From Classroom Project to Film Festival Premiere: Panazz’s Extraordinary Journey

By Klysha Best There are some stories we just never knew we needed to be told. But God, as we know, works in mysterious ways. For […]

Getting to Know Series: Chukwuma ‘Chuma’ Emesiani – from Nigeria to Trinidad

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelatons.camsel@catholictt.org There is a man whose name embodies the bridge between two worlds. To his Nigerian family and friends, he is Chukwuma Emesiani, […]

Fr Eliaza Mulemba Reflects on Serving Laventille and Morvant Communities

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Fr Eliaza Mulemba said he was “personally overjoyed” seeing the participation of youth at the Laventille Devotions, Sunday, September 10. The parish […]

Testaments of Faith and Miracles in the Tortuga Community

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Derek Telfer admits he’d be lying if there was not a moment during his membership with the Shrine Committee of Our Lady […]

CFC expands ministries, hosts Walk for Life

By Jemma Wong and Cheryl-Ann Mader, Couples for Christ Ministry, Trinidad & Tobago Couples for Christ (CFC) is ONE with the Catholic Church.  We share in […]

We ‘Trinify’ food

Interview with the man in front of @hungrybelly868, Brent Branker Q: Can you give us a little background on yourself? I went to school in Holy […]

Kael Bisnath: Chess Star from Presentation College Secures Gold 

Kael Samual Bisnath, a Form Three student of Presentation College, Chaguanas placed first in the Under-14 Open of the Central American and Caribbean Games Youth Chess […]

His greatest miracle?

By Matthew Woolford According to Dr M Scott Peck: “I began The Road Less Traveled with the assertion that ‘life is difficult’. In Further Along the […]

Saluting Catholic News Sellers: Debra Francois

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

Creating a trauma-sensitive nation

By Dr Sharon Syriac “Trauma is not what happens to you. Trauma is what happens inside you, as a result of what happens to you.” – […]

Diane Bertrand on The Faith-Filled Restoration of OLM RC, Tortuga

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org The journey towards the restoration and rededication of Our Lady of Montserrat (OLM) Tortuga, Tuesday, August 22 asserts that God enables a […]

The life and legacy of respected composer of Caribbean music

A special feature on the life and legacy of accomplished musician and educator Desmond Waithe premiered on television during the Independence Day weekend. Waithe, who passed […]

Online book study: Theology of the Body for Beginners

Theology of the Body (TOB) offers a clear awareness of what it means to be human. TOB enunciates who we are, why we are on this […]

His precious cross

Joy Nanton of Holy Cross Parish, Santa Cruz, offers her thoughts on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14. “When I am […]

Brainstorming ABP for renewal in the Archdiocese

By Colin Bartholomew Biblical Animation of All Parish Life (ABP) is a ministry that began in the Archdiocese of Port of Spain in 2014. This Ministry […]

A ‘big up’ for ‘Mr Chung’

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

Her beloved Trinidad and Tobago

On August 31, 2020, Jill Padmore in a Facebook post commented that two songs were running ‘neck and neck’ to be winner in the competition for […]

Art by Zain…get familiar

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Zain Wint’s drawings are an integral part of The St Charles Borromeo RC Ministry of Consolation Book 2023. Zain is an eleven-year-old […]

Sir’ Michael – champion of Aripo, mayor of Cumaca

Michael Marlon Kishore Baptiste, the youngest serving lay minister in the Santa Rosa/Malabar cluster, died August 20. His Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, August 30, […]

Family love for ‘Daddy Nico’

The Precious Blood Prayer Group welcomed one of its longstanding and faithful members, Lionel Nicholas, fondly called ‘Daddy Nico’, to its prayer meeting on Thursday, August […]

La Veronica RC continues to show the face of Christ

On Sunday, August 20, La Veronica RC Church, Lopinot, celebrated its 75th anniversary. In the early 1940s, the Lopinot settlers were displaced from their homes in […]

Tunapuna’s Ministry of Consolation launches new book

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org   The St Charles Borromeo Church Ministry of Consolation (MoC) has produced its second book St Charles Borromeo RC Ministry of Consolation […]

More children activities so they can grow in the faith

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Solemnity of the Assumption explained

The Catholic Church teaches that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory when her earthly life was over. This […]

Blanchisseuse Liturgical Ensemble inspired by God

By Kaelanne Jordan The Blanchisseuse parish is one of the traditional standalone parishes which does not belong to a cluster group except belonging to the Northern […]

Bethesda camp

Two events to assist Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and their families were hosted by the Bethesda Catholic community.  A stakeholder fair and fun day took place […]

Camp Joyful Catholic

Camp Joyful Catholic is an initiative of St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church that envisioned the First Communion Team building relationships with God and each other through […]

Ésta es la juventud del papa!

Catholic News reporter Renée Smith was among the group of 35 local pilgrims who attended the World Youth Day celebrations in Lisbon, Portugal. She has been […]

A spiritual immersion in Israel

By Ruby Alleyne PART 3 conclusion Tired, sun-drenched, and thirsty, we made our way to the Church of Our Lady of the Mountain in the tiny […]

A Queen and a Lady

By Matthew Woolford On March 6, 2008, basketball legend, Bill Russell, gave two pieces of advice to a brilliant, intense but often frustrated, Kevin Garnett: On […]

TT Scouts brave heatwave at Jamboree in South Korea

‘Be Prepared’ is the motto for the Scout Movement. This was tested as the T&T Scout contingent braved the heatwave conditions at the campsite in SaeManGeum […]

Counter Trafficking Unit says Catholic Church can assist in fight against human trafficking

By Klysha Best On July 30, 2023, the world marked World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The Day was created by the United Nations in 2014. […]

Beach safety

Halfway through the July and August vacation period (JAVA), we have already seen a few beach-related deaths. The Trinidad and Tobago Life Saving Society (TTLSS) Education […]

Families Grieving Loss: Remembering Sherwin

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Murder is an unsettling reality in our country. Behind the news stories are families grieving their loss. Galey Fernando’s corridor and living […]

Embracing Faith and Community: The Inspiring Journey of Nichell Richardson-Austin

By Kaelanne Jordan In the serene and picturesque coastal village of Las Cuevas lies the heart of a vibrant Catholic community, and at its core, stands […]

An unforgettable desert adventure in Jordan

By Ruby Alleyne PART 2 Our Egyptian tour guide, Adel, was an archaeologist and so, in the days that followed, we would learn about ancient Egyptian […]

A call to faith

By Nicole Poyer Like that first conch shell in Peter Telfer’s hymn, ‘A Call to Praise’, the CTCT’s call for papers was a call to reflect, […]

Yes Stevie, she is lovely!

By Matthew Woolford The first time I held Amari, she was weeks away from being born and still in her mother’s womb. This was at the […]

Son paralysed from the neck down, but ‘God has the final say’, says mother

By Kaelanne Jordan An accident on what should have been a beautiful Easter Sunday (April 11) family outing to Paria, resulted in 15-year-old Ayden Attin, an […]

Seeing people for who they are

Interview with our youthful The Millennial Mind columnist and writer, Daniel Francis Q: Can you tell us a little bit about your background? I went to […]

Our journey begins in Egypt

By Ruby Alleyne PART 1 A pilgrimage is first and foremost a spiritual journey. Although it is a synodal experience as we journey together with our […]

On death and dying

By Dr Alison Mc Letchie The panel ‘Death and Dying’ which took place at the Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today (CTCT) held in Grenada […]

Celebrating World Day for Grandparents and Elderly: The village midwife

As we celebrate the third World Day for Grandparents and Elderly on July 23, 2023, which has as its theme His mercy is from age to […]

Deacon Toussaint’s unlikely success story

An unlikely success story – The CEO, Deacon, Cultural advocate and Revolutionary. That’s the title of the memoir by Deacon Lennox Toussaint which was launched on […]

Healthy eating during the ‘vacay’

By Cherice Bronte-Tinkew It’s JAVA! The July/August Vacation is a great time to teach children new habits and skills. It’s all about family time together and […]

Don’t let your mind rule you!

