Bishop of Roseau calls for repentance

Bishop of Roseau Gabriel Malzaire

Bishop of Roseau Gabriel Malzaire has used the occasion of the Feast of Our Lady of La Salette to call on Catholics and Christians in general to repent.

Speaking at the celebration of the feast at the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Pointe Michel on Wednesday Bishop Malzaire stated that “the message of Our Lady of La Salette is conversion” and is asking everyone to turn away from their sins.

“If Our Lady was to appear to us right here in this shrine and visit Dominica, will she weep? As long as there remains disunity in the church, in our community and society Our Lady will weep. The sufferings of family life … the problems of family life are surrounded by sin as we lose our sense of purpose and who we are,” the Bishop said.

According to Bishop Malzaire, when our Lady of La Salette weeps she is saying Christians should head back to the cross. “I want us to take personal responsibility for this. I say to you that as long as our children continue to be abused, husbands and wives unfaithful, children disobedient and our country going astray, Our Lady will weep,” he said.

He went on to say that there is too much “dirty vices, incest and all” in the society. “Our country and world is becoming more anti religious … the churches are becoming empty. We say that we are a Christian society but we do show it? Do we lead by example? Our Lady will continue to weep,” he remarked.

He told the congregation if any correction is to be made in the Dominican society it has to begin in the homes, school, government and every faucet of life.

“So often in our life God takes second place. It all must begin in the home, school and all leadership roles that we hold in the society. We are all responsible for it, brothers and sisters. We have allowed our heart to grow cold and the world to take over us. We need to recapture our religious fervor or else we are doomed,” he stated.

The mass was attended by hundreds of pilgrims from all over Dominica including Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and some members of his cabinet.

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136 Comments

  1. September 24, 2012

    @Justice and Truth

    You need to acknowledge the extremely, sorry, sorry, person of yourself, so that you will start presenting your person with a deeper sense of enlightenment of Life–and to stop with the rules and regulations of that social group of yours, which your view as church.

    A Church is meant to represent the Spiritual body of Jesus Christ, to exemplify His Love, that others might see Him through that Church, your character most certainly do not express that.

    Or perhaps you already is aware of this “negative truth” about youself, and that is the reason you continue to make a “spectacle” of your person, here on DNO, and probably at the many other places where you go to seek attention–that is exactly what you are doing, it is quite clear that you do not know that.

    For example, just look at the number of responses you posted here,–seems like 25% of all the other posts, but not one person agreed with what you wrote. This tells me that no one shares your sentiment, and of course, not your level of learning, why can’t you accept that–and so, whom do you think you are to ask me who am I?

    Well first and foremost, I am a Spirit filled person since 1998, now being trained, disciplined, guided, and taught, by Holy Spirit, to respond to or function with Life in the Spirit, as I read and study His Word in the Holy Bible, the message of Life from God Almighty, Eternal Spirit Himself, who is Love.

    The message of the Holy Bible is the “blue-print” of Life–the Spiritual structure, attitude, and conducts, that mankind must be transformed into by their faith and God’s Grace of Love; but how, in the pit of hell, could you ever understand that!

    Just to let you know that Jesus told us through the man Nicodemus: “Unless a man is “born again” of Water and the Spirit, he cannot see the Kingdom of God” John 3: 5 Before that saying here, the apostle John tells us;

    “Jesus came to His own–the people of Israel–but His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God; to those who believed in His name; who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but they were born of God”. John 1: 11-13

    You claim to be “consecrated” to be a “child of Mary” Well is that not a man-made doctrine, just like your “Our Lady of Lasalette”?

    By whose authority did you receive that blessing of “consecration”, if you were labelled as a child of Mary? It was certainly not by the authority of “Holy Spirit” was it? Otherwise you would not be named a “child of Mary”–no one knows where Mary is right now.

    The Bible tells us nothing else about her–except that she was the virgin who conceived and gave birth to Jesus Christ.

    There was a time she and her other sons wanted to see Jesus, but He did not accept their wish to see Him; He said that his mother and brothers were those who sitting around Him, at the time, and listening to Him. Read Mark 3: 31-35

    Don’t you understand that Jesus said: “God is Spirit and those who worship Him should worship in Spirit and in Truth” John 4: 24 Where did this “child of Mary” thing come from, if it is not part of the set of man=made doctrines in your social group, which you guys call church?

    Lady, you are nothing but a nuisance, going after every one’s opinion with yours, which is not of this world neither of heaven. You are not spiritually sensitive, you need to ask God to connect you to His Holy Spirit, that you will come to know “the Truth”, which makes you free according to Jesus Christ.

    You put on a display of who you really are through those images that you leave with your sentiments of your posts–especially the green one. And so, you are the one who needs to “settle your Salvation with fear and trembling”. Philippians 2: 12

    But in doing so you need to make the U-Turn to drive away from the man-made doctrines which has kept you with that “brainwashed” condition of your mind for so long. Otherwise without the mercy and compassion of God’s Love in Jesus Christ, I pity you! I really, really do!

    ADMIN: As you all know we are cutting back on long comments. Last warning.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 25, 2012

      @ Liza

      I only saw your headline. You are misled from following the truth. I did not read your comments for they are of no use to me and do not enhance my knowledge and practice of my Catholic faith.
      I have known since childhood the Catholic Church teachings and devotions are approved by Our Lord Jesus Christ. They are here to stay until the end of time and this is what I am concerned about.
      I have told you before that you are in no position to offer me advice which I do not need, from you of all people who were unstable in the Catholic faith, renounced it and turned its enemy. What does God have in common with Satan? You are neither here nor there and do not have a mind of your own.
      I am stable in my faith. My directives come from the Blessed Trinity, my parents, my Catholic Christian teachings, my common sense and intelligence; not from his enemies, someone as you. Save your time. Pray to God to bless, grace and inspire you so that you will return to the faith you were baptized in, made First Holy Communion and Confirmed. You are in dire need of them. :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • September 25, 2012

        I noticed how steadfastly you are defending a denomination of the churches–the Roman Catholic Church–a group who worship idols against the commands of God: “Thou shall have no other gods before Me” This church is among the dead church which Jesus speaks to at the Book of Revelation.

        However there was also a news article of “blasphemy” against “Jesus Christ”, the same Man whom you claim to have founded your church, but you kept your jaws shut against that blasphemy. Why is that so?

        However you are right! I do not have a mind of my own, because that state of mind is an enemy against God, and through its control, I would simply be making a “spectacle” of myself–just as you continue to do here

        And so I give thanks and praise to God, for blessing me with a Mind of Love–the Mind that is of Jesus Christ. Life in me is of the Spirit Love–so is the wisdom, understanding, insights, and knowledge of God Almighty in me.

        And now I am through with you and your “disgusting spectacle” through the mortal (death condition) of your mind. Gooooooooooooobye!

  2. BIG
    September 24, 2012

    That so call “CIA” is a slave.

  3. Anonymous
    September 22, 2012

    You that bishop you always there to talk after the fact who wants to hear you

  4. Gary
    September 22, 2012

    Every time I hear that familiar call asking people to repent given by religious leaders it always prompts me to say how dear you tell me such thing. This is not new,it is an age old Psychological tool used by religion to make their followers fell guilty, it is also a form of mind control and manipulation that has worked it magic for hundreds of years and served them well.

    We as humans have spent countless amount of money finding ways to stop and prevent viruses and germs from infecting us and over looked one thing that is more potent and dangerous which affects as humans and that is called The power of suggestion something so subtle but potent and destructive depending on the suggestion and the one making the suggestion.This has been a tool used by Religion, Advertisers and Politicians.

