RC Church urges PM and unions to end impasse

The Roman Catholic Church here has expressed its “deep” concern about the current impasse which is escalating with a march planned for Monday, July 24, with both the trade unions and members of the Private Sector Association participating.

Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown Charles Gordon says there is an urgent need for all the parties to have meaningful dialogue in the best interest of Barbados.

“The Church therefore respectfully urges our Prime Minister to call an urgent meeting of the Social Partnership, so that the Social Partners can constructively examine and discuss possible solutions to the current crisis,” Gordon said.

“We ask the unions and the private sector organizations to positively respond to an invitation to such a meeting. It is vital that we all commit and work for the common good.”

Bishop Gordon says the Church will pray for the nation and calls on all citizens to join it in prayer on Monday “so that these social tensions may be resolved, that true reconciliation may emerge from genuine dialogue and that we may find the path to authentic development and peace for our nation”.

23 Responses to RC Church urges PM and unions to end impasse

  1. hewers of wood July 23, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Here we go just like in old times. The white collar pacifiers for the babies. Keeping the people placid and in subjection, servitude, sobriety and drunkness (but not with wine). Just go away.

  2. Antipas July 23, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Mr Gordon since when does the rcc believe in “meaningful dialogue” or dialogue period. Should I ask the people in Grey and Black Friars if the rcc had meaningful dialogue with them before they were butchered, or the people in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, and do you remember the Gun Powder Plot, did you have meaningful dialogue when you murdered Abraham Lincoln. As the writer before said in simple yet elegant words …. Please just go away!!!!

  3. Taylor Dane
    Taylor Dane July 23, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Bring out your congregation too. I hope you spoke on that today in your sermon.

  4. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes July 23, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Church needs to stay out of it.

  5. Dennis Connell
    Dennis Connell July 23, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    The RC church has bigger concerns that they need to deal with like…muh hush muh mout

  6. Errol Rayside
    Errol Rayside July 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Church my a—- pay some tax–

  7. Demetrius Garrett
    Demetrius Garrett July 23, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Who takes the Church seriously?

  8. Princess M R Charles
    Princess M R Charles July 23, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    The pm is too arrogant to to do anything of the sort he would prefer them to come begging to him

  9. Ron July 23, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    The church should definitely be speaking out against the burdensome taxes introduced by this government over the pass eight years. These taxes have brought additional hardship on the poor and the majority church members are poor working class people. I am definitely surprise that more cburch leaders have not spoken out. Christ was very vocal against injustices in the society. Are we not suppose to follow his examples?

    • hewers of wood July 23, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Yeh ron, but gordon ain’t doing any of what u said. If not he would have talk a long time ago. He is just being a rock in the road which is already Rocky. Read what he said again. Far from that NONE of these churches do what Christ did either. Just leading people further from their God.

  10. Hunte Omar
    Hunte Omar July 23, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    What impasse you are speaking of?

  11. Veronica A. Piggott
    Veronica A. Piggott July 23, 2017 at 11:41 pm


  12. Kayden Jada
    Kayden Jada July 24, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Stay out of politics

  13. Zeus July 24, 2017 at 5:53 am

    I dont hear wunna telling Charles morris these things

  14. Eleanor Blackett
    Eleanor Blackett July 24, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Such disrespect though..

  15. truth July 24, 2017 at 9:22 am

    “The church” is just another division of the government…i wonder if these ppl forgot that they will have to answer to the most high for misguiding ppl….the RC supports everthing that is natural..EVERYTHING….obivously they would just being passive and just accepting wa the government does.. ya can do what ya like but NEVER FOR AS LONG as you will like….too arrogant to see whats coming head on lol tsk

  16. Henderson Yarde
    Henderson Yarde July 24, 2017 at 10:53 am

    What has this man said wrong, that you people are attacking him and the church? Oh my God look how the spiritual element beginning to peep out.
    If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and turn awau from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and answer their prayers and heal their land.
    When we failed to put God in the midst and before everything we do, we doom ourselves to failure. When we put man or woman above the Almighty, then we doom our selves to failure. Selah.

    • Antipas July 24, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      Henderson Yarde, when has the RC Church had meaningful dialogue? I am not against churches speaking out on social issues. But certainly not an institution who’s legacy has been one of murder and silence those who do not go along with their ideas of religion. And as for your statement of putting a man or woman above the Almighty, doesn’t this institution call a man (the pope) His Holiness, and Lord God the Pope.

      Our problem is we don’t know much about history and are therefore doomed to repeat the mistakes of past centuries.


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