Monthly Archives: July 2010

Daily Gospel – 28th July

Matthew 13,44-46

‘The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off in his joy, sells everything he owns and buys the field. ‘Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it… Read more »


The Archbishop’s Curia would like to announce that with effect from today, Tuesday, 27th July 2010, all temporary directives regulating Holy Communion are revoked.  These directives were put into practice in July 2009 owing to a number of medical cases involving Influenza caused by the A-H1N1 virus.  This decision has been taken since the Curia has now  been informed by the local Health Authorities that in Malta, there are no longer any reports of patients suffering from the said virus… Read more »


Pope in Castel Gandolfo

A video clip from the Vatican Television Center offers an inside look at Benedict XVI’s time of “rest” at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.

The images portray the Pope going over a manuscript in his office, contemplating the landscape from a window of the apostolic palace and reciting the rosary together with his secretary, Monsignor Georg Gaenswein… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 27th July

Matthew 13,36-43

Then, leaving the crowds, he went to the house; and his disciples came to him and said, ‘Explain to us the parable about the darnel in the field.’  He said in reply, ‘The sower of the good seed is the Son of man.  The field is the world; the good seed is the subjects of the kingdom; the darnel, the subjects of the Evil One;  the enemy who sowed it, the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels.   … Read more »


Pope in Castel Gandolfo

Before he prayed the Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI addressed those present beneath the balcony of the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo. He referred to today’s gospel and emphasised the importance of prayer, especially the praying of the Our Father. In his reflections, he said that “he who prays, is never alone. His prayers are one with the Churchs’ prayer”.

After the Angelus, as usual, he greeted those present in different languages, including the English.  … Read more »


For any institution, the founding years are the most inspiring. The founding years of the Catholic Church were recorded particularly in the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. The Gospels are an account of the life of its Founder, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the way that he prepared the first apostles and disciples to form the backbone of the Church… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 26th July

Matthew 13,31-35

He put another parable before them, ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air can come and shelter in its branches.’  He told them another parable, ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’  In all this Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables; indeed, he would never speak to them except in parables.   … Read more »

July 26 – August 1


9.30 a.m. The Archbishop presides over a Curia senior staff meeting.

6.30 p.m. The Archbishop celebrates Mass at Blata l-Bajda Chapel, with a group of priests who follow the spirituality of Saint George Preca, on the occasion of the first centenary from his birth.


6.15 p.m. The Archbishop ordains Rev. Llewellyn Muscat O.P. to the priesthood during a celebration of Mass at Saint Dominic Parish Church, Valletta… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 25th July

Luke 11, 1-13

Now it happened that he was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’  He said to them, ‘When you pray, this is what to say: Father, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come;  give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins,  for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us… Read more »