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25th Sunday in ordinary time: Counterculture

Wisdom 2, 12.17-20; James 3, 16 - 4,3; Mk 9, 30-37 Patriotism and national security have often...

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The great and ultimate criterion

“I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed...

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Quotes and news - September 23, 2018

Abuse and clericalism

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24th Sunday in ordinary time: Quantum leap needed

Today’s readings: Isaiah 5, 5-9; James 2, 14-18; Mark 8, 27-35. In any evolutionary...

A thirst for spiritual conversation

A life without God is empty, and the more we experience the emptiness within the more we struggle to give meaning...

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Quotes and news - September 16, 2018

Pope’s interview with Il Sole 24 Ore

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23rd Sunday in ordinary time: Listening to the world’s pain

Today’s readings: Isaiah 35, 4-7; James 2, 1-5; Mark 7, 31-37. If there is one...

Servant leadership

These are not easy times to give examples of moral leaders in today’s political and business world. It is...

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Quotes and news - September 9, 2018

Australian bishops defend seal of confession

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22nd Sunday in ordinary time: Irreligious religion

Today’s readings: Deuteronomy 4, 1-2.6-8; James 1, 17-18.21-22.27; Mark 7,...

A community of sinful saints

A few weeks ago, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the former Archbishop of Washington, DC, Theodore...

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Quotes and news

Forgiving those who hurt us

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21st Sunday in ordinary time: Shechem today

Today’s readings: Joshua 24, 1-2.15-18; Ephesians 5, 21-32; John 6, 60-69. There is very...

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Mercy… but what mercy?

Humanity has made great strides since the time when might was right and only the fittest survived. Some call this...

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Quotes and news

Last Monday, the Vatican released a letter by Pope Francis addressed to all Catholics in which he spoke in strong...

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Maltese family chosen to give service at the IX World Meeting of Families in Ireland

Jesmond Magro, together with his wife Joanne and their daughter Grazia, of Żabbar, members of the Disciples of...

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20th Sunday in ordinary time: Wisdom that redeems

Today’s readings: Proverbs 9, 1-6; Ephesians 5, 15-20; John 6, 51-58. The Frankenstein...

Lord of the dance

Not too long ago, I had the privilege of attending a marriage ceremony in the Dominican church in Rabat. The...

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Quotes and news - August 19. 2018

Pope: ‘Do good’

Mosta parish church celebrates first feast as basilica

Archbishop Charles Scicluna celebrated Mass at Mosta Basilica on the occasion of the feast of the Assumption of...