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Fr Joe Borg

Syrian children and American puppies

Another photo of another boy victim of war grabbed the world's attention. It shocked all those who saw it and drove many to tears.The video footage showed little Omran Daqneesh shell-shocked, covered in dust, his face red with blood. He had just...

I feel it, therefore it is

Quite some years back I had a discussion with a number of students from the Faculty of Education. I thought I misunderstood what they were saying so I asked them directly to make double sure. “Are you telling me that you would not to tell your...

Those who lord it over us

It is now official: Malta is ruled by a few of mega-millionaire families; and current public policy dictates that everything is done so that they become richer. The rest of us, it has been decreed, have to do with the crumbs that fall from the...

'The first terrorism'

It has been quite a while, a very long while indeed, since I contributed to these cyber columns, though I kept my regular appointment with the Sunday Times of Malta. I don’t know whether what follows is good or bad news: I resolve to start writing...

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...