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Fr Joe Borg

  • “An economy of Christian inspiration”

    During his pastoral journey to Ecuador, Paraguay and Bolivia Pope Francis has been delivering one strong speech after another. No one should be surprised. He has said and written over and over again that the Christian message should not be...

  • Will Tsipras do “a Mintoff”?

    This coming Sunday the Greeks will vote in an important referendum. But is it clear what they are voting for? The ‘yes’ side are saying that those who want Greece to continue forming part of the Eurozone and the EU should vote ‘yes’. On the other...

  • Your planet needs you

    A very popular and well-known World War I poster depicts Field-Marshal Lord Kitchener (1850–1916) – (a national war hero and Secretary of State for War) pointing his finger towards the viewers with the words: “Your country needs you”. The image...

  • Crossed pencils and crossed people

    This morning papers gave prominence to yesterday’s demonstration organised by a number of environmental NGO's under the leadership of Front Harsien ODZ. The Sunday Times of Malta said that thousands took part in the demonstration and described the...

  • Vincent Degaetano’s dignified dissent

    Vincent Degaetano’s dignified dissent

    A study just published in the Journal of Medical Ethics showed that nearly 2% of all the people who die each year in Belgium are euthanized without their request or consent. Yes, this is not a mistake. You read well. They are killed without them...

  • Charlie Charlie won’t get involved

    I had resisted and resisted the temptation for a long time but this morning I could resist no more. I tried the Charlie Charlie challenge. I neatly wrote the two ‘yes’ and two ‘no’ in the four quadrants –so that Charlie, the Mexican demon, will...

  • A plea for concrete business ethics

    Yesterday (Wednesday June 3) I attended a very interesting seminar organized by the Foundation Centesimus Annus. This is a Church foundation which studies questions related to different aspects of the social teaching of the Church (hence the...

  • Shocking beyond belief

    Times of Malta today carried a report about a meeting that Simon Busuttil had with a number of academics on Friday. This was a consultation meeting aimed at having the opinion of academics about the new legal notice establishing criteria...

  • The French got it right

    According to official estimates, the average French person throws out 20kg-30kg of food a year – 7kg of which is still in its wrapping. Of the 7.1m tonnes of food wasted in France each year, 67% is binned by consumers, 15% by restaurants and 11%...

  • Concrete action on a concrete scam

    Minister Konrad Mizzi can rest assured that he has the support of all men and women of good faith if he continues digging to find the whole truth about the concrete debacle at Mater Dei. He has also everybody’s support for his efforts to secure...