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Fr Joe Borg

May he rest in peace

The news of the death of former Judge Ray Pace saddened me a lot. I did not know Dr Pace personally. I have never had any conversation or communication with him. I do not know any of his family. So you may ask why the news saddened. I try to...

Is the future of the World Wide Web secure?

If this morning you accessed the Internet and used the World Wide Web remember that April 30, 2013 was the 20th anniversary of that historic day when the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) made the World Wide Web available to the...

Maltese lessons to France

The visit of Prime Minister Muscat to President Hollande must have been an interesting experience for our Prime Minister. On paper this was like a meeting between the Maltese David and the French Goliath. It reality it was anything but that. From...

Thou shalt not vote for ... ...

The relationship between the Church and politics has never been a simple or easy one. Through the ages different theologies and models of political theory inspired the relationship. At times the Church wanted to have the upper hand over the...

Horror, or welcome papal change?

The spate of appointments, resignations – generally forced ones- and transfers that have struck the local scene after the general election is keeping local pundits more than busy. I will not enter the fray except for one comment about the transfer...

“I’ve seen the Promised Land”

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I...

A few questions and facts … no comments

Let me start by putting a number of questions about an imaginary scenario. What would you say if this evening Government issues a press statement saying that the law regulating the appointments of directors on government owned entities will be...

More Papal tweets

Besides the papal tweet I commented on last time, I would like to comment on two other tweets by Pope Francis; also because their subject dovetails with the events we are commemorating and re-living during Holy Week. 1. Pope Francis ‏@Pontifex 19...

When the Pope goes tweeting in …. (1)

On the occasion of Holy Week I wish to introduce you to Pope Francis the Twitter-er. He is the first pope with the name of Francis and the second one who tweets. Pope Benedict was the first tweeting pope. In fairness to all the popes who preceded...

No gain from rushing and no need to rush

On March 10, just a couple of hours after the announcement of the massive victory of the Partit Laburista I wrote a commentary titled “Labour Tsunami.” In the concluding paragraph I wrote that the Nationalist Party now needs to regroup and...

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