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Fr Joe Borg

Don’t forget the poor

The strong and the wealthy are meeting in Davos for the  World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters on the theme: “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.   Pope Francis in a message to the world’s political and industrial leaders said that “the...

Justice and mercy in equal measure

Last Sunday I dedicated my commentary to The Sunday Times of Malta to the relationship between justice and mercy making the appeal that these have to be treated in equal measure. A friend of mine sent me a long and very interesting reaction which...

The true meaning of Christmas

So many Christmas greetings are exchanged today though several have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. I wish to share with you this beautiful address by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, given during the  General Audience of  20 December 2006.

Will Malta follow Lithuania’s example?

The precarious position of Christians in the Middle East is known to all. This Thursday (December 17) the Prince of Wales added his name to that of several other dignitaries who in the past months spoke about the danger that Christians are facing.

The Vatican is on trial

Today a trial opened in the Vatican on the latest leaks scandal. Those officially on trial are journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi, Mgr. Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda who was the number two of the Commission whose minutes and other...

A good man, an honourable exit

Joe Cassar's decision to resign from Parliament is sad news and good news. It is sad that a good man is leaving politics. Dr Cassar is a good and honest man. His downfall came because he was too good and as a result he trusted someone that should...

Is the end of the Church nigh?

The Bristol Comic Expo in 2005 brought with it the publication by Michael Molcher of the semi-annual fanzine titled The End Is Nigh. Each issue deals with themed Apocalypses foretelling the end of the world. Judging from a number of media...

Help make it a success

The Education Ministry and the Malta Union of Teachers recently locked horns about a very good initiative taken by the ministry which, in the opinion of the union, is not going too well. The MUT, furthermore, blames the ministry for the lack of...

Archbishop Charles Scicluna’s beef

Like several other priests I went with mixed feelings to the meeting called by Archbishop Charles Scicluna for diocesan priests yesterday. Will he deliver the beef, many asked before the meeting. We were not sure. But he did, and big time. I do...

The bad man … and woman … of Europe

The Ottoman Empire, as it weakened, was called the sick man of Europe. Today there probably isn’t a sick man in Europe but a bad man there really is: Victor Orban, prime minister of Hungary. The disgraceful scenes witnessed yesterday on the border...

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