Monthly Archives: July 2010


L-aħbar din il-ġimgħa li l-Qorti Ewropea tad-Drittijiet tal-Bniedem iddeċidiet favur Alġerin li fetaħ kawża kontra Malta u ordnat li jingħata €12,000 bħala kumpens  minħabba li s-sistema preżenti Maltija naqset li tipproteġih minn perjodu twil u inutli ta’ detenzjoni, hi preokkupanti u fil-fehma tagħna għandha almenu sservi biex b’mod oġġettiv ikunu riveduti l-kundizzjonijiet li jgħixu fihom ħafna mill-immigranti irregolari li jinsabu f’pajjiżna, barra s’intendi l-kunċett kollu tad-detenzjoni fih innifisu… Read more »


On Tuesday, 27th July, 2010, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. ordained Rev. Llewellyn Muscat O.P. to the priesthood during a celebration of Mass at Saint Dominic Parish Church, Valletta. Concelebrating with His Grace, besides a large group of Religious and Diocesan priests, were three Maltese bishops: H.E. the Archbishop Emeritus Mgr Joseph Mercieca, the Vicar General H.L. Mgr Annetto Depasquale, and the Apostolic Vicar of Benghasi, Libya H.E… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 31st July

Matthew 14,1-12

At that time Herod the tetrarch heard about the reputation of Jesus and said to his court, ‘This is John the Baptist himself; he has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculousHerodJohn had told him, ‘It is against the Law for you to have her.’ He had wanted to kill him but was afraid of the people, who regarded John as a prophet… Read more »


The Vatican official in charge of evangelization is hailing Chinese priests and bishops for their testimony of unity with the Church, while recalling that ruptures in communion are a consequence of sin.

Cardinal Ivan Dias, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, addressed the bishops and priests of mainland China in a July 5 letter released today.

Addressing the Chinese, the cardinal observed: “Your testimony and your messages received here at the missionary congregation fill us with consolation and spur us to pray fervently that the Lord may render you ever stronger in the faith and sustain your activity to propagate the Good News of Jesus Christ in your beloved country.”

In speaking of the importance of bishops and priests as “operators of unity,” he highlighted the essential element of communion with the Holy Father… Read more »


Thursday 29 July 2010 was a special and memorable day for Kidstart Summer Club, which is run by Vista Coop at St Theresa Junior Lyceum in Mriehel, who welcomed H.E. Archbishop Paul Cremona.

Around 200 children between 8 and 11 years of age gave a warm welcome to the Archbishop with songs and purchases of food for families in need which they gathered during that week… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 30th July

Matthew 13,54-58

Coming to his home town, Jesus taught the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were astonished and said, ‘Where did the man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?  This is the carpenter’s son, surely? Is not his mother the woman called Mary, and his brothers JamesJoseph and Simon and Jude?  His sisters, too, are they not all here with us? … Read more »


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Archbishop Antonio Mennini, until now the Pope’s representative to the Russian Federation, is now the Holy See’s first apostolic nuncio to the country, the Vatican is reporting.

The archbishop presented his letters of credence to Foreign Affairs Minister Sergej Lavrov on July 15 in a ceremony that was followed by a “cordial” meeting, reported the Vatican press office.

Last December, Benedict XVI and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev agreed to upgrade relations between the two sides to full diplomatic ties, which raises the level of representation to apostolic nuncio and embassy… Read more »

Official opening of the ‘World Youth Day’ Year

Nhar it-13 ta` Awissu, 2010, ser nagħtu bidu uffiċċjali għas-sena tal-World Youth Day 2011. L-attivita` ser tieħu forma ta` Ċelebrazzjoni Ewkaristika u Kunċert ta` mużika Kristjana f’atmosfera ta` festa għaż-żgħażagħ. Din ser issir fl-Imġarr, Malta bil-kollaborazzjoni taz-żgħażagħ Imġarrin li ġew ikkummissjonati li jikkoordinaw din il-festa. Il-Parroċċa tal-Imġarr tkun qed tħejji għall-festa ta` Santa Marija, u għalhekk ser ningħaqdu maż-żgħażagħ Imġarrin f’festa waħda… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 29th July

John 11,19-27

Many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming she went to meet him. Mary remained sitting in the house. Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died, but even now I know that God will grant whatever you ask of him.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ Martha said, ‘I know he will rise again at the resurrection on the last day.’ Jesus said: I am the resurrection… Read more »



In the preparation for the visit of 10,000 youth with disabilities coming to Madrid for the 2011 World Youth Day, volunteers are receiving special training as helpers for the handicapped.

The Alares Foundation signed an agreement with World Youth Day organizers and its collaborator, the Madrid Vivo Foundation, about a program to train volunteers in caring for those with disabilities.

The Alares Foundation is committed to teach the volunteers to aid disabled visitors in a way appropriate to their needs… Read more »