Centenarian’s advice for a life well-lived St Theresa’s Parish, Woodbrook recently celebrated one of its most esteemed parishioners, centenarian Paulina Amoy Amar nee Chatolal, who was […]

The Primacy of Peter as told by a Holy Land tour guide

Imagine you are in Jerusalem after the Resurrection, and your name is Peter. “And everybody knows you are the chief, you are the oldest…believe me, each […]

Promise House TT Offers Hope for Children with Cancer

By Klysha Best Promises are actions that affirm our love and connection with others. Whether that connection is through friendships, family, or strangers, promises affirm that […]

An explosion of love and hope

Hundreds of people gathered at Trinity College East, Trincity for the 21st edition of Jesus Explosion, a powerful event aimed to inspire the T&T Catholic community […]

Marionettes celebrates its diamond jubilee

In a series of celebratory concerts planned for July 14 to 16, The Marionettes Chorale will launch its much-anticipated 60th anniversary at venues in Port of […]

Good News comes in different forms

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

Obeying the Father’s command in The Holy Land

There are five things a visitor to the Holy Land must do. What are they? Archbishop Charles Jason Gordon found out on his visit to the […]

Redemption–through God and art

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The art exhibit from Carrera Island Studios got off to a good start with 17 of 30 pieces sold on opening night […]

More youth activities in the paper

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

Gender Q&A with Anna Maria Mora (Part One)

Many parents are concerned about attempts to indoctrinate their children into lifestyle choices that go against their own values. This came to the fore during the […]

Bethesda resumes First Communion programme

Bethesda – For Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) resumed our sacramental programmes in 2023 after an absence due to Covid-19. For our first group of candidates for […]

Bingo!’ …with Bethesda

On the very rainy Sunday, May 28, the Bingo fraternity came out in support of Bethesda – For Persons with Disabilities’ first fundraising event at Holy […]

Radical faith! Radical witness!

By Sr Renée K Hall OP Sincere gratitude to His Grace Archbishop Jason Gordon, Vicar General and Cathedral Administrator Fr Martin Sirju, the Organising Committee at […]

Lystra epitomised ‘the Catholic teacher’

Lystra Rosemary Simon died May 8. Her Funeral Mass was May 12; Fr Roger Paponette was the main celebrant. The following tribute was submitted by the […]

A tribute to ‘The Dom’

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org St Benedict’s College, La Romaine, was largely the brainchild of one Benedictine monk, Dom Basil Matthews who, having emerged on the public […]

Beyond Friendship – Mausica Teachers’ College reunite

By Anna Maria Mora (MTC 1968–1970) Mausica Teachers’ College (MTC), founded in 1963, was located on Mausica Road, D’Abadie, South of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway. It […]

Good advice in the financial column

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

Why an ecosystem for services

Micro and Small businesses matter By Vashti Guyadeen CEO, Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries Commemorating World Micro and Small Business Day on June 27 […]

Initiatives to strengthen marriages, family life

Through the sponsorship of the Catholic Marriage Initiative (CMI) fund whose  purpose “is to dramatically increase the availability of and participation in high quality Catholic Marriage […]

Posting T&T positivity

Interview with local social media content creator, Alan Charles @trini_surfer Q: How did you become a content creator? In a nutshell how I became a content […]

REDEMPTION: Carrera Island Art Exhibition

Painting is considered a calming, peaceful, and meditative activity where time slips by unnoticed. The Carrera Island Studios is a special art studio which has produced […]

Saluting Our Sellers: Edme Francois

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

Add love, care, respect to curriculum

“Teachers need to teach the old-time values of love, care, and respect. The world needs to be anchored in the love of God, more today than […]

Pope receives photobook from popular T&T photographer

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org “I was on a high for two days. I couldn’t stop talking about it,” local photographer Chris Anderson told The Catholic News […]

Racquel Moses: Connecting the dots of climate change

By Klysha Best  How many of you believe that climate change is real? Well, in the last few years, the world has experienced devastating extreme weather […]

Integrating Venezuelan migrants through home-based agriculture

Story and photos courtesy Matthew Pierre On Saturday, May 6 a graduation ceremony was held for a migrant training programme in Arima. The programme focused on […]

And there was jazz too!

Story and photos by Matthew Woolford The island of St Lucia has a way of wrapping her spirit around you: embracing, guiding, and teaching you all […]

SVP needs financial support as it cares for the poor

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org   The Cyril Ross Children’s Home, El Dorado Road, Tunapuna is expected to be licensed after meeting the standards required under the […]

Dads, you need some ‘me time’

Mindfulness, hot towel shaves, meditation, facials, nutrition, beard enhancement, scalp micropigmentation…What are these you ask? These are all terms synonymous with the move towards better self-care […]

A father’s lullaby

By Alvin Peters My precious one, now go to sleep May the angels always protect you As you close your eyes, remember this That my love […]

Roslyn appreciated the simple things in life

Roslyn Charlotte Delapenha died Tuesday, May 9. Following is an edited version of the eulogy delivered by her daughter Abigail Tardieu at her funeral on May […]

‘Surviving Divorce’ series continues for the Separated, Divorced and Widowed

The newly relaunched Ministry for the Separated, Divorced and Widowed (SDW) in the Archdiocese hosted its second monthly meeting on May 19.  Like the first meeting […]

Studies at Seminary offers both Catholic unity, Ecumenical character

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org The Seminary of St John Vianney and Uganda Martyrs (SJVUM) held its 2023 graduation and end of semester Mass Friday, May 19. […]

Trinity TV takes a LEAP

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Trinity TV is inviting viewers to join them on a LEAP of Faith as they explore LOGOS, ETHOS, ALTOS, PATHOS, a new […]

One Body of Christ  – rising up together

The Catholic News (CN) features some of our Catholic composers of hymns, and songs of praise and worship to find out how their creations were inspired. […]

To understand the pulse of the community

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

How to make your wedding business better

By Simone Sant-Ghuran, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, TrinidadWeddings.com  As the first wedding planning resource established in Trinidad and Tobago almost 20 years ago, we are privileged to […]

Why do priests drop a piece of host into the chalice?

During Mass in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church you may have noticed that the priest will break a small part of the consecrated host […]

Saluting Our Sellers: Shirley Stewart

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

Pool lime with a purpose

Faith. Fellowship. Fun. These are some of the building blocks of what it means to be family. We are all aware that the sun has not […]

Communication, forgiveness builds healthy, life-giving married life

Kendell and Latoya Celestine, Coordinator couple of the Catholic Engaged Encounter of Trinidad and Tobago (CEETT), offer some advice on married life to newlyweds. Photo: Gerard-Paul […]

Selling the paper is my way of evangelising

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

Part One: Finding the ‛Holy’ in the Holy Land in Holy Week

Fr Robert Christo is the Vicar of Communications and while on sabbatical, he joined a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for Holy Week. He writes about experiencing Holy […]

Lest we forget – CTCT memories

The Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today (CTCT) hosted an online conversation between one of its founders, Msgr Patrick ‘Paba’ Anthony of Castries and executive […]

Psalms of praise and gratitude

Bro Paschal Jordan OSB spoke at the Liturgical Commission’s workshop ‘Composing Responsorial Psalms’ March 30 at the Max Murphy Hall, St Philip and St James RC […]

Praise the Trinity – a song for the nation

The Catholic News (CN) features some of our Catholic composers of hymns, and songs of praise and worship to find out how their creations were inspired. […]

Earl Romaine: A commitment to personal delivery

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

Shalom Centre at St Dominic’s Children’s Home

The Shalom Centre was established by the St Dominic’s Children’s Home (SDCH) on its Belmont campus in 2010, in response to the challenge directed by the […]

The Psalms – cry out to God in confidence

Bro Paschal Jordan OSB spoke at the Liturgical Commission’s workshop ‘Composing Responsorial Psalms’ March 30 at the Max Murphy Hall, St Philip and St James RC […]

We have a state-of-the-art 21st century paper

We feature those unheralded persons in the parishes committed to selling this publication. We appreciate all who have contributed to this ministry over the years, helping […]

Is Christ divided?

