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  • Eternal life

    I almost thank John Guillaumier for once more challenging me to air my views alongside his. This time it is about the prayer of a distraught and helpless mother who lost her son in a horrible mishap (February 5). I believe in eternal life, which...

  • Coincidence

    I read somewhere, I do not remember where, that our Prime Minister’s favourite author is a person whose surname is Grant and the first letter of his first name is ‘E’. Is this a coincidence connected to the up-to-now mysterious Egrant company in...

  • Tunnel analysis

    I read the article ‘Gozitans should decide’ by Emanuel Galea (February 8). While largely in agreement with the substance of the article and fully sympathising with the relative hardships our Gozitan brothers and sisters have to suffer as...

  • Church media

    In my letter ‘The Church v Labour’ (January 4), I wrote: “Ever since Mgr Charles Scicluna was appointed Archbishop of the diocese he has attracted harsh criticism for the overt politically-biased comments he has made. The main accusations were...

  • A weighty problem

    A weighty problem

    I have been fighting Air Malta’s unreasonableness over the allowed weight of suitcases. My husband and I were travelling to Vienna just before Christmas to board a liner for a Danube cruise. We decided to fly Air Malta and travel business as this...

  • The gentle Doberman

    It was Louis Dobermann who created the Dobermann breed in 1899. As a young man, he worked as a tax collector. Tax used to be paid in cash then but many were those who set their guard dogs free to drive away the taxman. Dobermann thought it best to...

  • Farewell to pensions

    The Times of Malta reported on February 4 that the Prime Minister stated that those who wanted to do away with the influx of foreign workers were also turning their back on economic growth and positive social measures like increased...

  • A Carmelite icon

    Allow me to inform readers about spiritual writer and theologian Fr John Brenninger, a prominent person in the Carmelite order whose books were studied by the novices. He was born in Freising, Bavaria on April 16, 1890, to very humble parents.

  • Consecrated life today

    In the homily delivered on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, on February 2, during the 23rd World Day for Consecrated Life, Pope Francis said: “Consecrated life is... not about survival but new life. ‘But… there are only a few of us…’...

  • Promoting cycling in Malta

    Promoting cycling in Malta

    The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Ian Borg, made ludicrous and unfounded comments about cycling in Malta (‘The country has chosen to grow’, The Sunday Times of Malta, February 3). The Bicycle Advocacy Group felt that these comments...

  • Metro system

    What an excellent concept study is Konrad Xuereb’s Malta metro system feature (The Sunday Times of Malta, February 3). Others have previously suggested a Malta metro rail system that connects with Gozo, but Dr Xuereb’s proposal has professional...

  • ‘Sepulchres’ of God

    The Sunday Times of Malta (January 27) reported that “in 1967, more than 80 per cent of Catholics in Malta went to Mass. By 2040, only 10 per cent will. Data from last census shows young people are staying away in droves.” The empty pews will turn...

  • Poor ferry service

    Poor ferry service

    Several Gozitan employees who cross over to Malta with their own means of transport every Sunday evening are finding it extremely difficult to board the 7pm ferry, even though they leave home by 6.30pm in order to be in the queue at Mġarr at the...

  • New evangelisation

    Reference is made to the article ‘Church targets poor to tackle Mass attendance’ (February 7). In view of the misleading headline, we would like to clarify and reproduce in full our original reply (below) to the questions put by the Times of Malta...

  • Scaremongers

    A well-known Nationalist Party exponent, Godfrey Leone Ganado, brazenly opined his view on how the party can ever hope to topple the Labour Party from government. According to him, only “an economic crash”, which would result in “a large sector of...

  • Cute attractions

    Cute attractions

    Last month, the Times of Malta carried a picture on the front page (January 14) of a young girl handling a docile Alpaca, which grows to about 90cm tall. Were it not for the affection the Times of Malta has for animals we would know much less...

  • Tragicomedy

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat really must think the electorate stupid. He will drop the Egrant libel case if Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family accepts the inquiry conclusions. This man fits the storyline of The emperor’s new clothes perfectly. The...

  • Ease their misery

    On behalf of the missionaries working in Jerusalem, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the members of the Mission Fund, Mosta for their generous donation of €2,000 sent to me last January. We Franciscan Sisters of the Heart of Jesus...

  • Alarm bells

    Ironically, on the same day we were regaled with Eddy Privitera’s latest ranting protestations about people offending the wonderful mischievous Joseph Muscat (‘Political imprudence’, February 5), the front page headline said ‘OLAF asked to probe...

  • Pensions

    It seems Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has got used living in his Ivory Tower and content dishing out crumbs to us pensioners adding insult to injury by saying that, were it not for the taking on of foreign workers, our pensions might be at...