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Fr Joe Borg

  • Archbishop Charles Scicluna’s beef

    Like several other priests I went with mixed feelings to the meeting called by Archbishop Charles Scicluna for diocesan priests yesterday. Will he deliver the beef, many asked before the meeting. We were not sure. But he did, and big time. I do...

  • The bad man … and woman … of Europe

    The Ottoman Empire, as it weakened, was called the sick man of Europe. Today there probably isn’t a sick man in Europe but a bad man there really is: Victor Orban, prime minister of Hungary. The disgraceful scenes witnessed yesterday on the border...

  • Fast forward. Pause. Play.

    Stereotypes have their advantages. They simplify the world around us making it easier for us to understand it. But they also tend to impoverish the world around us. They can make us see the partial vision projected by the stereotype without the...

  • Consultation? What consultation?

    The Government has rolled out a consultation programme to hear the views, proposals and ideas of stakeholders about the Embryo Protection Act being described as the IVF law. Such a consultation programme is right and fitting for a government that...

  • How many deaths will it take?

    Last week I was touring the Black Forest, which is mainly in Germany but also spills in other countries. The beauty of the natural environment is breathtaking. One beautiful postcard follows another. But all this serenity was destroyed by a report...

  • Rent a womb

    I met several people who did not know the meaning of the word surrogacy. It is one of those technical words used in such a way as to make something negative palatable to decent people, if not look downright positive. Surrogacy means nothing but...

  • And the prize goes to …..

    There are so many prizes awarding myriad different things that if would be a pity if no prize is awarded to the champion of the silly season. There are currently three main contenders: the Gaffarena red herrings; the Identity Management office and...

  • Malta got talent

    One of the most telling moments during yesterday’s Joseph Calleja 2015 concert was Calleja’s riposte to a comment made by the leader of that fantastic Maltese band, Red Electrik. After thanking Calleja for inviting them the leader of the band said...

  • Persecution of Christians a daily experience

    This blog has repeatedly drawn its readers’ attention to the persecution of Christian around the world. In other countries Christians are not facing  persecution but are experiencing difficult situations and restrictions of their religious...

  • ‘Tsipras the incompetent’

    Tsipras, the maverick Greek Prime Minister, did not manage to do a Mintoff, after all his efforts, grandstanding and brinkmanship. Mintoff had taken negotiations with the British government to the brink and managed to get a better deal at the...