Eucharist as source

By Msgr Michael de Verteuil Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission The Catholic Church speaks of the celebration of the Eucharist as the source and summit […]

The journey of a young catechist

By Charmaine Thomas and Jade Downer As a Catholic parent, it is a significant responsibility, particularly in these tech-focused, modern times, to ensure that our kids […]

Growing Beyond The Pews

This Adult Faith Formation seven-week series hosted by Andrew Fernandes, Northern Vicariate Catechetical Coordinator was designed, as the name suggests, to help persons to “grow” beyond […]

Blended learning in South/Central

Training of catechists in the South/Central Vicariate was a challenge during the pandemic. However, 50 catechists from both vicariates were able to complete their training online […]

Catechetics in Tobago

The last 18 months have been challenging for us catechists in Tobago, but we have soldiered on! In the Sacred Heart parish (Delaford and environs), First […]

ACO Catechetical Conference 2021

On September 4, 2021, the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office (ACO) hosted its virtual Catechetical Conference with the theme Celebrating the Catechist.  This theme was chosen because of […]

God also calls us to be holistically healthy

Fr Stephan Alexander is on a health and weight-loss journey. He recently created buzz on social media when he debuted his impressive weight loss transformation after […]

Getting youths active to boost their mental health

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Lara Littlepage and her colleagues in the teaching fraternity were struggling to keep their students motivated while online. Beyond academic performance, […]

The virtual journey to SEA

As Covid-19 made its way into our country and sent our students home, we were forced to make the transition online. Quickly adjusting our sails at […]

The synod journey – hard pill for some to swallow?

By Fr Donald Chambers Synod or synodality is not an event. It is a journey of the people of God who listen to each other and […]

Real-life experience of synodality

By Fr Donald Chambers In this article, I bring together the main thoughts of my previous articles (CN August 1, 8, 15, 22, September 5) on […]

From Abraham to the Mass

By Msgr Michael de Verteuil Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission God called Abraham. He called him to go to another land and to become the […]

You don’t have to affirm or abandon transgender persons

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Anyone who does not support gender dysphoria may be labelled a hater and a transphobic bigot. If  a family member or […]

My home away from home

By Sr Francoise OP I love to think of my years in Trinidad. I met so many wonderful people. I do get letters from my ‘son’ […]

Living and loving St Dominic’s – 74 years of joy

By Sr Catherine-Therese Mc Comie OP My vocation to Religious life was nurtured partly by my many visits to the Belmont Orphanage, now called the St […]

150 years of St Dominic’s Children’s Home

By Sr Arlene Greenidge OP, Manager Since 2008, St Dominic’s Children’s Home (SDCH) has been engaged in an organisational change and transformation process which led, in […]

Preserving the sacred and precious

Relics of St Dominic and others at Dominican reliquary By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org   Theca Reliquary is the title of a booklet recently published by […]

Life in the village Church

Diane Bertrand in her recently published a memoir, The Gospel According to Diane – Between Vestibule and Altar, chronicles her spiritual journey. She is an active […]

Remembering my friend, Neil

By Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ & AMMR My friend, Neil Macey, 82, died in London on August 14 of Covid-19. He will be cremated on  September […]

Synod and participation

By Fr Donald Chambers In the post-Vatican II Church, many dioceses conducted synods. These assemblies, consisting of elected delegates of the laity, religious and clergy, were […]

Why does the good God allow suffering?

By Shannon Woodroffe Suffering. A word and experience familiar to every human. And although it seems inevitable in our lives, we somehow spend many thoughts and […]

We’re 59 – time for a performance appraisal

As Trinidad and Tobago marks its 59th anniversary of Independence, veteran journalist Dominic Kalipersad reflects on the nation’s history and experiences. Happy birthday to me? I […]

A STORY: The next generation

By Alvin Peters “Father, you do know you’re in a bar, right?” Ronald whispered to him as he and his best friend Jean-Paul or ‘JP’ looked […]

Keeping an eye on work-life balance

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Balance seems to be the best word to characterise Dr Greer Iton-Chams life. Like many, Covid-19 has created a slew of […]

Celebrating our people’s success

Recently, Trinidadian artist Che Lovelace posted on Facebook, that one of his pieces has become part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art […]

Shaping Soul and Civic-mindedness

Editorial Excerpts: 1962 to 1972 Editorial of the August 31, 1963, issue. August 31, 1963 First Anniversary of Independence “On Saturday, August 31st Trinidad celebrated the […]

Our people dream

“With the help of young people and their innovative spirit, we can make the dream come true of a world where bread, water, medicine and work […]

God also calls us to be holistically healthy

Fr Stephan Alexander is on a health and weight-loss journey. He recently created buzz on social media when he debuted his impressive weight loss transformation after […]

Mentorship matters

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Terrence Caesar first got involved as a youth member of the Scouts Association—the largest youth organisation of Trinidad and Tobago— in […]

Nature Sprout – empowering people to grow their own food

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Candice Caruth has always been interested in starting a business but did not want it to be dictated by the quest […]

Krogh amps it up

Self-taught Jonathan Krogh has been part of the local music scene for about 20 years, with his custom-built amplifiers and guitars, and later as stage manager […]

The Goodness

By Golda Lee Bruce When I left Trinidad and Tobago three years ago to take up a job in the US, I estimated that I could […]

Reaping for a Cause

Rio Claro farmer Navindra Heeralal would have been just an anonymous farmer tending to his produce farm. However, he was thrust into the spotlight in a […]

Jesus Christ Makes the Difference

A migrant family went to the Jesus Christ Makes the Difference Double B Supermarket at Government House Road, Tobago in May this year to purchase food. […]

The Community Cupboard

Deanna Moon-Leotaud lives Rebeiro Trace, off the Penal Rock Road, with her husband and four children. Looking out from her home she began noticing persons in […]

“Forty years a priest and I would do it again” says Fr Arnold Francis

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org “I loved it and, if it was possible, I would do it all over again.” So said Fr Dr Arnold Francis […]

Sr Reina lived the missionary life, moment by moment

The following is an edited version of the eulogy for Sr Reina Loe Sack Sioe SJC who died August 1 at the age of 93. It […]

New centenarian’s secret to longevity: ‘living in peace, serving God’

One hundred years and going. Carl Sayers Rogers is thankful to Almighty God, and prayers were offered for his life on Tuesday, August 10 at his […]

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. […]

Form 6 student of St Francis Boys’ College eyes Olympics 2024

Competitive runners must keep their focus on the track or road ahead as they move toward their goal. For Genesis Joseph, Upper Six student of St […]

Being present for the children

Contributing writer Ottrisha Carter spoke with Sr Roberta O’Flaherty CHF and Sr Sarah Waterman O Carm on what they’re doing during the pandemic. Sr Roberta O’Flaherty […]

The Holy Spirit and synodality

By Fr Donald Chambers In my two previous articles (CN August 1 and 8) I reflected on two dimensions of the Church’s synodal journey as story-telling […]

‘I will do it all over again’

By Fr Kenneth Vigelandzoon I entered the Seminary in 1989 along with 11 other brothers. We had a full house and a newly installed Rector, in […]

Your child and you—Part 2

By Anna Maria Mora, Counselling Psychologist What can be done to improve communication within the family? I n many cases communication between father and mother needs […]

Your child and you

By Anna-Maria Mora, Counselling Psychologist The pandemic and close living situations for parents and their children may have revealed gaps in the parent/child relationship. Counselling Psychologist […]

A Floral artist who seeks inspiration from God

By Leisel Joel-George You may have noticed a gorgeous floral backdrop while watching Mass via Trinity TV during Easter last year and this year. Perhaps you […]

Seminarians needed: Apply Within

By Neil Parsanlal It was the great ancient Greek philosopher Socrates who uttered the famous statement “the unexamined life is not worth living”. One of the […]

Sr Jeanne – a rough diamond with a heart for the poor

The following is an edited version of the eulogy for Sr Jeanne Williams SJC who died June 30. It was submitted by the Sisters of St […]

Wine won’t prevent Covid-19

Adapted from Verificat, July 19 A message sent to the Consortium through its WhatsApp number asked if tannins, a compound of wine, are beneficial to prevent […]

On nature’s side

Nicholas Mohammed, Committee Member of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club writes on the club’s varied activities. On July 10, 2021, the Trinidad and Tobago […]

The Sacrament of Marriage: “I do or don’t?”

