Monthly Archives: October 2012

Daily Gospel – 31st October

Luke 13,22-30

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 »

Pope: Migration as a pilgrimage of faith and hope

Pope Benedict XVI says because of economic instability, the lack of essential goods, natural disasters, wars and social unrest, “migration becomes an ordeal undertaken for the sake of survival, where men and women appear more as victims than as agents responsible for the decision to migrate.” The Pope was writing in his Message for the 99th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be marked on January 13, 2013, which has the theme “Migrations: pilgrimage of faith and hope”… Read more »

Archbishop’s message on the 175th anniversary of the statue of the Assumption


30 ta’ Ottubru 2012

Ħuti, statwa ta’ S. Marija li aħna qegħdin niċċelebraw illum, mija u ħamsa u sebgħin sena, nippruvaw nagħmlu meditazzjoni fuqha ħalli tgħinna nikbru fil-ħbiberija tagħna ma’ Binha.

Kif jibdew l-istatwi?  Ikun hemm komunita,  komunita li jkollha ħafna fidi fil-Madonna u forsi xi ħadd, min jaf min kien, ġieħ l-ħsieb li kieku aħna ngħinu l-fidi tagħna billi jkollna xbieha, allura nistgħu nużaw is-sensi tagħna, narawha biex il-fidi tagħna nkunu nistgħu ngħixuha iktar… Read more »

‘We don’t need no religion’ discussion

The Theology Students Association will be marking its 67th Foundation Day on Tuesday 6th November. A mass will be celebrated at St Catherine of Italy Church in Valletta at 6.30pm followed by a discussion at St James Cavalier at 7.30pm. The discussion is entitled: “We don’t need no religion. Għalfejn ħafna nies illum jemmnu f’Alla mingħajr bżonn ta’ reliġjon” and shall be directed by Peppi Azzopardi with the speakers being Ranier Fsadni, Fr Mark Sultana and Jason Copperstone… Read more »

Archbishop meets catechism children and catechists

On Thursday 25th October 2012, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. met with children who attend catechism at the the Capuchins Centre in Kalkara, as part of his pastoral visit to the parish. Later on, the Archbishop met the catechists at the Capuchins Centre.

CLICK HERE to view more photos of the Archbishop’s Pastoral Visit in Kalkara.

Click on the photos to enlarge… Read more »

Pilgrimage with the participation of Rosary fraternities

Nhar il-Ħadd 28 ta’ Ottubru 2012 sar pellegrinaġġ Marjan mill-knisja parrokkjali tar-Rabat sal-Katidral tal-Imdina. Dan il-pellegrinaġġ ġie organizzat mill-Kapitlu Metropolitan tal-Katidral fl-okkażjoni tas-Sena tal-Fidi. Fih ħadu sehem 11-il fratellanza tar-Rużarju u matul il-pellegrinaġġ ingħad ir-rużarju b’talb apposta mħejji mis-Segretarjat tal-Liturġija. L-animazzjoni tar-rużarju saret mill-patrijiet Dumnikani u mill-kor Mirabitur. Il-pellegrinaġġ tmexxa mill-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. Kienu prezenti wkoll l-E.T. Mons. Tommaso Caputo, Nunzju Appostoliku, u Isqof mill-Malawi… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 30th October

Luke 13,18-21

He went on to say, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it with? It is like a mustard seed which a man took and threw into his garden: it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air sheltered in its branches.’ Again he said, ‘What shall I compare the kingdom of God with? … Read more »

Catholics urge more focus on social justice, new national survey shows

Appeal for more Social Justice in USA

A large national study on faith and political views highlighted Catholics’ interest in having social justice take a bigger role in the church’s policy priorities. The American Values Survey by Public Religion Research Institute queried a cross section of all Americans but zeroed in on the opinions of Catholics, in particular, on topics including contraceptive coverage in insurance and the death penalty as well as on the pending presidential election… Read more »

A Letter from the Pope to the Maltese bishops after the ad Limina Visit

To the Most Reverend Paul Cremona
Archbishop of Malta

“Grace and peace from God the Father
and Christ Jesus our Saviour” (
Tit 1:4)

I was pleased to welcome you and Bishop Grech to Rome on the occasion of your recent ad Limina visit to the tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul and I greatly appreciated the time that we were able to spend together… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 29th October

Luke 13,10-17

One Sabbath day he was teaching in one of the synagogues, and there before him was a woman who for eighteen years had been possessed by a spirit that crippled her; she was bent double and quite unable to stand upright. When Jesus saw her he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are freed from your disability,’ and he laid his hands on her… Read more »