    I’m not their to offend anyone religious beliefs. What I’m alluding to is the Religious Institution.The vast majority of people have good intentions but they are just being manipulated by an Institution they know nothing about.The question I would like to ask what does this celebration or so called Lady has to do with the Divine principle that governs the Universe, my answer is nothing.The problems that the Bishop allude facing us, do you think that celebrating such feast and paying homage to a Lady Called La Salette once a year is going to wipe away these problem or solve them. How many years this celebration has taken place, and these so called problems are still there and not going away. Let us not forget the role of religion with it’s hidden forces Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 24, 2012

      You are offending my religious beliefs and also other Catholics. You are disturbing my faith and that of others (St. Paul). You have no love, no respect and no consideration of others. By this you are judged. You are not a nice person. You are in dire need of godly transformation. This also includes those who speak evil against The Mother of God, the Catholic Church, the Bishop and members of the laity.
      What has the Bishop done to you? What have you heard he did to others? Be careful of stones that you throw. God has heard all the negative remarks against His Church, His faithful people and all those who are genuinely involved and worship in His Church. In time, He will take care of each one of you.
      Our Lord said: “Vengeance is Mine! I will repay!”
      This is a serious matter where you are concerned and that of your soul. Beware what you state against the Mother of God. Her Blessed Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ has heard you. The good you state is written in the Book of Life. The evil you state is written in the Book of Damnation. Likewise the evil that you do. Some of you appear not to give it a thought which is why you speak in such an unbecoming manner. You and others who make derogatory statements about the Mother of God will not escape Our Lord’s just recompense. You are not smart people.
      You have no idea how powerful the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary is. Our Lord has exulted Her. It is His doing that she is honored. He wants everyone of the world to honor Her for their own good. The Blessed Virgin Mary said to visionaries: “God sends souls to Hell for blaspheming Her.” I have this information. Why? She was chosen by Our Almighty Father to bear His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. She is no little person/woman or to be compared with sinful people as you. God knows you, your heart and what you do.
      Were you ever a baptized Catholic or are you a fallen away one? If you do not practice this faith and you are not conversant with it, you will be doing yourself a favor to keep quiet and shut up! This goes for such people as you. Do not comment on what you do not know, never learned and do not comprehend. Ask questions from the right people, those who are faithful Catholics and are well-versed in Catholicism. Do not attack the Mother of God, the Church, the Bishop and other Catholics as myself. Do not be rude and disrespectful to the Mother of your God. All of you have done yourselves a great harm and committed a grievous sin. There is a price to be paid for that, an eternal one. rejected. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Do not say that you were not told and not warned. God is my witness.

      • virgo
        September 25, 2012

        Justice and Truth, stop telling people to repent you need to your self, because a repentant sinner knows that they should not pray to Mary, you have a serious problem don’t you dare compare me to Mary and other women, first of all i am mother and a wife i respect mary as the mother of JESUS CHRIST my savior and Redeemer, you are miserable person who need some Bible teaching i could go on and on but why waste my time.

      • September 25, 2012

        @Virgo

        I would like to give you 100 thumbs up!

        As commentators of DNO, we should not be accepting that kind of attitude from Truth and Justice–she needs to be disciplined and trained–but she is getting from worse to worst.

        That lady has no sense of contribution to the cause–at presence–except that she goes after every post of ours to defile our opinion with her stupid “spectacle” and the carnality of her thoughts.

        That person has no sense of spirituality; she does not understand the divinity of Jesus Christ–just imagine that she claims her faith to be her belief in the doctrines of a “church denomination”– but not in God, through Jesus Christ, whom she stupidly claims to have founded that mortal group of hers!

        God is Spirit, in Love, Holiness, and Truth–not of flesh and bones–He wants mankind transformed that He might reconcile to them in Spirit and in Truth–not because of a church denomination.

        People like her, are the ones whom God spoke about through Jesus Christ, when He said: “These people honor Me with their lips but their heart is far from Me; and in vain they worship Me, speaking as doctrines the commandments of men. Mark 7: 6-7

        What is more unfair is that other people are reading those derogatory comments that she writes against our opinion.

        She has nothing to lecture us about, and we ought to let her know and to think about that–at least when she lies down on her pillow at night.

  5. Francisco Telemaque
    September 22, 2012

    ” Sometimes I don’t really think people want the church to speak. They simply want the church to say what they want to hear or what is convenient for them at the time. Talk, some have a problem, don’t talk others have a problem.”

    ( That quote is taken from the link).

    Indeed the Church do have a right to speak, nevertheless, whatsoever the Church speaks must be from the Word of God.

    The Bible is the true written word of God, and if anything preached to the people is not taken from the Bible, what the preacher preaches is nothing more than a lie!

    Anything Malzaire preach on the pulpit he should be able to back up his words with a scripture, from the Bible, which sayeth, ” thus said the Lord.”

    If it is his own philosophy, or that of his supervisors in Rome, it surely has no value, must be deem irrelevant.

    The nonsense he is talking about ” Our Lady of La Salette ” has nothing to do with God, or Christianity there is nothing in that reticules that is edifying to the soul of a sinner, nor himself.

    This man is doing the work of Satan without him even realizing what he is caught up into.

    There was a time when the so called missionaries came from Europe, carrying cross and Bible in hand; lies on their tongues, enslaved the Black man and women even in Gabriel’s own homeland of Africa.

    The days are now enlightened, I fail to see how this man can sit there dressed up in his white robe, indulging in the same nonsense where the white man left off.

    There was a time in Dominica when the white Roman Catholic priest ordered the people of their congregation to get rid of their Bible, that happened in Wesley, I did not see it with mine eye, however, was told as a kid they made people burn their Bible’s.

    The world we live in is an educated world, we have the ability to read and understand what is written in the Bible, any deviation from the Word of God is false teaching, the fact that this man is presenting something different from the word of God to the people make him a false Prophet, I do not care how he feels about his convictions, he is a false Prophet.

    His only hope is to repent ( Change his mind from what he was taught by Rome). Another thing peoples like him keep intimidating people by call them sinners.

    What is a sin?

    A sin is simply this ” a transgression of the law ( breaking of any law, be it God, or man’s law).

    If the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour, and you drive at thirty (30) miles per hour, you would have broken the law, thus you would have committed a sin, by breaking man’s law.

    We read there Bible for ourselves, thus we are free from the ignorance and false teachings of the Roman Catholics.

    Here is what God instructs us to do in order to protect ourselves from the false Prophets and false religious teachings from organizations as the Roman Catholics.

    “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    But shun profane and vain babbling’s: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.”

    That is written in: 2 Timothy, Chapter 2 vs, 15 and 16.

    When we know what thus said the Lord God Jehovah in his Word; what the Gabriel’s and their colt say does not matter.

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

  6. New York
    September 22, 2012

    Today’s News
    The catholic Church in Victoria has revealed that at least 620 children have been abused by its clergy, a fresh call for an independent inquiry into sex abuse in the Catholic Church

    To you bishop of Roseau what is you take on this when a prominent catholic priest in New York says that he believes that the children are to be blamed for the sexual abuse by priests and priest who are first offenders should not be jailed for their crimes and that the BILLIONS in settlement to abuse victims has bankrupted several United States Dioceses

    Bishop I agree with this Merv person the catholic Church any even you as Bishop of Dominica need to mend things in your church, instead of that false doctrine

    Bishop last year Pope Benedict XVI told bishops in Australia that their work had been made more difficult by the clerical sex abuse scandal which has rocked the church as he exhorted them to “repair the errors of the past with honesty”.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/national/victorian-catholic-church-reveals-620-abuse-cases/story-e6frfku9-1226479509933#ixzz27D5izUID

    • Justice and Truth
      September 24, 2012

      @ New York

      What are you trying to prove? Speak for yourself. Mend your ways. God knows your heart and what you do. You are writing on matters that are dead and are long past.
      Catholics go to Church to worship God. Those in the Church are not perfect.
      Write about the many pastors of non-Catholic churches who were arrested, charged and are imprisoned for raping women and children.
      Some of you are a bunch of hypocrites and liars. If you are a man, tell us. How many women you raped and also your male ancestors? You are in N.Y. and so you have to be careful lest the women and the police haul you to Court.
      If you are a women I am certain that you know of many men who raped women, past and present.
      The more you bash the Catholic Church and the clergy, the more you condemn yourself. You who preach, “Let he who is without sin caste the first stone” are not practicing what you preach.
      Our Lord said, “Judge not that you may not be judged accordingly – two-fold.”
      What I have to state further, see about saving your sinful soul. God will take care of you in time and give you exactly what you deserve.

      • James
        September 24, 2012

        Justice and Truth, these applies to you as well

        Our Lord said, “Judge not that you may not be judged accordingly – two-fold.”
        What I also have to state to you is that you also have to see about saving your sinful soul.and The Almighty will also take care of you in time and give you exactly what you deserve.

        Also to you wishing others bad will also come back to hunt you, your children and their children for generations to come, go hide your big teeth in the sand fool

  7. Malatete
    September 22, 2012

    The BBC reports today 22 Sept:”The Roman Catholic Church in the Australian state of Victoria confirms that more than 600 children have been sexuallty abused by priests since the 1930’s”.
    Those who ask us to repent should come off their hight throne and set the example, in public, before they can exppect their followers to accept their spiritual guidance. Being a catholic myself I feel betrayed by my own church.

  8. September 21, 2012

    As the apostle preached to the Church of Rome, he mentioned that it was a great misfortune that the people of Israel, who did not accept Jesus Christ as they Lord and Saviour–had simply rejected the Gospel–the message of Life.

