Now it happened that on a Sabbath day he had gone to share a meal in the house of one of the leading Pharisees; and they watched him closely. He then told the guests a parable, because he had noticed how they picked the places of honour. He said this, ‘When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take your seat in the place of honour… Read more »
Tkun “telfa kbira” għas-soċjetà Maltija u Għawdxija jekk il-familja mifhuma bħala dak l-“ambjent naturali fejn titwieled u titrabba kull persuna” tintilef u “meta ż-żwieġ u l-familja ma jibqagħlhomx l-istabilità tagħhom, il-ħajja tkun tilfet istituzzjoni li normalment toffrilha garanzija ta’ sigurtà”. Dan b’detriment għall-futur ta’ kull persuna, u b’estensjoni għall-bqija tas-soċjetà.
Hekk qal l-Isqof ta’ Għawdex, Mons Mario Grech, f’żewġ messaġġi separati matul din il-ġimgħa: messaġġ fl-okkażjoni ta’ pellegrinaġġ li sar biex ifakkar it-twelid ta’ Marija Bambina organizzat mill-parroċċa tax-Xagħra u f’omelija fil-parroċċa taż-Żebbuġ fl-okkażjoni tal-festa ta’ Santa Marija li saret nhar il-Ħadd, 22 t’Awwissu… Read more »
The Vatican has billed Pope Benedict XVI’s four-day visit to Great Britain as a trip to beatify the 19th-century intellectual and theologian Cardinal John Henry Newman. But the pope’s schedule for the September visit is filled with other appointments as well, including a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, with the British prime minister and members of the government’s opposition parties and with Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion… Read more »
‘It is like a man about to go abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third one, each in proportion to his ability. Then he set out on his journey. The man who had received the five talents promptly went and traded with them and made five more. … Read more »
When Benedict XVI makes his Sept. 16-19 State visit to the United Kingdom, people worldwide will be able to watch through the Eternal Word Television Network. The EWTN Global Catholic Network announced that it will air the events of the Pope’s visit to England and Scotland on television in various languages: English, Spanish, French and German.The events will also be streamed live on the organization’s Web site and broadcast through its radio network… Read more »
‘Then the kingdom of Heaven will be like this: Ten wedding attendants took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were sensible: the foolish ones, though they took their lamps, took no oil with them, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps. The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. … Read more »
Today, Thursday, 26th August, 2010, is the birth centernary of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The order she founded Missionaries of Charity, as well as faithful and nonbelievers from around the world are joining in preparation for the anniversary.
“Her life and work continue to be an inspiration for young and old, rich and poor from all walks of life, religions and nations,” wrote Sister Mary Prema, the superior-general of the Missionaries of Charity since 2009… Read more »
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘So stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming. You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time of the night the burglar would come, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house… Read more »
Ir-Rettur tas-Seminarju, Fr Jimmy Bonnici, irrikonoxxa li fost seminaristi Maltin, l-istess bħal f’pajjiżi oħra, jeżisti r-riskju ‘perikoluż’ tal-klerikaliżmu u sostna li kemm il-klerikaliżmu kif ukoll l-antiteżi tiegħu fejn seminaristi “jinħbew wara l-kunċett ta’ tolleranza u jgħixu reliġjon privata” huma ‘inkwetanti’.
Numru ta’ qarrejja ta’ IL-ĠENSILLUM online fil-ġimgħat li għaddew avviċinaw lil din il-gazzetta diġitali dwar elementi ta’ ‘neo-klerikaliżmu’ fost saċerdoti ordnati dan l-aħħar, kemm fl-ilbies tagħhom kif ukoll fil-mod kif iċċelebraw il-Prima Messa tagħhom… Read more »