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Fr Joe Borg

Vincent Degaetano’s dignified dissent

A study just published in the Journal of Medical Ethics showed that nearly 2% of all the people who die each year in Belgium are euthanized without their request or consent. Yes, this is not a mistake. You read well. They are killed without them...

Charlie Charlie won’t get involved

I had resisted and resisted the temptation for a long time but this morning I could resist no more. I tried the Charlie Charlie challenge. I neatly wrote the two ‘yes’ and two ‘no’ in the four quadrants –so that Charlie, the Mexican demon, will...

A plea for concrete business ethics

Yesterday (Wednesday June 3) I attended a very interesting seminar organized by the Foundation Centesimus Annus. This is a Church foundation which studies questions related to different aspects of the social teaching of the Church (hence the...

Shocking beyond belief

Times of Malta today carried a report about a meeting that Simon Busuttil had with a number of academics on Friday. This was a consultation meeting aimed at having the opinion of academics about the new legal notice establishing criteria...

The French got it right

According to official estimates, the average French person throws out 20kg-30kg of food a year – 7kg of which is still in its wrapping. Of the 7.1m tonnes of food wasted in France each year, 67% is binned by consumers, 15% by restaurants and 11%...

Concrete action on a concrete scam

Minister Konrad Mizzi can rest assured that he has the support of all men and women of good faith if he continues digging to find the whole truth about the concrete debacle at Mater Dei. He has also everybody’s support for his efforts to secure...

Archbishop Charles Scicluna’s green agenda

It is very clear that Archbishop Charles Scicluna, who celebrated his birthday today, has a green agenda. He spoke clearly during the ‘hunting in spring’ referendum. He was not against hunting as such, but against hunting birds on their way to...

Libya 'is full of cruelty’

Discussing irregular migration is relatively easy but discussing irregular migrants is – or at least should be – difficult and painful. The reason is simple. ‘Irregular migration’ is an issue but irregular migrants are people. Issues do not sweat...

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...