Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Archbishop celebrates Midnight Mass

  • Fil-Lejl tal-Milied, nhar l-24 ta’ Diċembru 2015, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna ċċelebra l-Quddiesa ta’ Nofsillejl fil-Katidral tal-Imdina, fl-okkażjoni tas-Solennità tat-Twelid ta’ Sidna Ġesù Kristu.

  • Homily by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna
  • Katidral tal-Imdina

    24 ta’ Diċembru 2015

    Nixtieq naqsam ftit ħsibijiet qosra f’dan il-lejl qaddis…

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Pope Francis meets the Iranian President

  • On Tuesday 26th January, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Excellency Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States. During the cordial discussions, common spiritual values emerged and reference was made to the good state of relations between the Holy See and the Islamic Republic of Iran, the life of the Church in the country and the action of the Holy See to favour the promotion of the dignity of the human person and religious freedom. Attention then turned to the conclusion and application of the Nuclear Accord and the important role that Iran is called upon to fulfil, along with other countries in the Region, to promote suitable political solutions to the problems afflicting the Middle East, to counter the spread of terrorism and arms trafficking…

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The Gospel of the day: 27th January

  • Saint Mark 4:1-20

    On another occasion, Jesus began to teach by the sea. A very large crowd gathered around him  so that he got into a boat on the sea and sat down. And the whole crowd was beside the sea on land. And he taught them at length in parables, and in the course of his instruction he said to them, Hear this! …

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    Direttur: Tom McCarthy

    Atturi: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams

    Ħin: 128 minuti

    Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Limited

    Klassifika tal-Gvern: 15

    Klassifika tal-Knisja: 18

    Fl-2001 wasal editur ġdid, Marty Baron, għal-gazzetta prominenti The Boston Globe, li ma’ segħtax jifhem kif il-gazzetta tiegħu kien għadha tat ftit importanza lil abbużi sesswali mill-qassisnin li kienu bdew jitfaċċaw…

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Capture the Flag

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    Direttur: Enrique Gato

    Atturi: (vuċijiet ta’) Dani Rovira, Michelle Jenner, Carme Calvell

    Ħin: 94 minuti

    Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Limited

    Klassifika tal-Gvern: U

    Klassifika tal-Knisja: U

    Richard Carson, baruni taż-żejt minn Texas u li huwa l-protagonist fi programm tat-televiżjoni li jisponsorjah hu stess, jiddikjara li għandu provi li l-missjoni ta’ Apollo 11 ta’ l-1969 meta għall-ewwel darba nieżel il-bniedem fuq il-qamar hija kollha ħrafa, u jħabbar il-pjan tiegħu li jmur hu fuq il-qamar…

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Pope Francis to travel to Sweden for joint Protestant Reformation commemoration

  • Pope Francis will travel to Sweden in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the start of the Reformation, together with leaders of the Lutheran World Federation and representatives of other Christian Churches.

    The event will take place on October 31st in the southern Swedish city of Lund where the Lutheran World Federation was founded in 1947. While kicking off a year of events to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, it will also highlight the important ecumenical developments that have taken place during the past 50 years of dialogue between Catholics and Lutherans…

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Renewal through Authentic Witness

  • The Feast of the Shipwreck of St Paul, only 10 days before the start of Holy Lent, should inspire us as Christians to prepare ourselves for this time of renewal. The faith which was revealed to Saint Paul in his conversion changed his life radically because he became a witness of the resurrection of Jesus. During his homily on the feast of the conversion of St Paul, Archishop Charles J…

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The Gospel of the day: 26th January

  • Saint Luke 10:1-9 The Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no one along the way. Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’ If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you, for the laborer deserves his payment…
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The Archbishop celebrates Mass on Christmas Day at Corradino Correctional Facility

  • Nhar il-Ġimgħa 25 ta’ Diċembru 2015, Jum il-Milied, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna ċċelebra mal-ħabsin, il-Quddiesa Stazzjonali fl-okkażjoni tas-Solennità tat-Twelid ta’ Sidna Ġesù Kristu, fil-Faċilità Korrettiva ta’ Kordin, Raħal Ġdid. Preżenti wkoll għal din il-quddiesa, il-Ministru tal-Intern u s-Sigurtà Nazzjonali, l-Onor. Carmelo Abela. Wara l-quddiesa, l-Arċisqof li kien akkumpanjat mill-Ministru Abela, żaru lir-residenti tas-sezzjoni femminili u ltqagħu mar-residenti tal-Faċilità Korrettiva ta’ Kordin li kellhom esperjenzi pożittivi ta’ rijabilitazzjoni…
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