Yearly Archives: 2015

The Gospel of the day: 23rd December

  • Saint Luke 1:57-66

    When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, “No…

  • Read more »

The Archbishop during Christmas and the beginning of the New Year

  • Il-funzjonijiet reliġjużi li ser imexxi l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna fl-okkażjoni tal-Milied jibdew fil-Lejl tal-Milied.

    Il-Ħamis 24 ta’ Diċembru 2015, fil-11:00 p.m., Monsinjur Arċisqof imexxi t-talba tal-Liturġija tas-Sigħat u l-Quddiesa ta’ Nofsillejl fl-okkażjoni tas-Solennità tat-Twelid ta’ Sidna Ġesù Kristu, fil-Katidral tal-Imdina. Il-Quddiesa ser tiġi mxandra ‘live’ fuq il-YouTube Channel tal-Knisja f’Malta. Link:

    Il-Ġimgħa 25 ta’ Diċembru, fid-9:00 a.m., Monsinjur Arċisqof jiċċelebra mal-ħabsin, il-Quddiesa Stazzjonali fl-okkażjoni tas-Solennità tat-Twelid ta’ Sidna Ġesù Kristu, fil-Faċilità Korrettiva ta’ Kordin, Raħal Ġdid…

  • Read more »

The Peanuts Movie

  • ***

    Direttur: Steve Martino
    Ilħna: Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller, Mariel Sheets, Alex Garfin, Francesca Angelucci Capaldi, Noah Johnston u Venus Omega Schultheis
    Ħin tal-film: 93 min


    Mal-wasla ta’ tifla b’xagħra aħmar fl-inħawi fejn joqgħod Charlie Brown,  Charlie mill-ewwel idub għal warajh. Iżda l-fatt li hu xejn ma kien fortunat,  beda jibża’ li din it-tifla lanqas biss tibda tagħti kasu…

  • Read more »

Pope to Vatican staff: forgiveness for scandals, care for families

  • Pope Francis received the employees of the Holy See and the Vatican City State in a special audience on Monday, to exchange Christmas greetings with them and their families. During the course of the audience, the Holy Father expressed his gratitude to the workers and their families, and asked forgiveness for the recent scandals in the Vatican. “As I thank you,” Pope Francis said, “I also want to ask your forgiveness for the scandals that there have been in the Vatican…
  • Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 22nd December

    • Saint Luke 1:46-56

      “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;

      my spirit rejoices in God my savior.

      For he has looked with favor on his lowly servant; from this day all generations will call me blessed.

      The Almighty has done great things for me,

      and holy is his name.

      He has mercy on those who fear him

      in every generation…

  • Read more »

Pope Francis’ Address to the Roman Curia

  • Pope Francis has urged the Roman Curia to “return to the essentials” and follow a path of gratitude, conversion, renewal, penance and reconciliation as indicated by the Year of Mercy. The Pope was addressing members of the Curia gathered in the Vatican Clementine Hall for the annual Christmas Greetings.

    Please find below the full text of the Pope’s address to the Curia:

    Dear brothers and sisters, Forgive me for not standing up as I speak to you, but for some days I’ve been suffering from a cold and not feeling too well…

  • Read more »

Pope Francis: Christ in the other, in history, in the Church

  • Pope Francis prayed the Angelus with faithful pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, ahead of which he spoke of the spirit of wonder engendered by the Gospel and especially by the Christmas season.

    Reflecting on the Gospel reading of the 4th Sunday of Advent, which recounts Mary’s visit to her cousin, Elizabeth, miraculously with child in her old age, Pope Francis indicated three loci of wonder in our lives: the other; history; and the Church…

  • Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 21st December

  • Saint Luke 1:39-45

    Mary set out in those days and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

    Saint of the day: St…

  • Read more »

Feature: Mercy, the path for happiness

  • In preparation for the 2016 World Youth Day in Krakov, Professor Yago de la Cierva speaks what is happiness for him and explains who were St. Faustina and St. John Paul II. Also, he emphasises how God’s mercy is reachable to everyone.

  • Read more »