Monthly Archives: July 2014

Pope’s August prayers to focus on refugees fleeing violence

  • Pope Francis’ universal prayer intention for the month of August was released on Tuesday and focuses on “refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes” that they may “find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights”.

    Ahead of the papal appeal the French government announced that it is ready to help facilitate asylum in its territory for Christians and other minorities fleeing an Islamist onslaught in Northern Iraq…

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The Gospel of the day – 31st July

  • Matthew 13, 47-53

    ‘Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a dragnet that is cast in the sea and brings in a haul of all kinds of fish. When it is full, the fishermen bring it ashore; then, sitting down, they collect the good ones in baskets and throw away those that are no use…

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Dates confirmed for Pope Francis’ trip to Sri Lanka, Philippines

    • The Holy See Press Office issued a comunique Tuesday confirming the dates of the Apostolic Trip of the Holy Father in Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

      Accepting the invitation from the civil authorities and the Episcopate, His Holiness Francis will make an Apostolic Trip to Sri Lanka from 12 to 15 January and in the Philippines from 15 to 19 January 2015…

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The Expulsion of the Christians of Mosul is horrendous – Justice and Peace Europe

  • A Call for Political Action by Justice and Peace Europe

    Since the beginning of June ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and in Syria), now IS (Islamic State), a militant Salafist group, has spread terror across Syria and Northern Iraq and occupied cities there, the largest being Mosul, the ancient Niniveh. With several thousand brutal fighters at present it rules an area about as large as Great Britain…

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The Gospel of the day – 30th July

  • Matthew 13, 44-46

    ‘The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off in his joy, sells everything he owns and buys the field. ‘Again, the kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great value he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it…

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Pope Francis gives interview to Argentinian newspaper

  • To mark the first 500 days of the pontificate of Pope Francis, the Argentinian weekly “Viva” (a supplement of the newspaper El Clarín) on Sunday published the first excerpts of an interview with Pope Francis conducted earlier this month.

    Pope Francis reflected on many things – including his memories of his youth, social issues such as immigration, and even the secret of happiness…

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INSET Course for Kindergarten Assistants and LSAs

  • Bħal kull sena, ma’ tmiem sena skolastika, id-Direttorat tal-Edukazzjoni fi ħdan is-Segretarjat tal-Edukazzjoni nisranija jorganizza tlett ijiem ta’ taħriġ għall-Kindergarten Assistants kif ukoll learning support assistants fl-iskejjel kindergarten tal-Knisja.

    Din is-sena dan il-kors sar fl-iskola St. Anġela, f’Tas-Sliema, u attendew għalih madwar sebgħin participanta mill-iskejjel St. Anġela, Teresa Nuzzo, St. Francis, St. Monica, St. Joseph u anke St. Tereża, u l-Konservatorju t’Għawdex…

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The Gospel of the day – 29th July

  • Luke 10, 38-42

    In the course of their journey he came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking. Now Martha, who was distracted with all the serving, came to him and said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving me to do the serving all by myself? …

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‘One of Us’ Lodge Application After European Commission Rejected Largest Petition in European History

  • The organisers of the largest petition in European history which called for an end to European funding of research that destroys human embryos have taken their case to the General Court of the European Union after the European Commission vetoed the initiative in May.

    On July 25th, members of the Citizen’s Initiative “One of Us” lodged an application before the court in Luxembourg against the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, and the European Parliament, asking for the annulment of the Commission’s veto…

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