They reached Jericho; and as he left Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus — that is, the son of Timaeus — a blind beggar, was sitting at the side of the road. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout and cry out, ‘Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me.’ And many of them scolded him and told him to keep quiet, but he only shouted all the louder, ‘Son of David, have pity on me.’ Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him here.’ So they called the blind man over… Read more »
On Tuesday, 25th May, 2010, Archbishop Paul Cremona presented prizes to winners of a children’s competition organized by the Diocesan Commission for Children. This competition was part of the activities organised to mark Pope Benedict’s XVI visit to Malta. Many drawings, e-cards and writings were submitted by children aged 6 – 12 years. An audio visual presentation highlighted moments from the warm welcome given to Pope Benedict XVI at St George’s Square, Valletta during his visit in Malta… Read more »
Holy See-Israel relations continued on a positive course last week with another successful meeting of bilateral commission.
The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel met last Thursday “to continue negotiations pursuant to Article 10 § 2 of the Fundamental Agreement,” a Vatican communiqué reported.”
The Fundamental Agreement was signed Dec. 30, 1993, and it established diplomatic relationships between the two entities… Read more »
They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem; Jesus was walking on ahead of them; they were in a daze, and those who followed were apprehensive. Once more taking the Twelve aside he began to tell them what was going to happen to him, ‘Now we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man is about to be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes… Read more »
On Tuesday, 25th May, 2010, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. blessed the statue of a sorrowful ‘Mother of God’, situated just infront of the main entrance of Mater Dei Hospital. The statue was unveiled by Health Minister Joe Cassar. The three metre high bronze statue is the work of a 30 year old artist from Qrendi, Christopher Ebejer. The statue was cast at Chetcuti Foundry of Luqa… Read more »
With Sunday’s feast of Pentecost, the youth of Catholic Action have begun a three-stage spiritual preparation for the 2011 World Youth Day in Madrid.
“It is the time to begin our spiritual pilgrimage in preparation for Madrid’s WYD, to start ‘warming’ the heart and mind,” said Chiara Finocchietti, the vice president of Italy’s youth branch. “At the center of this journey we place prayer and the support of the saints.”
Catholic Action leaders are proposing the spiritual pilgrimage for all countries where the group is active… Read more »
‘Look,’ he said to him, ‘we have left everything and followed you.’ Jesus said, ‘In truth I tell you, there is no one who has left house, brothers, sisters, mother, father, childrenwill not receive a hundred times as much, houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and land — and persecutions too — now in this present time and, in the world to come, eternal life… Read more »
On Wednesday, 2nd June, 2010, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. will celebrate Mass at the Mdina Cathedral, at 7.00p.m. All priests and lay people are invited to participate. After Mass, the Archbishop will lead a Eucharistic procession along the roads of Mdina and gives his blessing from the bastions.
The Malta Ecumenical Council together with the Ecumenical Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta is organising an Ecumenical Service on the occassion of the Feast of Pentecost.
Rev. Doug McRoberts will preside over the service, which will take place on Thursday, 27th May, 2010, between 6.00 p.m. and 6.45 p.m. at Saint Austin Church, Bakery Street, Valletta.
Photo (below): The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Thursday, 21st January, 2010… Read more »
“Let’s give a warm welcome to the Pope. Let’s live his arrival deeply. He is a man of dialogue, of peace and justice. His visit to our island will strengthen all these values our society needs”. About two weeks before Benedict XVI’s apostolic journey to Cyprus (4-6 June), this appeal is made by the Maronite archbishop of Cyprus, Youssef Soueif, who is the general coordinator of the visit for the Cypriot Catholic community… Read more »