By Fr Donald Chambers   We pilgrim to the land of Jesus’ earthly life, ‘Cause it’s Holy. Holy cause: the footsteps of Jesus, Jesus – human […]

Helping others was Allison’s concern

Following is a tribute to Allison Carrington who died March 29, 2023. Her Funeral was held April 12 at the Church of the Annunciation, Santa Rosa […]

Don’t forget Our Lady of Fatima’s call to repent

Sr. Lucia stated that the central message of Our Lady of Fatima was the call for personal repentance and conversion. While it’s easy to focus on […]

Crime and violence as a public health issue

By Tonia Leacock-Gooding Communities Alive Education and Training It is quite commendable that leaders in various countries came together to discuss this matter of great concern […]

Solace from the Book of Psalms

Bro Paschal Jordan OSB spoke at the Liturgical Commission’s workshop ‘Composing Responsorial Psalms’ March 30 at the Max Murphy Hall, St Philip and St James RC […]

Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary

The Catholic News (CN) will be featuring some of our Catholic composers of hymns, and songs of praise and worship to find out how their creations […]

Teaching and singing – Linda’s great passions

Linda McCollin died on Easter Sunday (April 9). Her Funeral Mass was on Tuesday, April 18. The eulogy, delivered by her daughter Janine, has been edited […]

Army of the Lord! x Sharon Jackson-Tobas

Army of the Lord – lyrics & music by Sharon Jackson-Tobas, Trinidad   We are the army of the Lord, down in the battlefield. The Word […]

Getting to Know Series: Barbara Lake – Managing Director, Liturgical Commission

Barbara Lake, Managing Director, Liturgical Commission has many anecdotes about her life which can keep the listener rapt. Lake is of British and Austrian parentage. Her […]

Strength in numbers: AFLC’s Scavenger Hunt 2023

By J’Lani De Four “Please tell me we not going South! We ain’t want to drive to South at all!”, said many of our scavengers before […]

Catholic gamer runs “Virtual Reality Zone” for all ages

By Klysha Best For parents of children of any age, it can be difficult sometimes to find good, family friendly safe spaces to take them to, […]

SJC Scholarship winner tells secrets to success: faith, family and tutelage

By Klysha Best On March 2, 2023, the Ministry of Education announced the award of 100 scholarships based on the results of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency […]

Deep Faith: A rags to riches story

By Daniel Young As members of the Catholic faith, we are acquainted with the story and teachings of Jesus Christ. Christ’s teachings are timeless in their […]

First reunion for RC Teachers’ College

On Saturday, March 11 the Roman Catholic Teachers’ College (which is no longer in existence) Class of 1978–1980, held its first reunion, at the Emmaus Retreat […]

Special Needs children – sent for a specific purpose

World Autism Awareness Day is being commemorated this Sunday, April 2. Lyra Thompson-Hollingsworth, a Special Needs parent and a member of the Bethesda Catholic Community reflects […]

RC Community in Tobago

By Kaelanne Jordan Should you check information such as that of the Trinidad Guardian of October 1, 1963, you will read headlines such as: ‘Four Tobago […]

Green Market Santa Cruz: all about food security and zero hunger

by Vicki Assevero Pope Francis in his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si’ encouraged believers “to care for our common home” and to view Mother Earth as a […]

What are we doing here?

By Msgr Michael de Verteuil Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission What are we doing here in this church building this Saturday evening/Sunday? We have come […]

‘5 star Akil’ steps into a new life

Akil ‘5 Star’ Borneo is now singing a different tune. The acclaimed Soca artiste and former deejay has closed the door on his Soca career and […]

Who are we?

By Msgr Michael de Verteuil Chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission Who are we, this people gathered in this church? The General Instruction of the Roman […]

Discover God’s Will in your life

The Companions of the Transfigured Christ (CTC) is offering directed retreats for individuals and small groups seeking to deepen their spiritual practice and discover God’s Will. […]

Retreats for those seeking to deepen their spirituality

The Companions of the Transfigured Christ (CTC) is offering directed retreats for individuals and small groups seeking to deepen their spiritual practice and discover God’s Will. […]

Beware the doorways to the demonic

A United States-based peritus (Church-decreed expert) of religious demonology and exorcism spoke of a “special challenge” in today’s generation; many are drawing away from religion, which […]

A different Way

From the National Catholic Men’s Ministry, Northern Vicariate This is an urgent call to the whole Church, to join us as we reach out to the […]

Gambling: the addictive vs the benign

Senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon concludes her series on the growing addiction of gambling with the opinion of past and present clergy.  Part one appeared in the […]

Firmness in God, importance of fathers

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org The father-child relationship is like what the skeletal is to the body: it provides stability, a courage to face life and its […]

If you’re still not sure what to do for Lent, this is for you

By Zoe Romanowsky, Aleteia.org During Lent, as we prepare for the Lord’s Passion, death and Resurrection, the Church calls us to examine our lives, turn away […]

Recovery… a long road

Twenty-five years ago, Wayne Lee, approached Violet D’Ornellas and Fr George Pritchett, founders of the Emmanuel Community about having a programme for gambling addicts. It became […]

IWD 2023 #Embrace Equity in mental health care

By Dr Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor Psychologist/Educator email: mncpsych17@gmail.com   This year 2023, the campaign theme for International Women’s Day, #EmbraceEquity, seeks “to get the world talking about […]

Spoilt Rotten Kids showcases compassion and kindness with ‘Ubuntu’

By Klysha Best There is a perception that Carnival is all about skimpiness and fetes. However, there is a whole sector of creatives that are striving […]

Making Indian mas’ unforgettable

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Photos by Elmo Griffith   The late Lionel Jagessar made his mark on Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival for more than 40 years. […]

Eager to deliver at Dimache Gras, Yorke sings ‘Being Human’

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org   Ezekiel Yorke will have many prayers and supporters behind him as a finalist in the 2023 Calypso Monarch competition at the […]

The ‘Viking’ and ‘MM’

By Matthew Woolford The first time I saw the ‘Fete King’ in concert, I knew he was going to be a global superstar! The year was […]

Skin and self-care tips for a safe Carnival

By Heidi Gibbon, Aesthetician I’ve played mas’ for almost the last 30 years and feel confident that I have the BEST skincare/beauty tips for Carnival Monday […]

A close encounter of the blue devil kind…

Senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon had a brief encounter with a few blue devils. Interestingly, she left with not even a smudge of paint – two years […]

Talk Tent 2023 is on!

