Pope Benedict XVI
Taking 300 religious leaders with him on pilgrimage to Assisi, Pope Benedict XVI said people who are suspicious of religion cannot be blamed for questioning God’s existence when they see believers use religion to justify violence. “All their struggling and questioning is, in part, an appeal to believers to purify their faith so that God, the true God, becomes accessible,” the pope said Oct… Read more »
Matul dawn l-aħħar xhur il-media wasslitilna rapporti dwar każijiet xokkanti ta’ kefrija kbira fuq l-annimali. Dawn l-atti ġibdu l-attenzjoni tal-pubbliku inġenerali u ħolqu ferment mal-pajjiż kollu. Bla tlaqliq ta’ xejn, il-Kummissjoni Interdjoċesana Ambjent (KA) tingħaqad mal-bqija tal-poplu u tikkundanna bla riżervi dawn l-atti barbareski. Li tispara fuq kelb u tidfnu ħaj, li tagħlaq kelb f’borża tal-plastik u titfgħu fiż-żibel ferut u agunija, li ssallab ġeru u ssammru rasu ’l isfel ma’ bieb ta’ residenza, minbarra li jnaqqsu mill-ġieħ tal-istess persuni li jwettquhom, huma atti li joffendu s-sentimenti tal-komunità u għalhekk huma atti li jitolbu kundanna serja li għandha tkun riflessa fis-sentenzi u l-pieni xierqa li jingħataw fil-qorti li jservu ta’ deterrent… Read more »
Luke 6, 12-19jes
Now it happened in those days that Jesus went onto the mountain to pray; and he spent the whole night in prayer to God. When day came he summoned his disciples and picked out twelve of them; he called them ‘apostles’: Simon whom he called Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot who became a traitor… Read more »
Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. has appointed Fr Mario Tong as the new archpriest of St Paul’s Shipwreck Parish, Valletta.
Fr Mario Tong was born in Hamrun on 29th April, 1953. He received his education at Paola Primary School, the Minor Seminary and Major Seminary.
Fr Mario was ordained priest on 19th June, 1977. He started his pastoral work as parish priest in St Joseph the Worker parish in Gibraltar in 1978… Read more »
Luke 13, 31-35
Just at this time some Pharisees came up. ‘Go away,’ they said. ‘Leave this place, because Herod means to kill you.’ He replied, ‘You may go and give that fox this message: Look! Today and tomorrow I drive out devils and heal, and on the third day I attain my end. But for today and tomorrow and the next day I must go on, since it would not be right for a prophet to die outside Jerusalem… Read more »
On Saturday 29th October 2011, christian musicians convene for a formation seminar at Dar Frate Jacoba in Marsascala ahead of the upcoming World Youth Day Song Contest.
The conference, themed MoreVolume, is divided between discussion sessions and hands-on workshops focusing on the unique call of musicians as ministers.
MoreVolume will be guided by Italian ensemble Nuova Civiltà who were purposely invited… Read more »
Through towns and villages he went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your hardest to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed. ‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself standing outside knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us,” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.” Then you will start saying, “We once ate and drank in your company; you taught in our streets,” but he will reply, “I do not know where you come from; away from me, all evil doers!” ‘Then there will be weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrown out… Read more »
A Vatican document called for the gradual creation of a world political authority with broad powers to regulate financial markets and rein in the “inequalities and distortions of capitalist development.” The document said the current global financial crisis has revealed “selfishness, collective greed and the hoarding of goods on a great scale.” A supranational authority, it said, is needed to place the common good at the center of international economic activity… Read more »
Il-Kummissjoni Pastorali fid-Dinja tax-xogħol se torganizza nofs ta’ nhar seminar f’Dar l-Ewropa, Valletta, nhar l-Erbgħa 26 ta’ Ottubru 2011. Peress li din is-sena hija ddedikata lil volontarjat, dan is-seminar ser jiffoka fuq kif din it-tema torbot mad-dinja tax-xogħol.
Il-Kummissjoni, f’Lulju li għadda, ħarġet paper fuq ‘Min iħaddem u x-xogħol volontarju (Employers and Voluntary Work) li titkellem fuq kif il-Knisja tħares lejn ix-xogħol volontarju fid-dinja tax-xogħol, u anke xi suġġerimenti ta’ kif min iħaddem jista’ jippromwovi l-ħidma volontarja… Read more »