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  • Church catastrophe

    Despite the brave front they project to the world, Roman Catholics are deeply demoralised. Just when they were hoping that the exposure of sexual abuse by Catholic priests would come to an end, a new major scandal has emerged, this time concerning...

  • What investors want

    What investors want

    Following on the introduction of the ePortfolio in 2016 and the further improvements to the ePortfolio service in 2017, the Malta Stock Exchange continues its good work of developing the range of information available to the public. Since its...

  • The Gospel is ‘good news’

    John Guillaumier (‘Sepulchres of God’, The Sunday Times of Malta, February 10) true to form, gleefully prophesies that before long “the empty pews will turn the churches of Malta into the ‘tombs and sepulchres’ of God”. God was just as cheerfully...

  • School violence

    The fracas of the teenager’s father who attacked a student at Pembroke secondary school, also injuring two educators, when he was called to meet school authorities over a fight his son had with ano­ther boy, could have been avoided. It was a big...

  • Sports at the Seminary

    I came to know that Mgr Anton Galea had died only two weeks ago. In the early 1960s, Fr Galea was our vice-rector at the Seminary, and he attached great importance to discipline. He would always ensure, for example, that students were properly...

  • Too much development

    I read with interest the report on the 15-story monster to be built on the Jerma Hotel site, (The Times of Malta, February 14). What struck me most was the fact that the phrase “the developers” appears six times, apart from the heading and the...

  • The Christian barometer

    In his message for the 27th Word Day of the Sick 2019, Pope Francis wrote: “The joy of gene­rous giving is a barometer of the health of a Christian”. If I profess to be a Christian, am I being a cheerful giver? Do I feel responsible for promoting...

  • Loaded terms

    Loaded terms

    I would like to weigh in on the minefield of loaded terms that is ‘women’s rights’ and abortion. A lot of misinformation has already been injected into the national consciousness by local agitators and ‘activists’, to the tune that women should...

  • Ethical standards

    Divisiveness in politics, religion and ethics have never been as manifest and abysmal in Malta as at present. Just have a look at the messages on Facebook whenever there is a thorny issue and you will come across a hate campaign beyond belief.

  • More secular

    Fr René Camilleri is reported to have commented that people are becoming ‘less’ secular (“Stop baptism at birth, drop religion clause”, February 13). I presume that this is a mere inadvertent typo and should have read ‘more’ secular.

  • The Church ‘product’

    I read the report on the interview with Fr René Camilleri. I can see from where his reasoning is coming and I fully agree, in concept, with the fact that many aspects of the Church – as an institution – have been reduced to pure ritual and that...

  • Balzan church facelift

    Balzan church facelift

    During a press conference given by the Archbishop’s Curia CEO, Michael Pace Ross and the Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds, Aaron Farrugia (February 2) it was stated that the Balzan parish church is among the beneficiaries of EU funds for...

  • Foolish believers

      I confess that as much as I disapprove calling unbelievers in the existence of God ‘foolish’, I wholeheartedly disapprove those who, like John Guillaumier, call “foolish believers those who believe in a supernatural being for which there is no...

  • Light rail transport

    Returning to Malta for a short stay, I noticed with interest the article by John Cassar White on the Malta Public Transport service (‘Sorry not in service’, February 11). The short-term solution is to reduce the overlap in bus services and to run...

  • Government property

    Government property

    After more than two centuries of distorted or incomplete text when tackling aspects of the French 1798-1800 period, one has to accept that few contributors bother to bring forward all relevant facts. As long as the national story feeds on...

  • Gozo logic

    Question 1: What makes Gozo, Gozo, that is, different to Malta? The fact that it is a sweet island, separated from Malta and that, as such, it is worth visiting. Join it to Malta and it will very quickly become like the present claustrophobic,...

  • For the record

    Further to my letter about the St Sebastian celebrations, I have been contacted by a member of the committee and told that the painting exhibited in the church was not loaned by Muża, as had happened in previous celebrations. My apologies to the...

  • High-end service

    Last Friday’s leader referred to a six-star Product Malta. However, irrespective of building luxurious hotels and corresponding infrastructure, the Maltese need to focus their efforts on developing a six-star service. The service offered by the...

  • Caravaggio academy

    I keep hoping St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation will heed my appeals and consider having an art studio at the planned Caravaggio Centre where students learn about the great artist’s technique and tourists would enjoy watching artists at work. Look...

  • Hang up the car keys

    Hang up the car keys

    I read the report titled ‘Prince Philip, 97, gives up licence after car crash’ (February 9). I think it was wise for the Duke of Edinburgh to voluntarily give up his automobile driving licence in the wake of his recent serious roll-over accident...