“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward […]

Sr Dominic – like those who ‘fell from the sky’

The following is an edited version of the eulogy for Sr Dominic Savio Walrond SJC who died June 28. It was submitted by the Sisters of […]

Pride in wearing the ‘Convent Blue’

The graduating class of 1959 wishes to convey our congratulations to the principal, staff, and members of the St Joseph’s Convent Past Pupils’ Association on the […]

Art in a Digital World: A conversation with Nicholas Huggins

By Daniel Young Most Trinidadians would be aware of names like LeRoy Clarke and Boscoe Holder as some of the best artists the country has produced. […]

JoJo’s dilemma

By Alvin Peters One of JoJo’s favourite things to do, ever since he was little, was to sit and talk to his grandfather while he made […]

They deserve better

By Kirt Conrad Walrond Many were justifiably incensed by the recent images of our senior citizens standing in long lines or sitting in the pouring rain […]

What’s the point of Marriage?

By Sasha Woodroffe The popularity of marriage has been on a decline for several years. Many persons question the need to enter a contract with the […]

‘Auntie Brenda’ loved to serve

Following is the eulogy for Brenda Gill who died July 5, 2021, written by her sister Carol Gill.   Brenda Catherine Gill was born on May […]

Who were Saints Anne and Joachim?

Who were Saints Anne and Joachim? On July 26, the Catholic Church commemorates the parents of the Virgin Mary, Saints Joachim and Anne. The couple’s faith […]

I am with you always

The following is the message from Pope Francis for the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly being marked July 25, the Sunday closest to […]

Maintain routines to help cope with Covid, says psychologist

As lives and livelihoods are upended by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to maintain a routine with work, exercise, and intimate moments. Routine was emphasised […]

This Catholic gymnast will be taking her rosary to the Tokyo Olympics

Olympic gymnast Grace McCallum will carry her rosary as she travels to Tokyo. The 18-year-old is making headlines, not just for her skills at the vault, […]

Covid-19 immunisation does not mean increased ‘flu vulnerability’

Adapted from Verificat, July 8 A WhatsApp video claiming that the Spike protein, which is found in SARS-CoV-2, has the capacity to worsen influenza disease. “One […]

Our Father healed my dad

By Afiya Marcial This Father’s Day was extremely special to my family. You see, at the beginning of May, I received a call advising that I […]

Hope for our elderly

By Sherette Almandoz, Interior Design Consultant In his encyclical Laudato Si’ – On Care for Our Common Home, Pope Francis stressed that in our human pursuit […]

Vaccines do not implant brain nano sensors

Adapted from Verificat, June 21 There is a video circulating on WhatsApp suggesting that vaccines against Covid-19 have the mission to implant nano sensors in the […]

Be careful not to impose a ‘Western vision’ on Covid-19 vaccines

Adapted from I.MEDIA, July 2 In order to ensure widespread vaccinations against Covid-19, world leaders need to be wary of imposing a “Western vision” on health […]

Questions with Fr Martin Sirju: Bringing the marvels of God on to local soil

Fr Martin Sirju celebrated his 30th anniversary of ordination, Wednesday, June 23. Catholic News interviewed the Vicar General to discover what these years have brought to […]

Sisters in Health: Sr Alicson walks in the footsteps of Jesus’ healing ministry

Sr Alicson Hudlin SJ loves nursing. Her enthusiasm for helping people has not dimmed through the many decades of service nor the Covid-19 pandemic. She considers […]

Woodbrook development – the blueprint we want to see

By Dwight Gonsalves Woodbrook resident and business owner Dwight Gonsalves comments on business plans to develop his community The suggestion to make Ariapita Avenue a world-class […]

In times of disaster, REACT

Ravindranath Goswami, President, REACT Trinidad and Tobago Council, lays out the importance of the volunteer organisation during times of disaster. It is not uncommon to have […]

World vaccination campaign is not a biological weapon

Adapted from Verificat, June 17 The portal Latin American Information Agency (ALAINET) has published a paper with the arguments of Geert Vanden Bossche, a German virologist […]

Prayers first, everything else will fall in place – farewell Sheila

A tribute from St Mary’s Mucurapo Girls’ RC to Sheila Adams who died May 14, 2021. Sheila Adams joined the family of Mucurapo Girls’ RC as […]

Reliable, predictable, stable – ‘Winty’

A poem by Vince, in tribute to his friend Ralph Winthrop Maraj who died alone at hospital in October 2020. Winty was a provider; son of […]

Catholic Engaged Encounter continues preparing couples through lockdown

In spite of the Covid restrictions and the peculiar situation in which we find ourselves, CEETT has continued to serve couples who are preparing for marriage. […]

Vaccinations reduce risk of vaccine-resistant variants

Adapted from Verificat, June 16 The portal Latin American Information Agency (ALAINET) has published a paper with the arguments of Geert Vanden Bossche, a German virologist […]

Fr ‘Mannie’ Pierre thanks God for treasures of priesthood

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Fr Emmanuel ‘Mannie’ Pierre celebrates 40 years of priestly ministry today, Monday, June 21. When asked what this significant milestone means […]

Vaccinate despite virus mutations

Verificat, May 31 Many have asked whether it makes sense to continue vaccinating if the virus continues mutating and new variants such as the British or […]

Author Kevin Jared Hosein, proud son of the soil

Simone Delochan copyeditor.camsel@catholictt.org “I thought it was going to be a mid-level publication. I was just writing…It still surprising to me. He [agent] sent it out […]

Catholic during the pandemic: freedom of conscience, or obligation to get vaccinated?

The following article by Jesús Colina was published May 3 by Aleteia and has been edited for length. Aleteia is a founding member of the Consortium. […]

Michael – ‘The Greatest Showman’

Michael Dennis Perkins passed away peacefully at home on the morning of  Tuesday, May  4 after  a  short  illness. Michael’s greatest passion was the church, whether  […]

Helping rescued animals reach their full potential

By Dixie Ann Belle When Elspeth Duncan woke up early one morning and heard a dog crying, her response was typical of her. While someone else […]

Miss Lalla devoted her heart and soul

Solange Lalla died May 22 after a long battle with illness. She entered the teaching service on September 21, 1990 and was appointed to the Arima […]

Walking on the water

By Barnabas Ramon Fortune The priest was getting a bit queer. Frequently he would stop during the celebration of the Mass seeming to be carried away […]

Researchers consider link between Covid-19 and teeth

Adapted from Verificat, May 26 The Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA in Spanish) said in April that “periodontitis aggravates the systemic condition of Covid-19 patients and […]

Spike protein cannot be transmitted through the air by vaccinated people

Adapted from Verificat, May 21 A website self-defined as Catholic has echoed the results of a report published by an organisation known as America’s Frontline Doctors […]

On vaccines, ‘no one will make it alone’

Sr Nathalie Becquart, a member of the Congregation of Xavières, serves as Undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops. This is an edited version of an interview […]

How the Sinopharm vaccine works

Adapted from Verificat, April 1 The National Chinese Pharmaceutical Group, known as Sinopharm, has developed two vaccines: Sinopharm-Beijing and Sinopharm-Wuhan. The Institute of Biological Products from […]

Thoughts and memories of our Dad, Prof Courtenay Bartholomew

Prof Courtenay Bartholomew died May 7 at the age of 89. His children pay tribute. Our Dad, Prof Courtenay Bartholomew had, over the last two years […]

A friendship blossoms between ‘Honeybee and Nectarine’

By Dixie Ann Belle When an enterprising little insect called Honeybee leaves her hive for the first time one morning for a day of foraging, she […]

Pope encourages use of #AVaccineforthePoor

Pope Francis is personally encouraging the use of the hashtag #AVaccineforthePoor on Twitter. “I give my heartfelt thanks to all the generous people who by their […]

US Supreme Court has not cancelled universal vaccination

Adapted from Verificat, May 12 Since April, information has been circulating in Spanish, English, French and Italian, affirming that the US Supreme Court has recently cancelled […]

Come and See

“Open your eyes with wonder to what you see, let your hands touch the freshness and vitality of things, so that when others read what you […]

Come and See! John 1:46

Communicating by Encountering People Where and as They Are Dear Brothers and Sisters, The invitation to “come and see”, which was part of those first moving […]

Getting your feet wet

Vicar for Communications, Fr Robert Christo reflects on the Holy Father’s message for World Communications Day 2021. Since 1967, after Vatican Council II, World Communications Day […]

List of serious vaccine side effects fake

From Verificat, May 6 There is a thread circulating in WhatsApp highlighting a list of 24 supposed adverse effects that can appear after receiving the vaccine […]

We need light and hope, paths of healing and salvation

“Receive a cordial greeting from this old man, who does not dance or sing like you, but who believes as you do that injustice and evil […]

Join 1.3 billion Catholics for Laudato Si Week 2021

Laudato Si’ Week 2021 will feature a diverse line-up of Catholic leaders from across the globe, as well as world-renowned speakers and authors as the world’s […]

An unexpected win for former Pres Chag pupil – Xavier Joseph

It may sound surprising to hear a scholarship recipient say he was “a real mess” at primary school and not good at studying or paying attention. […]

Sacred Heart RC – the ‘English Church’

In the heart of the city, on Richmond Street, stands an architectural gem, the Sacred Heart RC Church. The church was completed in 1882, from plans […]

