimage to develop religious tourism market

DOMINICA In its quest to develop the religious tourism niche market, the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) and a group of devoted Catholics led by Dominica-born, Fr […]

RED offices ransacked

GUYANA For the third time in six months, another building of the Catholic Church has been burgled. Catholic Standard reported that this time the Our Lady […]

Let’s all work for unity

GUYANA At his first anniversary Mass, Fr Carl Philadelphia reminded faithful the goal as a Church is that clergy, religious and lay people be united. “We […]

Pilgrims reflect on WYD experience

JAMAICA For World Youth Day (WYD) pilgrim Meghan Mair of the Archdiocese of Kingston, Jamaica, the occasion was not only an opportunity to develop friendships but […]

Youth blessed, anointed to do God’s work, says Bishop Harvey

GRENADA Bishop Clyde Harvey of St George’s-in-Grenada reminded youth of the “intimate link” between one’s physical and spiritual health. It is this link, he said, that […]

Bishop Llanos ‘weds’ St John’s-Basseterre

By Raymond Syms, Editor Bishop Robert Llanos celebrated his 61st birthday last Sunday and finally ‘tied the knot’ after a two-year ‘engagement’ as Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop […]

Bishop Llanos becomes fourth bishop of St John’s-Basseterre*

By Raymond Syms, Bishop Robert Llanos became the fourth bishop of the Diocese of St John’s-Basseterre on Sunday before a packed Holy Family Cathedral, Michael’s […]

WYD delegate shares hopes post event

SURINAME One of three young pilgrims from the Suriname delegation hopes that their contingent will be touched by the Holy Spirit during the course of World […]

“Do better this year” – Belize bishop

BELIZE The prayer for 2019 from Belize’s Catholic bishop is that Belizeans “do better” this year and give of themselves more to the working of God’s […]

Bishop calls for pledges to ‘I Care’ project

ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES Bishop Gerard County CSSp of Kingstown has observed that the “sudden illness” of two priests—Msgr George Bardowell and Fr Andrew Roache […]

AEC Plenary planned for May

The Bishops of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) Permanent Board met at the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs, Mt St Benedict, January […]

Diocese supports Harmony campaign

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne of Georgetown said that efforts towards promoting harmony are always important since humanity is celebrated in a “fuller” way when citizens are […]

Bishop calls on politicians to reconcile

GUYANA In his greetings for the New Year, Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB said that the country’s leaders would do well to acknowledge the extent to which […]

St Lucians look forward to a spiritual experience

ST LUCIA Twenty-one youth delegates will be representing the Archdiocese of Castries at this year’s World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama, January 22–27. The youths, accompanied […]

56-member contingent excited about WYD

JAMAICA Fifty-six pilgrims registered under Jamaica arrived in Panama last Monday “excited and upbeat” for World Youth Day (WYD) 2019. Jamaica pilgrim leader, Andrea Wray told […]

Christ – a different type of saviour

GUYANA The Saviour born to us is not an external agent acting on our behalf, but One seeking a place in our hearts so that we […]

Unite to build a better nation – Archbishop

JAMAICA Archbishop Kenneth Richards of Kingston said that the hope for 2019 must be that citizens do not lose the gains they are making as a […]

Bring the gift of yourself

BARBADOS In his Christmas message to the faithful, the Archbishop of Port of Spain and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Bridgetown Jason Gordon called on […]

We need trust

GRENADA In his Christmas message to the diocese, the bishop of St George’s-in-Grenada invited citizens to hear and consider God’s invitation to trust one another especially […]

MSC receives financial aid

JAMAICA An additional 15 disabled children abandoned in hospitals around Jamaica are to be accommodated by Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) on the request of the Child […]

Caribbean Church review 2018

As the year 2018 comes to an end, Catholic News recaps some of the news highlights from the wider Caribbean Church. Church/State affairs: As Mustard Seed Communities […]

Nuncio presents credentials to Suriname President*

Apostolic Nuncio His Excellency Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Suriname Tuesday, November 20 during a solemn ceremony at […]

Dominica’s rebirth

By Simone Delochan, In the latter half of September 2017, social media and news were inundated with images of the abject destruction Hurricane Maria had […]

Archbishop Rivas calls for tolerance

ST LUCIA Archbishop Robert Rivas of Castries is preaching tolerance towards members of the LGBTQ Community. He has urged that persons be more compassionate and understanding […]

Live the true meaning of Christmas, not the world’s

BELIZE Bishop Lawrence Sydney Nicasio of Belize City-Belmopan has reminded Catholic Christians that they are called to celebrate and live the true meaning and spirit of […]

Young communicators offer support to Pope

SIGNIS CORNER With the signing of a letter of support for the pontifical ministry of Pope Francis, the First SIGNIS Communication Laboratory in Latin America and […]

New AEC General Secretary ready for challenges

By Renee Smith, Fr Donald Chambers of the Archdiocese of Kingston, Jamaica, the newly appointed General Secretary of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) is looking forward […]

Synod for Amazon Assembly held in Lethem

GUYANA One hundred and twenty-four delegates from across Guyana were joined by members of the St Ignatius, Lethem Region 9 parish community and nearby villages for […]

State, Church, Private sector must help the poor

BARBADOS Archbishop of Port of Spain and Apostolic Administrator of Bridgetown Jason Gordon met with leaders and members of the business community at the Living Water […]

Bishop intervenes in Grenada unrest*

By Kaelanne Jordan, Grenada’s Catholic bishop, Bishop Clyde Martin Harvey, entered the political arena Thursday, November 22, when he issued a public call for trade […]

Santa Rosa hosts first of its kind visit

GUYANA Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB, 16 priests, a priest-in-training and a brother of the Diocese travelled to the northwestern community of Santa Rosa for their first […]

