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Letters

  • A book to be read

    During this present graced time of Lent a great spiritual classic that is being read, particularly throughout the Orthodox world, is The Ladder of Divine Ascent written by St John Climacus. As Benedict XVI said, this book “is a complete treatise...

  • Overcoming loneliness

    Survey after survey has revealed that many members in our society suffer from loneliness day in, day out. How have we reached this state? I would like to share a quote from the book Loneliness by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick, which I feel...

  • Much bigger

    Just a very short message to John Guillaumier who takes pleasure in denigrating God, the Church and anyone who defends these. The Church is much, much bigger than Ireland; when I say “bigger” I do not mean size.

  • Tarxien war monument

    Tarxien war monument

    In one of the Tarxien civic council monthly meetings, held on May 28, 1967, it was agreed that a monument to the Tarxien victims of war was to be erected in a prominent place in the locality. Tarxien artist Raphael (Rafael) Bonnici Calì was asked...

  • Re-emergence of demagogues

    In the 1950s – after the demise of the fascist dictators and the catastrophic lessons of World War II – we never imagined that we would witness the re-emergence of demagogues in our own times. In the United States, Donald Trump considers judges...

  • The Church should be represented

    I read with interest the article about The Today Public Policy Institute (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 12). The institute “aims to develop sound public policies, stimulate public debate and inform public opinion on issues of national importance”.

  • Marlene Farrugia wants to be PN leader

    Just as Simon Busuttil’s mask of ‘honesty and transparency in politics’ has fallen in a dramatic way after the allegations of funding by the db Group, so has Marlene Farrugia’s mask of being an ‘independent’ politician fallen as a result of her...

  • My home-away-from-home

    My home-away-from-home

    Malta sweet Malta. My home-away-from-home. I am heartbroken over your loss. All our loss, really. This overweight, athletically challenged American had the privilege of studying at the University of Malta back in 1993/94. I was in great part...

  • LGBTIQ and the case for biological parents

    I refer to the letter by Josie Muscat entitled ‘Fake marriage law’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 5). Dr Muscat rightly deplores the drafting of a Marriage Equality Bill, stating that our politicians will be putting LGBTIQ ‘parents’ at par...

  • The Fifth Gospel

    On reading Fr Joe’s Borg article, ‘On exploring the Fifth Gospel’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 5) I was really thrilled with such first-hand information concerning the Holy Land. This is mainly for two reasons.  First of all I lived in the...

  • Maltese sailors lost on HMS Glorious

    I read the feature article ‘Honouring the memory of Maltese sailors lost on HMS Glorious’, by Saviour Azzopardi (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 5) with interest. The author claims that “for Malta this will always be our worst naval disaster”. If...

  • Word of God

    I refer to Joe Portelli’s letter entitled ‘The role of conscience’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 12). Mr Portelli said:  “In this search for truth the person should obviously consult his or her faith, the Church’s teachings, the Bible [the...

  • A big thank you from Pakistan 

    I would like to inform all benefactors who contributed towards Sr Anna Maria (Carmela) Sammut’s mission in Pakistan, (collection 46/2016) that the sum collected amounted to €4,055.  Sr Sammut and the Sisters of Cha­rity of St Jeanne Antide thanks...

  • Self-destruct

    It looks as if the two main political parties have, in their headquarters, a control panel with a section dedicated to self-destruct buttons.

  • My works of art

    My works of art

    I am kindly asking anyone who owns any of my works of art to send me images of them by e-mail at [email protected] I would be deeply grateful if the esteemed owners of paintings and/or sculptures collaborate as soon as possible. I need...

  • Pedestrian road safety

    In his response to the article “Case of lopsided justice” (March 4), it was very presumptuous of Jerry Launders to speculate that anybody who is concerned about pedestrian safety on our roads must be a stuffy old bore who “rarely, if ever, drives...

  • Apology called for

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week showed the world his bullying tactics by his ‘Nazi’ and other remarks towards the Netherlands and Germany a week earlier. It shows how low and irresponsible he can get. The Dutch government had...

  • Let’s stick to reason

    Unlike Albert Cilia Vincenti, I am not convinced that an enucleated ovum can be termed a third parent as it cannot transmit its genes to the offspring. However, it is refreshing to note that parenthood is recognised at fertilisation. That is why I...

  • Stop sidelining the sidewalk

    Stop sidelining the sidewalk

    In commenting about improving the way students cross the Tal-Qroqq ‘skate park’ roundabout, Jean Karl Soler quite rightly feels that placing 20 speed humps on the Birkirkara bypass is absurd, yet even the pedestrian priority lane in Pietà has...

  • Fast as a snail

    On March 4, at 12.44, I posted a parcel for the Philippines at St Paul’s Bay post office. It contained gifts for a niece in the Philippines who turns eight on March 20. Do you know where this parcel is now? Believe it or not: Maltapost managed to...

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