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Fr Joe Borg

  • Bishops under attack for stating the obvious

    Bishops under attack for stating the obvious

    Why are Labour elves and trolls who populate the social networks, particularly Facebook, incensed by the election pastoral letter written by our bishops and published on Saturday? Go on Facebook and you can read the abuse, insults and crude...

  • On excluding my religion

    On excluding my religion

    Archbishop Scicluna, during a speech on the first anniversary of the death of dear Archbishop Mercieca, said that Church schools have to respect the religious freedom of all parents irrespective of their religion. This means that if there are...

  • Dom Mintoff’s and Mgr Scicluna’s yachts

    Dom Mintoff’s and Mgr Scicluna’s yachts

    I remember a speech by the late Dom Mintoff militating for social justice in Malta. He said that a society in which you find some people who have a yacht while others don’t afford a bicycle is an unjust society. He was right. Differences of such...

  • Hail to Mr Minority President

    Hail to Mr Minority President

    As at the point of writing Hilary Clinton has 1.75 million votes more than President elect Donald Trump; and that big gap is bound to increase! At the point of writing only 12 states have published certified results. By December 13 almost all...

  • Lie witness news

    The big oil-storage tanker that will be feeding the still-to-be-inaugurated power station will be entering the Marsaxlokk harbour within hours. People can then reach their own conclusions about the aesthetic and environmental impact. People will...

  • Millions for the bullies; peanuts for the natives.

    Millions for the bullies; peanuts for the natives.

    The big-moneyed bullies who are ruling the roost and making millions thanks to pre-electoral shady deals have now decided to add insult to injury. The Times of Malta informed us of this yesterday. In a story penned by Philip Leone Ganado we were...

  • Bishops are not the proverbial monkeys

    Bishops are not the proverbial monkeys

    Whenever Archbishop Scicluna “dares” to speak about the environment, economic justice, high rise buildings, the gaming industry, euthanasia, morning after pill, bloggers and other similar subjects all hell breaks loose.  The “Bishops should be...

  • Not in the national interest

    Not in the national interest

    One of the most important decades for people my age was surely the 1960s. There was a great awakening as well as a desire for freedom and self-determination.   On the international scene it was the decade of student protests and demonstrations...

  • What is Aleppo?

    What is Aleppo?

    I thought that I had lost the ability to be surprised by the lack of knowledge that people show.I got accustomed to University students not knowing who Aristotle or Confucius are. I was not shocked when a colleague told me that his art students...

  • The nun who stole the world’s heart

    The nun who stole the world’s heart

    “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.” These words were spoken about a woman small of stature but of...