Monthly Archives: August 2012

Daily Gospel – 22nd August

Matthew 20,1-16

‘Now the kingdom of Heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. He made an agreement with the workers for one denarius a day and sent them to his vineyard. Going out at about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market place4 and said to them, “You go to my vineyard too and I will give you a fair wage.” So they went… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 21th August

Matthew 19,23-30

Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘In truth I tell you, it is hard for someone rich to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Yes, I tell you again, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for someone rich to enter the kingdom of Heaven.’ When the disciples heard this they were astonished… Read more »

Pope: Rediscover the beauty of the Eucharist

Pope Benedict XVI

Before reciting the Marian prayer, the Holy Father took time to reflect on Sunday’s Gospel featuring the speech made by Jesus in the synagogue at Capernaum.
“In the Gospel of today’s liturgy, Jesus presents himself as the living bread come down from heaven. May we always hunger for the gift of his presence in the Eucharistic sacrifice, wherein Jesus gives us his very self as food and drink to sustain us on our pilgrim journey to the Father.”
Pope Benedict described the pronouncement of Jesus being the bread of life, as being a critical moment and a turning point in his public mission… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 20th August

Matthew 19, 16-22

And now a man came to him and asked, ‘Master, what good deed must I do to possess eternal life?’  Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you ask me about what is good? There is one alone who is good. But if you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.’ He said, ‘Which ones?’ Jesus replied, ‘These: You shall not kill… Read more »

New parish priest for Imqabba

L-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. ħatar lil Kan. Dun Ġorġ Spiteri bħala kappillan tal-Parroċċa ta’ S. Marija, l-Imqabba.

Dun Ġorġ Spiteri twieled iż-Żejtun fit-30 ta’ Novembru 1957. Huwa rċieva l-edukazzjoni tiegħu fi skola primarja u sekondarja tal-Istat.  Fl-1977 daħal fis-seminarju fid-djoċesi ta’ Westminster, Londra, fejn studja l-filosofija. Kompla l-istudji tiegħu fis-seminarju tal-Qalb ta’ Ġesù, ir-Rabat Għawdex, u fis-seminarju tal-Virtù, r-Rabat Malta… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 19th August

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

John 6, 51-58

I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’ Then the Jews started arguing among themselves, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ Jesus replied to them: In all truth I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 18th August

Matthew 19,13-15

Then people brought little children to him, for him to lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples scolded them, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children alone, and do not stop them from coming to me; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of Heaven belongs.’ Then he laid his hands on them and went on his way… Read more »

Unions have essential role in renewal of ‘broken economy,’ bishop says

Trade Union roles

Labor unions and other worker associations are necessary to help propel workers and their families out of poverty amid a “broken economy,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. “Economic renewal that places working people and their families at the center of economic life cannot take place without effective unions,” declared Bishop Stephen E… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 17th August

Matthew 19,3-12

Some Pharisees approached him, and to put him to the test they said, ‘Is it against the Law for a man to divorce his wife on any pretext whatever?’ He answered, ‘Have you not read that the Creator from the beginning made them male and female and that he said: This is why a man leaves his father and mother and becomes attached to his wife, and the two become one flesh? … Read more »

Pope marks Assumption with Mass and Angelus

Pope Benedict XVI in Assumption feast

Pope Benedict XVI prayed the Angelus with the faithful gathered in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo at noon on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In remarks ahead of the Angelus, the Holy Father explained that Mary’s assumption, body and soul, into heaven at the end of the course of her earthly life – though only dogmatically defined in 1950 by Pope Pius XII – is something that Christians throughout the world have always believed, confessed and celebrated… Read more »