- Feb 21, 2020
Britain’s leading Catholic refugee agency is expressing concern over a government plan to deport around 50 people to Jamaica, even though many of them were either born in the UK or brought to the country as young children.
Archbishop Patrick C. Pinder of Nassua, Bahamas, celebrated Mass Sept. 8 for evacuee families and Catholic school staff members a week after Hurricane Dorian slammed into the islands.
As human rights organizations commemorated the 1964 execution of two young dissidents during the regime of Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier, a priest spoke out for the first time about the incident.
Local counselors in the Caribbean are concerned about a growing tendency among adolescents and young adults to choose suicide or self-harm and the limited scope of ministry available in local Catholic parishes for suicide prevention or family healing.
A priest in Trinidad was threatened with having his “legs chopped off” by robbers who took several thousand dollars from the parish.
Amerindians in Trinidad have a special devotion to St. Rose of Lima.