Faith, Culture and Democracy in Truk

Reflection Weekend Truk, April 30 -May 1, 1988 Democracy presents a problem for Trukese, as for other Micronesians, since the notion seems to be so much at odds with the traditional culture. The word "democracy" is associated with free elections, a participatory style of government, rule by the people, freedom and rights. The concept was […]

Population Pressure and The Church’s Response

Reflection Weekend Truk, April 8 -9, 1989 The chairman, Fr. Joseph Cavanagh, began the reflection weekend, fittingly enough, with the reading of the account from the first chapter of Genesis. "Increase and multiply" was the Lord's injunction to the persons he had made. But He also told his creatures to "subdue the earth," giving them […]