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  • 20th Sunday in ordinary time: It is faith that matters

    Today’s readings: Isaiah 56, 1.6-7; Romans 11, 13-15.29-32; Matthew 15, 21-28. Ideally, religions should transcend boundaries and by nature be inclusive, promoting unity in diversity and fraternity. But as we all know, the truth on the ground is...

  • Santa Marija agrarian show

    Santa Marija agrarian show

    Hundreds of people visited the historic and traditional Santa Marija show at Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria as part of the Santa Marija festivities. Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana inaugurated the two-day show on Monday. It was blessed by Gozo...

  • Michael Bolton in Malta

    Michael Bolton in Malta

    Singer Michael Bolton performed at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on August 4 and 6. He is seen here with Xejk TV and Calypso Radio presenter Twanny Scerri (left). Both concerts were organised by CMC Promotions.

  • Maltese students at China international youth festival

    A group of 10 Maltese students, members of Pulse, recently took part in the International Youth Arts Festival in Beijing organised by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). During the visit, Karl Attard,...

  • Silence is not golden

    Silence is not golden

    In a landmark document of 1998, entitled ‘Living the Gospel of Life’, the Catholic Bishops of the US made a fervent appeal for Catholics to fulfil their vocation in the public arena. In the light of unfolding events in Malta, this document is very...

  • Feast of the Assumption in Żebbuġ

    Today, Żebbuġ celebrates the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady. Masses will be said at 5.30am, 7am, 8am, 11am and at 6.30pm. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will concelebrate Pontifical Mass with the parish clergy at 9am. Fr Joe Buttigieg, OFM Cap, will...

  • Second annual Malta Film Festival

    The second Malta Film Festival will be showcasing incredible talent from all areas of global filmmaking in a beautiful and vibrant setting. Focused on highlighting the diversity on show in modern film, particularly that of Mediterranean cine­ma,...

  • Historic building visits inspire creative pupils to publish book

    Historic building visits inspire creative pupils to publish book

    Five wonderful stories written by San Anton School Grade 2 pupils and their teachers, which were inspired after visiting five varied and interesting buildings around Malta, have been published in a book entitled Who Lived Here? After visiting...

  • Quotes and news

    Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne emphasised that priests are under an absolute moral obligation to preserve the secrecy of the confessional. The archbishop was reacting to a recommendation by an Australian Royal Commission that would oblige...

  • Children carry Leone flag

    Children carry Leone flag

    Last Monday, eve of the feast of Santa Marija, Fr Maximillian Grech concelebrated Mass for parish children with the participation of the Aurora Youth Choir at the Cathedral in Victoria. After Mass, the Leone Band led the march Tal-Bandiera from...

  • Maltese Cross Corps delegation in Paderborn

    Maltese Cross Corps delegation in Paderborn

    A delegation from the Maltese Cross Corps recently attended the Libori Fest held in Paderborn, Germany. The delegation, made up of president Victor Tonna, administrative secretary Saviour Farrugia, committee member and administrator of the Meals...

  • Project finds multiple benefits of green roofs

    Project finds multiple benefits of green roofs

    Green roofs can be effective in reducing the use of energy for air conditioning, especially in the hotter months, a four-year re­search project at the University of Malta has concluded. The results of the project were presented at a seminar held...

  • Open-air concert

    Open-air concert

    The Leone Band organised its traditional open-air concert  in Republic Street, Victoria, as part of the celebrations marking the feast of Santa Marija. Under the musical direction of Mro Colin Attard, the Leone Band executed classical, symphonic...

  • Announcements

    MERCIECA. On August 19, at Mater Dei Hospital, ANTON, aged 88, a beloved husband and father, passed peacefully away comforted by the rites of Holy Church surrounded by his family. He leaves to mourn his loss his dearest wife Clarissa, his family...

  • Researchers developing system to determine most fuel-efficient aircraft climbs, descents

    Researchers developing system to determine most fuel-efficient aircraft climbs, descents

    A consortium of researchers from the University of Malta’s Institute of Aerospace Technologies, QuAero and Malta Air Traffic Services are conducting research to develop a system to reduce aircraft fuel consumption during their climbs and descents...

  • Gozo Philatelic Society stamp covers

    Gozo Philatelic  Society stamp covers

    The Gozo Philatelic Society issued two stamp covers featuring the statues of Santa Marija found at the Cathedral in Victoria and Żebbuġ. The covers, by Anthony Grech (pictured, right), were released to coincide with the ‘Maltese Festa’ stamp issue...

  • The President’s engagements

    7.30am The President meets Qormi mayor Jesmond Aquilina at San Anton Palace, Attard. 9am The President receives US Senator Rand Paul on a courtesy call at San Anton Palace. 10.30am The President meets representatives of the Birzebbuga Regeneration...

  • Promoting water sustainability at Mosta school

    Two projects supported by the HSBC water programme Catch the Drop are promoting water sustainability at Maria Regina College Secondary School, Żokrija, Mosta. One project involved recovering rainwater and directing it to a water tank and a filter...

  • Swedish youths visit

    Swedish youths visit

    Swedish youths from the Jorlanda parish in Gothenburg were in Gozo as part of their Christian formation training programme. The group met youths attending the Don Bosco Oratory, where they gave some help in the running of various activities at the...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Empire Pharmacy, 46, Melita Street, Valletta (2122 5785);Lister Pharmacy, 678, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun (2124 5627);Evans Pharmacy, 96/98, St Sebastian Street, Qormi (2148 7020);Brown’s Pharmacy 32, Fleur-de-Lys Road, Birkirkara (2148 8884);St...

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