    So Paul wrote about the reason the Israelites did not have the Gospel–which we as human beings need, if we are enter the Life that is eternal in
    “Spirit and in Truth”

    Therefore, according to Paul, the Israelites faced a serious dilemma, a dilemma which still exists for today. Here is how Paul explained that dilemma, in speaking about the Israelites of whom we, Christians, are a part of today:

    Paul’s observations were: How then shall they call upon Him, whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in Him, of whom they have not heard? And can they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are called? Romans 10: 14-15.

    Well that is the problem with us today! It is not about our claims, that we believe in Jesus Christ. It is not that we have not heard of Jesus Christ. It is about having believed, received, and conceived, the Good News of Jesus Christ, that we might come to know the Almighty God of Life, in “Spirit and Truth” through this message.

    The problem is that the majority of people have not yet heard the “message of Life”, because those who claimed to be the preachers of that message were not called by the God, who would have anointed them with the wisdom and insight they will need to preach the “Truth” to the people and nothing but the “Truth”.

    I mean what has repentance, before our God of Spirit, through His Son, Jesus Christ, to do with that “Our Lady of La Salette” in the news article above–who is she? I say now more!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ Liza

      Who are you asking this question? What you do not know about you should not speak of and question. Repentance to God is also having respect for the religion of others. It is also a mark of love which you are lacking.
      You were once a Catholic. You were misled and chose to renounce it. People as you who left the Catholic Church are the worst ones, turned its enemies. If you had practiced your Catholic faith properly and lived a godly Catholic life, you would never have become tepid in the faith and allowed yourself to be falsely indoctrinated and to leave it.
      I am informing you, you are not on the right track. You have betrayed Our Lord Jesus Christ because you left His Church to join one which He did not establish.
      The Catholic Church is The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, created by Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is The Church which is approved by Our Lord. It is 2000 years old and it will remain until the end of time as ordained by Our Lord Jesus Christ.
      I recognize that its enemies are many spurred on by Satan and you are one of its enemies. God will deal with you in His own good time.
      What you should be concerned about is the numerous little pots of churches all vying for Heaven and taking away people’s money, the little that they have. They have caused divisions. St. Paul spoke of such so-called religions. They cannot enter Heaven with lack of love, division and disunity and enmity, stamped on their souls, against the Catholic Church. When are people as you going to smarten up and learn this?
      You are one of those who is in dire need of repentance and God’s forgiveness. I will further state that no one is forgiven and will go to Heaven by merely saying, “God forgive me”. It takes more than that to be forgiven. It takes sincere repentance with a humble and contrite heart, love, worship in the Church that Our Lord Jesus established, prayer, penance and sacrifice to appease God, to be forgiven and to obtain eternal salvation. Many of you are ignorant of that godly fact.
      Our Lord also spoke about ‘short-cuts’. There will be no short-cuts to His Most Sacred Heart. It is too bad that you are so falsely indoctrinated. This stems from the lifestyle that people as you live. This has caused them to grow cold in the spirit of God and of the Catholic Church and to renounce their faith. Look to yourself and your conscience. Know the truth. You had it and you rejected it. Only obedient souls will enter Heaven; that you are not.
      Our Lord said, “By your words you will be acquitted and by your words you will be condemned.”

      • September 24, 2012

        @Justice and Truth

        In the name of Jesus Christ, I rebuke every one of those words you have spoken to me above. They do not belong in print; and so, at the least of your expectations, they will return to your mouth to choke you down your throat. As I have said it, by my call of faith in God’s authority and ability, so it will be done. For I know that there is a time God says enough is enough, and I have had enough with you.

        And one more thing, I suppose you have also decided what God will do with His chosen People who are the Children of Israel? Can you tell us about that as well?–But with your reference from the Holy Bible!

        I hope that you understand the Jesus, the Man, was a Jew Himself, being born from the seed of Isaac, who was an Israelite–not a Roman Catholic.
        That is the reason the apostle John tells us
        “Jesus came to His own and His own did not receive Him”.

        But that situation is in God’s hands He did not forsake His people, for Jesus Himself told us: God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

        Abraham was Isaac’s father, and Isaac was Jacob’s father. God renamed Jacob “Israel” after Jacob had wrestled with Him all night and prevailed.

        Jacob had twelves sons with his two wives Rachel and Leigh and their maidservants. Hence the twelve tribes of Israel are the descendants of Jacob’s twelve sons, whom God chose as His people.

        You claim that Jesus founded the Roman Catholic Church 2000 years and you people are God’s true church, so what did God do with His “chosen people” who are the “Israelites” from thousands of years before Jesus walked this earth?

        The Word of God tells us the Jesus died that through His death the world might live, so is the world only those who are Roman Catholics.

        I do not expect an answer–it would probably be the most stupid one or yours, but I suggest that you go to the Book of Revelation and read chapters 3 and 4–that is if you have a Bible and you know how to find the Book of Revelation in it

        In those two chapters, you will hear Jesus talking to “seven Spirits” who are the final “seven churches” to be judged.

        I guarantee that even if you read between the lines, you will not hear Jesus mention of what you call “Roman Catholic Church”, which you keep on insisting that He founded, but each of the seven Churches have a name.

        What you do not know, and will never understand, is that God has never turned away from His people, who are the Israelites, for the sake of keeping His promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

        But most significantly is that in Jesus Christ, we, who are the Gentiles, were given the privilege to become adopted to the fold by our faith–and to be called Isrealites–the true children of God. Hear Jesus saying according to the apostle John: “Other sheep I have which are not this fold, them also I must bring, they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd”. John 10: 16

        Who are the sheep that Jesus was speaking to when He said He would bring in the other flock that they might be one fold? You
        fooooooooooooooolish fooooooooooolish person!

  9. Francisco Telemaque
    September 21, 2012

    ” Wednesday Bishop Malzaire stated that “the message of Our Lady of La Salette is conversion” and is asking everyone to turn away from their sins.”

    Here we have this man talking about repentance!

    What is ” repentance? ”

    Repentance simply means the changing of one’s mind, or refrain from doing something, whatever that thing may be, if I am an drunk, or I go out and murder people, if I am homosexual, or an prostitute, or a thief, the minute I decided to stop indulging in those things I have repented!

    There are people and religious organizations such as the Roman Catholic Church which need to repent, and stop their false religious teachings.

    The Roman Catholic should repent and teach the word of God, rather than the philosophy of some man in Rome they worship as a god!

    They call their pope holly father, but the Bible teaches that only Jesus is Holly.

    The now so called pope is responsible for the cover up of homosexual abuse by many priest against young boys in the past, and did nothing in order to bring these abusers to justice.

    The diocese here in Los Angeles had to pay many millions of Dollars to victims of the crime.

    That should trigger repentance in the face of the Roman Catholic Church; how can a man who condoned homosexuality, and rape of innocent boys, and in some case young girls be a holly man?

    I ask this man to direct me to a scripture in the Bible where it speaks of any man made blessing of boats, canoe, and animals.

    Where in the scriptures from the word of God are these pagan reticules are found?

    Lady of La Salette!

    What is that?

    How does that benefit the spiritual life of an individual, what part does God Jehovah, and his Son Jesus play in that?

    None whatsoever!

    So, if there is a need for repentance, the people who are suggesting that their members repent, they should examine themselves, to see if they are truly preaching, and teaching the word of God, or if they are simply serving Rome, and the one they call some pope!

    They also talk about ” holy rosary,” where in the scriptures of the Bible God introduces a rosary to his disciples, and the stints of God which are the people who have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior?

    Perhaps it is time that the Roman Catholic priest themselves, and their so called Bishops repent and turn to God, rather than the rituals of Rome, and their pope!

    If it is not in the word of God, it is insignificant, and has no meaning excepts to the ones who may benefit from it financially!

    Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ Francisco

      If only you were perfect but you are not. See about your soul. God knows who and what you are at this very moment. He knows your sins. Why do you not confess them to us on this Website and be truthful?
      There is not one who has not fallen short of God’s glory. You are no exception. If you had any common sense you would know that repentance means, “Repent, turn from sin and turn to God.” One does not go without the other. God cannot be deceived.
      The Pope did not abuse children. The Pope does not know what is going on in the outside world unless he is informed. I can fully understand the shock when he and other hierarchy found out about the fallen priests.
      I would like to see you condemn publicly and give your children away to the police to be arrested if you knew they had committed a crime and the police was not aware of it.
      Imagine sinners arrest sinners. Sinners talk against sinners and condemn sinners. If only you were holy of holies.
      Francisco, be careful what you say lest God’s punishment immediately fall on you. You are condemning yourself.
      Repentance also means to curb your words of condemnation, judgment and be gracious in your speech and writing. If you keep at it, as Our Lord said, “Unless you forgive others of their transgressions, neither will my heavenly Father forgive you.” You say one thing and you do another. Stick to the issue of this article. Some of you sway from it. The Bishops word is “Repentance.”
      You do not see and hear the Pope, Bishops and Priests going about condemning people as you and your so-called pastors do. They do not condemn the fallen away Catholics.
      There are many married men of all who did not honor their marital vows. They commit adultery. Some of them go after little children and teenage girls. They are pedophiles and also rapists. Their lives are hidden but God knows who they are. God knows what is going on in those homes.
      God knows that you are in need of repentance and His forgiveness. See about that while you still have the time. While you are at it, ensure that your children/grandchildren are brought up in godliness and that you and your household are at peace. Good people do not go to Heaven. Only holy people do.