Fans are in for a treat as the Annual Talk Tent celebrates its 40th anniversary at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, for two big shows on Saturday, […]

Spiritual conversations essential on synodal journey

By Fr Donald Chambers In today’s culture, group discussions and one-on-one conversations tend to be guided by the philosophy of “the survival of the fittest”. They […]

Interview with a Carnivalist

A chat with Claudette Sinnette Q: Can you give us a little about your background? Initially, I started training as a pharmacy student and then I […]

Reaching the soul of the nation

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The resumption of parish visits came out of necessity. A board of management meeting discussed the urgency of boosting circulation. Sr Marie-Thérèse […]

Be ignited by the flame

St Dominic’s Penal RC School 60th Anniversary On Tuesday, January 22, 1963, the first students and teachers of St Dominic’s Penal RC made a step into […]

New year, new weight goals?

By Cherice Bronte-Tinkew As always, every new year is a time to reset, and many would have set their new year goal to lose 10lbs to […]

The Word of God – God’s self-disclosure

Fr Donald Chambers presents the Church’s meaning of the expression ‘Word of God’ and reflects on the Church’s mission of proclaiming God’s Word today. On Sunday, […]

Take time to understand the Word – start at the end to interpret the beginning

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org If one should ever come across “strange things” that the Church teaches, don’t start by believing that the Church is wrong; and […]

CFC celebrates silver jubilee, challenged to move forward

By Aliyah Maynard CFC Singles for Christ Sunday, January 22, 2023, was no ordinary day for Couples for Christ (CFC) Trinidad and Tobago, but one that […]

A chosen one of God who understood sacrifice

Bernadette Salandy can be pointed out as someone whose sacrificial life showed she was a chosen one of God, said Fr Gregory Augustine CSSp at the […]

Launching into the written word with God’s help

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org During her two decades with The Catholic News, she wrote on a range of issues and topics. There were series from her […]

Making Room in the In”

By Dr Sharon Syriac “There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.” –Robert M Hensel The Holy Faith […]

The beautiful soul and spirit of Bernadette

Bernadette Salandy died Thursday, January 12 at the age of 77 years. Her Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, January 19 at the Church of the Nativity, […]

Bernadette Salandy – a good and faithful servant

By Felix Edinborough As a template for our lives should we want to enter paradise, Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” […]

Family, faith, and music ‘Viva!’ to ‘Flutie’

Ronald Ramon-Fortune died January 6, 2023 at the age of 84. His Funeral Mass was celebrated January 11 at St Benedict’s RC Church, La Romaine. Following […]

Becoming a Lay Dominican

Lay Dominican life is truly a vocation, and so the process of formation is undertaken over a number of years, in the context of a community […]

For the love of this paper and T&T…

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Sister Marie-Thérèse Rétout OP first embraced her vocation as a religious August 1, 1949 when she made her first vows of Religious […]

Just for men – an invitation to fellowship

By Hayden Ross St Michael’s Men’s Group   There is no telling where we (men) have been, or how we have fared mentally or spiritually for […]

Who are lay Dominicans?

Part one of a two-part series The Dominicans (Order of Preachers), are a Catholic religious order founded by Dominic de Guzmán in 1215. The history of […]

The Count and the ‘Little Mother’ – in grateful remembrance

Neila Todd, a Tertiary of Carmel (lay Carmelite) looks at the contributions of Count Finbar Ryan OP and the foundress of the Corpus Christi Carmelites as […]

Four decades later, scout leader continues ‘giving life’ 

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Former teacher at the San Fernando Boys’ RC, Janet Elcock was awarded the Golden Poui by the TT Scouting Association. It is […]

Knot-tying skills come in handy for Scout Youth Commissioner

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Nikoli Mohammed, 18 years, was honoured by the Scouts Association of Trinidad and Tobago for his gallantry protecting his family from an […]

Singing Francine – the original Parang Soca queen

By Miguel Browne The untimely passing of Singing Francine (Francine Edwards) in New York December 16, 2022 marked the end of an era in the Calypso […]

Family, music, teaching –‘Miss Henry’ gave her all

Yvonne Angela Henry died on December 10, 2022, at the age of 85. This is an edited version of the December 23 funeral eulogy given by […]

Joseph, model for stepfathers

By Andrew Fernandes, Archdiocesan Catechetical Office (ACO) The biblical image of Joseph and Mary is emblematic to families who face challenges in their effort of “becoming […]

Christ be our light

by J’Lani De Four I have been volunteering at the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC) for the past four months and we were invited by Fr […]

Give, and it will be given to you

by Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org The Catholic News reached out to people to hear the good news, the Good Samaritans, unexpected generosity, selfless acts. At first, these […]

A Christmas story…

By Matthew Woolford According to local writer and historian, Gerard Besson, and as posted on the website of the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago, “Lapeyrouse […]

Farewell to an English rose, ‘Mrs Gonsalves’

Phyllis Mary Gonsalves died December 20, 2022, at the age of 96. Her funeral service was December 22 at St Benedict’s RC Church, La Romaine. She […]

About Rebecca Foster: Catholic News Special Edition Cover Artist

Rebecca Foster is a visual artist. She is known for her dynamic use of brilliant colours in her creations. Rebecca is a member of the Art […]

CatholicTT kids participate in Synod art event

I dream of church being…’ was the open-ended statement participants in the Synod art exhibit 2022–2023 reflected on to come up with their creative expressions. The […]

The tablescape

With Christmas approaching, we may be invited to formal Christmas dinners and company occasions. Visit The Catholic News online for the full series on dining etiquette […]

Take a different route in 2023

By Judy Joseph Mc Sween Time Out Specalist judy@timeoutspecialist.com We entered 2022 stealthily, not yet fully recovered from the social, psychological, economic, and spiritual pains that […]

‘My mission for God is here’

A chat with Andreina Briceño Ventura Brown Q: How long have you been living in Trinidad and Tobago and what circumstances brought you here? I came […]

‘Angels Bending Near the Earth’: The Lydians’ 2022 Christmas concert

The Lydians, proudly supported by First Citizens, is continuing its preparations for its highly anticipated Christmas concert. After staging an abridged two-night concert last year with […]

Hallelujah! Christmas with the Marionettes

BP Marionettes Chorale returns to the Queen’s Hall stage on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday 4 for their Christmas concert titled ‘Hallelujah!’. Since their last holiday […]

A plea to get involved in prison ministry

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Deacon Patrick Laurence is appealing to the public, in particular, parishes, to get involved in prison ministry. He said the local ministry […]

OUR CATHOLIC ICONS – Sister Marie-Thérèse Rétout

Enjoy reading Part I of Our Catholic Icons series.  This month we got the opportunity to interview veteran journalist (now retired) Sister Marie-Thérèse Rétout. She quotes […]

Spiritual and human conversation

By Fr Donald Chambers Having worked in parish ministry, I conclude that the deficiency in human formation, especially regarding relationship building, contributes significantly to the anaemic […]

Faith, Tradition, Culture – A chat with Felix Edinborough

Q: Can you give us some background into your professional life? From a young age I wanted to be a teacher, perhaps because of the strong […]

Honouring their memory

Spiritans, Benedictines, Cluny Sisters, Carmelites and Holy Faith Sisters Final of a three-part series for November by Donna-Kay Kissoon, Archdiocesan Archives. Collaborators: Office of the Vicar […]

Diabetes – more than awareness but action

By Cherice Bronte-Tinkew World Diabetes Day is commemorated on November 14 each year. It encourages those at risk to know their numbers when it comes to […]

Sr Gabrielle was an educator for life

Sr Gabrielle Mason SJC died Friday, October 28 in Grenville, Grenada. Bishop Clyde Harvey presided at her Funeral Mass on Thursday, November 10 at the Cathedral […]

