Monthly Archives: August 2014

Jesus builds the Church on faith – Pope Francis

  • Pope Francis based his weekly Angelus address on Sunday’s Gospel account of St Peter’s profession of faith in Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

    Our Lord responds to this confession by re-naming Simon “Peter,” a name meaning “rock.” But, the Pope said, Jesus gives Simon this name “not for his own personal qualities or his human merits, but on account of his genuine and firm faith, which comes from on high.”

    Simon’s faith is a gift from God the Father, a dependable, trustworthy faith upon which our Lord can build His Church – His community, the Pope said, that is, all of us…

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The Gospel of the day – 25th August

  • Matthew 23, 13-22

    ‘Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut up the kingdom of Heaven in people’s faces, neither going in yourselves nor allowing others to go who want to. ‘Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over sea and land to make a single proselyte, and anyone who becomes one you make twice as fit for hell as you are…

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The Gospel of the day – 24th August

  • 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
    Matthew 16, 13-20

    When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said, ‘who do you say I am?’ Then Simon Peter spoke up and said, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ Jesus replied, ‘Simon son of Jonah, you are a blessed man! …

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Prayer Vigil for Peace in the World and Persecuted Christians

  • Nhar il-Ġimgħa 22 ta’ Awwissu 2014, saret velja ta’ talb għall-paċi fid-dinja u għall-Insara li qed jiġu ppersegwitati. Din l-attività Djoċesana saret fil-bitħa tas-Santwarju tal-Madonna fil-Mellieħa u tmexxiet mill-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. u l-Isqof Awżiljarju Charles J. Scicluna, fil-presenza tan-Nunzju Appostoliku Aldo Cavalli u l-Isqof Awżiljarju tal-Lviv fl-Ukrajna, Mons. Venedykt Aleksiychuk. It-talb tmexxa mill-erba’ Isqfijiet u minn ċittadin Eritrean, Mr Yousef Kaleta…

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The Gospel of the day – 23rd August

  • Matthew 23, 1-12

    Then addressing the crowds and his disciples Jesus said, ‘The scribes and the Pharisees occupy the chair of Moses. You must therefore do and observe what they tell you; but do not be guided by what they do, since they do not practise what they preach. They tie up heavy burdens and lay them on people’s shoulders, but will they lift a finger to move them? …

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Archbishop’s message on the occassion of the prayer vigil for Peace in the World and Persecuted Christians

  • It gives me great joy to see us gathered here as one family to pray for several countries around the world and for our Christian brothers and sisters who are being persecuted because of their faith. A great number of Christians are losing their lives in the name of Jesus Christ. We are here this evening because of our faith and our noble sentiments of appreciation for those who are giving up their lives for the faith…

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Planes 2: Fire & Rescue

  • ****

    Direttur:          Roberts “Bobs” Gannaway
    Ilħna:               Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Brad Garret, Danny Mann, Teri Hatcher, Julie Bowen, Ed Harris, Wes Studi u Dale Dye
    Ħin tal-film:    84 min.
    KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                 U        
    KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                      PG

    Dusty Grasshopper kiseb suċċess kbir fit-titjir ta’ ajruplan zgħir. Kien meqjus wieħed mill-aħjar piloti ta’ żmienu…

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Slavery to be theme of 2015 World Day of Peace

  • The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace has announced the theme selected by Pope Francis for the upcoming World Day of Peace.  The theme, “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters” will be the title of the Message for the 48th World Day of Peace, celebrated on 1 January 2015.  It will mark the second time Pope Francis celebrates the Day of Peace since he has risen to the papacy…

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The Gospel of the day – 22nd August

  • Matthew 22,34-40

    But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to put him to the test, one of them put a further question, ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind…

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Pope on Korea trip: memory, hope, witness

  • Memory, hope, witness: these are the three key terms in which Pope Francis placed his recent visit to Korea, when he reflected on the trip with pilgrims and tourists gathered in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Wednesday for the weekly General Audience. After renewing his sentiments of gratitude and esteem for the bishops of Korea and for the civil authorities who hosted him, the Holy Father began to focus on the Church he discovered during his voyage…

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