Comparing the risk of thrombosis with vaccines, the contraceptive pill or smoking

Verificat, April 29 An infographic comparing the risk of blood clots after receiving AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccines with the risk caused by smoking, taking birth control pills and […]

Scholarship winner, Chelsea Ragbir says “Compete against yourself”

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Earning a national scholarship takes a lot of determination. It would have been even more competitive with the number of scholarships awarded […]

St Joseph’s Convent Scholarship Recipient – Work hard, Pray hard

By Lara Pickford Gordon snwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Giordanne (pronounced as ‘Jordan’) Lovell is the recipient of an additional scholarship and currently pursuing Actuarial Science at The University of […]

Pope spends name-day with poor receiving vaccine

vaticannews.va Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a group of Rome’s poor and homeless people, as they receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine […]

The most common, real side effects for COVID-19 vaccines…

From Verificat, April 21 An article from Church Militant website has echoed an interview in which Mike Yeadon, former employee at Pfizer, suggests stopping administering vaccines […]

The future of pilgrimages in the age of COVID

Everyone is familiar with the unprecedented effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the travel industry, especially international tourism. Pilgrimages to Europe, the Vatican and the […]

Korean Church joins the fund to donate the vaccine to poor countries

The Archdiocese of Seoul has launched an appeal to the faithful to join the special fund, created in the Vatican, to give the anti-COVID-19 vaccine to […]

Should paracetamol be taken before vaccination against COVID-19?

From Verificat, April 15 In its immunisation strategy, published on February 26, the Spanish sanitary authorities included paracetamol as a prophylactic treatment for the AstraZeneca/Oxford formulation, […]

Farewell, ‘Alli’

Sr Catherine Therese Mc Comie OP pays tribute to a former Dominican Sister, Allison Hatt, who died January 11 in South Africa. Allison Margaret Hatt was […]

We remember you, Rhea

The following is a tribute to Rhea Margaret Joseph, who died April 4, 2020. The first anniversary of her death occurred on Easter Sunday, April 4. […]

Beloved Sando Boys’ RC teacher retires

By Kevin Jeanville, teacher My first encounter with Wayne Pitt, was in the early 80s, when I was a pupil at Mon Repos RC School. The […]

Fr Martin Sirju and the Easter Chip Chip

By Fr Martin Sirju I got an Easter gift this year—chip chip. For those who do not know what it is, it is a kind of […]

How the AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine works

From Verificat, April 3 AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical company and Oxford University have developed a viral vector vaccine. This method uses a vector, i.e. a different virus from […]

About the International Consortium of Catholic Media on Covid-19 Vaccines

In order to help to clarify fake news and misleading information about vaccines against COVID-19, an international consortium of Catholic media, news agencies and world-renowned scientists […]

Dame Louise, exemplary lay apostle

Carmelite tertiary Neila Todd, who knew Dame Louise Horne well, pays tribute. “She hath put out her hand to strong things; she hath opened her hand […]

Fr Anthony Pt 2: Enjoying the ‘detective work’ of history

Fr Anthony de Verteuil CSSp – historian, educator, or both? Senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon answers the question in Part 2 of her interview with Fr Anthony. […]

St Joseph’s Convent POS – a promising future

St Joseph’s Convent Port of Spain (SJCPOS) celebrated its 185th anniversary of establishment on April 5. Over the past 40 years, while the physical structure has […]

When the call to serve came, Sr Gloria was ready to go

By Sr Marie Thérèse Rétout OP and Sr Catherine Therese Mc Comie OP It was in the village of Santa Cruz that Gloria Laurie was born […]

Change in plans

by Alvin Peters The last thing Josephine wanted to do on Easter Sunday was to help others. She had plans: attend Mass, have the traditional Easter […]

Fr Anthony’s vocation evolves

Although retired for some time, Holy Ghost priest Fr Anthony de Verteuil continues to make his contribution to the local Church in these COVID-19 times. Senior […]

St Joseph’s Convent POS – 185 years of service and excellence

St Joseph’s Convent Port of Spain (SJCPOS) celebrates its 185th anniversary of establishment on April 5. Here’s a brief history submitted by the school. On January […]

Damned for all time? – Judas Iscariot

By Simone Delochan copyeditor.camsel@catholictt.org Every good story needs a villain but Judas, the great traitor who dies in an ignominious fashion, leaves an incomplete feeling to […]

The Easter bonnet and the Easter sacrifice

By Delia Chatoor My late mother was noted for her elegance and her hats more so at Easter in the good ole days, it was necessary […]

Deacon Kenneth lived his vocation

By Deacon Derek Walcott The Order of Deacon is understood as follows: A man who is ordained as a deacon receives the Sacrament of Holy Orders. […]

Helena was truly ‘Trini to the Bone’

The Funeral Mass of former Catholic News columnist, Helena Kimlin Allum was held at the Church of the Nativity, Crystal Stream,  Thursday, March 18. Chief celebrant […]

Lady Hochoy Home – 60 years of service

“What does love look like? It has hands to help others. It has feet to hasten, to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see […]

Happy 100th birthday, ‘Miss Beulah’

By Leela Ramdeen, former Holy Faith Convent student On Saturday, March 13, Holy Faith Convent, Couva (HFCC) and the Past Pupils’ Association of HFC paid tribute […]

Vaccines are safe

By Msgr Renzo Pegoraro, Chancellor, Pontifical Academy for Life People can be confident that the approved COVID-19 vaccines are safe and ethical, and that receiving the […]

Encounter Jesus through the Queen of Peace

With the kind permission of the Most Reverend Charles Jason Gordon, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Port of Spain an invitation was extended to Fr. Leon […]

Why we do what we do…

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp I’ve heard older relatives remark there was a time when Calypsoes were not played during Lent. Fr Michael Cockburn […]

Remembering Ken

By Bernadette Phillips My beloved husband, Deacon Kenneth Robert Phillips, died peacefully on Friday, February 19, at the Port of Spain General Hospital after a short […]

Fr Kwesi Alleyne: “Pray meditatively”, the Stations of the Cross

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 According to Aleteia, one of the most powerful ways to enter into the Passion and death of Jesus is […]

A year since Pope Francis prayed for the first victims of Coronavirus

It was January 26, 2020, that Pope Francis spoke for the first time about the “virus that has spread in China.” The pope has played a […]

Supermodel on a mission to bring clean water

As a young child, Georgie Badiel had to get up before dawn every day to walk to the nearest well. Carrying an empty container on her […]

A virtual Life in the Spirit experience

By Racine Grant, LWC member “Can one really feel the outpouring of the Holy Spirit via Zoom?” This question perhaps ran frequently through the minds of […]

Jackie Hinkson paints a reality he sees and feels

Artist Donald ‘Jackie’ Hinkson had intended to have his murals on display at Fisher Avenue St Ann’s February 5 until February 14 (what would have been […]

“Bittersweet” time for some Catholic musicians

The reality that there will be no Carnival this year has proven to be quite “bittersweet” for Catholic musician Enrico Camejo and his family. “It really […]

Caring for the sick, a vocation to love

On Thursday, February 11, the Catholic Church marks World Day of the Sick, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. In his 2021 message, released by […]

Simple acts of mercy on World Day of the Sick and beyond

World Day of the Sick was instituted by Pope St John Paul II May 13, 1992 and celebrated February 11, the liturgical memorial of the Blessed […]

Universal Design

By Sherette Almandoz Interior Design Consultant I sit in my pew peacefully as I take in the morning Mass, until my eye catches the struggle of […]

A story of spiritual awakening while kept hostage

By Raymond Syms Email: editor.camsel@catholictt.org Christmas Day 1997 was a turning point in the life of Marino Restrepo. He was kidnapped for ransom by four armed […]

Economics for the common good

Sr Roxann Neckles SSM, based in Grenada, reflects on the November 19–21, 2020 virtual event, ‘The Economy of Francesco’ (francescoeconomy.org). Exciting, enlightening, engaging, encapsulating, encouraging! These […]

My Reflection Children’s Store celebrates Black youngsters

The My Reflection Children’s Store is exposing children to books with black main characters What does your reading list look like? More importantly, if you are […]

Daddy was the best man I know

Robert Durham died on January 5. The funeral was held January 11 at the Abbey Church, Mt St Benedict. His eldest son, Randy delivered the eulogy […]

The Hill We Climb

Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist from Los Angeles, California. She’s also a parishioner of St Brigid’s RC Church, Los Angeles. Gorman’s work focuses […]

Breaking My Silence Talent Showcase

The Eastern Vicariate Youth Council (EVYC) hosted its first talent showcase, ‘Breaking My Silence’ on September 26, 2020 at the House of Praise, Upper De Gannes […]