  10. Merv
    September 21, 2012

    Bishop as the saying goes, one need to clean their house before asking others to do so

    You need to ask you fellow clergy men to do the same, repentance for all the young altar boys they sexual abused and still abusing all over the world

    I am residing outside of Dominica, and not one week passing without hearing on the news of Catholic Bishops, Clergy men/priests abuses and what happened to some of the victims some of which took their lives because they were ashamed to tell their families, those who are married having difficulties and their marriages are falling apart

    what you and your other Catholic Bishops and others need to do is to go after your leader the pope with all the petitions asking the Catholic Church to allow the priest to married and have their own family, which will prevent them from molesting people children, until then it’s all in the family

  11. netural
    September 21, 2012

    i have been a Catholic all my life and more so worship in the Catholic Church. I am sick and tired of this catholic people. u people make me sick, to much hypocrisy in this church, all those people who are deep in church are the most wicked and selfish people. I use to love this church but trust me I am on my way out. No priest or bishop can convince me to stay in the church of wickedness. I had enough. I am 40.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      The word is ‘neutral’. :twisted: :mrgreen:

      You cannot even spell and you have the nerve to criticize Catholicism? You do not know even know about the Catholic Faith. You watch people instead of watching yourself and your soul.
      Your house may be crumbling which it appears to be which is why you speak against the Catholic Church. You and others can rant and rave all you want but you cannot change a thing. The only thing you should change is yourself which is in dire need of changing.
      God has heard you and He is not pleased with you. If you do not like the Catholic Church cease going to it. You are not wanted because you are not building it up! What do you know about what is contained in Holy Scripture of the New Testament?
      As you are alive, I hope you will not leave instructions for you to be buried in the Catholic Church and a Rosary be laid on your hands. Many who do not practice the Catholic Faith want this when they die but it will do them no good because they rejected the Catholic Church.
      The authorities as the Priests of the Catholic Church must know this that they should not allow any dead bodies in coffins in the Church for a Catholic burial and Holy Mass which is Our Lord’s Life, Death and Resurrection. These types said too many bad things against the Catholic Church which is founded by Our Lord Jesus Christ. They are his enemies and that of His Church and those who sincerely worship Him in His Church. They are persecutors of the Catholic Church. By your words you have projected that you are one of them. You are so ignorant in the faith that you do not know you are doing the work of Satan who hates God, hates His Church and those who worship in His Catholic Church. Satan knows The One True Church. Woe to you traitor. :twisted: :twisted:

    • September 22, 2012

      i am a catholic, and i agree
      THEY SUCK!!!!

      • Justice and Truth
        September 24, 2012

        You are generalizing and placing everyone in the same category. I am certain that you are by no means better, you hypocrite.
        Why do you not leave the Catholic Church? Why are you still in it? Do you not know that you are a traitor? This is something the Bishop and Priests in Dominica of all must speak about. They will be reading all your comments and will have much to speak about on the pulpit about your faithlessness which could take you straight to Hell. Those who go to Church and who are not faithful to the Church are traitors while they live sinful lives. People like you are the worst lot. God knows! Cleanse your soul.

  12. Alice
    September 21, 2012

    If you do not believe in the teachings of the Catholic Church keep your mouth shut. The gates of hell shall not prevail agtainst the church God created. Don’t use your tongue to pave your way to hell. Repent stupid.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ Alice

      Tell the fool. How sad that they condemn themselves. One day they will regret it and that they ever spoke evil against the Catholic Church and failed to practice it, defend it and support it, where there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth to their eternal dilemma. Some people are really not smart.
      A U.S. Catholic Priest said that he is writing a book entitled, “Why Catholics are so stupid.” He is not referring to faithful Catholics but people as this person who blab his/her mouth against the very same Church he/she was baptized in and practiced. Types like that really lack faith and intelligence.

      • MewMew
        September 24, 2012

        @ Justice and Truth: My apologies to you, Sir or Madam. Those initial remarks were not directed at you but at Alice.
        That said, I agree that the Catholic Church is rich in history. But which ones do you want me to read–or not read, for that matter? For example, how am I supposed to feel when I read about the church burning people alive for disagreeing with its teaching?

    • MewMew
      September 22, 2012

      What a shame! You have a terrible attitude. If you were the church’s spokesperson, nobody would want to belong to it!!!

      • Justice and Truth
        September 24, 2012

        @ MewMew

        Cats cannot talk and are not intelligent except to run around. They boss their owners. Their owners are subject to them.
        I have to stand up for my Church. You should have the common sense to know that there are some unloving, disrespectful, crude and rude Dominicans who are speaking ill of the Catholic Church and its devotions. Based under the circumstances those of us faithful members who love our Church and its devotions and practice it have a reason to defend it.
        I have met some very rude non-Catholics and those who have left the Catholic Church, some who I know who are not nice people. They claim to find God in other churches but their attitude leaves much to be desired. You would be in the same position if your church were criticized.
        If you are a Catholic and do not stand up to defend it, you are not a faithful one. You are a hypocrite. Always keep in mind that God knows, sees and hears all things. Nothing is hidden from him. You do know that he rewards the good and punishes the wicked.
        If you are a Catholic God expects that you will stand up for the Church against its enemies. Some of those who are Catholics do not make it their business to know about their faith and so they cannot speak about it much more to defend it.
        The Catholic Church is rich in history. If you are a Catholic, I suggest that you get relevant books and read them. It is said, if you want to become a saint, read the lives of the saints. They loved and served God perfectly and are now reaping the reward of their earthly homage, devotions and sacrifices in Heaven. They did not do achieve Heaven without honoring the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Blessed Lady and Mother and receiving her help and intercession. It pays to honor Her. She will also protect us from harm and the enemy. A caring and a loving Mother that she is, she will also inspire us what to say, how to defend our faith and Church and assist us to live a holy life. Those who are smart will do well to honor her.

  13. rose
    September 21, 2012

    Catholics you all must stop going to this church because i read an article where a young girl went to hell and heaven and Jesus showed her POPE JOHN PAUL in hell because of idolatry, fornication and greed. Leave before its too late.

    • LaMar 7284
      September 21, 2012

      Therefore you should also stop these things before u end up there too!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ rose

      How stupid can you be. Your words came straight from the Jaws of Hell. This is where Satan wants you to go where he will taunt you forever for your faithlessness as you continue to suffer.
      What type of mind do you have? Do you think that a Church which has existed for 2000 years since after Our Lord Jesus Christ came to earth is not a good Church?
      What do you think of all those types of churches which were formed after the Catholic Church? The Catholic Church had the Holy Bible first. Ask yourself who had it first?
      I would love to give you some information that the only Church which will remain at the end of time will be the Catholic Church. By then, all other so-called churches will be no more. Our Lord founded His Church and what God has joined together, let no man put asunder. He said to Peter and no other so-called church: “Thou art Peter and upon this Rock I will build My Church and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against It for lo I am with you always even unto the consummation of the world.
      rose, eat your ungodly heart out. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • Fallow Me!
      September 22, 2012

      stop lying before Jesus she her you in there.

