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Fr Joe Borg

Will the real rogue please stand up?

I do not personally know Fr Albert Schembri former parish priest of Hal Gharghur. It could be that he was a student of mine in some media class at the time when I used to teach seminarians at the University. But that would be about all, if it is...

Say no to the persecution of gay persons

Last Monday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a law that reinforced the already severe laws against gays in that African country. Jail sentences for life are now obligatory for those who have gay sex. The law also prohibits what it...

A question of transparency and trust

In the second part of my commentary to The Sunday Times (February 23), I gave a bit of news that was, most probably, overlooked by many. I wrote that in reply to my query, the Communications Office of the Curia informed me that the Bishops will be...

An opportunity not to be missed: A sequel

In my commentary on The Sunday Times of Malta (16/0214) I criticised the the report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, saying it smacked of an endeavour to engage in a culture war against the sexual mores and pro-life stand of the...

Should we blame it on St Luke?

Is the origin of the ‘passports for sale scheme’ of diabolical or divine inspiration? Some nefarious enemies of the people have been alleging that the former is the case. They point out towards a possible pre-electoral deal between Labour Party...

A Cardinal who is not naive

Last Sunday Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the Catholic archbishop of Lyon marched at the head of the protest organised in Lyon accusing the government of "family-phobia" for legalising gay marriage and planning other policies that in the opinion of...

The visually impaired boxer and other stories

The editorial of today’s Times of Malta makes a very good point about social benefits’ fraud. It knows of no political boundaries. Its colour is red, blue, green, velvet etc. Neither does it have any frontier or border. A Google search presents...

Free spirits or cowards?

The editorial of last Saturday’s (January 25) The Times of Malta makes for some worrying reading. The editorial titled “The dumbing  down of our culture” criticises several decisions taken by the present government in the cultural sector. It says,...

The Reshaping of the World

The World Economic Forum, commonly referred to as the Davos annual meeting, kicked off yesterday in Switzerland. Anybody who is somebody is at this international meeting. This edition of the annual meeting is being attended by 40 heads of State...

In the best interest of the nation

Wednesday and Thursday of this week will see members of the European Parliament debate citizenship. The debate was sparked by the international media outcry against the plan of the Muscat government to sell Maltese – and as a consequence European...