The Redemption of Paul

By Alvin Peters (Fiction) “Good morning Father Michael,” Paul said as they shook hands as he entered the office, “Thank you for seeing me on such […]

The ritual for the celebration of the Word of God

Enthroned in the family home Family gathers in a suitable room. The head of the household enters the room with the Bible, accompanied by a vigil […]

Popes receive first dose of COVID vaccine

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI both received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, reported Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office on […]

Christina Mora’s secret to feeling like 16-years-old at age 90

“I feel like 16!” Christina Mora said with a chuckle. Mora isn’t 16; she’s 90, and celebrated this milestone on her birthday December 25, Christmas Day. […]

‘Rediscover the Saints’ reminds us sainthood is possible

Author/Counsellor, Miranda Dookran reviews Rediscover the Saints by Matthew Kelly In this book, Rediscover the Saints, the author Matthew Kelly challenges both you and me to […]

United Nations follows Pope’s lead in declaring international day

By Delia Chatoor On December 21, 2020, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted a Resolution proclaiming February 4 as the International Day of […]

COVID didn’t void the Fatima voice

By Laura Ann Phillips Known for imaginative sets, creative costuming and months of musical drills, Fatima College’s annual Gifts of Blue and Gold concert (GOBAG), presented […]

Smiling through the gray

By Juliana Valdez Overcoming adversity was once described to me in this way: “When life bowls you lemons, you have two choices: allow the lemons to […]

Cultural cooperation with all of God’s creation

Greetings of Fr Martin Sirju, Vicar General, on the occasion of the opening of the new location of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Cultural Cooperation in […]

Artisans create “new life” through upcycling

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp There are many beautiful things which can be made using materials which might be overlooked or discarded. The Catholic […]

Vatican calls for equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The Vatican’s coronavirus commission and the Pontifical Academy for Life issued a joint statement calling for a coordinated international effort to ensure the equitable distribution of […]

‘Little Mother’ during war and pandemic

By Neila Todd Holy Mother Church declared Mother Mary Ellerker of the Blessed Sacrament, foundress of the Corpus Christi Carmelites, a Servant of God, in the […]

Tune-in to Trinity Radio

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter:@gordon_lp Trinity Communications Network (TCN) will this month relaunch its internet radio station Trinity Radio based at the Living Water Community […]

Special Christmas Q&A with our nuns

Confession time!!! When I was young, everyone thought I would become a nun when I got older, even me. I spent some of my early years […]

Series: Youth reflect on 2020

By Annisha Solomon 2020 started with a bang! Family time, followed by a birthday Mass and Stations of the Cross were all I could hope for. […]

Series: Youth reflect on 2020

By Koreen Simon St Anthony’s, Point Fortin The cloud that COVID-19 brought over 2020 was thick, yet in the midst of this cover, peeked short rays […]

Series: Youth reflect on 2020

By Antonio Timothy This year 2020 has been an interesting year for me. Despite the many challenges like mental fatigue due to online classes, and the […]

Catholics answer “What has been the best part of 2020 for you?”

Antonio Timothy, St Charles Borromeo, Tunapuna: This year 2020 has been an interesting year for me. Despite the many challenges like mental fatigue due to online […]

Migrants’ memories of Christmas, New Year

Many persons from diverse backgrounds have come to our shores and made this land their home. They have brought culture, traditions, skills, some of which have […]

Santa’s cause is about love

What’s it like portraying Santa Claus? LARA PICKFORD-GORDON sat down with a familiar face about the spiritual side of playing ‘St Nick’. As a Christian, permanent […]

Christmas conversations

Over this year, the Catholic News was fortunate to have interviewed several Catholics who are involved in God’s work, in one way or another. The Editorial […]

Eucharistic celebration explained Pt 4: Mass & Mission

Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission concludes a series of articles looking at some areas of our Eucharistic celebration. Over the last […]

Christmas 2020 for a Catholic Olympian

Writer and copyeditor Simone Delochan contacted Olympian Andrew Lewis (AL) to find out a little about the traditions in his family he most enjoyed and how […]

Fr Alan Hall celebrates 10th anniversary & an expanding priestly journey

On December 18, 2010 Fr Alan Hall made final vows and entered the priesthood. A decade has passed but he does not know “how ten years […]

Eucharistic celebration explained Pt 3: Active participation

Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission continues a series of articles looking at some areas of our Eucharistic celebration. “Mother Church earnestly […]

20 years of GRACE  

GRACE music ministry celebrated 20 years in October.  Members are thankful for the blessings through the years including the family which has been formed. Two longstanding […]

Connell simply served his Church and country

Brian Connell, senior altar server at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, died November 23 at the age of 64. His daughter Candace delivered the eulogy […]

Prayers and support continue despite Payge’s exit on The Voice

By Kaelanne Jordon Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Though Paige Roopchan’s, stage name ‘Payge Turner’, time on the NBC’s competition The Voice came to an unexpected end […]

Darrion Narine: Begin with one step and watch it transform your life

Doing a Google search on 25-year-old Darrion Narine is a bewildering experience, given the gamut and range of involvements of this young man. Catholic News reached […]

Time, worship, and Advent

Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission explains what the Church proclaims in this current season. He returns to his series of articles […]

Stecia-Marie Fletcher: A woman of faith and science

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp T&T’s Stecia-Marie Fletcher recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a PhD in Medical Biophysics. The research which […]

God guides Jameke towards a life worth living

Catholic News writer, Renee Smith, sat down with first-time author, Jameke Brown who recently completed the deeply reflective book –A Life Worth Living Who or what […]

Ruddis’ superpower was the gift that keeps on giving

Ruddis Conyette died October 18 at the age of 76. His funeral was held October 23 at St Peter’s RC Church, Pointe-a-Pierre. His daughter, Dr Liane […]

A prophetic parish – the voice of the forgotten COVID-19 children

By Fr Donald Chambers In recently published articles in a Jamaican newspaper, there was a testimony and some statistics suggesting that Caribbean societies risk forgetting its […]

Let’s prepare for Mass

The start of another liturgical year is a good time to remind of participation in the Sunday Mass. Here Fr Roger Paponette, parish priest, San Raphael […]

Advent 2020 – patient waiting in the new normal

By Delia Chatoor The word ‘advent’ means ‘coming’ and it has generally been associated in the Church as a time of great expectation, preparation and waiting. […]

Movement in worship

Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission continues a series of articles looking at some areas of our Eucharistic celebration. In the previous […]

Eucharistic celebration explained Pt 2: Our processions

Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission continues a series of articles looking at some areas of our Eucharistic celebration. For last week’s […]

Priests dream for the Archdiocese in 2021…

For Vocations Awareness Week 2020 (Nov 8–13) a few priests were asked by Generation S’ what was their dream for the Archdiocese in 2021. Fr Mikkel […]

Two new books

Allyson JM Roberts penned the book Turning a New Leaf during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic March to June 2020.  As all activities […]

Eastern Catholicism in a Western community

They’re here: sisters and brothers from around the world, in Trinidad & Tobago to work and live, and are now part of the evolving face of […]

Spaces dedicated for ‘cremains’

Last month, the Catholic News carried a report on why the ashes of deceased relatives should not be scattered.  As the Catholic Church continues to acknowledge […]

Seminarian Peter St Hillaire asks God to “shake up” his life

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Peter Clinton St Hillaire recalls that he has always felt a close connection and a desire for God; albeit […]

Archdiocesan Aspirancy House: A place to explore your vocation

This week (November 8-13th) the Archdiocese is promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious. The annual Vocations Awareness Week activities through the year are intended to […]

Till we meet again ‘Poto’

Cathedral parishioner Marie Lawrence died October 19 at the age of 81. Tricia Hudlin-Cooper delivered her eulogy at the funeral. It has been edited for length. […]

Pope Francis shares reflection for 4th World Day of the Poor 

This edited reflection on Pope Francis’ message is taken from the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization (www.pcpne.va). “Stretch out your hand to the poor” […]

Eucharistic celebration explained Pt 1: The entrance procession

Msgr Michael de Verteuil, Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission begins a series of articles looking at some areas of our Eucharistic celebration. Movement and gesture […]

A children’s story, a tribute to father

Miranda Dookran, is a professional with work experience in addiction counselling, victim and witness support, skills training, teaching, sports administration and events management. She is a […]

Marguerite was a pillar at St Patrick’s, Legion of Mary

St Patrick’s, Newtown parishioner Marguerite Rosario Escalante died Sunday, September 27. She was 96 years old. Fellow parishioner Beatrice Beddoe-McShine pays tribute. On Sunday, September 27, […]

Golden anniversary for Anglican Bishop Clive

Born in Woodbrook, Port of Spain in 1927, Clive Orminston Abdulah was ordained an Anglican priest on June 27, 1954 and spent the first 16 years […]

