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Fr Joe Borg

  • The true meaning of Christmas

    So many Christmas greetings are exchanged today though several have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. I wish to share with you this beautiful address by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, given during the  General Audience of  20 December 2006.

  • Will Malta follow Lithuania’s example?

    The precarious position of Christians in the Middle East is known to all. This Thursday (December 17) the Prince of Wales added his name to that of several other dignitaries who in the past months spoke about the danger that Christians are facing.

  • The Vatican is on trial

    Today a trial opened in the Vatican on the latest leaks scandal. Those officially on trial are journalists Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi, Mgr. Angelo Lucio Vallejo Balda who was the number two of the Commission whose minutes and other...

  • A good man, an honourable exit

    Joe Cassar's decision to resign from Parliament is sad news and good news. It is sad that a good man is leaving politics. Dr Cassar is a good and honest man. His downfall came because he was too good and as a result he trusted someone that should...

  • Is the end of the Church nigh?

    The Bristol Comic Expo in 2005 brought with it the publication by Michael Molcher of the semi-annual fanzine titled The End Is Nigh. Each issue deals with themed Apocalypses foretelling the end of the world. Judging from a number of media...

  • Help make it a success

    The Education Ministry and the Malta Union of Teachers recently locked horns about a very good initiative taken by the ministry which, in the opinion of the union, is not going too well. The MUT, furthermore, blames the ministry for the lack of...

  • Archbishop Charles Scicluna’s beef

    Like several other priests I went with mixed feelings to the meeting called by Archbishop Charles Scicluna for diocesan priests yesterday. Will he deliver the beef, many asked before the meeting. We were not sure. But he did, and big time. I do...

  • The bad man … and woman … of Europe

    The Ottoman Empire, as it weakened, was called the sick man of Europe. Today there probably isn’t a sick man in Europe but a bad man there really is: Victor Orban, prime minister of Hungary. The disgraceful scenes witnessed yesterday on the border...

  • Fast forward. Pause. Play.

    Stereotypes have their advantages. They simplify the world around us making it easier for us to understand it. But they also tend to impoverish the world around us. They can make us see the partial vision projected by the stereotype without the...

  • 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...