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Fr Joe Borg

A lesson in power for our self-appointed gods

Yesterday there was a very surreal debate in Parliament. Undoubtedly different people will have different takes about it.Some would point towards The Malta Independent, which on a number of consecutive days published the results of its survey...

More to it than the final decision

Media coverage of the landmark sentence given by Magistrate Joe Mifsud in the case the police instituted against Jason Azzopardi centres, as is to be expected, on the decision that the MP is not guilty as charged. Quite naturally the court's...

Archbishop Mercieca - Spring in a new home

Today the first day of Spring, Archbishop Giuseppi Mercieca changed homes. His current home is infinitely better that the one he lived in for close to ninety years. Today he is in the loving embrace of our Father in heaven. This is a place...

Focus on what is important

In my Sunday Times commentary of October 20, 2013 I wrote: “With a rapidity close to that of the speed of light, Malta will soon become one of the very few countries in the world to legalise same-sex marriage. There is just one difference between...

The Church and the gay community

The establishment of a good relationship between the Church and the gay community is a process which, from time to time, hits problems.  But the path has to be walked together, in sincere dialogue, in a spirit of fraternal love and guided by...

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...