Message from Pope Francis for World Day of Vocations 2020

As the Archdiocese of Port of Spain starts Vocations Awareness Week November 8 – 14, we ask faithful to reflect on this message by the Holy […]

Giving God a chance

By Jameke Brown, aspirant After experiencing the power of God through the Holy Spirit in 2010, I always felt a call to serve Him in a […]

Generation S to launch volunteerism programme

Called to be a ‘YESSER’! “I ask the Church to continue to promote vocations. May she touch the hearts of the faithful and enable each of […]

Sharla Elcock—Advocating for better

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 “If you understand how government and politics operate, you would realise that they affect every aspect of your life. […]

A family ritual for grieving

By Fr Roger Paponette, Parish priest, San Raphael Jesus reminds us in the Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be […]

A St Patrick’s family farewell  

By June Johnston As I began writing this, I was struck by the words of this newspaper’s own advertisement—“We know nothing is considered normal at this […]

Olympian Andrew Lewis: Forget fear, live with positivity

By Simone Delochan Email: copyeditor.camsel@catholictt.org When Europe began going through its first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Olympian Andrew Lewis was in Spain training, […]

Machel gives back to Siparia Boys’ RC: Donates tablets for students

Friday, October 16 was a day which will be remembered with joy and gratitude by the Acting Principal Maria Daly-Worrell, staff, and pupils of Siparia Boys’ […]

Questions and Answers on Fratelli Tutti

Is the Pope proposing to build an immanentist inter-religion that eliminates the specificity of faith? On the contrary, the Pope sets out to address the concrete […]

Helping the visually impaired achieve their full potential, 25 years on

By Ottrisha Carter This October the organisation of Persons Associated with Visual Impairment (PAVI) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. This non-profit organisation, established in October 1995 […]

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis: Here am I, send me

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis Rome, Saint John Lateran, 31 May 2020, Solemnity of Pentecost   Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish to express my […]

Sr Elizabeth our ‘dou-dou’ was a gift

Sr Elizabeth Blanc OP died on Republic Day, September 24. She was 87. The Eucharistic celebration of the life of Sr Elizabeth took place on Thursday, […]

Speak Lord, Terez is listening

Within the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, there are many young people who are living their Catholic faith daily, while being actively engaged in a plethora […]

Youth are missing more than anything else… their friends

The Catholic News has been looking at the impact of virtual learning on the different groups involved. You can see the previous articles: “In the new […]

Comforting music for COVID-19 times – ‘If I can help somebody’

If I can help somebody is the title of the 14-track CD with accompanying video from 80-year-old Andre Walker, a parishioner of Bourg Mulatresse. “It is […]

Thank you, ‘Dee’

Dennis Thomas Alkins celebrated his 94th birthday on Friday, October 9. Tony Romero submitted this article to wish this “man of God” a happy birthday on […]

CAST participants graduate, reflect on living in a time of pandemic

Ottrisha Carter, a participant in the Communications for the Archdiocese Specialist Training (CAST) programme shares her experience. SIGNIS Caribbean had joined up with Audioworks Ltd, Trinity […]

A quick key to Fratelli tutti

Shadows over the closed world (Ch 1) are spreading everywhere, leaving injured people by the roadside, cast out and discarded. The shadows plunge humanity into confusion, […]

Remembering Fr Seignoret at St Mary’s

Fr Herbert Seignoret CSSp, 89, died Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was a former parish priest of St Mary’s RC Church, Mucurapo and St Peter’s RC […]

The Epic Four-Year Journey of Mrs Creese-Lee

Teaching may be a job for some, career for others, but for a special few it can be an epic journey. This is the story of […]

La Brea remembers ‘Brother Mac’

Fitzgerald Jeffrey died September 19 at the age of 69. His funeral Mass was to be held Saturday, October 3. Besides being a former Member of […]

Women, let’s talk Perimenopause

BOMA-TT hosted an insightful discussion online on the topic of perimenopause on September 10. Many women are not fully aware of what this phase in life […]

Promoting Christian relationships in the home

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 How can the domestic Church practise or promote Christian relationships within the home? This was the question addressed during […]

Standing apart – the Carthusians

By Nathan Boynes In a noisy, busy, and increasingly virtual world, there exists a religious order which stands apart. The Carthusian Order diligently guards its silence […]

Rebuilding community in Sea Lots

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp The Eternal Light Community’s (ELC) project in Sea Lots will provide education and skills to persons and develop the […]

The domestic Church and feedback

By Fr Donald Chambers In his homily on September 2, 2020, Archbishop Jason Gordon incisively pointed out that adolescents and young adults have unresolved issues because […]

Protecting the dignity of ALL women: an imperative for the whole of humanity

By Rochelle Nakhid Coordinator, Ministry for Migrants and Refugees, Living Water Community “Every violence inflicted on women is a profanation of God, born of a woman. […]

Still hoping for a brighter future

Today is World Day of Migrants and Refugees, celebrated by the Catholic Church since 1914. In his message Pope Francis has chosen the theme: Forced like […]

Inmigrantes Venezolanos – los peregrinos del Mar Caribe

By Andreina Briceño Ventura-Brown Los desplazamientos forzados de los venezolanos hacia Trinidad y Tobago han aumentado significativamente debido a la inestabilidad socioeconómica que presenta el país. […]

Forced to flee

Welcoming, protecting, promoting, and integrating internally displaced persons The following is the message from Pope Francis for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees being marked […]

Rosary Monastery upgrading altar bread-making equipment

The Holy Rosary Monastery in St Ann’s, Port of Spain is in the process of modernising the equipment to be used to produce altar bread. The […]

Dedicated senior teacher remembered

By Tracy McKenzie Principal, Cipero (St Francis of Assisi) RC School The staff and students of the Cipero RC School mourn the loss of our beloved […]

Remembering ‘Aunty Babsie’

The Editor: Congratulations to those four women in the local Church on their reception of the Papal Award. They have made us proud. May God continue […]

Marc Chandler: Working to change the system

“A system plagued with corruption” was how 22-year-old Marc Chandler viewed politics. While pursuing a course at university, he began to understand how politics should work […]

Goodbye to ‘Sister Barney’

Barney Belmar died September 8 at the age of 84. The Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny pay tribute. Barney Cecil Belmar (January 27, 1936 – […]

The Season of Creation Challenge 2020 is on!

Participants from schools, youth groups and parishes are invited to reflect and create on this year’s theme Jubilee for the Earth. The four categories for creative […]

Leela Maria-Goretti Ramdeen

Leela Ramdeen is an Attorney-at-Law, Education Consultant, and Episcopal Delegate/Chair of the Catholic Commission for Social Justice. She was born in Trinidad on June 16, 1950 […]

Rhonda Mary Maingot

For over 45 years, Rhonda Mary Maingot has dedicated her life to the advancement of God’s work in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. As a […]

Deborah Christiana de Rosia

Deborah Christiana de Rosia’s Christian foundation to be of service to people, Church, and country, was well established from her childhood home. It was there she […]

Sr Ruth Bridget Montrichard SJC

Sr Ruth Bridget Montrichard is a Sister of St Joseph of Cluny since 1968. She was born in Trinidad, on October 8, 1941 and is a […]

Featured artiste: Romero Gowrie, Spoken Word Poet

Lara Pickford-Gordon snwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The Independence edition of #wearehere took place Sunday, August 30, on the St Dominic’s Penal Facebook page.  The live call-in programme hosted by […]

Reopening the wells of life

By Fr Donald Chambers In the Queen’s Park Savannah, there are numerous wells identified by the Water and Sewage Authority (WASA), in dark and light blue […]

Holy Mass is a love-response

By Fr Ako Walker CSsR COVID-19 has unfortunately brought with it the suspension of the duty/obligation of physical Mass attendance in many dioceses around the world. […]

Who’s your favourite saint?

