Monthly Archives: April 2015

Church Schools activity for 4th Form students

  • An activity for all 4th Form Church School students will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd April 2015, in four different schools contemporarily, starting at 9:00 a.m. Over 1,200 students from 16 schools will be participating. The schools where the activities will be held are: St Monica in Gzira, St Agatha in Rabat, St Michael’s in St Venera and the Archbishop’s Seminary in Rabat…

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Europe’s response will be a litmus test for the European values

  •  Press statement of the President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), Reinhard Cardinal Marx, on the tragedy in the Mediterranean.

    “We cannot allow the Mediterranean to become a vast cemetery!” This was the call of Pope Francis to the European States, in his address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 25 November 2014, in which he encouraged “mutual support” and warned for the risk of “particularistic solutions”…

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Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna in Rome

  • Il-Kurja tixtieq tavża li l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna jinsab Ruma biex mil-lum, it-Tlieta 21 ta’ April 2015, jagħti kors dwar il-Proċeduri Penali skont il-Liġi tal-Knisja, fil-Pontificia Università Gregoriana. L-Arċisqof ser jattendi wkoll għal-laqgħa regolari tal-Kongregazzjoni għad-Duttrina tal-Fidi, fil-Vatikan. Mons. Scicluna mistenni lura Malta nhar il-Ħadd 26 ta’ April 2015.

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The Modern Crucifix

  • The Church in Malta is saddened by the human tragedies that are occurring in the Mediterranean Sea around us. The committed Christian cannot remain indifferent in the face of what is happening to so many people who, in an attempt to seek better pastures, are ultimately losing God’s greatest gift to mankind, life. Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna has described a shocking photograph of the dead body of a boy with open arms, washed ashore in Libya, which is being circulated in the media, as “the modern crucifix”.  When faced with this image which portrays the cruel reality that thousands of immigrants are facing, no one can remain passive, neither the European and world leaders, nor us, as Christians…

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Pope: avoid the temptation of transforming faith into earthly power

  • May the witness of the martyrs help us to avoid the temptation of transforming our faith into power. Those were Pope Francis’ words during his homily at the morning Mass in the Casa Santa Marta on Monday, as he reflected on the Gospel story of the crowds who come searching for Jesus following the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes…

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Annual Aquinas Lecture

  • The Faculty of Theology and the Għaqda Studenti tat-Teoloġija are holding the annual Aquinas Lecture on Thursday 23 April 2015 at 7:00 p.m., at the auditorium of the Old University Building in Valletta. 

    Rev. Professor William Henn O.F.M. Cap., from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, will deliver a lecture on Thomas Aquinas, Yves Congar and Unity in Faith.

    Click here for more information…

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The Gospel of the day: 21st April

  • St John 6: 30-35

    So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty…

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Solemn Profession of Sr Lilian Borg and the 25th aniversary from the Profession of Sr Christine Borg on the feast of The Divine Mercy

  • Nhar it-12 t’April 2015, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna iċċelebra quddiesa għall-Professjoni Solenni ta’ Sr Lilian Borg u l-25 Sena mill-Professjoni ta’ Sr Christine Borg fil-Festa tal-Ħniena Divina, fil-Monasteru ta’ Sant’Ursola l-Belt Valletta.

    L-Omelija tal-Arċisqof

  • Il-Madre Prijura Sr Celina Sultana OSJ u Sr Christine Borg jakkumpanjaw lil Sr Lilian Borg fl-okkażjoni tal-investitura tagħha fil-15 ta’ Novembru 2009 (Ritratt:…

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‘These are men and women like us, looking for a better life’ – The Pope

  • Pope Francis has appealed to the international community to take swift and decisive action to avoid more tragedies of migrants seeking a better life. His heartfelt cry to the world came following news of the sinking of yet another boat carrying migrants in the Mediterranean Sea in which it is feared 700 people may be dead.

    The Pope was speaking on Sunday morning after the Regina Coeli prayer in St…

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The Gospel of the day: 20th April

    • St John 6: 22-29

      The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus. When they found him on the other side of the lake, they asked him, “Rabbi,when did you get here?” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life,which the Son of Man will give you…

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