Imagine the magic of Christmas

Reignite your imagination, and experience the magic and awe of the season, with MW Productions’ ‘Imagine: The Magic of Christmas’ on Saturday, November 26 at All […]

Dominicans remembered

Part two of a three-part series for November by Donna-Kay Kissoon, Archdiocesan Archives Collaborators: Office of the Vicar for Clergy, Fr Thomas Lawson OP, Fr Urban […]

How we can do better as employers and recruiters

By Carolyn de la Rosa Operations Director It’s the eleventh month of the year, and as we look to embark on this Advent Season of preparation […]

Books to educate children about our flora and fauna

One Night by Moonlight is a local animal story for children about an ocelot and a tayra, two animals found in the forests of Trinidad/Kairi. The […]

Death penalty not the answer

Following is a press release (edited for length) by the Caribbean death penalty abolition organisation, Greater Caribbean for Life The Greater Caribbean for Life (GCL) considers […]

Peter the great and good

Writer Tony Deyal pays tribute to Fr Peter de la Bastide CSSp “Don’t let your worries get the best of you. Remember, Moses started out as […]

‘Must have’ prayer book for parents and children

The Archdiocesan Catechetical Office is extremely pleased and excited to announce the launch of a new-look Prayer Book For Parents And Children. All this excitement is […]

Standing in the Gap

Interview with Dr Sharon Syriac Q: Can you describe your work life before your illness when you were 29? I was in Papua New Guinea, living […]

Which saints are honoured on All Saints Day?

As the name states, November 1 honors “all saints,” those canonized, and those unknown to the world. One common misconception about All Saints Day is that […]

Getting To Know Series: Amílcar Sanatan

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org As Amílcar Sanatan tells it, social justice was part of his world from birth. Both his parents were profoundly committed to the […]

Esme Raphael –living God’s will

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Holy Trinity Arouca parishioner Esme Raphael was awarded the Public Service Medal of Merit Gold for outstanding and meritorious service in cooperative […]

Catechetical Companionship in South and Central

After two long years, the catechists of the Southern and Central Vicariate excitedly gathered at St Benedict’s Church, La Romaine on Saturday, October 1. The event […]

The Spirit prays within us deeper than words

A series on Christian Meditation by Sandee Bengochea, Coordinator, WCCM Trinidad Meditation is a universal spiritual tradition and practice. We find it in all the great […]

Happy birthday, Sister Catherine – we love you dearly

By Gail Merhair Past student, St Dominic’s Convent On Saturday, October 8, approximately 85 past students of St Dominic’s Convent (Barataria) held a “surprise” Tea Party […]

Love So Amazing’ amazes

The Love Movement celebrated their 50th Anniversary Concert ‘Love So Amazing’ at Queen’s Hall over two weekends from October 7 to October 16. Attendee Margaret Samuel […]

T&T Catholic community in Miami celebrate Independence, Republic days

By Jerry Alleyne-Nagee, Parishioner The Trinidad and Tobago community at Christ the King Catholic Church in Southwest Miami, as we had done annually for 31 consecutive […]

CCFC ministry needs volunteers

Catholic Children on Fire for Christ (CCFC) is a Ministry which has as its main purpose the evangelisation of students within the government primary and secondary […]

Meditation is simple…but it is not easy

A series on Christian Meditation by Sandee Bengochea, Coordinator, WCCM Trinidad To meditate we simply sit still and upright. Close our eyes lightly. Be relaxed but […]

Let’s model success for citizens

By Anna Maria Mora, Psychologist October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The focus of this month is emotional abuse. There are, however, other types of domestic […]

Healing painful memories

“Embrace today and live’’ was one of seven points shared by Counselling Psychologist Nicholas Voisin during his talk on ‘Healing Painful Memories’, a workshop hosted by […]

Dear Mother Mary – Queen of the Holy Rosary

By Claire Baptiste Teach me to pray and meditate and renew my mind with the holy rosary. Patience, obedience, and humility are difficult ways. Why does […]

Remembering Peter Telfer

Peter Anthony Telfer died October 15, 2021, at the age of 63. His sister Mercedes Telfer-Baptiste and other members of the Mawasi Experience pay tribute on […]

Darlene dances with the Holy Spirit

There was a dance performed for the enthronement of the Bible on Word of God Sunday, January 2019 and this year at the anniversary Masses for […]

Christian Meditation: Learning the prayer of the heart

A series on Christian Meditation by Sandee Bengochea, Coordinator, WCCM Trinidad Meditation is often viewed with some scepticism in our Christian community. Something that is ‘New […]

Love So Amazing! The Love Movement’s 50 year journey of love

The Love Movement Family of Choirs, all 175 of them, are working tirelessly to ensure that ‘Love So Amazing’ their 50th Anniversary Concert at Queen’s Hall […]

Error 404’ Handling tough feedback

It’s not just what you say but how you say it. This approach has often proven to be a deal breaker in how a message is […]

Our commonalities as a nation

By Dr Sharon Syriac “The West Indies are in the position of an orange, the British have sucked it dry, and their sole concern today is […]

Missionaries of Charity – total service to the poor

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org The Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity (MC) are considered to be amongst the most recognisable religious community in the Catholic Church. […]

Building the future with migrants and refugees

Message of Pope Francis for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, September 25, 2022 “Here we have no lasting city, but we seek the […]

Fulfilling her indefatigable mission

Camille Kelly died on September 6. Her Funeral Mass was September 16 at St Charles Borromeo RC Church, Tunapuna. Her eulogy was delivered by her brother, […]

Rethinking my Catholic journey

By Andrew Fernandes, Archdiocesan Catechetical Office When last did you ask the question: ‘Why me Lord?’. Did you get an answer? There are times when events […]

Local artist honoured by Pope’s delight of her creation

By Klysha Best Imagine having something you created being presented to the Holy Father himself, Pope Francis. Emotions would run high, especially upon hearing that your […]

Check out localised Gospel reflections with CatholicTT

One definition of the word ‘reflection’ is “serious and careful thought”. As we emerge from the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic and continue to journey together […]

Meeting ‘Mr Cutlash’

By Alvin Peters As I walked towards the open doors of the church, I felt the tension in the air. The same thing happened the previous […]

Where are we, on the synodal journey?

By Fr Donald Chambers The synodal journey was launched by Pope Francis on October 10, 2021. The journey consists of the diocesan and continental phases, climaxing […]

Celebrating our dedicated missionaries

By Andrew Fernandes Archdiocesan, Catechetical Office If you’ve been a Catholic long enough, then the words ‘catechism’, ‘catechesis’, ‘catechetics’, and ‘catechist’ should be known to you […]

Abortion and maternal health – a look at the data

By Dr Ryan Corbin With the US Supreme Court reversing Roe v Wade, the media has quickly published several opinions on this major change, many deeming […]

Trimont College: a young school with a future

Have you ever heard of Trimont College? If not, then read on about this young school for boys. Trimont school for boys is located in the […]

Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s – A call for support

By Michèle Clavery President Alzheimer’s Association of Trinidad and Tobago September is possibly one of the busiest months in the year for Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). […]

“By your holy Cross you have redeemed the world”

The saint who gave us this prayer is best known for his love of the poor. While St. Francis is well known for his love of […]

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II’s visits

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, passed away at 96 at her estate in Balmoral, Scotland on September 8. The state funeral takes place on Monday, […]

Be aware of the battle being waged with International Planned Parenthood Federation

By Fr Derek Anton Parish Priest of Chaguanas The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) opened an office in Trinidad in July. It was reported by CCN […]

Parents, we need to stand

By Tonia Leacock With The Roe vs Wade overturn, there is a ripple effect worldwide. Different elements of society are responding based upon their value systems […]

Is there anything that you need help with?