Rosary mission in schools

BELIZE Members of the Holy Rosary Project travelled to the Toledo District—the southernmost district and least developed region in Belize to teach the rosary at various […]

PMS director visits diocese

BARBADOS Clergy and laity of the Diocese of Bridgetown had the honour of welcoming and meetings with Fr Esteban Ramon Kross, the newly appointed Director of […]

AEC supports Pope through ‘treacherous waters’

Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) President Bishop Gabriel Malzaire has recognised an “orchestrated”’ effort to place a burden of responsibility and even guilt for the sins and […]

Guyanese diaspora prays for homeland

Over 200 New York-based Guyanese Catholics and friends gathered for the 29th annual Guyanese Mass, at the St Francis of Assisi-St Blaise Church, Brooklyn, New York, […]

Youth need role models, help financing education

The issue of the recent scandals affecting the Church and the need for role models and guidance were some of the concerns highlighted for young people […]

Nuncio appointed to Belize

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Titular Archbishop of Acquaviva as Apostolic Nuncio in Belize. Diocesan monthlyThe Christian Heraldsaid that news of the papal appointment […]

Trini speakers for CCR convention

BELIZE Fr Trevor Nathasingh and Janet Chinnia will be guest speakers at this year’s 42ndannual Catholic Charismatic Convention which takes place at the Holy Redeemer Parish […]

Mustard Seed at 40, calls on gov’t support

JAMAICA Mustard Seed Communities founder Msgr Gregory Ramkissoon has pleaded with the Jamaican Government for greater assistance in supporting the cause. Speaking at a service to […]

Fr Llanos to lead regional Jesuits

GUYANA The Superior General of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Fr Arturo Sosa has appointed Fr Christopher Llanos SJ of the Canadian Province the Regional Superior […]

Bishop Charles’ truth placed before God

The bishop of St George’s, Grenada reminded mourners that they gather not as a grieving community, but as a grateful assembly to give thanks for a […]

Clock ticking as Puerto Rico struggles post-‘Maria’

Religious leaders including San Juan’s Catholic Archbishop Roberto González are appealing for aid as 60,000 homes still have temporary or blue-tarp covered roofs that would not […]

‘Be people of faith and hope’

ANTIGUA In light of recent allegations and worldwide reports of child sexual abuse and other forms of abuse by clergy, the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese […]

Grenada Church pays tribute to Bishop Charles*

By Kaelanne Jordan The Board of Directors, management, staff and students of New Life Organization (NEWLO) have vowed to continue the legacy that their “visionary” Bishop […]

Live a life like ‘Bishop Syd’*

By Kaelanne Jordan, REPORTING FROM ST GEORGE’S, GRENADA Catholic educators and students were warned not to allow Bishop Emeritus Sydney Charles to “turn” in his […]

Diocese mourns death of first Guyanese bishop

GUYANA The funeral Mass for Bishop Ganesh Benedict Singh—the diocese’s first Guyanese bishop took place Monday, September 17 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Brickdam […]

SVG Church celebrate Cluny professions

By Sr Clare Harris SJC Photo: Enrico de Shong The early 20th century history of the St Joseph of Cluny Sisters (SJC) in the West Indies, records […]

Bishop confirms 117

GUYANA During the course of 13 days (July 26–August 7), Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB of Georgetown visited nine communities in Central Rupununi and confirmed 117 young […]

Nuncio presents credentials, visits Cathedral

GRENADA Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell received a courtesy call August 29 from Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, who was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Grenada earlier this […]

Boarding school celebrates 50th

SURINAME The Christoforus Internaat celebrated its 50th anniversary last July with a thanksgiving service and reception. The boarding school in Paramaribo was established July 10, 1968 for […]

Presentation of letters of Credence

BARBADOS His Excellency Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Apostolic Nuncio for the Antilles Episcopal Conference presented his letters of Credence to Governor-General of Barbados Dame Sandra Mason at […]

August anniversaries for monsignors

GUYANA Chancellor of the Diocese of Georgetown, Msgr Terrence Montrose celebrated his 44thanniversary of priestly ordination August 10. Over the past four decades, ‘Fr Monty’ as […]

Show forth the good: Bishop on marriage, carnival

GRENADA Bishop Clyde Harvey of St-George’s-in-Grenada, cognisant of the same-sex marriage debate across the globe has warned dehumanising homosexuals is against the law of Christ. The […]

AEC Stewardship Conference

Members from 14 arch/dioceses of the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) gathered at the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Ugandan Martyrs, Mt St Benedict between […]

Sow peace to reap it, says Archbishop Rivas

ST LUCIA Archbishop Robert Rivas OP, in his reflection inspired by the Day of Prayer, Fasting and March for Peace and Non-Violence August 1, said that […]

Grateful for encounters and challenges – Bishop Harvey on first anniversary

GRENADA Bishop Clyde Harvey has described his one-year anniversary as bishop of St Georges-in-Grenada, July 29 as a very rich spiritual experience. The fifth bishop of […]

The end of an era for St Rose’s High School

GUYANA The St Rose’s High School which has been in existence for over 150 years was demolished last month to allow for construction of a new […]

New priest, deacons ordained

JAMAICA The archdiocese of Kingston was strengthened July 1 with the ordination of Deacon Maria Lucas Gunalan Joseph Elango to the priesthood. In addition, two seminarians— […]

Diocese prepares for Pan-Amazonian Synod

GUYANA The Diocese of Georgetown began preparations for the Pan-Amazonian Synod of Bishops (scheduled for October 2019) with a meeting led by Bishop Francis Alleyne OSB […]

Day of prayer, march for peace

ST LUCIA Hundreds of St Lucians, young and old from all denominations will participate in the second annual Day of Prayer, Fasting and March for Peace […]