  14. Frank Talker
    September 21, 2012

    Who is this “Lady of La Salette” the Bishop is speaking of? Is she a Dominican? If not, how does the Bishop explain the worship of a Catholic god from some other country right here in Dominica? I spoke to a couple “biddo” catholics and none of them could tell me anything much about this “Lady of La Salette”. I am not making fun of the Catholic beliefs because they do have some fine doctrines but I am at a lost as to why is the “Lady” weeping for parishoiners and not for the Priests and clerics who continue to sexually molest young men; for the Bishops who hide those cases of sexual abuse from the members and for the Pope who failss to discipline erring priests and therefore permit them to continue their abominable acts? Priests are called to a higher moral obligation than the Parishoiners yet the “Lady” is presented as crying for us and not for the Priests. Now, if the Lady still cries it means she is alive and well somewhere. She must be the oldest living person on the planet yet that info cannot be found in the Guiness Book of Records. I declare that this woman MUST be dead but Papists continue to fool the flock into thinking she is alive, maybe in heaven and looking down on us. You meean in this day and age of enlightenment, there are people believing this lie? People with degrees from universities and colleges; professionals with designations; and the ordinary man with his level of wisdom continue to believe this lie. Woe is us if we do not repent and turn away from man-made dogmas and, in the process, make the truth of God of non effect.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ Frank talker

      You are not a frank talker. If you were, you would not ask such a question and speak in such a manner. You are not even on the side of God.
      Were you baptized a Catholic and practiced the faith? You should know about it. The problem with some of you is that you never practiced the faith as you led an unholy life and so you lost it.
      When Satan has the soul of people, he influences them to speak against the Catholic Church. We faithful Catholics know this too well. Satan has lost Heaven. He is jealous and he wants as many of you doubters and persecutors of the Catholic Church of all with him. He will only laugh at you which is what he is doing to you.
      Pray to God for discernment. No matter what we Catholics say to people as you, your unenlightened mind will never be able to grasp higher things.
      As a movie director who wrote the Song of Bernadette said, “For those who believe no explanation is necessary. For those who do not believe, no explanation is possible.”

      • MewMew
        September 24, 2012

        There seems to be a lot, an awful lot that you don’t know about your church. And the truth is, there a so many millions like you who simply have NO IDEA what they’re really involved in. You have to willing to dive really deep, way beyond what appears in the books and what is shared in the catechism. What you find will shock you; you can NEVER talk like that afterward. I DARE you. I challenge you!!!!!!!!!

    • MewMew
      September 22, 2012

      Trust, whoever she is or was, she’s more dead than Bin Laden!!

  15. Pleb
    September 21, 2012

    The problem with the church is that they try to be neutral at the worst times. This is because some of their biggest contributors sit on a particular side of the fence.

  16. linky
    September 21, 2012

    zou se bishop la sa

  17. Anonymous
    September 21, 2012

    True say the bishop have to start with himself and do not play blind eyes to what is happening in D/ca REPENT EH!!!!! THINK WHAT YOU SAY

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ Anonymous

      You are also a fool. You are the one who is in need of repentance. Start right now, you and your household. :twisted: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  18. In all his Pomp
    September 21, 2012

    Not even the courts can help.Once I am still in the web, repent is useless. I am spiritually married to a dragon with 11 heads for some time now. Two gnashing of teeth senior clowns joined my club and have dominated my kingdom. I cannot get out because it will open a can of worms. I have put myself in a tight woven web and probably it might take the extremely hungry red clinic DNO mabouya to save me. I have another option; and that is to DEVORCE, RESIGN AND THEN REPENT.
    I am Skerr Ed. TELL ME, WHICH OPTION SHOULD I TAKE?

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      Go to Hell! You seem to be there already, :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

  19. Vee
    September 21, 2012

    Tell him go and repent first

    • Justice and Truth
      September 24, 2012

      @ Vee

      You cannot stand to hear the truth? So is Satan.

  20. Affection8
    September 21, 2012

    Jesus is the one sitting at the right hand of the father making intercessions for us. The lady can’t do anything for us. so it is, if Jesus would appear now what would he say. Not the lady. You people are really 200 years behind. Tell the people the truth.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      You must be a protestant. You will go to eternity protesting. Consider where your soul will be for all eternity. :twisted: :twisted:

      God began with Mary. Why don’t you?

      I’ll Sing A Hymn To Mary

      I’ll Sing a hymn to Mary,
      The Mother of my God,
      The Virgin of all virgins,
      Of David’s royal blood,
      O teach me, holy Mary,
      A loving song to frame,
      When wicked men/women blaspheme thee,
      To love and bless thy name.

      You who speak against The Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ, must have the devil in you as he has your soul. You could not be in your right mind not to consider that the Mother of God who was chosen by Our Almighty Father to bear His Son, gave her an exalted place.
      Our Lord Jesus Christ loves his mother that He wants her to be honored. You do not know how much you hurt the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ when you make derogatory remarks about her. REPENT!
      Consider this. The Ever Blessed Virgin Mary is the Immaculate Conception.
      If Our Lord Jesus Christ, born of the Blessed Virgin Mary is our brother, does this not make her our Mother – our spiritual Mother?
      Do you not love your mother? Then consider the love Our Lord has for his mother. He gave her to us.
      Why is this so difficult to comprehend? Some of you lack godly enlightenment. You have no common sense. You are without understanding.
      Your false indoctrinators will lead you to Hell and also themselves. You little people, keep this up. Souls have gone to Hell for blaspheming against the Mother of God. If only they would return to tell you and people as you who lack godly enlightenment. :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • MewMew
        September 24, 2012

        The irony is, That song is blasphemous in itself.

    • MewMew
      September 22, 2012

      Yes! Jesus! The Way, the Truth, the Life, the One Mediator between God and humans.

  21. Humility
    September 21, 2012

    Repentance! Means turning to God and obeying His word.
    We need to stop equating the Lord Jesus Christ with any other human being. Mary was a virgin used of God to carry the Saviour/Messiah promised before the foundation of the world.
    Remember when Jesus was on the Mount of Transfiguration, God Himself intervened when Peter wanted to make 3 tabernacles, one for Moses, one for Elijah, and one for Jesus? What did the voice of God answer to that? (MARK 9:2-13)
    “THIS IS MY BELOVED SON LISTEN TO HIM!!”
    It is time that Jesus Christ ALONE be preached in the nations of the earth so that the hearts of men and women may change. God is not interested in behaviour modification but heart transformation.

    • September 21, 2012

      @Humility

      I wasn’t going to comment to this article, for me it is such a waste of time. But I needed to commend you and few more of us here, who have expressed the wisdom which you spoke in your comment here. I just want to let you guys know that I stand with you, in the name of Jesus Christ.

      I embrace the way you said it, and I will quote you: “It is time that Jesus Christ alone be preached to the nations of the earth, so that the hearts of men and women may be changed”.

      Yes indeed, it is only by believing, receiving, and conceiving the message of Life in Jesus Christ, that we human beings can be transformed to have the Mind and the Heart of Love–the Person of God Almighty in Jesus Christ.

      And the disciples were first called Christians at Antioch. Act 11: 26

      In that Scripture I understand that a “Christian” is a person who has believed, received, and conceived the “message of Life” by faith and through the “Gospel of Jesus Christ”, and that message is not just the four Gospels–it is from the whole Bible.

      Jesus tells us, this message can and will be transformed in us, to become “Spiritual Food”–the “Bread of Life” which is His own Body.

      I just want to remind those people who take on to “Mary, the mother of Jesus” and all those other “Our Ladies” whom they claim to have cried and bleed for their sake: Jesus said: “I am the “Way” the “Truth” and the “Life”, no one can come to the Father but by Me” John 14: 6

      I cannot believe a grown man of today, who represents his church as their leader, can speak such nonsense like: “If Our Lady was to appear to us right here in this shrine and to visit us in Dominica, will she weep?

      Does this man know anything about the presence and the work of “Holy Spirit” in his church? Yes, God Almighty in Jesus Christ, through Holy Spirit,
      is grieving of the fact that this bishop is guiding his congregation to worship other human beings, who are in their graves, instead of Jesus Christ, who is our resurrected Lord and the Saviour of our soul?

      That is the problem! That is why he believes that repentance happens by worshiping his “Our Lady” and not surrendering his Life to Jesus Christ, and His blood, which paid the ransom of eternal death and darkness on our behalf. “For this people honor Me with their lips but their heart is far from Me, and in vain they worship Me, speaking as doctrines, the commandments of men” Mark 7: 6-7

      I believe that this Bishop and his colleagues are the ones who ought to go into repentance for having brainwashed God’s chosen people, who belong to his congregation–cause them to worship human beings who are as dead as sleeping Bats. This is idolatry! It is appalling!

      • Justice and Truth
        September 22, 2012

        @ Liza

        Who are you? God knows the type of life you lived and continue to live. Keep your trap shut once and for all. You know nothing. Your words are of no avail.
        God is patient. He is allowing you to keep condemning yourself. Get down on your hands and knees and pray, begging God for repentance. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

    • Justice and Truth
      September 24, 2012

      The Mother of God said at the Wedding at Cana: “Do whatever He tells you.” Remember that passage in the Gospel when she said, “They have no wine?” She showed herself not only as Our Lord’s Mother but the Mother of all. Some of you quote from the Bible, but you do not comprehend it. So much for you.
      I am not a Catholic for nothing. I do not remain in it for nothing. I know the One and Only True Church. I love my Church and am happy to practice its devotions.
      I thank God I am a Catholic, born of Catholic parents. I never doubted my faith. Praise be to God.