By Crystal Johnson Mental Health Clinician Archdiocesan Family Life Commission   Can we imagine for one second the thoughts and feelings of someone who does not […]

Sister Siobhan – “Practising obedience to God since she was a child”

Trinidadian Sister Siobhan Burroughs OP made her first profession of vows with the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa at the Dominican motherhouse, Sinsinawa on August 7. The […]

Error 404’ Give up the ‘ghosting’

In our last issue (CN August 7) we discussed the white elephant in the room — compensation, the pros and cons of disclosing this crucial bit […]

Pope calls for abolition of death penalty

Pope Francis has dedicated his prayer video for September, to address the death penalty and call for its abolition worldwide. The Holy Father invited Catholic faithful […]

Getting to Know Series: Aurea Honore

Aurea Honore is the Coordinator of the Hospitality Ministry at Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe RC Church, Bourg Mulatresse, a lector and member of the […]

God…and Charlotte Street

My name is Gabriel Joseph, and I am 66 years old, first-generation Trinidadian of Lebanese descent. I am married with four children and currently have four […]

Bethesda hosts first Respite camp

Bethesda Catholic Community, a member of the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission, in conjunction with the Sisters of the Congregation of the Holy Faith held its first […]

Trini Carmelite professed final vows in the US

Brother Jonathan Steele O Carm, professed his Final Vows (August 26) at the National Shrine Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Middletown New York. The thirty-year-old is […]

Getting To Know Series: “Sister Debbie”

By Kaelanne Jordan Email: mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org At one point, Deborah ‘Sister Debbie’ de Rosia envisioned achieving other things in life. She, however, is now resolute that her […]

Lilies of the field

By Matthew Woolford For years I prayed and waited, and finally, Google TV made Lilies of the Field available for rental on its platform. It was […]

CFC Handmaids of the Lord re-unite and reconnect with their first love

Saturday, July 9, was truly a memorable day in the lives of the Couples for Christ (CFC), Handmaids of the Lord (HOLD) who took time to […]

Our Beautiful Churches: The Church of the Assumption

Trinidad & Tobago has many beautiful churches, all having a rich history. Senior writer Lara Pickford-Gordon visited a few and writes on the Church of the […]

Youth participation in the life of the Church

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org “You ever went to church, and after the Mass… everybody… people just jump in their car and buss out?” Catholic Commission for […]

Preserving Woodbrook’s unique heritage

The following ‘Response to Ariapita Avenue Developments and Year-Round Carnival Centre’ issued by the Woodbrook Residents Committee on August 4 has been edited for length. Since […]

In the name of science and service

By Dixie-Ann Belle As Dr Arlene Williams-Persad stood with the nine other awardees at the recent 13th Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Immunology – ALACI […]

Aug 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Tuesday, August 9 marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year’s theme looks at the Role of Indigenous women in the preservation and […]

Always for others

The Chatham/Cedros Catholic community honoured stalwart Dexter Mitchell on July 31 at the St Ann’s RC Chapel after Mass celebrated by Fr David Khan. The following […]

Men, check your health and what you eat

By Cherice Bronte-Tinkew R.D. Men are less likely to go to a doctor for an annual check-up unless they are severely ill, or it is a […]

Hiking How To’s

By the Hiking Association of Trinidad and Tobago As the August vacation draws to a close, families and friends may be seeking exciting ways to end […]

Error 404’ Provide salary details – or not?

By Pasha Hussain, Managing Director In our last piece (CN July 10), we weighed in on the need to develop and post a clear and honest […]

Shepherd’s Cup 2022 – Fun, Fitness and Fellowship Edition

From The Office of Youth Ministry When we think of the pandemic lockdowns and its repercussions on ministry in the Archdiocese of Port of Spain, its […]

An Immersive Village Experience: Lopinot Tourism

In collaboration with Marcia Guerrero, Chair, LCCT and Director, Mariposa. The old adage, “There is no place like home” is the basis of the local tourism […]

Let the children play… and join them

From the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission What is it that children love to do? Play of course! Parents and teachers (read ‘the adults’) often complain that […]

My journey in the workplace

By Helen Achong I worked at one organisation for 29 years, beginning at the age of 18 with no prior working experience. It was there that […]

Viola’s Place – like family

Joan Benita Braithwaite, owner, Viola’s Place Where did you start working and how did you end up in the hotel industry? I was a classroom teacher […]

Holiday time again

The July/August vacation is halfway-through, and in this business supplement themed Love up Local—Experience T&T, we focus on local sites that offer a fun experience for […]

Earthquake? No, just the Metro

By Raymond Syms, Editor Are you ready to go home? Represent the Antilles Episcopal Conference at the tenth World Meeting of Families – done. Visit some […]

We plan our course, but the Lord determines our steps…

Leela Ramdeen is the first in our Catholic Icons web series. Parts one and two appeared in the July 3 and 17 issues respectively. This is […]

No flour? No problem, says Madame Moringa

By Klysha Best Imagine having breadfruit pancakes or some melongene fritters for breakfast, minus the use of flour? Following the increase of flour last month, debate […]

Francesco – from ‘Papa’ to San

By Raymond Syms, Editor All eyes were on him as he slowly exited the popemobile parked behind the altar. Pope Francis grimaced in obvious pain, suffering […]

Retired? No, just ‘retreaded’ to bear more fruit

This Sunday is World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. The theme is In old age they will bear fruit (Ps 92:15). “The day emphasizes how […]

Getting to Know Series: Lauren Branker

By Kaelanne Jordan mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org As Lauren Branker tells it, her work as Communications Officer at the Antilles Episcopal Conference (AEC) is for the good of God. […]

“Soft spoken Richard” displayed grit for SEA 2022

“Pleasantly surprised.” This is how Granville RC Principal Martin Lumkin responded when asked to share his thoughts of his students’ performance at this year’s Secondary Entrance […]

Pandemic struggles to SEA success: Hardbargin RC student gives thanks

On Friday July 1, the Hardbargain RC School, Williamsville held a graduation ceremony for the outgoing Standard Five Students who sat the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA). […]

Taking in the sights…watch out for the seagulls!

By Raymond Syms, Editor “Waaahhhhh!” Dawn in Rome. “Waaahhhh!” I open my eyes and turn. Tricia is still fast asleep. “Waaahhhh!” What the heck is that?! […]

Working for racial justice in the UK

Leela Ramdeen, a champion of Social Justice, before becoming Chair, Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) and the Archdiocese’s Ministry for Migrants and Refugees (AMMR) was […]

Mmm….‘A nice brown ting’ We’re talking Cocobel

Cocobel Chocolate’s 100 per cent locally made, artisanal, single origin chocolate has been pioneering Trinidad’s artisanal fine chocolate-making industry since 2008. Cocobel Chocolate is made from […]

Helping children get their writing back on track

By Kaelanne Jordan, mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org Veronica Carasquero, author of Penmanship Perfect is a devoted teacher at Diego Martin Boys’ RC. Her new book is targeted at preschoolers, […]

Holy Spirit Chosen Ministry celebrates second anniversary

“Holy Spirit Come With your Fire!” were the words sung lustily at the June 5 celebration of the second anniversary of the Holy Spirit Chosen Ministry […]

The education solution – ensure every child blooms

By Tonia Leacock I looked at a survey for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) and the Concordat, and unfortunately it was not well constructed. I have […]

Error 404’ Aiming for transparency in the JD

In our last article (June 5, CN), the team discussed the Recruitment Process, Tips and Traps for the Job Seeker. In this article, we would be […]

