Monthly Archives: June 2012

Business Breakfast on media ethics

L-Erbgħa 27 ta’ Ġunju, 2012, ġie organizzat Business Breakfast bit-tema ‘L-Etika u l-Media’, imtella’ mis-Segretarjat għall-Mezzi tal-Komunikazzjoni Soċjali tal-Knisja f’Malta.

Il-Business Breakfast, li sar fil-lukanda Excelsior tmexxa mis-Sinjura Josianne Camilleri, u għalih attendew esponenti tal-Media Maltija, fosthom edituri, deputy editors u diriġenti tal-organizzazzjonijiet tal-media.

Il-laqgħa bdiet b’diskors qasir mid-delegat tal-Arċisqof responsabbli mill-media, Fr Charles Tabone O.P, li tkellem fuq il-ħtieġa ta’ rapport aħjar bejn il-Knisja, il-ġurnalisti u dawk kollha nvoluti f’dan il-qasam… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 27th June

Matthew 7, 15-20

‘Beware of false prophets who come to you disguised as sheep but underneath are ravenous wolves. You will be able to tell them by their fruits. Can people pick grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way, a sound tree produces good fruit but a rotten tree bad fruit. A sound tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor a rotten tree bear good fruit… Read more »


Pope with Grand Master of Malta

At the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI on Monday received the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing, accompanied by the Order’s Sovereign Council. The traditional audience took place on the occasion of the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, the patron of the Order.

The chief work of the Order of Malta involves humanitarian assistance and medical and social activities… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 26th June

Matthew 7, 6. 12-14

‘Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls in front of pigs, or they may trample them and then turn on you and tear you to pieces. ‘So always treat others as you would like them to treat you; that is the Law and the Prophets. ‘Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and many take it; but it is a narrow gate and a hard road that leads to life, and only a few find it… Read more »

‘Malta Mass’ – the first mobile phone app by the Church in Malta

Is-Segretarjat għall-Mezzi tal-Komunikazzjoni Soċjali ser iniedi l-ewwel mobile phone application bl-informazzjoni kollha dwar il-ħinijiet u l-postijiet fejn jiġi ċċelebrat l-quddies fid-Djoċesi ta’ Malta. L-application Malta Mass’ tagħmilha faċli għall-pubbliku biex isib il-quddies fl-eqreb knejjes skont il-ħin, kemm fil-ġranet ta’ matul il-ġimgħa kif ukoll fil-Ħdud u l-festi. ‘Malta Mass’ hija application għal iPhone, iPad u iPod Touch u fi żmien qasir ser tkun disponibbli wkoll fuq Google Play għal Android 2.3 u verzjonijiet aktar riċenti… Read more »


John the Baptist

On a sunny June Sunday in Rome, Pope Benedict greeted the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Angelus. June 24th is the feast of Saint John the Baptist and it was on this figure of the Church that the Pope spoke of before the recitation of the Marian Prayer.
“This Sunday, we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist, the great saint who prepared the way for our Lord… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 25th June

Matthew 7, 1-5

‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; because the judgements you give are the judgements you will get, and the standard you use will be the standard used for you. Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s eye and never notice the great log in your own? And how dare you say to your brother, “Let me take that splinter out of your eye,” when, look, there is a great log in your own? … Read more »


Fr Federico Lombardi sj, Papal spokesman.

Pope Benedict XVI met on Saturday morning with the heads of the various Dicasteries of the Curia.
In response to a question about the meeting, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi issued the following statement:
“In regard to the situation created following the dissemination of confidential documents, the Holy Father deepens his reflections in continuous dialogue with the people who share with him the responsibility for the government of the Church… Read more »

June 25 – July 1


9.15am            The Archbishop presides over a Curia senior staff meeting.

4.30pm            The Archbishop meets with a number of priests from Liechtenstein, at his residence in Attard.

6.00pm            The Archbishop celebrates mass on the occasion of the istitution of Fr Ivan Scicluna O.Carm as parish priest of Fleur-de-Lys.


9.30am            The Archbishop presides over a meeting of the Maltese Episcopal Conference together with the Council of Major Religious Superiors… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 24th June

The Birth of John the Baptist

Luke 1, 57-66.80

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 »