Pope Benedict XVI
Benedict XVI dedicated today’s Wednesday audience to St. Joseph Cafasso on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his death. The Pope offered lay and religious people in particular the example of a Piedmontese priest who dedicated his life to education, confession, spiritual direction and apostolate among the poor and the prisoners.
“That of St. Joseph Cafasso is a living and topical message”, said the Pontiff… Read more »
Is-Soċjeta’ Missjunarja ta’ San Pawl, illum tagħlaq mitt sena mit-twaqqif tagħha (1910 – 2010). Kien fit-30 ta’ Ġunju ta’ l-1910 li Mons. Ġiuseppe De Piro laqgħa l-ewwel żewg membri fis-Soċjeta’. Għal din l-okkażjoni, illejla fis-6.00 p.m., fil-Katidral tal-Imdina, il-membri kollha tas-Soċjeta’, se jingħaqdu ma’ l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. biex flimkien jirringrazzjaw lil Alla għall-grazzja ta’ tant ħidmiet imwettqa mis-Soċjeta’ hawn Malta, u fl-Abbisinja, Awstralja, Peru’, Filippini, Pakistan, Stati Uniti ta’ l-Amerika u l-Kanada… Read more »
On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th, June, 2010, Archbishop Paul Cremona OP celebrated Mass at Saint Domenico Savio Oratory and at Saint Francis Church in Birkirkara and afterwards met the people residing in the area. CLICK HERE for the Archbishop’s Pastoral Visit programme in Birkirkara.
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When he reached the territory of the Gadarenes on the other side, two demoniacs came towards him out of the tombs – they were so dangerously violent that nobody could use that path. Suddenly they shouted, ‘What do you want with us, Son of God? Have you come here to torture us before the time?’ Now some distance away there was a large herd of pigs feeding, and the devils pleaded with Jesus, ‘If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.’ And he said to them, ‘Go then,’ and they came out and made for the pigs; and at that the whole herd charged down the cliff into the lake and perished in the water… Read more »
In 2009, 140 developing countries benefited from the financial aids allocated by the European Commission to cooperation and humanitarian aids. Barroso’s Executive Committee adopted the 2010 Report on External Aids that, if we add up all entries, amount to about 12 billion euros, out of the EU’s total annual budget of 143 billion (9%).
In addition, new plans were adopted last year, such as the “Food Aid”, “Flex Vulnerability” (support to national budgets), “Fast Start” (climate change)… Read more »
The feast of Blessed Nazju Falzon will be celebrated on Thursday, 1st July 2010.
Mass will be celebrated at the Franciscan Church, Valletta, the burial place of Blessed Nazju Falzon, as follows : 7.15am, 10.00 am (for the intention of the sick), 11.00am. At 6.15pm, there will be a concelebrated mass, with the participation of the members of the Catholic Enquiry Centre. … Read more »
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said, ‘who do you say I am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! … Read more »
Card. Tarcisio Bertone
Last week’s police raid in Belgium which broke up a meeting of the country’s Catholic bishops – who were discussing how to deal with the paedophile priest crisis – took the Vatican by complete surprise.
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State – Pope Benedict’s number two – was furious when he learned about how the police prevented the bishops from leaving the building where they had been meeting for nine hours, and took away their mobile telephones to prevent them communicating with their staff or with the Vatican… Read more »
F’dawn il-ġranet Mons Charles J. Scicluna, Promotur tal-Ġustizzja fil-Kongregazzjoni għad-Duttrina tal-Fidi, iltaqa’ ma’ diversi persuni allegati vittmi ta’ abbużi sesswali. Mons Scicluna irrefera lil dawn il-persuni għar-Response Team ta’ l-Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta u inkoraġġihom jikkooperaw bis-sħiħ ma’ l-investigazzjoni li qegħda tagħmel il-Knisja f’Malta.
Qiegħdin nippublikaw ukoll l-ittra li biha l-Eċċellenza Tiegħu, Mons. Luis Ladaria S.I., Segretarju ta’ l-istess Kongregazzjoni, introduċa l-ħidma ta’ Mons… Read more »
Archbishop Paul Cremona speaks to Kurt Sansone about the Holy Communion controversy, divorce, and Church leadership.
The Church is perturbed by secularisation. Why?
We have to distinguish between secularisation, which is the process of dividing state from Church, and secularism, which is a way of saying that any mention of God or religion is alien to society… Read more »