Monthly Archives: July 2010


Minn Ottubru li ġej, l-Istitut ta’ Formazzjoni Pastorali se jkun qed jorganizza jew jgħin biex jittellgħu 15-il kors ta’ formazzjoni Nisranija, intiżi għal sezzjonijiet differenti tal-Knisja f’Malta.

Dan qalu lil IL-ĠENSILLUM online Fr Mark Sultana, Delegat tal-Arċisqof għal dan l-istitut, waqt li fisser li dawn qed jgħinu biex l-Istitut ikompli jwettaq il-missjoni afdata f’idu mis-Sinodu Djoċesan biex jgħin fil-formazzjoni tal-komunità Nisranija f’Malta… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 24th July

Matthew 13,24-30

He put another parable before them, ‘The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, then the darnel appeared as well. The owner’s labourers went to him and said, “Sir, was it not good seed that you sowed in your field? … Read more »


Pope Benedict XVI

“The Friends of Jesus” is the title of a new book for children by Benedict XVI in which he recounts the story of the twelve Apostles and St. Paul.

The book, forty-eight pages long and illustrated by the Italian artist Franco Vignazia, has been published by the publishing house San Giuliano Milanese. It brings together a number of passages from the Pope’s catecheses in his Wednesday general audiences, according to the “Osservatore Romano” newspaper… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 23rd July

Matthew 5,13-16

‘You are salt for the earth. But if salt loses its taste, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled under people’s feet. 14 ‘You are light for the world. A city built on a hill-top cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp to put it under a tub; they put it on the lamp-stand where it shines for everyone in the house… Read more »


Theology of the Body

An upcoming Theology of the Body Congress is now being offered worldwide through the Internet, as the onsite registration has been sold out.

The Theology of the Body Institute is holding its first national congress July 28-30 near Philadelphia, drawing in a variety of speakers to give presentations and workshops on this topic from various perspectives: pastoral ministry, catechesis and evangelization, philosophy and theology, marriage and family… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 22nd July

John 20,1.11-18

It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb. But Mary was standing outside near the tomb, weeping. Then, as she wept, she stooped to look inside, and saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had been, one at the head, the other at the feet… Read more »


Il-Kummissjoni Interdjoċesana Ambjent tixtieq toffri xi riflessjonijiet u tagħti l-opinjoni tagħha fuq l-iżvilupp propost ta’ marina, hotel u binjiet oħra f’Ħondoq ir-Rummien, limiti tal-Qala, Għawdex. Dan tixtieq tagħmlu għaliex tħoss li d-diskussjoni pubblika li qanqal u li għadu jqanqal dan l-iżvilupp propost, qed tindirizza prinċipji fundamentali u għazliet importanti li jeħtieg li nagħmlu bħala pajjiż li hu mpenjat fl-iżvilupp sostenibbli ta’ dawn il-gżejjer… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 21st July


That same day, Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the shore, and he told them many things in parables. He said, ‘Listen, a sower went out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up… Read more »

Bishop Grech presented with a memento by young people

On Friday, 16th July, 2010, the Diocesan Youth Commission (KDŻ) presented Bishop Mario Grech with a memento of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Malta. The presentation was made at a meeting between KDŻ Malta and KDŻ Gozo, at the Gozo Curia. The memento, a replica of the painting the Pope was given by the youth at the Valletta Waterfront, marks the close collaboration between the two Commissions on the preparations to the visit… Read more »


Some 635,000 signatures in defense of marriage and family were presented to the Argentinean Senate, as legislators consider legalizing same-sex unions and adoption by same-sex couples.

Senator Liliana Negre de Alonso, president of the Senate’s General Legislation Commission, received Monday representatives of various institutions who handed her 524,000 signatures and a statement supported by more than 400 organizations. A separate 110,000 signatures were also turned in from people who are urging lawmakers to put the issue before a popular vote… Read more »