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  • Banalities and preposterous prepositions

    I have long been waiting to comment on the homily delivered by Bishop Grech on the occasion of the feast of Our Lady of Loreto (September 1). Bishop Grech used the religious occasion to address a subject of great pastoral and national importance:...

  • Agony Aunt Putin

    I’ve always believed that in order to survive in politics one must possess a particular character trait without which politicians would not last the day. Unfortunately this trait is not something we’d look for in a friend, but without it we’d have...

  • YES, FINE, OK

    What perfect timing for the Nationalist Party: just as they (somewhat cravenly) came out in favour of a little hunting, we have a shooting incident which doesn't help the hunters' image in the slightest. Yes, fine, OK, I know, there's no evidence,...

  • Good bye, my friend

    To-day I say the final good bye to a dear friend of mine, Fr Anton Sammut. The phone call that woke me up last Monday at 5.15am came as a surprise. It was our energetic parish priest, Fr Josef Mifsud. “Dun Anton has died”, he said sadly. I was...

  • Raising zombie children

    A couple of days ago I found a gem hidden among the news items. I say hidden, because it was buried as part of a bigger story about whether or not Malta has too many LSAs (Learning Support Assistants) or not. Since I’m not qualified to give an...

  • Details be damned

    The devil is in the detail as I have always been told. Then you wake up one day and realise that this is a quotable quote which has been wrongly quoted and attributed. One of those know-all sites told me that the actual quote talked of God and his...

  • Fly Away Little Ones

    Today was a special day - the day that the boys of St. Joseph’s Home have been waiting for, for months. This morning, the sixteen boys residents at St. Joseph’s Home just landed in Milan, and are now on their way to Verona. They’ll be travelling...

  • “A DEFEAT FOR HUMANITY “

    Yesterday (September 7) Pope Francis delivered a very powerful homily during the prayer vigil on the occasion of the Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. Coverage in this morning’s papers was minimal. In this blog I reproduce it almost in its...

  • REALITY, CHECK IT OUT, DO

    Ever since the news broke that the Nationalist Party was in financial difficulty, the glee on the faces of many commentators was wondrous to behold. Other commentators were not at all gleeful, but were, and remain, pretty acerbic in their...

  • Please pray and fast for Syria

    Tomorrow all Catholics are invited to join Pope Francis for a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace particularly in Syria. The vigil that the Pope will lead at St Peter’s Square can also be followed on several radio stations – RTK and Radju Maria –...

  • AND THERE YOU HAVE IT

    And there you have it: according to the Federation of Conservationist Hunters & Trappers, the best way to regulate hunting is to de-regulate it, a sort of Big Bang for bangers. This is because, always according to these luminaries of logical...

  • The Church’s new Prime Minister

    Malta is buzzing with talk about the recommendation of the Police Board regarding the case of a man wrongly arrested, arraigned in Court and who spent a few days in prison although he was completely innocent. The Board recommended that...

  • When money is no problem

    The PN is beleaguered enough. It lacks a soul, it sounds rudderless and its stalwart followers have either morphed into switchers or gone AWOL. Its finances are in a shambles and its future a misty blue. Accusations and more accusations of...

  • Praying for Syria

    It’s hard to even comment about Syria, let alone decide what’s best to do. There are way too many contradictory reports for a common mortal to figure out who was behind last week’s obscene attack, and even when the UN concludes (if ever) who the...

  • PRIORITIES

    On the day when Cameron lost control of the House and had his notion that someone should stick up for humanity shoved back in his face by the usual Lefty whining, our national attention was caught by a few holidaymakers who had the misfortune to...

  • End of a journey

    Four months of training, five countries, five currencies, 2,000km, 10 days, two injuries. It's hard to believe it's over - but 15.5 hours after they got up this morning in Narva, the first cyclists reached the finish line for the Actavis Lifecycle...

  • Count on the court

    I have blind faith in anything connected to the courts of justice. I never doubt anything anyone in the judiciary says or utters. To all people of little faith I say go hence and flee, hide and don’t show your faces. Our court is made up of...

  • Long night ahead

    Left border at 3.20pm local time. Now on the way to checkpoint to resume the challenge. Will be meeting the honorary consul and Russian cyclists at finish line to be escorted into town. Have to pack bikes tonight as truck leaves for Malta first...

  • Still at the border

    We are still at the border. Back up vehicles and team through but the truck is still at the russian border. Very frustrating for all. Still a long way to go today - and we will have to get all the bikes off the truck before we can get going!

  • Appeasing the God of Bureaucracy

    We never thought it was going to be easy... But sometimes, you just have to play the game. This is the problem in a nutshell: after we get to St Petersburg, the bikes get packed into boxes, put into a truck and get driven to Malta. But.... The...

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