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Have you ever heard of Bruno of Cologne, Agatha of Sicily, Hugh of Cluny, José Sánchez del Rio? They […]

BLM and our sacred images

By Janelle James I am truly grateful to the Catholic News for its coverage of opinions relating to Black Lives Matter (BLM). I read with interest […]

The challenge of RACE

By Msgr Christian D Pereira For many years people of our great nation were guided by an unwritten convention, namely, we should not speak about or […]

The impossible dream becomes a reality: First Virtual WWME Weekend

By Rev Malcom & Lynn Joab Canadian/Caribbean Ecclesial Team Couple, Worldwide Marriage Encounter The August 28–30 weekend marked an inflection point in the history of the […]

An Independence #wearehere

A ‘Trini’ living in the United States said the spiritual support given by the local Catholic Church virtually was like a “lifeline” as she worked while […]

Aidaneed Foundation-supporting mobility

Catholic News writer, Simone Delochan interviewed the Aidaneed Foundation who believe all persons deserve the best quality of life, opportunities for engagement and overall participation in […]

Fashioning a future

Kelvin Dubrie once had to choose between learning a skill or earning more money; he chose a future. Dubrie, a driver with the TT Prison Service […]

Adrian on the run

By Jamila Cross athletesdiscovered@gmail.com Imagine playing football from five years old, and having family members who were former Intercol standouts for Presentation, and St Mary’s College, […]

We need to take off the blinders…

With still no end in sight, the highly infectious, deadly, global novel coronavirus naturally continues to command much of our attention. All of us are vulnerable […]

CatholicTT Registry FAQs

The Archdiocese of Port of Spain has dedicated the month of August as CatholicTT registry month but do not worry you still have ions of time […]

Kindness: Giving Support to Families with Differently-abled Children

By Dr Krystal-Jane Verasammy At first glance, it may seem obvious what ‘kindness’ means. It may mean different things to different people. The true definition of […]

New and exciting partnership for Living Water Community

Cylo Tracking Limited is excited to partner with the Living Water Community to provide additional safety for their vehicles. Cylo Tracking Limited rewarded Living Water Community […]

Happy students make better learners

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp “Certainly, we are born with different brain capacities through our genes but every single human brain has an incredible […]

Amica House receives minibus

The ANSA McAL Foundation presented a minibus to the Amica House Children’s Home of St Augustine on August 6 in Port of Spain. The children’s home […]

Why you should study Theology at the Seminary

Theology, simply put, is the study of God in Christ and of God’s relationship with human beings and the world. If you believe with your heart […]

Forming a listening domestic Church

By Fr Donald Chambers “Listen, anyone who has ears” (Matthew 13:43) The ear is an organ of the body responsible for capturing sound waves and channelling […]

Trinity Tv’s Virtual Telethon airs in two days

Trinity’s virtual telethon beginning 2–6 p.m. Sunday, August 16 is promising an incredible line-up of artistic talent to entertain viewers and thank them for their ongoing […]

Worldwide Marriage Encounter – We’re coming to you!

Rev Malcom & Lynn Joab, Canadian/Caribbean Ecclesial Team Couple, Worldwide Marriage Encounter On June 27, 2020, the World Council of Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) launched the […]

Ten-year old chef in the making: Meet Jael Robinson

During the lockdown 10-year-old Jael Robinson did not give in to boredom or wiling away hours staring at a device or television. He kept his hands […]

CTC – Spreading the light of the Transfigured Christ

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp The Companions of the Transfigured Christ (CTC) celebrated 20 years Thursday, August 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration. A […]

Archbishop to Companions of the Transfigured Christ: Be obedient to God’s Word

There is a generation of Catholics who “don’t quite get” that Jesus Christ is God, said Archbishop Jason Gordon at a Mass to celebrate the 20th […]

CTC – Spreading the light of the Transfigured Christ

The Companions of the Transfigured Christ (CTC) celebrates 20 years today Thursday, August 6, the Feast of the Transfiguration. The founders look back with grateful hearts […]

Look out for Trinity TV’s Virtual Telethon

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Trinity TV has been the life-sustaining pulse for our local Archdiocese and has given spiritual sustenance to tens of thousands globally through […]

Sister Marie Thérèse – A life of service

Veteran journalist Andy Johnson read Sister Marie Thérèse Rétout OP – Her story from France to Trinidad and Tobago as told to Rhona Simone Baptiste. In […]

Kathy-Ann’s final revelations

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 For Kathy-Ann Mackay, her journey in art has been like “a groaning” deep within her. It was not something […]

Praying for an end to human trafficking

A young woman is branded with a barcode tattooed behind her neck. A man shows his back scourged from beatings; a tearful girl with bruises over […]

Finding Church in the new normal

By Fr Robert Christo, Parish Priest, St Dominic’s RC, Penal and Vicar for Communications The Lord’s presence dwells in real and concrete families, with all their […]

Our implicitly racist language

Some of the language/rhetoric which have become commonplace locally carry racial undertones particularly towards Afro-Trinbagonians. “Allyuh too wicked”; “He was a good boy”; “Trinidad is not […]

Elections 2020 – a Catholic perspective

By Sr Renée K Hall OP The year 2020 will go down in the annals of our history books as the one that presented unprecedented challenges […]

75th anniversary of the use of nuclear weapons… what’s at stake

By Delia Chatoor This August 7 and 9 will mark the 75th anniversary of the use of nuclear weapons on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and […]

Thanks Kay, for helping make the Marriage Encounter dream a reality

By Rev Malcom and Lynn Joab, Canadian/Caribbean Ecclesial Team Couple, Worldwide Marriage Encounter  On July 13, the Caribbean Catholic community in general and the Worldwide Marriage […]

Patience, Active Patience

Former AEC General Secretary Rev Mike James reflects on the political impasse in his homeland, Guyana. This is an edited version of the Catholic Standard editorial, […]

Singing with a steel band

Founding member of the Assumption Folk Chorale, Nigel Boos remembers singing with one of the nation’s top steel bands one Christmas season. 1970 was the year […]

Difficult and important conversations

By Fr Dexter Brereton CSSp These days, I find myself grateful to God even in the midst of the controversy and confusion in the wake of […]

Seminary says goodbye to Dr Johnston

Generations have benefitted says Archbishop By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp Bishops, priests, religious and lay people from the Caribbean have all benefitted from Dr […]

Well done, “Nursey”

Eulogy of Margaret McShine whose funeral was Saturday, July 4  at the chapel of Clark & Battoo, Park St, POS. This was streamed live by her […]

Fond memories of Sr Rose

Sr Rose de Notre Dame OP died July 17, 2019 at the Convent in Guadeloupe. She was interred in the vault of the Dominican Sisters, Abymes, […]

Fr Rochard’s golden jubilee

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 “Thanks for the support!” This was the response from Fr Garfield Rochard to faithful who sent their greetings/well wishes […]

Pray this Psalm for comfort when you are grieving

No matter your grief, let God give you his comfort. Tragedy will inevitably come in our lives, though it can occur though various forms. It leaves […]

Topic Thursdays – Coping with job loss

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 As millions around the world are coping with job loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one mental health clinician […]

Domestic Church and shame

By Fr Donald Chambers In my last article (CN June 28), I reflected on the domestic Church as the primary space for the formation of conscience. […]

Memories of the Assumption Folk Chorale

Founding member Nigel Boos reminisces about a choir that, in its heyday, attracted young Catholic musicians and singers from across the island. My brother, Fr John […]

Coping with Sahara dust allergies

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 If you’re an allergy sufferer like me, you’d probably stocked up on allergy medicine and resigned yourself to staying […]

Challenge for the Deaf community during COVID-19 pandemic

While the wearing of face masks and observing social distancing have been necessary to curb the spread of COVID-19, it has also presented a real challenge […]

The Mission of the Church to the Poor

By Terrence and Loanna Caesar The Church’s Mission is to carry out and continue the work of Jesus Christ on Earth. The Church does this by […]

Parenting and marijuana use

At the Catholic Commission for Social Justice’s symposium on ‘Marijuana and Cannabinoids: Health, research and regulatory considerations’, Vandana Siew Sankar-Ali, Assessment Manager, Children’s Authority presented on parental marijuana […]

Drug use in prisons

One-third of convicted persons in T&T prisons were incarcerated for drug offences. A researcher from The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine found that […]

Honouring and understanding our past

By Msgr Christian D Pereira The evolution of any nation requires recognition of its origins and an appreciation of all that is great and noble of […]

A turning point in my life

By Patricia Gafoor-Darlington As I was looking through the Catholic News late last year, I saw the advertisement for a weekend retreat, for widowed, separated, and […]

The domestic Church – key to formation of conscience

By Fr Donald Chambers In my last article (pg 17, CN June 14), I reflected on the home-like ambience and experience of the workplace, the home, […]

Our Daily Bread Café & Bookshop —A Catholic space for all

By Renée Smith Email: comms.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @rsmith_cntt Earlier in the year, if you found yourself in the heart of San Fernando, Our Daily Bread Café & […]

“Widespread use of cannabis amongst the young population makes it a public health issue”

“Widespread use of cannabis amongst the young population makes it a public health issue.” —Professor Andrea Cipriani, NIHR Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of […]

A celebration of ‘Life’ in a pandemic

Every year the Catholic News features a dad for Father’s Day, who is outstanding in his commitment to his role of husband and father. This year, […]

Celebrating 50 years—The Bentley Potter School of Dance

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 “Something wonderful!” This is exactly how Averil Potter summed up the last 50 years of Bentley Potter School of […]

Simply ‘Amazing Grace’

Grace Catherine Walker nee Petty died April 26 at the Eric E Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope. Her daughter, Michelle, remembers her mother. Grace was […]

How is ‘the domestic space’ recalling us home?

