Bishop Malzaire was born in Mon Repos, a community in the village of Micoud on the east of St Lucia. He dreamt of serving the Lord since the age 10. Bishop Malzaire studied at the Regional Seminary of St John Vianney and Ugandan Martyrs in Trinidad and Tobago. He holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. His doctoral thesis, published in Rome, is a study of the relationship between theology of the Eucharist and the Social Teaching of the Church, as reflected in the thoughts of the late Pope Paul VI on the world’s poor and suffering.
Topics such as “Call no Man Father”, “What about Intercommunion?”, “What about the Saints?” and “What about Tradition?” whet the interest of the reader to discover how he will address topics which are of real concern inside and outside the Catholic Church but which are rarely addressed to ordinary Catholics and others for being “unsuitable” or “too complex”.
Bishop Malzaire does not disappoint in addressing such issues of concern humbly, clearly and from the perspective of the Gospel Jesus and the teaching of the Church.
Father Karam comes across as one who is pretty much reserved. In fact quite early in conversation he is quick to allude to this, but beneath that cover of reticence is one who is profound in thought and unshakeable in belief. And certainly there is no lack of warmth and friendliness. He speaks with conviction of the richness of the history of the Church and the abundant expression of Christ’s teachings which have characterized the Church throughout the … [Read More...]
It is with great joy that we greet the election of Pope Francis I. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected 265th successor of St. Peter on the fifth ballot of the Conclave on the evening of March 13, 2013. This certainly represents a new moment in the life of the Church since for the first time we have a Latin American elected pope. Choosing the name FRANCIS may well be an expression of the new Pope’s simplicity of life and also his sensitivity and respect for the poorest among us. His reputation as a strong voice on all the significant social issues is well known. His profound personal spirituality and deep sense of prayer are exemplary. Together these make him an appropriate leader for the Church beginning his pontificate as he does in this Year of Faith and continuing it into the era of the New Evangelization. Born in 1936, the new Pope joined the Society of Jesus in 1958 and was named Archbishop in 1998. He was named … [Read More...]