      • virgo
        September 25, 2012

        YOU ARE JUST IGNORANT GOD, HAVE NO MOTHER.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 24, 2012

      Some humility you have, speaking ill of the Mother of God and refusing to honor her.
      In this era of increased immorality and godlessness among people, the Catholic Church has many enemies among Dominicans, in Dominica and elsewhere. I realize that many of you are not nice to your very own people. You have revealed your hearts.
      You are not the Catholic Church and you have no right putting your mouths and whatever else in the business of the Catholic Church. You have showed your wicked hearts to be.
      People abroad raise funds to send to Dominica to help certain schools and others in Dominica. I am stating that because of your attitude, I will not participate. If I personally know the people I will help; they will get my money but not to strangers. I will inform my family and friends here about it.
      Too many of you lambaste the Catholic Church as God has seen. You have showed your true colours and that you hate the Catholic Church.
      The very money that governments receive from the Caribbean Bank and elsewhere it is from those abroad hardworking tax dollars. You are too ungrateful; not nice.
      Here is what I am informing you which the Mother of God will agree to also Our Lord Jesus Christ:
      Now, do whatever the Mother of God tells you through Her Blessed Son Our Lord Jesus Christ: “Honor her” as she deserves.

  22. Rastafari
    September 21, 2012

    “…call on Catholics and Christians in general to repent” Catholics are not Christian? Thanks for clearing that up once and for all, Bishop! And might I ask, what is it that they should repent from? Don’t just tell me “their sins” I want specifics like: I bull Ma so and so son, etc. The Lion of Judah is the true divine and key to salvation, and only through HIM can we find justice and equality. All these fallacious religions and practices we’ve been forced to observe and adore have taken us to the bottomless pit and we are still blinded by the same in different appearances. Keep hoping for your share of the pie in the skies, while in the mean time your life being sucked away and your offspring is left with nothing but abject poverty and misery on Earth. I’m just saying it’s time to end this brutal cycle!

  23. Rastafari
    September 21, 2012

    http://www.lasalette-shrine.org/About_Us.html

    http://lasalette.org/

    Like we don’t have enough to deal with alaready. Let her cry, we don’t care. This is blasphemy to the core!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      Who is your God? I suppose Satan, devil worshipper. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  24. sphynx
    September 21, 2012

    Christ said “no one comes to the father but by me his son”.i am the way,the truth and the light.and you say the poe is the holy father.food for thought

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      You are dumb, dumb, dumb and without understanding. Why bother answer you? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

      • Armanda
        September 23, 2012

        Justice your attitude stink dig time

  25. Anonymous
    September 21, 2012

    Reigion is not a pre-requiste for any type of morality. I think it is actually doing the opposite. What does religion and weeping woman have to do with being good? Aren’t we as humans rational enough to know that abusing women, being unfaithful, and other acts such as these are wrong. When these acts are comminted, seek repentece and then what? What about doing what is right, targeting the problem from the core, examining ourselves and assesing what caused us to commit those acs, how not to do it again, rather than just simply asking for forgivness.

  26. BRAIN DAMAGE
    September 21, 2012

    Mr. Bishop, repentance also comes along with turning away from the shrine, which is called La salette.
    Mr. Bishop, According to Psalms 115, verses 4-8:

    Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.

    They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes they have, but they see not:

    They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

    They have hands, but they handle not: feet they have but they walk not: neither speak through their throat.

    They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

    Mr. Bishop take the page from this Psalms.

  27. T mama
    September 20, 2012

    We honour the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ..Mary….we ask for her intercession and prayers…she is a wonderful and blessed Mother….and thanks Bishop, yes we all have to repent,,Satan is working very hard…in DA and all over the world..check the news..we have to put the devil behind us…Our Blessed Mother..Pray for Us sinners….

  28. labourite at heart
    September 20, 2012

    way! way Waaaaay papa!

  29. ROSEAU VALLEY
    September 20, 2012

    As a former altar boy, former student of a catholic school, a non-practicing catholic and as someone who always want to be respectful to authority, I hesitate being critical of the church. However, I must confess that I struggled to keep a straight face as I read the statements of the Bishop of Roseau.

    Suffice it to say, if any correction is to be made in the Dominican society today, it may have to begin at the homes, school, government and indeed -the church. I agree that everyone of us starting from our religious and political leaders need to find their voices and repent, including those in bed with the corrupt, law breaking politicians. I am the first to ask for forgiveness in being critical of the church for not speaking when the situations demand that we hear from those who supposedly posses the moral authority to guide us.

    It was the politicians who advised us that in our politics there is no truth and the focus on truth is a matter for the church. The politicians will agree that the church has not stood up for truth and it needs to confess and repent for this failure.

    I am glad that His Worship has advised that the message of Our Lady of La Salette is conversion and that the Church will commence that process and call on the members of the clergy especially the Monsignor to turn away from their political as well as other sins as an example for us to follow.

    Today, our Lady is appearing to us in the way we deal with other fellow man and the least fortunate among us. Our lady is appearing to us in those who are prepared to stand up against injustice and corruption. She is with those who call for respect for our laws, paramount of which is our supreme law- the constitution. Our lady and all the good saints are constantly weeping with disappointment of her church and the spiritual leaders among us. Our Lady is weeping in shame and disgrace in the dirty vices of our political and religious leaders in our society.

    Respectfully
    Roseau valley

  30. Way To Go!
    September 20, 2012

    Bishop please continue in that trend, preach “repentance” We need to hear that more often from you, cause most of our people have lost their way. Preach IT!

    • Anonymous
      September 20, 2012

      we need justice

  31. Free Thinker
    September 20, 2012

    We all need to repent, and this is the extent of my support for the bishop.I am a Roman Catholic and I am very disappointed in the deafening silence of the bishop on so many instances of flagrant disregard for the laws and constitution of the land by the political directorate. To quote the late Martin Luther King, ‘There comes a time when silence means betrayal…’ and I feel betrayed by the head of the Catholic church in Dominica. As a leader I expect him to be complementary when the right and good things are done and to speak out when wrong things are done, not turn a blind eye, or pretend to be unaware or remain neutral. For crying out loud Bishop you can’t turn a blind eye to the moral decay in our society!! Speak up Sir, you have a God-given voice!! I cannot support you at present!!

    • Magweh sah..mwen de
      September 20, 2012

      Sometimes I don’t really think people want the church to speak. They simply want the church to say what they want to hear or what is convenient for them at the time. Talk, some have a problem, don’t talk others have a problem.

    • Anonymous
      September 21, 2012

      You not no Catholic, don’t try that.

    • September 21, 2012

      Yes the words of Rev. Martin Luther King is so justified in the life of the Churches on our Lsland especially the Catholic Church and the roll of the Bishop therefore he supported all the ills of the Govt and ignored the needs of the same people he is speaking too so the words of Mr.King is correct the Bishop cannot have it both ways, the poeple just have to remember if they are not filling up the seats in the churches turn to their BIBLES for directions and continue believing in the God of justic .

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      The Church is not a government democracy. The Church is the Church. It is in the business of saving souls. If you want change in politics and policies, go to the politicians. They, too, do not live a moral life and no doubt yourself.
      What you should do most of all is repent, turn to God and pray. Too many are talking and not praying which is the reason the situation is going from bad to worst. When you have learned to worship God in truth, holiness and be obedient to authority, then there will be changes. God Himself will institute changes from on high. He is waiting for everyone to turn to Him, repent and pray. This is the message of the Catholic Church, of the Bishop.

  32. Professional Ethics
    September 20, 2012

    Repent!Ha! The bin bobol, the million dollar villas, None of Dominicans damn business how I function, because no law, not even the constitution can stop me, GON Emmanuel, French passport, illegal president, Dawood Abraham, sexual entertainment in Macow,jabiz miandad, Rogues, ciminals etc etc. These and more are the qualifications to become an A.M. So why repent? Go to hell. Go to hell.

  33. Doc, Love
    September 20, 2012

    The bishop of roseau must not only ask the roman catholics to repent,he must also ask the prime minister to repent and go down on his knees and seek forgiveness from almighty God for all the atrocities he has committed against the people of Dominica.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ Doc.Love

      Starting with you. God knows how dirty your soul is. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  34. The truth offends
    September 20, 2012

    Mr. Bishop, which lady do we expect to appear? Which lady will weep? Is it a lady from a different bible? Since you are calling on both Christians and Catholics to repentance, I think you should start with those politicians you were rubbing shoulders with when you knew their deeds were evil and you said nothing.
    Although I am not a Roman Catholic, I would have respected you and those pastors if only you all had stood up against wrong doing and call wrong wrong, and sin, sin like John Baptist did. When you condone evil like you all did, at a time when evils and wrong doings were so rampant and instead you all blessed them, calling us to repentance now is pure crap. You and your pastor friends have caused the lady you talking about to weep too much. Shame! Shame! Shame!

