Once again it is Christmas, a time which recalls the supreme ‘emigration’ in history. The Son of God ‘emigrated’ so to speak, from the Father to come amongst us. He came on Earth, performed good works and was crucified.
This reflection brings you to mind, dear emigrants.
You too have undertaken a similar journey. … Read more »
The Interdiocesan Liturgical Commission has just published a book containing Responsorial Psalms for Sundays throughout the liturgical year.
The Responsorial Psalm has gained importance since Vatican Council II. Thirteen centuries of tradition had limited the psalm to an organ piece: only a line or two between the first reading and the Gospel. Since Vatican II reform demanded “a more ample, more varied, and more siutable reading” of the Word of God, the present liturgy has a more ample, more varied, and more suitable responsorial psalm through which the community welcomes the Word that is proclaimed to it… Read more »
Nhar il-Ħamis 22 ta’ Diċembru 2011, l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. inawgura l-ewwel fażi tal-Mużew Diġitali tal-Migrazzjoni li qed isir mill-Kummissjoni Emigranti fil-bini ta’ Dar l-Emigrant, Valletta. L-inawgurazzjoni saret waqt l-okkażjoni soċjali tal-Milied li l-Kummissjoni Emigranti torganizza kull sena għall-operaturi u l-voluntiera fid-diversi ħidmiet tagħha.
Dun Alfred Vella, Direttur tal-Kummissjoni Emigranti, spjega li l-ewwel fażi tal-mużew, li x-xogħol fuqha qed isir mill-Grupp Exalta, tħaddan sistema ta’ digital collection management li tirrekordja, tikkonsolida u tippriserva d-dokumentazzjoni kollha li għandha l-Kummissjoni Emigranti dwar l-emigrazzjoni minn Malta. … Read more »
“Mal-Għaqda Nazzjonali Armar fit-Toroq għadu ma ntlaħaqx ftehim. Madankollu aħna qalbna qawwija li naslu ukoll fi ftit żmien. Riedna niffirmaw mal-għaqdiet b’mod separat għaliex kull għaqda hi awtonoma.”
Hekk qal lil IL-ĠENSillum online din il-ġimgħa kelliemi għall-Uffiċċju Komunikazzjoni tal-Kurja tal-Arċisqof, fid-dawl tal-ftehim dwar iċ-ċelebrazzjonijiet tal-festi reliġjużi, li kien iffirmat nhar l-Erbgħa bejn l-awtoritajiet tal-Knisja f’Malta u l-Għaqda Każini tal-Banda… Read more »
Luke 1: 67-79
His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke this prophecy: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, for he has visited his people, he has set them free, and he has established for us a saving power in the House of his servant David, just as he proclaimed, by the mouth of his holy prophets from ancient times, that he would save us from our enemies and from the hands of all those who hate us, and show faithful love to our ancestors, and so keep in mind his holy covenant… Read more »
On the occasion of Benedict XVI’s traditional Christmas meeting with university students, a World Youth Day icon was returned to Rome from Madrid. The image of the Virgin Mary Sedes Sapientiae (Seat of Wisdom) traveled throughout Spain in preparation for the 2011 WYD.
Spanish Father Ángel Alba, staff member of the Vicariate of Rome’s university ministry, spoke to ZENIT about the importance of this event… Read more »
On Friday 9th December 2011, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. presided over the parish assembly of Mdina, at the convent of the Sisters of St. Dorothy.
Click on the photos to enlarge. The photos of the Archbishop’s events may be obtained from PHOTOCITY, Valletta… Read more »
Luke 1: 56-66
The time came for Elizabeth to have her child, and she gave birth to a son; and when her neighbours and relations heard that the Lord had lavished on her his faithful love, they shared her joy. Now it happened that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother spoke up… Read more »
A group of Christians in India initiated a national prayer campaign urging lawmakers to address a pending bill that seeks to curb violence targeting religious minorities, reported Fides, the Vatican missionary news agency.
Members of the All India Christian Council, an organization that promotes religious freedom for all minorities, particularly Christians, launched the initiative to raise awareness of the “Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill.”
John Dayal, general secretary of the council, told Fides the bill is urgently needed “to put an end to hate campaigns and to restore confidence in minorities.” Proposed earlier in 2011 by the National Advisory Council, the bill has yet to reach parliament but has gained support from many religious minority groups and citizens of India… Read more »
Luke 1: 46-56
And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; because he has looked upon the humiliation of his servant. Yes, from now onwards all generations will call me blessed, for the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name, and his faithful love extends age after age to those who fear him… Read more »