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Third Sunday of Lent: Opting for the long view

Today’s readings: Exodus 3,1-8.13-15; 1 Corinthians 10,1-6.10-12; Luke 13,1-9. Perhaps...

A blessing in disguise

No one denies that that the Catholic Church has hit rock-bottom. The issues that are contributing towards this...

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Quotes and news - March 24, 2019

Transfiguration and suffering

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Second Sunday of Lent: Seeing through the cloud

Today’s readings: Genesis 15, 5-12.17-18; Philippians 3, 17 - 4, 1; Luke 9, 28-36. Today...

Formation of conscience

In the recent past, many Maltese voters must have been baffled and perplexed at the readiness with which our MPs...

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Quotes and news - March 17, 2019

Assuming our responsibility

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First Sunday of Lent: Faith is transformative

Today’s readings: Deuteronomy 26, 4-10; Romans 10, 8-13; Luke 4, 1-13. This is the first...

Much more than a ftira

Travelling to Floriana these past weeks, my eyes fell on a billboard depicting a large ftira, a typical Maltese...

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Quotes and news - March 10, 2019

Last Wednesday the Catholic Church started celebrating the season of Lent. The following are excerpts from Pope...

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Eighth Sunday in ordinary time: Language of the heart

Today’s readings: Ecclesiasticus 27, 5-8; 1 Corinthians 15, 54-58; Luke 6, 39-45. It can...

Free from fear

When faced with the challenges of our time, we are often tempted to abandon our dream of freedom, shut ourselves...

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Quotes and news - March 3, 2019

Let the aid in – bishops

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Against minimalism

Today’s readings: 1 Samuel 26, 2.7-9.11-13.22-23; 1 Corinthians 15,45-49; Luke 6,...

Crooks or gods

Amazing how judging someone can be such a tricky thing both for the judge and the judged. Let’s...

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Quotes and news - February 24, 2019

‘Eliminate the concept of holy war’

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Sixth Sunday in ordinary time: Trust we build on

Today’s readings: Jeremiah 17, 5-8; 1 Corinthians 15, 12.16-20; Luke 6, 17.20-26. How can...

The wounded Church

This Thursday, the high-level four-day summit on clerical sexual abuse summoned by Pope Francis last September,...

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Quotes and news - February 17, 2019

Inclusive justice

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Feast of St Paul’s shipwreck: The true storm

Today’s readings: Wisdom 14, 3-7; Acts 27, 16 - 28, 10; Mark 16, 15-20. There are...

A message out of the waters

Today’s solemn remembrance of the mighty storm which brought St Paul to our shores, narrated with so much...