Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Gospel of the day – 27th September

  • Luke 9, 43-45

    Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit and cured the boy and gave him back to his father, and everyone was awestruck by the greatness of God. But while everyone was full of admiration for all he did, he said to his disciples, ‘For your part, you must have these words constantly in mind: The Son of man is going to be delivered into the power of men.’ But they did not understand what he said; it was hidden from them so that they should not see the meaning of it, and they were afraid to ask him about it…

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Vain Christians are like soap bubbles – Pope Francis

  • During his morning Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis warned us to beware of vanity, which takes us far from the truth and makes us seem like “soap bubbles.” Taking the first reading as his starting point, he emphasised that when they do good, Christians must avoid the temptation to “make themselves seen.”

    If you “do not have something substantial, you too will pass like all things.” Pope Francis took his cue from the Book of Ecclesiastes to dwell on vanity…

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The Gospel of the day – 26th September

  • Luke 9, 18-22

    Now it happened that he was praying alone, and his disciples came to him and he put this question to them, ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’ And they answered, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others Elijah; others again one of the ancient prophets come back to life.’ ‘But you,’ he said to them, ‘who do you say I am?’ It was Peter who spoke up…

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The Archbishop meets Spain’s new ambassador to Malta

  • Nhar l-Erbgħa 24 ta’ Settembru 2014, l-Arċisqof Pawlu Cremona O.P. laqa’ lil-E.T. José Pons, ambaxxatur ġdid ta’ Spanja għal Malta, għal żjara ta’ korteżija fil-Kurja Arċiveskovili, il-Furjana.

  • Ritratti: Photocity

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Our strength is the love of Christ – Pope Francis

  • During his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on his Apostolic Voyage to Albania.

    Below, please find Vatican Radio’s translation of the full text of Pope Francis’ remarks:

    Dear brothers and sisters,

    Today I want to speak about the Apostolic Voyage I took to Albania last Sunday. I do so first of all as an act of thanksgiving to God, who allowed me to undertake this Visit in order to show, even in a physical and tangible way, my closeness and the closeness of the whole Church to this people…

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Bishop Scicluna: all people should be able to enjoy nature

  • On Wednesday 24th September 2014, Bishop Scicluna joined a BirdLife Malta Raptor Camp team in Buskett Gardens to experience the autumn migration at its finest.

    The Auxillary Bishop of Malta joined the Raptor Camp team for a session of birdwatching in one of Malta’s migraton hot spots.  Watching Honey Buzzards, Marsh Harriers and Hobbies soaring over head, Bishop Scicluna asked people to “Remember the words of Jesus, ‘Look at the birds in the sky’”…

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The Gospel of the day – 25th September

  • Luke 9, 7-9

    Meanwhile Herod the tetrarch had heard about all that was going on; and he was puzzled, because some people were saying that John had risen from the dead, others that Elijah had reappeared, still others that one of the ancient prophets had come back to life. But Herod said, ‘John? …

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