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ The truth offends

      When last did you stand up for the truth or have you? You are out in the world. You have to stand up for the truth. You cannot expect the Bishop to stand up for what you want him to stand up for. Some of you speak of separation and church then this is what it is. If this is what you want, you cannot be both ways. The Bishop has to see about God’s business. Politicians must see about the public business and the economy. This is not the Bishop’s business.

  35. "O" STRESS!
    September 20, 2012

    Right on point Bishop. Except some church services should be held in the middle of the village.{Holly Wood Square.}

    • Lambert Williams
      September 22, 2012

      My friend Justice and truth where are you we need your input on this one, since you are from the village of La Salette/Pointe Mitchel also the one always talking about your Catholic Doctrine, we need to hear from you

  36. pastor
    September 20, 2012

    the church belong to Jesus Christ not Mary, she was in the upper room waiting for the holy spirit with the other 119 desciples, lift up Jesus Christ instead that is why our country is so backward, we are lost

    • BRAIN DAMAGE
      September 21, 2012

      Amen Pas.
      Mary is dead and is awaiting judgement.
      Jesus is alive.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      If you are a so-called pastor, how old is your church? You have made Dominica backward. You have cost the people to be lost. You preach hatred and enmity. It is amazing that some people want better for Dominica but their hearts are hard as a rock and they lack love. God will hold you responsible.
      It is ignorance to dwell solely on the Mother of God saying that we honor her and not Our Lord. It is not so. Our Lord knows that it is not so. He loves us to honor His Mother. He blesses us when we do.
      You deny yourself His blessing because you fail to honor His Mother.
      Catholics always lift up Our Lord Jesus Christ. Why do you not call Him, Our Lord Jesus Christ? I have never heard anyone of you call him that. You call Him by his name as if he is at par with you. This is how proud you are. Pride comes before the fall.
      Those, as you who think that Catholics do not worship Our Lord, your words and statements come straight from the Jaws of Hell.
      You formed your own church which is not approved by Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord did not leave us division. He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane that we might be one. You and your likes have caused this division and disunity. Therefore, keep your mouth and mind out of the business of the Catholic Church. It is none of your business. Your words are not worth a cent.
      As I have stated some of you were Catholics who left the Catholic Church. You knew very well that Catholics worship Our Lord Jesus Christ but because you formed your religion, the only way to get people and their money, you are teaching them what Satan has taught you. You people go about saying that you are saving people. Only God saves; not sinful people as you.
      As Our Lord said, some masquerade themselves as angels and deceive the people. God will deal with you in His time.
      To the Mother of God, the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary:

      If we call you blessed, we will be blest, Immaculate Mary, Mother of God,
      Blessed are you, you show us the way,
      Mary, our Mother, teach us to pray.

  37. Kal
    September 20, 2012

    Is only now you want to do this is because of the feast of La salette? Whenever there is a need to do it when you see wrong doing come out and talk.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ Kal

      Tell that to your politicians. You, too, have to do something for Dominica. What are you doing?

  38. new york
    September 20, 2012

    yo yo my boy repent ??????????? damm ????????????

    • me
      September 20, 2012

      i hope you are taking your own advice,,,,,why dont you do like jesus and give something to the poor,,,you remember jesus ,,that humble man that was full of love and wisdom and did not live in a castle and preached when the time was right,,,you know jesus that man that was humble and did not judge and wear fancy garments,,,you know who i mean that man who was the most genourous loving man ever,,,you know him he is called jesus ,,,if you want i can tell you all about him x

      • lookin up from under
        September 21, 2012

        You live in a glass house. Your glass flooring sells you out, big time.

      • Justice and Truth
        September 22, 2012

        @ me

        Always looking at someone else and expect them to do this and that as you do nothing and only talk and give orders. What have you given to the poor in your lifetime? Our Lord taught that we are to help the poor.

  39. Nicelady
    September 20, 2012

    I never knew that there was a shrine in Dominica. It is only a fews months now, I heard about shrines in Africa. They are from the devil. And about that lady de la salette, is it another name for Mary ? And how can she weep, seeing that she is dead. I know about that since I waa a child, and how is that, that big man doesn’t know about it! See how the devil has blinded the eyes of so many people Sir, with all the respect, I have for you, I want to tell you that Jesus is the one weeping, praying,and making intercession for us. He is the One that we should ask for repentance. I am asking you that you shouldn’t harden your heart. Ask God to save you. Be born again of the Spirit. May God bless you.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      The Mother of God weeps through Him and vice versa. She speaks and weeps through the Holy Spirit. Many of you lack spiritual knowledge and enlightenment. You will never comprehend lofty matters because you do not have likewise mind. :twisted: :mrgreen:

      • virgo
        September 25, 2012

        GOD HAS NO MOTHER,IF HE HAS A MOTHER WHO IS THE FATHER OF GOD TELL ME.

  40. Hmmm
    September 20, 2012

    I cant help but wonder if he believes the things he is saying.. I can never be a Catholic… thats one of the most shady religions ever… Why is the cross used at the catholic church when back in the old days it was a sign used by sun worshippers.. Why should we worship mary or jesus.. why not God himself.. he is our creator.. He is the main man… It makes no sense to me

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @Hmmm :twisted: :twisted:

      There is no salvation outside of the Catholic Church.

      • MewMew
        September 28, 2012

        Hear the words of Peter himself (quoting the prophet Joel) said, “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2:21). He also said, speaking of Jesus, “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) Paul and Silas said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” (Acts 16:31). Salvation comes directly through believing in Jesus! That’s the message of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

  41. Yam babawoolais
    September 20, 2012

    Father bishop what about repentance for the politicians that claim you as their boyz

    • hmmm
      September 21, 2012

      allu too stupid. he said ‘we”. isnt we everybody including himself? so why allu pointing on the pm? allu should be checkin allu self. sin is sin. no one is righteous. so repent as well. God loves the sinner not the sin

      • puzzled
        September 23, 2012

        Does god love Lucifer. Then if he does, all of us should. I thought he was an enemy.

    • De Antagonist
      September 22, 2012

      You said it before me lol! I knew somebody would say it .I just kept reading and saw you wrote it, Tell him go tell Krazy coconut to repent,

  42. giving
    September 20, 2012

    Dominicans everything has to go in a negative form for u all, its time time that u people start thinking positive, the bishop delivered a message look at the positive in it and stop those petty commence, he spoke of repentance so lets agree that repentance is needed and let us just all do our part in that regards and continue to make our nature island a great place to live.

    • giving
      September 20, 2012

      sorry correction: instead of commence it should read comments

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ giving

      It is people like them, the negative ones who criticize what the Bishop stated and lambaste the Catholic Church as some of them renounced their Catholicism to join other so-called churches who make Dominica a worst place. They can never stick to the issue.
      In the past there were few crimes. In the past all those other churches did not exist. Today, Dominica has more churches than it needs and crimes escalated, to mention a few. Figure this one out, despite all those churches, those who say that they have found God in other churches, why are there so many crimes and children are so disobedient to the point of rebelliousness even in schools? Is it not a shame? They are the ones who need to repent for they have done something wrong and continue to do something wrong. Yet they criticize the Catholic Church? Shame on them! God has taken note of their words as stated.

  43. SMH
    September 20, 2012

    Mr. Bishop, I don’t even know what to say on this one. All I can think of is, action speaks louder than words.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ SMH

      Then let your action speak louder than your words. God is waiting for you to repent. :twisted: :twisted:

      • SMH
        September 23, 2012

        I already have sweetie. Peace to you my dear.

  44. colorblind
    September 20, 2012

    Dear Bishop I am Catholic and I say to you, I agree; personal responsibility starts with us all. It also starts in the Catholic Church.

    He told the congregation “if any correction is to be made in the Dominican society it has to begin in the homes, school, government..’ Bishop you need to add ‘churches with wicked Priests who abuse our children and take our faith for granted,’ and you must have the courage to say it out loud.
    While many of us may have issues with our faith and feel we do not have to attend church, especially when the Church leaders have lost their moral authority, and respect.

