Monthly Archives: January 2013

Angelus: Living Sunday as the Lord’s day

Pope in St Peter's Square

“What does Sunday, the day of the Lord, mean for us? It is a day for rest and for family, but first of all a day for Him”, tweeted Pope Benedict XVI this Sunday shortly after concluding the midday Angelus prayer with the thousands of pilgrims – mostly Romans – who had flocked to St Peter’s Square… Read more »

Mass for Journalists

On Friday 25th January 2013, the Archbishop celebrated mass for journalists organised by the newspaper Leħen is-Sewwa, on the occasion of the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, at the Catholic Institute, Floriana.

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Daily Gospel – 28th January

Mark 3,22-30

The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is in him,’ and, ‘It is through the prince of devils that he drives devils out.’ So he called them to him and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot last. And if a household is divided against itself, that household can never last… Read more »

28 January – 3 February


9.15 a.m. The Archbishop presides over a Curia senior staff meeting, at his residence in Attard.

4.30 p.m. The Archbishop meets with members of the Christ Our Neighbour Group, at his residence in Attard.


9.30 a.m. The Archbishop meets with members of the Order of St Lazzarus, at the Curia.

4.00 p.m. The Archbishop presides over the fourth District Meeting for priests, at Portziuncola House, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 27th January

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Luke 1,1-4,4,14-21

Seeing that many others have undertaken to draw up accounts of the events that have reached their fulfilment among us, as these were handed down to us by those who from the outset were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word, I in my turn, after carefully going over the whole story from the beginning, have decided to write an ordered account for you, Theophilus, so that your Excellency may learn how well founded the teaching is that you have received… Read more »

The Archbishop’s first experience on Facebook

Nhar il-Ġimgħa 25 ta’ Jannar 2013, l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. ikkomunika man-nies fuq facebook bejn l-4.30pm u l-5:30pm fl-okkażjoni ta’ għeluq sninu. Din hija l-ewwel darba li l-Arċisqof ikkomunika direttament mal-membri tal-paġna facebook ‘The Church in Malta’ li issa fiha ‘il fuq minn 6,000 membru. Matul din is-siegħa l-Arċisqof rċieva madwar 300 kumment, bejn private messages u kummenti oħra fuq il-wall post tiegħu, u wieġeb għal numru minnhom, inkluż minn pajjiżi barra minn Malta… Read more »

Daily Gospel – 26th January

Luke 10,1-9

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him in pairs, to all the towns and places he himself would be visiting. And he said to them, ‘The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to do his harvesting. Start off now, but look, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves… Read more »

Pope receives members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue

In the Vatican, the Holy Father received the members of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches. The commission was instituted ten years ago as a initiative of the ecclesial authorities of the family of the Oriental Orthodox Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

The commission has dedicated this week to exploring “more fully the communion and communication which existed between the Churches in the first five centuries of Christian history”, Benedict XVI said, expressing his hope that “relations between the Catholic Church and the Oriental Orthodox Churches will continue to develop in a fraternal spirit of cooperation, particularly through the growth of a theological dialogue capable of helping all the Lord’s followers to grow in communion and to bear witness before the world to the saving truth of the Gospel.”

“Many of you,” he concluded, “come from areas where Christians, as individuals and communities, face painful trials and difficulties which are a source of deep concern to us all… Read more »

Archbishop meets children in Marsa

On Monday 21st January 2013, Archbishop Paul Cremona O.P. met children attending the Catechism Centre at the Sacred Heart Convent, in the Parish Centre, in Marsa.

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