By Fr Donald Chambers With the advent of the recent social distancing practice, some argue that the ecclesial soil is fertile for the growth of the […]

Around Marine Square in 1919

Corpus Christi 2020 will be celebrated very differently from previous years in Trinidad and Tobago. Its significance however is in no way diminished — even a […]

Difficult and important conversations

By Fr Dexter Brereton These days, I find myself grateful to God even in the midst of the controversy and confusion in the wake of George […]

What would nature say to us?

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email:snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp The COVID-19 pandemic was seen by many as a time for nature to recover as humans retreated to their homes […]

Re-opened for business – Our Daily Bread Bookshop & Cafe

By Renee Smith Email: comms.camsel@catholictt.org Earlier in the year, if you found yourself in the heart of San Fernando, Our Daily Bread Café & Bookshop (ODB) […]

E-learning brings benefits for Nelson St Boys’ class

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter:@gordon_lp Nelson Street Boys’ RC teacher Shaquille Julian didn’t wait for the announcement of the COVID-19 lockdown to start planning e-learning […]

Pentecost—The Holy Spirit can enter any closed doors

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Pentecost is a significant feast in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church. This year’s celebration, on Sunday, May […]

FLU reaches out in Maloney

As we attempt to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maloney Family Life Unit has embarked on a few methods of outreach so as […]

FLUs meet online, discuss works of mercy during COVID-19

The Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) met online on April 30 with representatives of  parish Family Life Units (FLUS) and persons interested in parish family ministry […]

Living the Domestic Church

In observance of International Day of Families on Friday, May 15, the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) Spiritual Adviser Fr Matthew Ragbir and Mental Clinician Crystal […]

Free consultancy to SMEs with a Catholic ethos

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter:@gordon_lp   How can a business continue after losing months of downtime, carrying sizeable debt, and losing customers because of the […]

Our seen and unseen kinship with creation

It has taken COVID-19 to show us how interconnected our world is! From China to T&T, the virus has spread from person to person. We have […]

COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Concerted action with a focus on equity could still limit the impacts of this unprecedented crisis: closing the digital divide would reduce by more than two-thirds […]

Etiquette for online meetings: 10 things you should know

It has become necessary for us to change the ways that we engage in most of our activities, especially since social distancing has become part of […]

Learn how to compost

To celebrate Laudato Si’ Week (May 16-24) and the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, Catholic News’ Agriculture columnist Rayanna Boodram outlines how to […]

One-week Laudato Si’ Online Youth programme

Catholic youth 18 to 25 years in Trinidad and Tobago, and Grenada have been invited to participate in the Laudato Si’ Online Youth Programme this week, […]

Laudato Si celebrates 5: Prophetic and Relevant as Ever

This year, Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home- ‘Laudato Si’ commemorates its five-year anniversary. For 2020 Catholics around the world acknowledge ‘Laudo Si […]

Discussion on family life by Archdiocesan Family Life Commission

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 In observance of International Day of Families, Friday May 15, the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) celebrated Mass together […]

About Retrouvaille

Retrouvaille, (pronounced Retro-Vi) is French meaning ‘rediscovery’. It began in Québec, Canada in 1977 by a group of concerned and caring couples, priests and psychologists who […]

Five things to do for your mom on Mother’s Day

This year’s Mother’s Day is shaping up to be quite a challenging one! While the pandemic will undoubtedly impact Mother’s Day celebrations, it should not stop […]

Mother’s Day profile: Elena Villafana-Sylvester, chief executive officer, (FEEL)

Elena Villafana-Sylvester is no stranger to a gruelling schedule balancing work and parenting. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant longer days and working on weekends to help […]

The monastic cell of marriage and family life

By Fr Donald Chambers During my formative years, my mother was not an active parishioner except for Sunday Masses. As a home manager and wife, however, […]

Creating a cyber-safe home

In his 2016 message on World Communications Day, the Holy Father said the Internet could be used to “build a society which is healthy and open […]

Teens talk about COVID-19 and online schooling

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently reports that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is low […]

Seizing $$ prospects despite COVID-19

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp The outlook in many aspects of life is uncertain with COVID-19, but personal finance is one area that cannot […]

Vocations begin at home

This Sunday is World Day of Vocations. The Santa Rosa Parish Vocations Committee prepared a newsletter for Vocations Month (May 3–24) in the Santa Rosa/Malabar Cluster. […]

Pope: Rediscover the beauty of praying the rosary

Letter of his Holiness Pope Francis to the faithful for the month of May 2020  Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is approaching, a […]

5 Family Conflict Resolution Tips

With families in lockdown during COVID-19 isolation, conflict and tensions can escalate. Dialogue Solutions (www.dialoguesolutions.org) — a provider for Mediation and Arbitration Solutions—has provided these five tips […]

Virtus training for parish Migrant Ministry coordinators

The Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) hosted a Virtus online training using Zoom on April 7. Participants were coordinators of parish ministries for Migrants and Refugees. […]

Sr Hazel Alphonse – The Holy Will of God

I am Sr Hazel Alphonse, the youngest of nine children, five brothers and three sisters. I was born in St Lucia. My upbringing in a devout […]

Fr Trevor Nathasingh – A miraculous call

My journey of faith began when I was about 19 years and had just finished secondary school. My parents decided that it was time for me […]

‘Day of Prayer and Discernment’ on Zoom

By Sr Lystra Long OP The first Zoom online conversation with religious sisters from the Archdiocese of Port of Spain took place on March 22. The […]

A wish granted

Susie and Pascall Metivier, together with their three daughters and three grandchildren, hosted the Vocations Cup at their home for one week. They got a pleasant […]

Bored? How about a trip around Trinidad and Tobago…7 Local Websites Worthy of Your Time

So the lockdown has been extended for another two weeks and many have taken to Facebook and other social media platforms in their downtime. Beyond the […]

Self-Regulate says the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 One of the things that can help persons cope during this COVID-19 lockdown is to be kind to someone […]

Dignity… Courage… Devotion to Jesus

Leonora Garcia died on April 10, a day before her 91st birthday. Her Funeral Mass was held April 16. The following is her eulogy. Leonora Helena […]

Reaching youth during COVID-19 —The Art of Accompaniment

By Renée Smith Email: comms.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @rsmith_cntt The postponement of social gatherings unfortunately has prevented young people from physically gathering, sharing, and learning about the faith. […]

On the frontline with modern-day saints

By Fr Martin Sirju “What the world needs more than ever is saints.” So said Fr Henry Charles many years ago. The pandemic has provided us […]

Hand of God seen in FOCUS mission to T&T

It may have been God’s immaculate timing as a group of university students from all over the United States was able to visit Trinidad and Tobago […]

Theological reflections on COVID-19

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @gordon_lp How do we make sense of COVID-19 as individuals and Church? The Caribbean Theology Conference Today (CTCT) held a […]

Cloister, Community, Hospitality

By Fr Donald Chambers In my first article (CN, April 12), I reflected on the COVID-19 pandemic as a forced exile—an unexpected, disorienting, traumatic circumstance within […]

An Earth Day unlike any other

Today, Wednesday, April 22, marks the 50th celebration of International Mother Earth Day—a unified response to an environment in crisis. The theme of this year’s Earth […]

Determine what tomorrow looks like for you—Clinical traumatologist says

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Clinical Traumatologist Hanif Benjamin has observed that depression has already set in for some persons due to the COVID-19 […]

Pornography and COVID-19—there are better options!

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Fight the New Drug’s (FTND) Jerome Alexander has observed since COVID-19 quarantines began worldwide, people are finding creative ways […]

Sewing generosity

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Dominican Sisters of St Catherine of Siena have taken up needle and thread in response to “flattening the curve” of […]

My take on ‘Jesus Christ, Superstar’

By Simone Delochan Email: copyeditor.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @SimoneECDel   Every Lent for the past four years, I do this strange thing: I return to the 1973 film […]

Coronavirus, Crucifixion, Resurrection

By Tony Magliano tmag6@comcast.net   The coronavirus is not a punishment from God. It is not a severe chastisement dealt to a world that in so […]

Rite for Prayers on Passion (Palm) Sunday

A table is prepared with a crucifix, the Bible, a candle and, if you have, a palm leaf. The candle is lit. A song may be […]

Sr Raphael was more than just a devoted teacher

Sr Raphael of the Holy Face Chandleur SJC died March 13. Her Funeral Mass was March 19. Archbishop Jason Gordon officiated. Bishop Emeritus Malcolm Galt CSSp […]

Society of St Vincent de Paul prepares

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter:@gordon_lp The Trinidad and Tobago Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) is collaborating with the Foundation for the Enhancement and […]

Lessons learned outside the classroom from coronavirus

Grenada-born Sr Julie Marie Peters SSM is a member of the General Council of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, a Franciscan religious congregation. She serves […]

Pope will give special blessing on March 27, usually reserved for Christmas and Easter

