Politics in Grenada Today

Politics in Grenada Today

The 47th Anniversary of Grenada’s Independence seems like a good time to reflect on what we might refer to as “our politics.” As a nation we must never forget that our politics were sometimes violent and that old enmities still persist. Issues from the past still haunt us and we have not yet succeeded in building consensus around a vision for the future based on the talents and abilities of…Keep Reading

Shepherd’s Voice: Lent 2021

Shepherd’s Voice: Lent 2021

Last year, around this time, we wrote Shepherd’s Voice thinking that we were headed into our normal Lenten observances. COVID-19 changed all that.   Will there be a COVID 21?  Last year, the only response that I heard in the midst of COVID was quite simply, “I don’t know”.  Even as we are awaiting a vaccine that is supposed to be a great liberating help, I am moved to make…Keep Reading

Diocese Stages Successful Pastoral Congress Follow Up Meeting

Diocese Stages Successful Pastoral Congress Follow Up Meeting

The Pastoral Congress follow up meeting held at the Grenada Trade Centre Annex on Saturday February 13th has been labelled a tremendous success. The exercise provided a platform for updates on progress made by the various parishes, following the hosting of the Diocesan Pastoral Congress in July 2020. Bishop Clyde Martin Harvey in his welcome remarks encouraged members of the various parish councils in the diocese, to hear the challenge…Keep Reading

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Interestingly, I had jotted down some points on the above-named topic when I got the inspiration.  As far as I know I secured the paper with the jottings but when I was ready to expand on them, the paper was not found.  So, in writing about New Beginnings, I actually had to make a new beginning on the topic. What is a new beginning? It is new when done for…Keep Reading

Surviving COVID-19

Surviving COVID-19

COSince February 2020, almost five hundred thousand persons have died in the United States as a result of infection with the SARS Coronavirus-2. Imagine, the entire population of Grenada would have been obliterated four times! This highly contagious and deadly virus, was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019, riveted like flames in bramble on a windy day. Within a few weeks the World Health Organisation had declared a pandemic….Keep Reading

Spice Isle Toastmasters Club Conduct Speech Craft Sessions in St. Mark the Evangelist Parish

Spice Isle Toastmasters Club Conduct Speech Craft Sessions in St. Mark the Evangelist Parish

It was truly a pleasure for Spice Isle Toastmasters Club to have collaborated with the St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church to execute an eight session Speech Craft for its young adults. Speech Craft is a Toastmasters International programme that provides its participants with the fundamentals of public speaking in a relaxing atmosphere. Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that develops its members’ communication and leadership skills through a…Keep Reading

TEST OR TEMPT?

TEST OR TEMPT?

“The Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness and he remained there for 40 days, and was tempted by Satan (Mark 1.12). Matthew surely startles us when he states that the Spirit led Him into the wilderness “to be tempted by the devil.” (Mtt.4.1).We are startled. This certainly can’t mean that the Holy Spirit – the third person in the Trinity should intend that Jesus, the second person of the Trinity…Keep Reading

Message for Cancer Awareness Month 2021

Message for Cancer Awareness Month 2021

World Cancer Day is observed worldwide on February 4. According to the Union for International Cancer Control (UCIC) “the aim is to inform and encourage people on its prevention, early detection, and treatment.” This initiative to campaign and advocate for the targets of the World Cancer Declaration, was penned in 2008. It is “an empowering call to action urging for personal commitment” because individual actions taken today….will impact the future”…Keep Reading

Catholic Focus February 2021

Catholic Focus February 2021

Editorial: The Way Forward

The Church, the Body of Christ, continues the work of Christ, making His Kingdom come on earth. The “particular Church”, our diocese is tasked with building that Kingdom here in this nation; “a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love, and peace .” This ongoing process was given an added impetus at the First Diocesan Congress in July last year and…Keep Reading

Postponement of the Ordination of Fr. Neil Scantlebury

Postponement of the Ordination of Fr. Neil Scantlebury

Since receiving the wonderful news in December 2020 that our Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Neil Sebastian Scantlebury as the fourth Bishop of Bridgetown, we have all been waiting with great excitement and anticipation for his ordination, scheduled for March 17, 2021.  However, the recent developments with COVID-19 in Barbados, including the reduction in the number of persons permitted to gather, have made it necessary for the ordination…Keep Reading