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First Sunday of Lent: Perceiving the sign

Today’s readings: Genesis 9, 8-15; 1 Peter 3, 18-22; Mark 1, 12-15. In religion very often...

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Beyond the survey

[attach id=630540 size="medium" align="right"]Even negative feedback betrays a hidden love. If this love were...

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‘Stop the Vatican-China agreement’

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Sixth Sunday in ordinary time: The touch of empathy

Today’s readings: Leviticus 13, 1-2.44-46; 1 Corinthians 10, 31 – 11, 1; Mark 1,...

Resilience in the spiritual journey

Resilience is normally defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties and unexpected challenges we...

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Marx on blessings for gay couples

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Fifth Sunday in ordinary time: The cry from the abyss

Today’s readings: Job 7, 1-4.6-7; 1 Corinthians 9, 16-19.22-23; Mark 1, 29-39. There are...

The scourge of cynicism

Together with corruption and hypocrisy, cynicism is another scourge of our society. It is the belief that there...

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Quotes and news

Humility and humiliation

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Fourth Sunday in ordinary time: Destabilising prophecy

Today’s readings: Deuteronomy 18, 15-20; 1 Corinthians 7, 32-35; Mark 1, 21-28. When...

Is that all there is…?

I still remember Jerry Leiber’s lyrics in the 1960s hit song Is That All There Is?: “When I was 12...

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Quotes and news

These are quotes from the Pope during his recent visit to Peru: Jesus gets involved In Lima,...

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Third Sunday in ordinary time: See clearly, live simply

Jonah 3, 1-5.10; 1 Corinthians 7, 29-31; Mk 1, 14-20. In today’s Scripture readings there...

Milestone or millstone?

Last year was marred by the brutal assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. This terrible event shed light on the...

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All are under attack

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Second Sunday in ordinary time: God’s networks

1 Sam 3, 3-10.19; 1 Cor 6, 13-15.17-20; Jn 1, 35-42. Christianity is not a message to be...

Appeal of faith

Many of us, at one stage or another, must have faced a crisis of faith. Since we are rational beings, the most...

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Let us remember our baptism

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The Epiphany of the Lord: Faith is a homecoming

Today’s readings: Isaiah 60, 1-6;  Ephesians 3, 2-3.5-6; Matthew 2, 1-12. In our talk...

‘Time is greater than space’

The first days of the new year are ripe to contemplate Pope Francis’s dictum for personal and communal...