Monthly Archives: October 2015

Il-Papa: Neħħu l-mibgħeda u t-tpattija, eżerċitaw atti ta’ paċi

  • Speaking ahead of the Angelus at the conclusion of the Holy Mass on Sunday, Pope Francis appealed once again for peace in the Holy Land. “I am following with great concern the situation of high tension and violence that afflicts the Holy Land,” he said. “In this moment,” he continued, “there is need of great courage and great strength of soul in order to say ‘No’ to hatred and vengeance, and to carry out acts of peace.”

    Pope Francis prayed that God might strengthen both political leaders and people, that they might have to courage to oppose violence and to take concrete steps aimed at decreasing tensions…

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The Gospel of the day: 19th October

  •  Saint Luke 12:13-21

    Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions.” Then he told them a parable…

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Pope Francis: Homily for Sunday Mass on the Canonizations of Louis and Zélie Martin

  • Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis Mass of the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time with the Rite of Canonization Sunday, 18 October 2015
      Today’s biblical readings present the theme of service. They call us to follow Jesus on the path of humility and the cross. The prophet Isaiah depicts the Servant of the Lord (53:10-11) and his mission of salvation. The Servant is not someone of illustrious lineage; he is despised, shunned by all, a man of sorrows…
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The Gospel of the day: 18th October

    • Saint Mark 10:35-45

      Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” He replied, “What do you wish (me) to do for you?” They answered him, “Grant that in your glory we may sit one at your right and the other at your left.” Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking…

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New Web profile for the Catholic Church in the European Union – COMECE launches its new Website

  • The website of the Commission of Bishops’ Conferences of the EU is still available in English, French and German, but the structure has been completely rethought and offers an experience which is both user-friendly and colourful. In order to make the European debate more accessible to users with an interest in the Church’s engagement with the European project and EU citizens in general, the new COMECE website is now organised by topics which are featured on the Homepage…
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The Gospel of the day: 17th October

  • Saint Luke 12:8-12

    Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God. Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven. When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say. For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.” 

    Saint of the day: St…

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Sr Carmen Sammut addresses the Synod of Bishops

  • Nhar il-Ġimgħa 16 t’Ottubru 2015, Sr Carmen Sammut, President tal-Għaqda Internazzjonali tas-Superjuri Ġenerali Nisa, li kienet waħda mill-kelliema li ġiet mistiedna biex tattendi u tindirizza s-Sinodu tal-Isqfijiet fil-Vatikan. Sr Carmen tifforma parti mill-Kongregazzjoni tal-Missjunarji tal-Afrika (Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa). It-test tad-diskors tagħha, li jinsab f’paġna 17, ġie ppublikat mill-Uffiċċju Stampa tas-Santa Sede.

    Id-Diskors ta’ Sr Carmen Sammut When the Instrumentum Laboris speaks of the Church it sometimes refers to the People of God, that is to all of us, and more often refers to the hierarchy…

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The Archbishop celebrates Mass on the day dedicated to the Armed Forces of Malta

  • On Friday 16th October 2015, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna celebrated Mass on on the day dedicated to the Armed Forces of Malta, at St. John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta.

  • Homily by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna
  • Kon-katidral ta’ San Ġwann, il-Belt Valletta 

    16 ta’ Ottubru 2015

    Ippermettuli nislet ħsieb qasir ispirat mill-frażi li smajna fit-Tieni Qari mill-Ittra ta’ San Pawl appostlu u misserna, lir-Rumani…

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Synod: Bishops must welcome families as teachers and pastors

  • ‘Mission impossible’ was how Fr Federico Lombardi on Thursday described the task of trying to sum up the dozens of daily interventions by participants in the Synod of Bishops on the Family, currently coming to the close of its second week in the Vatican’s Synod Hall.

    Friday will mark the final day of presentations on part three of the Synod’s working document, before participants move back into their small groups to decide on final changes they’d like to see reflected in a concluding document on marriage and family life…

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The Gospel of the day: 16th October

  • Saint Luke 12:1-7

    At that time: So many people were crowding together that they were trampling one another underfoot. He began to speak, first to his disciples, “Beware of the leaven–that is, the hypocrisy–of the Pharisees. There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be proclaimed on the housetops. I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more. I shall show you whom to fear…

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