Monthly Archives: April 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

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    Direttur: Joss Whedon

    Atturi: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johanson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle,  Aaron Taylor-Johnson u Elizabeth Olsen

    Ħin tal-Film: 142 min

    Klassifika taċ-Ċensura: 12A

    Klassifika tal-Knisja: 12

    Tony Stark jipprova jittanta jerġa’ jibda l-programm li l-għan tiegħu  kien li jżomm il-paċi. Iżda sfortunatament,  l-affarijiet xejn ma jmorru tajjeb tant li l-protagonisti  tagħna li jinkludi lil  Iron Man, Captain America,  Thor,  Hulk, Black Widow u Haekeye jiġu msejjħa biex jintervienu f’sitwazzjoni li jekk ma jirnexxielhomx,  kien ifisser it-tmiem tal-pjaneta tagħna…

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Pope on Earth Day: no to exploitation of planet

    • Pope Francis has appealed to mankind not manipulate or exploit the planet. Speaking at the end of the weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square the Pope noted that on April 22 we celebrate Earth Day.

      “I exhort everyone to see the world through the eyes of God the Creator: the earth is an environment to be safeguarded, a garden to be cultivated” he said. Francis continued: “The relationship of mankind with nature must not be conducted with greed, manipulation and exploitation, but it must conserve the divine harmony that exists between creatures and Creation within the logic of respect and care, so it can be put to the service of our brothers, also of future generations”…

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The Gospel of the day: 24th April

  • Saint John 6:52-59

    The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his Flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven…

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Church Schools activity for 4th Form students

  • On Wednesday 22nd April 2015, an activity for all 4th Form Church School students was held in four different schools. Over 1,200 students from 16 schools have participated. The theme of this year’s activity was “Big questions, one great answer!”. The purpose of these activities are to help students face life’s big questions in the light of Christ as the one great answer…

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Pope to visit Cuba in September

  • The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Cuba ahead of his visit to the United States in September 2015. 

    In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Father Lombardi said, “I am able to confirm that the Holy Father Francis, having received and accepted the invitation from the civil authorities and bishops of Cuba, has decided to pay a visit to the island before his arrival in the United States for the trip announced some time ago.”

    The visit to Cuba is especially significant in light of the role played by Pope Francis in diplomatic negotiations between the United States and Cuba…

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Message by H.L. Msgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo, during the migrants inter-faith funeral service

  • On Thursday 23rd April 2015, an inter-religious funeral service was held for the 24 migrants who died at sea, and who were brought to Malta last Monday. Prayers were led by Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo, and by Imam Mohammed El Sadi. State authorities and other dignitaries were present. Mgr Joe Galea Curmi, Vicar General, also attended. The funeral was held outside the  morgue at Mater Dei hospital. 

    Message by Bishop Mario Grech

  • We are in the presence of twenty-four unidentified dead human bodies but we know that many more, hundreds, lay in the great graveyard that the Mare Nostrum has become…

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The Gospel of the day: 23rd April

    • Saint John 6:44-51

      Jesus said to the crowds: “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draw him, and I will raise him on the last day. It is written in the prophets: ‘They shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to my Father and learns from him comes to me. Not that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God; he has seen the Father. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the desert, but they died; this is the bread that comes down from heaven so that one may eat it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” 

      Saint of the day: St George, Martyr

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Pope: our vocation is to care for the covenant of marriage

  • At his general audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the family, focussing again on the complementarity of men and women.

    Pope Francis commented on the second account of the creation of man in Genesis (following his commentary at the previous audience on the first account of man’s creation. The first man, Adam, is created “alone” – and God determines to make for him “a helper suited to him.” When the first woman is presented to the man, he recognizes in her “bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh.” Finally there is a mirroring, a reciprocity,” the Pope said…

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Pope: The Church of today is the Church of Martyrs

  • “Today the Church is the Church of martyrs”. And among these martyrs are “our brothers whose throats were cut on the beach of Libya; that young man burned alive by companions for being a Christian; those immigrants on the high seas thrown overboard for being Christians; those Ethiopians assassinated for being Christians”. In the chapel of Casa Santa Marta on Friday morning, 21 April, recounting the story of the first martyr, St Stephen, Pope Francis recalled the many present-day martyrs: including those whose names we do not know, who are suffering in prisons or who are defamed and persecuted “by so many modern Sanhedrins”, or for living “the faith within their own family”…

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The Gospel of the day: 22nd April

    • Saint John 6:35-40 Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst. But I told you that although you have seen (me), you do not believe. Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day.” Saint of the day: St Soter, Pope and Martyr
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