Rome was made for walking…

By Raymond Syms, Editor Step up. Keep up. This is Rome. Again. Buongiorno! Good morning or Good Day! I had the blessing of visiting Rome for […]

The role of the Labour Movement in nation building

By Dr Sharon Syriac Brown girl in the ring Tra la la la la There’s a brown girl in the ring Tra la la la la […]

The Catholic Netflix

By Kaelanne Jordan, mediarelations.camsel@catholictt.org The Catholic Religious Education Development Institute (CREDI) has partnered with the Augustine Institute Resource Center for free access to the FORMED online […]

OUR CATHOLIC ICONS: Leela Ramdeen’s passion for justice

Leela Ramdeen, a champion of Social Justice, before becoming Chair, Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) and the Archdiocese’s Ministry for Migrants and Refugees (AMMR) was […]

Lions Roar and Heroes Cry

By Matthew Woolford My love affair with the game of basketball started as a 10-year-old student at Western (now Sacred Heart) Boys’ RC School, Richmond Street, […]

Courage and Tears: A Tale of Resourcefulness

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Courage and Tears is the title of Shirley Tappin’s first novel. Tappin, the Senior Human Resource Officer at the Chancery Archdiocese of […]

Waves for Hope: Spreading joy through surfing

By Daniel Young For Christopher ‘Chris’ Dennis, the sport of surfing has provided much. In the local Trinidadian surf community,  Dennis is an icon of the […]

Let’s Talk Nation Building: The Development & Protection of Women and Girls in Trinidad and Tobago

I woke up today in pain. My chest hurt from the first kick I’d gotten. My arms were blue-black. My leg was throbbing where he’d kicked […]

A priest’s golden jubilee: Fr Herbert Charles

On June 25, 1972 Rev Herbert Charles of Mt Lambert, Rev Franklyn Andrews and Rev Brian de Freitas were ordained by Archbishop Anthony Pantin. Charles, this […]

Business Spotlight: Curepe Agri and General Supplies

The Curepe Agri and General Supplies store offers a wide range of products and services for household gardens and larger agricultural spaces. They sell flowers and […]

Business Spotlight: Cocoa Pod Chocolate Shop

With a vision to helping make Trinidad and Tobago the Mecca of chocolate in the world, the Cocoa Pod Chocolate Shop is a research and development […]

Business Spotlight: Cocobel

Cocobel Chocolate’s 100% locally made, artisanal, single origin chocolate has been pioneering Trinidad’s artisanal fine chocolate-making industry since 2008. Cocobel Chocolate is made from world-renowned, “Fine […]

Business Spotlight: IFarmTT

IFarmTT LTD is a 100 per cent local agri-tech company pioneering Vertical Farming and Controlled Environment Agriculture which is a technology-based approach towards crop cultivation to […]

Business Spotlight: Fresh Farm

Located in Talparo, Fresh Farm provides all-natural eggs to groceries around the country. Soon to be providing all-natural chicken, Fresh Farm has developed a system of […]

Business Spotlight: New Earth Organic

Established in September 2008, New Earth Organic is the first organic store in Trinidad, and the only store devoted entirely to organic products. They offer delivery […]

Business Spotlight: The Plant Doctors Hydroponics/Aquaponics

Pioneers in selling all inputs and advising in hydroponics/aquaponics, The Plant Doctors’ objective is for farmers, householders and other interested persons to engage in different systems […]

Planting Time

Sandy Samnarine Division Manager-Agri, Lawn & Garden FT Farfan Limited Despite your religious persuasion, Corpus Christi in Trinidad is the single most popular day for planting.  […]

The Future of Business and the Earth – ESG Who?

By Dominique Heffes-Doon Integrated Communications Lead, Camsel Member of Laudato Si’ Media Pope Francis in his encyclical and open letter to humanity on the environment, Laudato […]

Managing your emotions

Here are a few effective ways to understand and gain control over your emotional life: Pause and Pray–Get in the habit of briefly pausing and praying […]

Living a Christian life on the job

Sometimes, our jobs can be enlivened by the people we work with. Other times, they seem to get on our last nerve. Jerome Alexander is the […]

Faith and farming – Cornelius Campbell, Paramin farmer

How did you get started? I used to work in a hydraulics place. I started in garden first, but it was kinda difficult financially I say […]


We are particularly excited about this supplement’s theme: Eco-agriculture. According to Green Peace, eco-agriculture or eco-farming “combines modern science and innovation with respect for nature and […]

Bathol Pallai: A Legacy of Agriculture

There is often a dilemma at the passing of a person who was very well known to all, as to what was their legacy. This thought […]

Caring for and treasuring our elderly in the time of pandemic

By Kaelanne Jordan Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, older adults have been disproportionately affected. We have all heard the warnings from the health authorities […]

The path to another life

By Richard Thompson “Many people begin, but few finish. And we, who are trying to behave as God’s children, have to be among those few. Remember […]

Celebrating our spiritual fathers

Every year Father’s Day comes knocking at our door and how do we celebrate? This year we celebrate the lives of four priests who give of […]

A family of musicians

By Kaelanne Jordan Music is a common thread in the Roberts’ household. Kern has been involved in a church choir his whole life playing drums, even […]

“Getting to Know” Series: Meet Angelo Kurbanali

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Angelo Kurbanali is the Content Creator at the Youth and Young Adult Ministry of the Archdiocese, known as the Catholic Youth Commission […]

‘A Time for Hope & Healing’

On Saturday, May 14, the Billings Ovulation Method Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BOMA-TT), in association with the Archdiocesan Family Life Commission (AFLC), invited those affected […]

The saint of ordinary life — Josemaria Escriva

By Fr Mark Georges, Opus Dei On June 26, the Church celebrates the Feast day of St Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei (Latin for […]

‘Auntie Sylvia’ could well cook

Sylvia Allen died on April 14, 2022, at the age of 102. The funeral Mass was held May 17 at the Santa Rosa RC Church, Arima. […]

Finding God again

By Daniel Young Faith is a subject that we can all relate to. Some of us see faith as a state of always being perfectly in […]

Pew to Pavement Q&A with Cindy Narine

The Catholic News is excited to launch our new online series ‘Pew to Pavement’ and who better to kick off this venture, than a true champion […]

Our Mt Tabor experience

Many people, when they hear ‘Couples for Christ’ (CFC), they immediately think that it is an organisation only for couples – but I assure you, it […]

The benefits of breastfeeding

The Supermarket Association of Trinidad and Tobago issued a media release May 13 assuring that based on feedback from its suppliers there is no issue with […]

‘Error 404’: Recruitment process – Tips and Traps

The recruitment process is a two-way street, neither being the easier path to tread. In this two-part series, we’ve put together our lead recruiters’ experience with […]

Working with young men reaps rewards

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org We encounter the divinity in our brothers and sisters through their acts of generosity and kindness; it can come in different guises. […]

Living with and overcoming PWS

Simone Callender writes about a rare genetic disorder affecting her daughter known as Prader-Willi Syndrome. World International Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Day was marked on Friday, May […]

The beautiful fragments that make us whole—Happy Indian Arrival Day!

Originally published May 30, 2019 “Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted […]

God @ Work: The Catholic Mission

The Catholic News has added another facet to its integral living thrust with the introduction of its business supplement. With a specific theme every month, get […]

Getting to Know…Annalisa Ramsahai and the Franciscan Institute

Everyone is in the circle By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Annalisa Ramsahai is the Regional Programme Coordinator for the Franciscan Institute for Personal and Family Development, a […]

Dis Rosary Ting

By Alvin Peters Hear dis. Ah have someting to tell yuh but finish yuh drink fus. I paying for de next rounds. Doh get vex, eh. […]

Wedding venues

After having completed the formal joining to become husband and wife at your parish church, the next step of the wedding reception marks the full stop […]

So you’re getting married – What do you have to do?

