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Fr Joe Borg

Is North Ireland non-European?

In this morning’s The Times of Malta I tried to answer Kurt Sansone’s question whether our membership of the EU has had anything to do with the introduction of divorce, gay marriage and gay adoptions. I answered in the negative. Dr Michael...

Reflections after a double canonisation

I am writing this blog just after the conclusion of the celebration of the double canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John II. Probably some of you watched parts of the ceremony that was transmitted on local television stations. Malta was not...

The environment is no longer ‘taghna lkoll’

In this column I have repeatedly commented on different statements that from time to time are released by the Church’s Environment Commission. I have repeatedly stated that this Commission was one of the positive steps taken by the Church in Malta.

Return to Galilee for Easter

As I shared with you a few snippets from the reflections read and prayed during the Holy Way of the Cross Pope Francis led on Good Friday, I would like to share with you few thoughts selected from the homily the Pope delivered yesterday during the...

The Face of Christ, the Face of Man

The Face of Christ, the Face of Man This evening Pope Francis will lead the Way of the Cross at the Coliseum. The following are a few snippets from the text  of some of the stations. The text was written by  Archbishop Giancarlo Maria Bregantini...

An act of political bullying

Yesterday the Government capriciously denied the country a unanimous vote in favour of civil unions for the gay community. A unanimous vote was within reach but the government was determined not to let it be. This was an act of political bullying...

“Under the belt”

Earlier this week the Employment Commission held another sitting in the case Norman Vella, a former TV presenter/producer and a current MEP hopeful, instituted against the Prime Minister. Mr Vella is saying that his removal from PBS and the...

“I had sex with …. I don’t know.”

Let me make things straight from the very beginning. This heading should in no way be construed as some kind of public confession from my part made in the spirit of Lent. It is nothing of the sort. The above was the heading of a piece penned by...

Matters pertaining to the Church

Yesterday the Curia lambasted Minister Helena Dali’s reported speech in Parliament of April 2nd wherein she stated that paedophile priests and paedophile laymen are treated differently and this has to stop. Minister Dalli seems to have repeated...

The spiritual giant with a sense of humour

Blessed John XXIII, will be declared a saint on April 27. Many things have been said about him. A reference to him that I still remember vividly was published in Life Magazine. It featured a two-page spread of the corpse of John XIII with the...