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Fr Joe Borg

Consultation? What consultation?

The Government has rolled out a consultation programme to hear the views, proposals and ideas of stakeholders about the Embryo Protection Act being described as the IVF law. Such a consultation programme is right and fitting for a government that...

How many deaths will it take?

Last week I was touring the Black Forest, which is mainly in Germany but also spills in other countries. The beauty of the natural environment is breathtaking. One beautiful postcard follows another. But all this serenity was destroyed by a report...

Rent a womb

I met several people who did not know the meaning of the word surrogacy. It is one of those technical words used in such a way as to make something negative palatable to decent people, if not look downright positive. Surrogacy means nothing but...

And the prize goes to …..

There are so many prizes awarding myriad different things that if would be a pity if no prize is awarded to the champion of the silly season. There are currently three main contenders: the Gaffarena red herrings; the Identity Management office and...

Malta got talent

One of the most telling moments during yesterday’s Joseph Calleja 2015 concert was Calleja’s riposte to a comment made by the leader of that fantastic Maltese band, Red Electrik. After thanking Calleja for inviting them the leader of the band said...

Persecution of Christians a daily experience

This blog has repeatedly drawn its readers’ attention to the persecution of Christian around the world. In other countries Christians are not facing  persecution but are experiencing difficult situations and restrictions of their religious...

‘Tsipras the incompetent’

Tsipras, the maverick Greek Prime Minister, did not manage to do a Mintoff, after all his efforts, grandstanding and brinkmanship. Mintoff had taken negotiations with the British government to the brink and managed to get a better deal at the...

“An economy of Christian inspiration”

During his pastoral journey to Ecuador, Paraguay and Bolivia Pope Francis has been delivering one strong speech after another. No one should be surprised. He has said and written over and over again that the Christian message should not be...

Will Tsipras do “a Mintoff”?

This coming Sunday the Greeks will vote in an important referendum. But is it clear what they are voting for? The ‘yes’ side are saying that those who want Greece to continue forming part of the Eurozone and the EU should vote ‘yes’. On the other...

Your planet needs you

A very popular and well-known World War I poster depicts Field-Marshal Lord Kitchener (1850–1916) – (a national war hero and Secretary of State for War) pointing his finger towards the viewers with the words: “Your country needs you”. The image...