On one, practical level there are certain documents you must have. The first one of these is the Marriage License, sometimes referred to as ‘the banns’, […]

Make your wedding day special… keep it simple and sacred

General Manager Kathryn Tardieu and her husband Fitz share their advice for couples on their wedding day. The preparation leading up to the big day Kathryn […]

New perspectives for wedding planning in a pandemic

By Simone Sant-Ghuran www.trinidadweddings.com www.facebook.com/trinidadweddings www.instagram.com/trinidadweddings As if wedding planning wasn’t stressful enough, add a pandemic into the mix and you could have a reason for […]

Wedding planning basics – getting started!

By Simone Sant-Ghuran, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, TrinidadWeddings Chances are, that unless you’re in the event management field or accustomed to throwing huge parties, your wedding will […]

Financial foundation for newlyweds

By Finbar Garcia, LUTCF, FSS, MFA ‘Dollars and Sense’ monthly columnist   For many couples, during courtship, financial discussions are not the main part of relationship […]

Theology of Work

By Mark Carmino, Catholics in the Workplace Contrary to what we may sometimes think, work itself is not punishment for the sin of Adam and Eve. […]

Humility is key to leadership

Derek Hudson became Non-Executive Chairman of Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago in December 2020 (a position he still holds). Prior to this, he was President of BG […]

Catechists renew body, mind, and spirit

It started off as an overcast Saturday (May 14) morning with the sun peeping through. I had made a commitment to attend the ‘Renewal of Body, […]

Roving CFS: learning spaces for vulnerable children

By Darrion Narine, CCSJ/AMMR Programme Coordinator Life has taken many twists and turns over the last two years and for many it has been difficult. Children, […]

Children learn about the nation’s heritage in ‘The Most Magnificent’

By Dixie-Ann Belle As they fly their kites, play football, and eat sno cones around the Queen’s Park Savannah, the average Trinidad and Tobago child might […]

Listening and Journeying Together-Laudato Si’ Week 2022

This year, we join the Catholic communities across the globe in celebrating Laudato Si’ Week from May 22– 29, 2022. The theme, Listening and Journeying Together, […]

Kitchener, culture and spirituality

Aldwyn Roberts, better known by the stage name Lord Kitchener (or ‘Kitch’) was born April 18, 1922, in Arima. To ensure his legacy remains relevant, the […]

A bit of Jose – de Jesus, he certainly was

Jose Salazar died April 15, Good Friday. His funeral Mass was April 22 at his home parish, St Anthony’s RC Church, Petit Valley. Salazar’s eulogy was […]

‘Final Easter’

‘Final Easter’ was the chosen title of the April 19–28 Holy Week Art Exhibition at Arnim’s Art Galleria LTD, Port of Spain, featuring the work of […]

The first stone

By Matthew Woolford Harper Lee once wrote, “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy… That’s why it’s a sin to kill […]

Saving our youths

By Senator Hazel Thompson-Ahye Founder and Chair, Child Rights and Restorative Justice Organization   Why are we, as adults, so reluctant to intervene in young people’s […]

Selfless Ann

Angela O’joe-St Rose delivered the following eulogy for her mother, Ann O’joe (November 22, 1934–April 21, 2022). Ann Pascall, Ann O’joe, Annalina, Mummy, Ms Ann, Mammy […]

A tribute to Latchmie – my role model, mentor, mother

By Camille Ramdial-Cumberbatch My mom, Latchmie Ramdial, was the queen of our family in Cocoyea, San Fernando. The musical icon, Sundar Popo sang, “A mother’s love, […]

Motherhood is balance

Last November, Associate Editor Simone Delochan interviewed entertainment entrepreneur Candace Guppy-Sobion about her call back to faith and motherhood. Freelance writer Daniel Young spoke with Sobion […]

St Mary’s College student saves life of a stranger

By Lara Pickford-Gordon snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org When faced with a sudden life-threatening situation would you risk your life to save a stranger? Fifteen-year-old Gregg Alejandro Mannette is among […]

Moms, relieve the stress – time for a massage

By Heidi Gibbon, Aesthetician Aesthetics is my side job. I am also a mother of three lovely children, so I understand the time constraints of balancing […]

The Little House on the Corner

By Matthew Woolford Within recent months, I have fallen in love with Rosary Monastery, St Ann’s. This ‘Little House on the Corner’ was, to my eyes […]

Christie steps into the bright light

Christie Balcombe’s love for music began at an early age. As a child, she would sit before the image of the Sacred Heart and sing daily […]

Fatima boys reflect on successes at Carifta Games

By Lara Pickford-Gordon Snrwriter.camsel@catholictt.org Athletes of Fatima College can hold their heads high having competed in the 49th Carifta Games, April 16–18 at Independence Park, Kingston, […]

Catholic Principals Association President dies

The Principal of Petit Valley Boys’ RC, and President of the Association of Catholic Principals (ACP) Gregory Johnson died suddenly on the morning of Thursday, April […]

On Synod fatigue

From The Office of Youth Ministry Synod. Synod. Synod. Hopefully, you have heard this word hundreds of times. By now you might even be tired of […]

Awesome Father – a ‘love letter’ to T&T and God

Story and photos by Dixie-Ann Belle Educator, poet and children’s author, Charisse J Broome is on a mission: to help reshape the literary world of the […]

Memoir: Sister Marie-Thérèse Rétout OP

Dominican Sister Marie-Thérèse Rétout arrived in Trinidad on February 9, 1952, at the age of 30. During the 70 years she spent in the Republic of […]

Andrew Lewis: A New Way Forward

By Daniel Young Andrew Lewis has long made Trinidad & Tobago proud with his representation at the Olympics. He spent many years dedicated to the sport […]

Thank God for the blessing

Nikel Baptiste, 19 years is thanking God for his recent success earning a scholarship for his performance in the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE). One hundred […]

The adventure of Otto, the inquisitive octopus

By Angela Pidduck Cynthia Sheila Ellis has dedicated her first publication Inquisitive Otto, the story of Otto the Octopus, to: “Gabriella, my five-year-old grand-daughter: a beam […]

FEEL continues to assist

The Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Life (FEEL) was “busier than ever” during the Covid-19 pandemic achieving a milestone in 2020, with about 65 […]

Top Three Things To Know About Maundy Thursday.

Commonly known as Holy Thursday, ‘Maundy Thursday’ is celebrated the Thursday before Good Friday in Holy Week. For many Catholics and Christians alike, it is a […]

A mother’s strength; Misilla pushes through pain of losing her baby

By Klysha Best Nothing can be more traumatic for a mother than to lose a child. When that child is mere months old, the suffering and […]

From the Paschal to the synodal

By Fr Donald Chambers Palm Sunday marks the end of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem together with His disciples, and the beginning of His Paschal journey – […]

Hope springs eternal

Natasha Babwah-Tim Kee shares her thoughts and reflections for the Lenten season Personal and world events that impact our lives can sometimes lead to feelings of […]

Joseph lived, in spite of

Joseph Chow died March 21, 2022, at the age of 37. His father, Alfred, delivered the following eulogy at his funeral Mass at Our Lady of […]

Michelle Borel: Inspiring others to see the greatness within themselves

By Klysha Best So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the words of GOD. (Rom 10:17) These are the words that motivational speaker Michelle […]