    Cardinal Carlo Martini who died recently said: ‘”The Church must admit its mistakes and begin a radical change, starting from the pope and the bishops. The pedophilia scandals oblige us to take a journey of transformation.” I have not heard one priest talk about this statement in any service. Dead silence.. They need to discuss and deal with existing issues. If not, Soon the churches will be empty like in Ireland.. a former bastion of Catholic faith.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ colorblind

      Does it mean that Cardinal was right and to oppose the Church. Do you know what is contained in Holy Scriptures? Learn obedience and practice it.
      The Catholic Church is doing what God has ordained. It will not go against the teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord has approved its Doctrines and it will remain as is until the end of time. If you refuse to know the truth while you are alive, you will know the truth when you die but it may not be a happy occasion for you because you refuse to follow the truth while on earth.

  45. virgo
    September 20, 2012

    The only one i know for sure who, is pleading for us is the LORD JESUS CHRIST, why do the Roman Catholic church believe that they can pray to mary, and their prayers will be answered mary did not shed her blood on the cross of calvary, she has not saved no one yet and she, will never ever saved anyone.

    • either
      September 20, 2012

      i agree.. Mary self said that she was a sinner… let them pray to mary still…

      • Justice and Truth
        September 22, 2012

        @ either

        I suppose you are not a sinner. :twisted: I have to ask were your parents married? Do you have illegitimate children? Who are you to make such a statement about the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ? Keep condemning yourself. :twisted: :twisted:

    • possie long time
      September 20, 2012

      catholics don’t pray to mary…get ur fact straight!

      • Frank Talker
        September 21, 2012

        Oh yes, they do. Hear dat, “Hail Mary, full of grace, blessed art thou among women and belessed it the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners………….” Isnt this a prayer, asking Mary to opray for us sinners? Yes Sire! Catholics do pray to Mary. Remember, she is you immaculate conception.

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ virgo

      Where have you been all those years. Are you a fallen away Catholic. Too bad for you. You are missing the boat and of salvation. :twisted:
      Our Blessed Lady is the Queen of Heaven and Earth – the renewed Earth. God has ordained it.
      You better learn it and commence paying her due honor as Mother of our God. Otherwise, you will not enter Heaven. There will be no disobedient, stubborn and rebellious people in Heaven. Satan and his followers were thrown out of Heaven. Heaven is reserved for only the holy, pure of heart, loving, peaceful and those who contribute to unity. At this moment you are devoid of that. You need to repent and observe the Mother of God as your (our) Mother which She is.
      Do not try to compare yourself with her because you are nowhere near her and be near here in love and graciousness; not even near some people on earth. Humble yourself before God and repent and He will exalt you in due time.

  46. Views Expressed
    September 20, 2012

    Thanks Bishop…….This repentence thing starts within the church and to have eyes open as to who the real criminals and culprits are in our society affecting Gods poor people. Our country is in a mess, dignity mess, corruption mess,….just to election a president. Why is it we cannot do things right in accordance with the law and not have big wigs protecting the PM from this nonesense. Who amoung he shall repent.
    Dr.Clarissa Ettiene on the other hand is impecable, a hero, she rose from the bottom and now at the top at her own merit. She respects the constitution and has been a good public servant, earned her way up. No doubts or questions of trust, integrity etc….That every young man and woman of Domninica must emulate to by the good example of Dr. Clarissa..This is good news for Dominica and the Caribbean.

  47. hmmmmm
    September 20, 2012

    Really Sir what happen water more than flour now you cannot take the disrepect to people from cabinet memebers now? what waken you up from your sleep it is the rat wilder as he call himself when he ask one of our highly respected man to go hide himself in his toilet,am saying to you these so called men of God when you all will want to stand up and demand respect from your community it will be to late, Sir you stood by and heard crazyt calling you his boy and you said nothing, you sit there and heard the P M say no contitution, no law and stop him and he is showing it by electing and elligal president in our face you sit there and say nothing,we the people of this country crying out for help calling on you sir you there and say nothing, so now you realize the country is going down a slop and you will be part of it for not helping to save this blessed land from this disrepected men in office you crying fowl, God is watching Sir and i hope you can help save Gods child that he put you to lead for him until he comes, i hope it not to late

    • September 20, 2012

      That was a well thought out respose to what the Bishop is asking of us but he should first start with himself he didnt come out and denounced all what and is going on our people a hungry poverty is at it’s highest all the families are suffering they are saying no one cares.
      The only one we can look too for help in our lives and especially during trouible times is the Lord Jesus Christ, instead of asking Mary to intercede on our behalf we can go directly to him to plea our case therefore I would ask the Bishop to first clean his own house before asking others to do so both of which can be done at the same time, respect for the Bishop will not be becoming in a hurry.
      Look at what we just went thru we were looking for answers where was the Bishop at the time he wasnt there we the people need to hear someone said God wouldnt want to see his children suffered instead she stayed silent now he is calling for repentance I can’t believe what I’m hearing.

    • TRUE RASTA
      September 20, 2012

      Cld not have said it any better

    • Information is Key
      September 20, 2012

      Don’t focus on the messenger. Focus on the message.

      • In same context
        September 22, 2012

        The devil preaches false doctrine. Do you mean the bishop should listen to the devil’s message and do not attack him.

    • Anonymous
      September 21, 2012

      You all forget the message long time wi…hit the messenger. SMH

  48. tiny
    September 20, 2012

    the only way to chris is through jesue…not mary or anyother way…the bible say you are a thief and a robber if you try anyother way………

    • Justice and Truth
      September 22, 2012

      @ tiny

      You have lost it. You need to see a psychiatrist. The Mother of God will help you very well and will lead you to Her Beloved Son.

      • Greta
        September 23, 2012

        Look who’s talking, you need to cool out Justice and Truth, since heart attack runs in your family, all your name calling fool, you are nothing but a razor blade you cut on both sides

  49. tiny
    September 20, 2012

    i will say it again……stop your rituals and accetpt jesus..stop praying to mary…praying to a dead person is withcraft….
    mary was simply a vessel …it could have been any one else that was used as a vessel…she is not special…she needed to repent just like every other human being…….

    • Rama
      September 20, 2012

      Have you studied Revlation? It does state that saints(dead people in heaven) can intercede for the living. If you really want to educate yourself, get the book CATHOLICISM AND FUNDAMENTALISM by Karl Keating. Hopefully, your eyes will be opened and you will also learn that we, even on earth, can pray for each and are mediators for each other. How much more those who are saved and in heaven with God?

      • Frank Talker
        September 21, 2012

        Rama, tell me where you read that Mary is in heaven! You send her there? Did Mary bleed and die for you? There is no dead person in heaven and Revelation definitely does not say so. Heaven is all about living; being alive. Mary is in the grave waiting the resurrection morning. All Popes are there too; in the grave (hades). My grandmother and grandfather are there too; in the grave (hades). Jeez man! Why can’t you just read the Bible?

      • Justice and Truth
        September 22, 2012

        @ Rama

        Tell them! I am a Catholic. As a teenager, I was consecrated to the Mother of God, Our Lady. Those of us who were consecrated to her were called ‘Child/Children of Mary’. This does not mean others are not her children because she is the Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
        I love Our Lady. I have had dreams of her including Our Lord. I have visited a farm where she is purported to be appearing. I saw visions there.
        I attended a Healing Mass and when I was resting in the Spirit, the message I got was: “Keep the faith! Fear no one! You are doing well. Continue doing what you are doing. My Mother and I are with you. We bless you in the Name of the Father.”
        This was from Our Lord Jesus Christ.
        These days just as many people have computers, so do they have mouths and also put their fingers to the keyboard and say anything. It brings out the worst is some of them. We do know that some have fallen away from the Catholic Church due to their lifestyle and association with non-Catholics including those who formed their own churches and who speak evil against the Catholic Church. If they do not repent, they will not have a good end.
        As a holy person said, “Those who reject/ignore the Mother of God, Our Lady, will die in their sins.”

      • MewMew
        September 22, 2012

        You’re way off, my friend.

      • Frank Talker
        September 24, 2012

        What utter nonesense is this “Justice and Truth” writing! I support free speech but I also think DNO should not print utter rubbish of the type written by “Justice and Truth”. He/she writes that he/she was consecrated to Mary; but not to Jesus. Mary is DEAD! The person who spoke to you is a familiar spirit; a demon posing as Jesus. I get vex whhen I read these stupidness from people who go to church.

    • BIG
      September 21, 2012

      Why don’t you repent & shosh your
      big, big mouth??? :oops:

  50. CIA
    September 20, 2012

    DNO, this Bishop must start with himself, he must repent for remaining silence when this government use its majority in parliament to appoint a president under a cloud of contraversy, that Bishop must repent for remaining silence in the midst of all these mess taking place in the country, how can he as Jesus expect to lead a flock of united people, his advise i consider to be utter nonsense and empty

  51. LOL
    September 20, 2012

    Slavery will never be abolished!!!!

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