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How did celibacy become mandatory for priests?

THE CONVERSATION – Priestly celibacy, or rather the lack of it, is in the news. There have been allegations of sex orgies, prostitution and pornography against Catholic clerics in Italy.

Prayer before the polls

As election day nears, pastors and church leaders are admonishing Bahamians to approach the polls with a prayerful spirit. 

Children taught to take up the ‘shield of faith’

HOLY Trinity’s children’s prayer conference fulfilled its aim in providing young participants with the tools necessary to cultivate an active prayer life. 

MEDITATION: The Lord’s Prayer

Luke 11: 4: “He said to them, ‘When you pray, say Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.’ This is a shorter and older version than the one in Matthew 6: 9-10 This, then, is how you should pray:‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’.”

Seasons change

I HAVE heard it said that nothing remains the same and there are different dynamics to face each day. I have found this to be very true.

The Christian ideal is

THE Christian ideal is to live a life in grace. God works through the sacraments for our sakes and thus enables us to live this life in grace.

Young dancers are ‘moulded by grace’

Under the theme “Moulded By Grace”, members of the Christian dance school Dancing With Grace (DWG) will host their first ever concert this Friday at the New Life Restoration Ministries.

ACM seek to draw men closer to God

MORE than 100 men are currently assembling in New Providence for the 44th Anglican Church Men Conference which culminates this Sunday.

Holy Trinity reaches out to young prayer warriors

AN active prayer life can start at any age, as the children’s ministry of Holy Trinity continues to demonstrate with its annual presentation of a prayer conference geared towards young believers. 

Pre-schoolers attend church service

PRINCIPAL Jasmine Hepburn, Tamica Saunders, Paula Denman, LaChea Sears-Rolle and Rayneice Adderley, along with the faculty and staff of Roker’s Point Primary School, celebrated pre-school week under the theme “It’s A Bahamian Thing”.

MEDITATION: Reactions to Easter

NOW that we are in the Easter season and have come out of a solemn Lent, there are many thoughts and feelings associated with the resurrection. These are but some of a wide range of responses:

Easter: History and significance

THE Easter season is the oldest in the Christian calendar. Then season’s English name, Easter, is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of Spring who gave her name to what corresponded to the month of April.

Transformation Ministries shows love for community

WHILE most churches were busy sprucing up their sanctuaries to welcome members and guests on one of the most important Sundays of the year, the pastors at Transformation Ministries International decided that they would step outside of the walls of the church and into the neighbourhood to ensure that their entire community looked bright and beautiful for Easter.  

Easter gospel concert showcases Bahamian talent

Hundreds of Bahamians chose to celebrate Easter by attending a special gospel music concert hosted by the Ministry of Tourism.

The plug

I THOUGHT to share this article today since we are in the Easter season. I have often heard that Easter is a time for the saints of Jesus Christ.