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Fr Joe Borg

Killing the wolf to guard the sheep

I do not think that the unofficial announcement in the media about the appointment of Bishop Charles J Scicluna as the new Archbishop of Malta surprised many people. Mgr Scicluna's past performance in the Church Universal and his stint as...

Setback for Islamic state

It seems that the Islamic State terrorists have set their eyes on Rome. A document released some time ago said that a shower of missiles will fall on Rome with a greater ferocity that a shower of hail. They also said that Pope Francis is not their...

Valentine with Christian and Ana

What kind of world is this that celebrates the feast supposedly dedicated to love by a film glorifying domination not love? Valentine Day this year was heralded by a perverse prelude, the release yesterday of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. Those who...

A tale of two mothers

Two very moving stories of two Maltese mothers are in the news. Both are named as ‘angel’ and both their stories are bitter/sweet. Times of Malta  has reported that Angie Bajada,a 25 year old young mother has passed away. She was left in a...

Thank God for Jose'

Undoubtedly the talk of the town – and the country, at that – these last few days was the design (can I use such a word to describe such ugliness?) of the new Monti stalls and the decision to have this open air market cheek by jowl to Piano...

To speak or not to speak

Love him or hate him. Agree with him or disagree with him. Whatever your preference, you have to agree that he showed great intellectual honesty and courage. I write of Bishop Charles Scicluna and his position against spring hunting expressed...

When one is more than 99

I have never been good at maths. But I know that ninety nine is bigger than one. But now I have my doubts. When today (Wednesday 21) the rich and the powerful start their annual meeting at the exclusive ski resort at Davos they will be faced by...

Two ayes, therefore more ‘noes’?

Simon Busuttil has just announced that he will vote yes in the referendum which is asking voters to decide whether Malta should keep the derogation given for limited spring hunting before our accession to the European Union.  He said that as one...

The Bully and the Beast

This week the world’s attention was fully taken by the events in France. The massacre of journalists at Charlie Hebdo, policemen and others persons during a number of terrorist attacks were centre stage, and deservedly so. However during the past...

Today they shot at you

Today two Islamic extremists shot at you. You didn’t notice? How is it possible that someone shoots at you and you don’t notice? Are you so alienated as not to notice that the barbaric attack on the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, the French...