Poem Meditation by Jennifer RahimThe cross, so central to Christianity, can be an illusive sign, difficult to fully embrace and comprehend. At best, we see “dimly” what this key to discipleship represents. Yet understanding is perhaps less a requirement than the agreement, in faith, to “take up” all the circumstances of our lives and “follow” Jesus (Mk 8:34). Following though is tough business. We like to do things our way. So very slowly, we learn to trust being led and, at various stages, connect differently with Peter’s confession: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (Jn 6:68). Such moments are seminal. Jesus is recognised as the one who embodies the big picture of our individual and collective story. These are potential turning points when, like Peter, we stand before God in our fundamental poverty. We do not have the answers. We do not know the way. Jesus, the Christ, does. Only from this place of mature self-acceptance can we willingly take up our cross and follow – a commitment that needs constant renewal.

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Archbishop Joseph Harris received a national award two Fridays ago on the 50th anniversary of Trinidad & Tobago’s Independence

The Archbishop, who left for Rome the following day for a meeting of bishops ordained within the past year, received the Chaconia Medal Gold “for long and meritorious service to Trinidad and Tobago” in the sphere of religion.

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O regime militar estabeleceu o 7 de setembro como momento áureo nos anos 70 do século passado, quando os desfiles militares enchiam as telas das tevês para encobrir espancamentos, choques elétricos e outras brutalidades praticadas nos porões da ditadura.

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Nota introductoria

El pasado primero de mayo, el mundo fue testigo de una manifestación que conmovió a los Estados Unidos. Millones de latinos indocumentados se movilizaron para protestar por el trato discriminatorio que reciben de parte del gobierno de ese país y por el proyecto de penalizarlos legalmente debido a su situación de ilegalidad. Un analista diría que se tata de la emergencia de un nuevo sujeto social que se une para lucha por una causa común. Es un colectivo humano que además tiene en común su procedencia latinoamericana y caribeña.

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A Igreja é a "ante-sala da nova criação" e é chamada para anunciar a boa nova do Reino de Deus, de justiça, paz e amor, expressa o esboço do documento que o Comitê Central do Conselho Mundial de Igrejas levará como proposta para a sua X Assembleia Geral, agendada para o próximo ano, em Busan, na Coréia do Sul.

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