Monthly Archives: July 2012

Pope receives the Commission of Cardinals investigating document leaks

A stamp from a document in the Vatican secret archive

“On the 26th July, the Holy Father received in audience the Commission of Cardinals which is undertaking the administrative investigation into the leaking of reserved information: Cardinal Julian Herranz, Cardinal Jozef Tomko and Cardinal Salvatore De Giorgi. The cardinals were accompanied by Fr. Luigi Martignani O.F.M. Cap., secretary of the Commission; Examining Magistrate Piero Antonio Bonnet, and Promoter of Justice Nicola Picardi of the Tribunal of Vatican City State”, according to a communique released by the Holy See Press Office… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 31st July

Matthew 13,36-43

Then, leaving the crowds, he went to the house; and his disciples came to him and said, ‘Explain to us the parable about the darnel in the field.’ He said in reply, ‘The sower of the good seed is the Son of man. The field is the world; the good seed is the subjects of the kingdom; the darnel, the subjects of the Evil One; the enemy who sowed it, the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels… Read more »

The ‘Oħloq Tbissima’ marathon this weekend

Ser terġa tittella l-Maratona Oħloq Tbissima: 60 siegħa ta’ xandir live miċ-ĊAM Productions international (CPi) u l-Production House fi ħdan is-Soċjeta’ Missjunarja ta’ San Pawl (MSSP).   L-għaxar edizzjoni tal-maratona ser tibda f’nofsinhar tat-3 t’Awwissu u tibqa’ sejra sal-Ħadd 5 t’Awwissu f’nofsillejl.

Bħal edizzjonijiet passati,  l-għan huwa li titqajjem kuxjenza missjunarja, filwaqt li jinġabru fondi b’risq il-missjonijiet fi ħdan l-MSSP, fil-Filippini, fil-Peru  u fil-Pakistan, kif ukoll b’risq id-Dar ta’ San Ġużepp f’Santa Venera u għall-Evanġelizzazzjoni permezz tal-MediaRead more »

Pope: appeals on Syria and Iraq

Pope during Angelus

Pope Benedict XVI appealed for peace in Syria and in Iraq. Speaking to pilgrims and tourists gathered in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace at Castel Gandolfo, the Holy Father said that he continues, “[T]o follow with concern the growing and tragic episodes of violence in Syria,” where as many as 20 thousand people have perished in more than a year of increasingly intense civil strife… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 30th July

Matthew 13, 31-35

He put another parable before them, ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air can come and shelter in its branches.’ He told them another parable, ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’ In all this Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables; indeed, he would never speak to them except in parables… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 29th July

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

John 6,1-15

After this, Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee — or of Tiberias- and a large crowd followed him, impressed by the signs he had done in curing the sick. Jesus climbed the hillside and sat down there with his disciples. The time of the Jewish Passover was near. Looking up, Jesus saw the crowds approaching and said to Philip, ‘Where can we buy some bread for these people to eat?’ He said this only to put Philip to the test; he himself knew exactly what he was going to do… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 28th July

Matthew 13, 24-43

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 »

Message for World Tourism Day released

World Tourism Day 2012

The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People has issued a Message for the 2012 World Tourism Day (September 27th). The theme this year is “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”.
In the message, the President of the Council, Cardinal Antonio Maria Vegliò, said:
“Tourism has an important role in achieving the Millennium Development Goals which include ‘ensuring environmental sustainability’, and it must do everything in its power so that these goals will be reached… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 27th July

Matthew 13, 18-23

‘So pay attention to the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the Evil One comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the seed sown on the edge of the path. The seed sown on patches of rock is someone who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy… Read more »