On January 1st 2010, Dar tal-Providenza in Siggiewi will host thousands of people for the next Open Day organized by Radio RTK to collect funds for the Home. The live television broadcast will start at 9.00am with Holy Mass from the chapel of the Home and will continue up to just after midnight when the total sum collected during the day will be announced… Read more »
The International Catholic Union of the Press is underlining the media’s role in building economic justice, and is calling on journalists to serve humanity and creation, rather than individual agendas. The union affirmed this in a document titled “Media for Social and Economic Justice,” published this week in order to “emphasize the importance and role of journalism in finding lasting solutions to problems we all face worldwide.”
“Social and economic justice forms the foundation for a peaceful and prosperous world,” the document stated… Read more »
Benedict XVI, while highlighting key events of this year, noted that 2009 has “passed largely under the sign of Africa.”
The Pope affirmed this today when he had his traditional exchange of Christmas greetings with prelates and members of the Roman Curia. In this annual address, the Holy Father highlights key events of the year. This year he spoke about his apostolic trip to Cameroon and Angola, which took place March 17-23, as well as the Synod of Bishops for Africa, held Oct… Read more »
The Pontifical Mission for Palestine, a Papal agency for Middle East relief and development, celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. This Holy See agency was founded in 1949 as a “temporary” solution to help Palestinian refugees until their situation could be resolved. The anniversary celebration was held last month in the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center.
Archbishop Antonio Franco, apostolic nuncio to Israel, presided over a Mass for the occasion, which was concelebrated by Archbishop Elias Chacour of Akka, Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, auxiliary of Jerusalem, Monsignor William Shomali, chancellor of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and other priests… Read more »
Il-Ħadd 27 ta’ Diċembru 2009, l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona OP, l-Arċisqof Emeritus Ġużeppi Merċieqa u l-Isqof Annetto Depasquale laqgħu lin-nies għall-bdil tal-awguri tal-Milied u s-Sena l-Ġdida.
Skond ix-xewqa tal-Papa Benedittu XVI, din is-sena hija ddedikata lis-saċerdoti u għalhekk, fost dawk li attendew għall-bdil tal-awguri, kien hemm 87 żgħażugħ li qed iħejju għas-saċerdozju. Minn dawn iż-żgħażagħ, 36 qed iħejju biex isiru saċerdoti djoċesani filwaqt li 51 huma reliġjużi minn 10 ordnijiet reliġjużi differenti… Read more »
Christians need to make the first move in offering reconciliation and establishing peace, which includes accepting the blame for wrongdoings, Pope Benedict XVI said. “Today we must learn once again to be able to recognize guilt, we must shake off the illusion of being innocent,” the pope said Dec. 21 in his annual pre-Christmas address to the Roman Curia and cardinals who reside in Rome… Read more »
8.30 a.m. onwards. The Archbishop visits elderly priests in their homes.
4.30 p.m. The Archbishop visits the cloistered nuns at St. Peter’s Monastery, Mdina.
6.00 p.m. The Archbishop holds a meeting and celebrates Mass with the laypeople of the Dominican order at the Apap Institute, St Venera.
9.00 a.m. The Archbishop visits the cloistered nuns at St Catherine’s Monastery and later at St Ursola Monastery, Valletta… Read more »
Ninni, la tibkix iżjed, ninni… O lejl ta’ skiet, lejl tal-Milied, Għanja ħelwa… Qed jinfirex mal-widien, leħen l-anġli tas-Smewwiet… in-noti tal-għanjiet tradizzjonali Maltin tal-Milied, fil-jiem li għaddew, u b’mod speċjali fil-lejl ta’ bejn il-Ħamis u l-Ġimgħa dwew madwar it-toroq tal-bliet u l-irħula Maltin hekk kif mijiet ta’ nies akkumpanjaw il-purċissjoni tradizzjonali tal-Milied.
Joe Galea, Segretarju Ġenerali tas-Soċjetà tad-Duttrina Nisranija, il-MUSEUM, qal lil IL-ĠENSillum online dil-ġimgħa li l-purċissjoni, mibdija minn San Ġorġ Preca 88 sena ilu, illum issir f’66 lokalità f’Malta u Għawdex u f’ħames postijiet oħra madwar id-dinja… Read more »
Pope Benedict XVI
The liturgy of the Mass at Dawn reminded us that the night is now past, the day has begun; the light radiating from the cave of Bethlehem shines upon us.
The Bible and the Liturgy do not, however, speak to us about a natural light, but a different, special light, which is somehow directed to and focused upon “us”, the same “us” for whom the Child of Bethlehem “is born”… Read more »
Il-Ġimgħa, 24 ta’ Diċembru 2009, l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona OP ċċelebra l-Quddiesa ta’ lejlet il-Milied fil-Katidral tal-Imdina (ritratti).
Nhar il-Milied, l-Arċisqof mexxa Quddiesa Stazzjonali Konċelebrata fil-KonKatidral ta’ San Ġwann. Intant nhar il-Ħadd, 28 ta’ Diċembru, mid-9.30am sal-11.30am, l-Arċisqof se jkun fil-Palazz tal-Arċisqof, il-Belt, biex jilqa’ lil kull min jixtieq iżuru personalment biex jagħtih l-awguri ta’ żmien il-Milied u l-bidu ta’ Sena Ġdida… Read more »