On March 22, after praying the midday Angelus, Pope Francis made two calls to prayer. The first is for an Our Father, prayed together by all […]

Learning to meditate in Lent

“Meditation is a discipline and you will appreciate this for yourself as soon as you try it.” Laurence Freeman OSB If you’re like me, you’re probably […]

Working from home with your children? Plan, plan plan…

Feelings were ambivalent when schools were declared closed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. There was relief, for some worry at child supervision, and for […]

Strengthen the ‘house church’

In the dryness of the “desert” and fasting from the Eucharist, Archbishop Jason Gordon is asking Catholics to remember the desert as “privileged space” where God […]

Your health is in YOUR hands

You’ve got to hand it to some people – a bar of soap. Senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon writes on why we must maintain hygienic practices, now […]

Being alone and the VIRUS

By Vicar for Communications, Fr Robert Christo Beloved friends, We continue to reflect on the profound impact of the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide and most recently right […]

Our seminary today

Rector Msgr Cuthbert Alexander gives an update on the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs. Just before the seminary turned 75, in 2018, […]

Memories of Fr Dermot

Diego Martin/Petit Valley parishioner Greer Lum Lock (nee Kelly) remembers Fr Dermot Brennan OP I first met Fr Dermot Brennan, OP when I was working as […]

Leaders discuss ‘The Four Signs’

The Evangelization Commission in collaboration with the Catholic Youth Commission held a Leaders’ retreat on February 15 – 16 at Mount St Benedict Retreat House on […]

Listen to the music, see the grandeur of God

Established in 1946 by Helen May Johnson as a celebration of classical music, the Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival (TTMF) is one of the oldest national […]

Dean of the Seminary: Come study with us!

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter:@gordon_lp There’s a lot to learn at the Seminary of St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs (SJVUM) and course offerings […]

Men and fathers, take pattern from St Joseph

Gran Couva/Tabaquite parish priest Fr Meenuga Prabhudas MSFS shares his thoughts on St Joseph, whose feast day will be Thursday, March 19. According to the chapter […]

Why Lent is a fitting time to return to Confession

Lent is almost over. Have you made it to Confession? The Sacrament of Penance, (commonly called Confession) Fr Michael Makhan said, is an invitation for everyone. […]

How to maintain your protein intake if you’re fasting from meat for Lent.

By Kimberly Suraj, Registered Dietician, Dragonfly Nutrition During the Lenten period, many Catholics fast from eating meat. While all meats such as beef, pork, lamb, chicken, […]

History making Trini Physicist places God at the center of her universe

When Kalisa Villafana found out she was about to create history by becoming the first black woman to graduate with a PhD in nuclear physics at […]

Fighting the ‘new drug’ – a woman’s perspective

It’s accepted that men make up the majority of consumers of pornographic material however, women do access pornography, and become addicted. Senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon put […]

The interesting life of Sam, a first Corinthian

Samuel Modeste died on February 6. He was 71. His Funeral Mass was held at St Joseph’s RC Church, Mon Repos, San Fernando on February 13. […]

Carnival, our people’s cleansing

Presbyterian Minister Rev Clifford R L Rawlins gave a public lecture on ‘The Theology of Carnival’ at St Crispin’s Anglican Church, Woodbrook on January 30. The […]

It’s Celebration Time

Our parish of St Benedict’s RC, La Romaine recognises, appreciates, applauds and validates, the stewardship of Matthew Findley who holds the position of Church Sacristan. The […]

Stop! Don’t click that link…

What’s the new drug? Pornography. Really. Senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon finds out more about this insidious ‘drug’ that’s affecting the minds – and hearts – of […]

Pope: shut off cellphone, open Bible for Lent

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Lent is a time to remove all distractions and bitterness from one’s life in order to better hear God and those who […]

Carnival – let’s look again

Carnival is here again, its ubiquitous rhythms infecting every corner of the land at this time. At Carnival the nation become schizophrenic – bad vs good, […]

The spiritual connections in 1917

Vicar for Communications, Fr Robert Christo reflects on the movie 1917 which captured Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects at the 92nd Academy […]

Go teach, sing calypso

Catholic News contributor Felix Edinborough aka The Pierrot Grenade interviewed veteran calypsonian The Mighty Chalkdust a few weeks ago, long before his appearance at another Calypso […]

Catholic university students say ‘Pick a Side’ for Lent

Come out and support the Catholic Students Movement (CSM) as they host their 41st Lenten Production ‘Pick a Side’. CSM’s Lenten Production is a family event, […]

Bethesda training begins

Much has been happening at Bethesda – For Persons with Disabilities. We are now a registered not-for-profit Catholic organisation. Also, thanks to the Catholic Bible Institute […]

The Injustice In TnT’s Justice System

What exactly is the meaning of a just society? Attorney-at-law and Chair of the Sentencing Commission of Trinidad and Tobago Gregory Delzin sought to answer this […]

Rachel’s Vineyard: A psychological and spiritual journey for healing after abortion

Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreats are a beautiful healing opportunity for any woman or man who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of an abortion. […]

The link between pleasure and social change

By Dr Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor Overthinking, re-thinking and/or the failure to think through current policies, strategies and interventions in the economy, in education and in our health […]

A Valentine’s Day tradition from St. Francis de Sales

He encouraged the picking of a “heavenly” Valentine to whom you should give a spiritual bouquet. St. Valentine’s Day has a long and rich history, and […]

Pope Francis: Cooperate in the education of future generations

Pope Francis has observed that the “educational compact” between families, schools, nations and the world, culture and cultures, is in “crisis”, and indeed in a state […]

Talk Tent 2020 after Carnival

Fans are in for a treat as the Annual Talk Tent opens its doors at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, from Thursday, February 27 to Saturday 29—three […]

Healing journey begins at the Mount

New Beginnings is the name of the weekend retreat organised by the Ministry to the Separated, Divorced and Widowed (SDW) of the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission. […]

Addressing global mental health needs

By Delia Chatoor ‘Shifting vulnerabilities’ was one of the sub-themes examined at the 33rd International Red Cross Red Crescent Conference (IC) held in Switzerland from December […]

Communicating Gender Justice

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @kaelanne1 Each news report “wreaks” havoc on gender issues. Gender issues can be volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous at times […]

‘No man left behind’ – men’s conference in March

NO MAN LEFT BEHIND! This is the pledge that over 1,200 men, young and mature, will make on Sunday, March 22 at the Centre of Excellence […]

Pass the pigeon peas please!

It wasn’t difficult to persuade Senior writer LARA PICKFORD-GORDON to pay a visit to the annual Pigeon Peas Festival. Here’s her perspective. Pigeon peas doubles? Pigeon […]

5 Ways Jesus Dealt With Difficult People

How to accept the inconvenient, the incongruent and the bothersome How should we deal with difficult people?Some people in our lives may be difficult simply because […]

Are intercessory prayers really useful?

If God is aware of what we need before we ask Him, what is the purpose of intercessory prayer? We all know that a prayer is […]

Teaching emotional intelligence

By Renée Smith Email: comms.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter: @rsmith_cntt The Archdiocese continues to ensure the developments surrounding Catholic Education in Trinidad is ideal from now to 2049. The […]

Using her gifts, the right way

Simone Francois-Whittier has built her career over a decade working in the Foreign Service. She also qualified to practise law and was in private practice. Her […]

COR – simply beloved

It was so fitting that the 40th Anniversary Mass for COR (Christ in Others Retreat) in Trinidad and Tobago was held on the weekend of the […]

Let’s study sacred scripture

By Delia Chatoor It can be argued that for any Christian to be deeply grounded in the Church and Christian belief, there should be the study […]

Logos Hope – not just about books…

Story and photos by Lara Pickford-Gordon Email: snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Twitter:@gordon_lp Booklovers gravitated to the Logos Hope popularly called the ‘book boat’ during the vessel’s January 2 to […]

The herb ain’t organic – Marijuana Psychoses

“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” That’s a quote from Jamaican musician Bob Marley, well known for seeking musical and spiritual inspiration […]

Lessons from a wisdom teacher

Vicar General and Cathedral Administrator Fr Martin Sirju remembers his rector at the Seminary, Fr Henry Charles. Seven is the number of perfection, of fullness, richness. […]

‘Sa Va Yon’ in aid of Cyril Ross

What do former Miss Universe Wendy Fitzwilliam, former national cyclist Michael Phillips, former Attorney General Garvin Nicholas, soca performer 5Star Akil (Akil Borneo) and Deacon Derek […]

Creative expressions: What next?

The Call on Canvas initiative, a collaborative effort with Generation S, the Catholic Youth Commission and Catholic Media Services Ltd (CAMSEL), has undoubtedly drawn out the […]

The fires ‘down under’

Since August 2019 to now, the major international news networks have reported that acres of land in Australia have been burning. Former Catholic News Editor JUNE […]