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Fr Joe Borg

The two babies: Charlotte and Francesca Marina

Charlotte. No one will ask: Charlotte who? Everyone knows who Charlotte is. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have called their new baby daughter – born Saturday - Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Media reports were quick to explain that the middle...

Hunters: the new lepers?

Will we soon have an edict stating that hunters should go around in groups shouting ‘hunters, hunters’ warning people that they are around? Lepers were forced to do that in New Testament times. Perhaps I exaggerate, but I don’t think I am...

Bridging the digital divide

The digital divide is generally defined as the rift between those who have access to the internet and associated technologies with those who have no such access. While subscribing to such a definition I propose that the divide should also be seen...

The horror that surrounds us

The photo in  yesterday’s Times of Malta of a spread-eagle corpse of a little boy washed up on beach in Garabuli, a coastal town East of Tripoli, haunts me. How old could he have been? He looks the same size as the son of my niece. The comparison...

The fat cats that rule the roost

I trust that by the time of reading this blog you would have had enough of the referendum. The outcome was interesting. The Shout group won in Malta but lost in Gozo. Because of the great pro-hunter vote in Gozo, the hunters were the overall...

Malta’s unknown 13th ‘apostle’

I guess most of the readers of this commentary do not know whom I refer to. But rest assured that Malta has its 13th apostle and that she is from Spain. The media did not report about her. Unfortunately in our society if you are not on the media...

The apex of our lives as Christians

Today is the beginning of what is known as the Easter Triduum, the most sacred days in the Catholic world. During these days we re-live, more than just remember, the last days on earth of Jesus Christ. Our remembrance is an active one. We do not...

It had to be a Muslim

When the awful disaster of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps Tuesday killing all on board happened I asked myself how long it would take for the Islamophobic brigade to blame the Muslims. You see, if it is a violent act then it must...

A definitive ‘no’ to capital punishment

I heard on the BBC about the decision by the state of Utah in the United States to introduce executions by means of a firing squad. This decision follows the several botched attempts to use lethal injections to ‘legally’ kill people. The United...

Remember the persecuted Pakistani Christians

Sunday’s (March 15) suicide bombing of a Catholic and an Anglican church in Lahore, Pakistan is the latest in a series of outrages against Christians in that country. During the attack 14 people were killed and least 78 people were injured. The...