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Fr Joe Borg

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...

A very lucky Friday 13th

This week’s Friday 13th will sure not be an unlucky one for the Catholic Church. On that day we celebrate the second anniversary of the beginning of the Petrine ministry of Pope Francis. Few had believed that he could move the Church so much in...

Mendus and King the womaniser

I did not know that Martin Luther King was a womaniser, and an unpleasant one to boot. I learned this yesterday while listening to Prof. Susan Mendus’s giving a lecture on politics and morality. Prof. Mendus was a guest of The Strickland...

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...