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Passion Sunday: He’s a different God

Today’s readings; Isaiah 50, 4-7; Philippians 2, 6-11; Luke 22, 14 - 23, 56. Every time we...

‘I am about to do a new thing’

The trees, whose leaves had been stolen, are clothed again with flowers. All the earth is in blossom, proclaiming...

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Quotes and news - April 14, 2019

‘Sin no more’

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Fifth Sunday of Lent: The brighter future

Today’s readings: Isaiah 43, 16-21; Philippians 3, 8-14; John 8, 1-11. The important...

Protecting the voiceless

The social acceptance of abortion is a profound moral failure and pretends that such decisions can be relegated...

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Quotes and news - April 7, 2019

Pope Francis visited Morocco last weekend. The following are extracts from some of his speeches: A...

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Fourth Sunday of Lent: Serenity of homecoming

Joshua 5, 9-12; 2 Cor. 5, 17-21; Luke 15, 1-3.11-32. The parable of the Prodigal Son, one of the...

Beyond the displacement of people

A large multitude of people are being displaced every year as they are forced to move from one country to another...

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Quotes and news - March 31, 2019

‘Do not obey orders to shoot’

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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...