Rivas hopes cabinet ministers will have a ‘Catholic’ conscience

Archbishop Robert Rivas, observing that the majority of members of the new cabinet of ministers are Catholics, has expressed the hope that they will have a ’Catholic’ conscience.

Rivas said he hoped they would read up on Catholic social teachings, so that they would be able to act accordingly.

“That is something I would like to advocate for our present leaders,” Archbishop Robert Rivas disclosed.

He expressed the hope that the members of the new administration would implement the best social teachings that have been tested and are available, to facilitate good governance and leadership of this country.

The head of the local Catholic has said that in due course, he is hoping that a meeting can be arranged between himself, members of his clergy and some cabinet members.

Rivas stated that the clergy want to be partners and collaborators in a movement for the development and progress of this country.

“Governance comes from God and therefore we are Stewards responsible for what is entrusted to us – the leadership that is entrusted to us,” he explained.

Rivas quoted Jesus Christ as saying that he came not to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.

“That definitely does not talk about arrogance or power,” he declared.

Rivas said Jesus way was ‘servant leadership’ – humble emptying of self in the service of others.

“He said this has to be the job description of his followers,” he observed.

Rivas disclosed that he would expect the same from any good leader in this country whether the person is a civil or religious leader.









  1. Sad-But-True
    June 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Like they did during Slavery? Of course they do. Their leader is of European Ancestry. Sure you know they do. Lol. Blessing the slave-ships to and from the West of Africa. You wouldn’t mind owning a few slaves too. Lol. They are so easy to overcome and tap-dancing at your calling. Lol

    1. Anonymous
      June 25, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      you are such a fool SBT all you postings are so racist and negative. I think you need more of god in your life.

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 26, 2016 at 9:08 pm

        It is negative to you because I don’t conform to your belief system. This is what DEMOCRACY is all about. But I guess you know who the Real Dictator is now.
        Good Job!

    2. Anonymous
      June 26, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Very true

  2. 666
    June 25, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I have a Catholic background as well, but I believe that religion has been and always will be the source of every single problem this world has ever faced. And yes Nazism was a religion as well, with the swastika as their symbol.

    1. Wondering
      June 25, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      LOL! Spot on!

  3. Anonymous
    June 25, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Bishop Rivas, I disagree with you. I think they should have a relationship with god at all levels, that is what going to bring St. Lucia forward. They need to have the fear of god in them, they need to seek him first. Its not a catholic thing its all about Jesus Christ being acknowledge as our lord and savior.

  4. southwest
    June 26, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Luck dube said if you cant say anything good about somebody jus shut up!!!!

  5. Anonymous
    June 26, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Why all of a sudden you talking politics…. when the slp was in office u never ask for meetings with them…… whats your motives

  6. Anonymous
    June 26, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Since when that’s your role

  7. KENT
    June 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    with all due respect Padre ..” catholic conscience ” why not ” a godly / righteous conscience ” ? Catholicism maybe the biggest religious body here, but it isn’t theonly one..at least they all profess to love and praise the god.! please man like some one ask why now ??

    1. no church and state
      June 26, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      Spot on Kent! All this is very interesting. Read page 29 of uwp manifesto. Since when was spiritual revival a state matter?

  8. Anonymous
    June 26, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Whine on Rivas

  9. Sam
    June 27, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Why some of the cabinet members and not All, I smell a rat.