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Fr Joe Borg

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...

So much gas

No one waited with bated breath for the conclusion of last Monday’s marathon Mepa meeting about the tanker/floating gas storage. Everyone knew what the conclusion would be days before the meeting was held. The formal vote at the conclusion of that...

Let my people go

These last two weeks have been bad weeks for Christians in several parts of the world. Truth be told, even the two weeks before these and the two weeks before those were quite bad. But let’s concentrate on the last two weeks or so. I will give...