Monthly Archives: August 2017

Pope’s message for the 2018 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

The 2018 World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be held next 14th January

  • Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees  
  • Dear brothers and sisters!

    “You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:34).

    Throughout the first years of my pontificate, I have repeatedly expressed my particular concern for the lamentable situation of many migrants and refugees fleeing from war, persecution, natural disasters and poverty…

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The Gospel of the day: 22nd August

  • Feast – The Queenship of Mary

    Saint Matthew 19:23-30 

    Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

    When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and said, “Who then can be saved?”

    Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” 

    Then Peter said to him in reply, “We have given up everything and followed you…

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“If there ever was a woman who understood the cruel destiny of our brothers and sisters waiting on Libya’s shores, that woman is Mary” – The Archbishop on the feast of Stella Maris

  • L-Omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna
  • Knisja Parrokkjali ta’ Stella Maris, Tas-Sliema

    19 ta’ Awwissu 2017

    Fil-bidu ta’ din il-quddiesa rringrazzjajna lill-Mulej talli ried li Marija, l-Omm qaddisa ta’ Ibnu, tissejjah il-Kewkba tal-Baħar. Irringrazzjajnih talli għażilha biex tkun l-għajnuna tagħna f’dan il-mewġ tal-ħajja li fih nitħabtu.

    It-talba stess turina li t-tema tal-baħar u l-kewkba fis-sema huma sinjali li għandhom tifsira mhux biss profonda imma anke attwali…

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The Gospel of the day: 21st August

  • Saint Matthew 19:16-22 

    A young man approached Jesus and said, “Teacher, what good must I do to gain eternal life?” He answered him, “Why do you ask me about the good? There is only One who is good. If you wish to enter into life, keep the commandments.”

    He asked him, “Which ones?”

    And Jesus replied, ” ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; honour your father and your mother’; and ‘you shall love your neighbour as yourself.’”

    The young man said to him, “All of these I have observed…

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Malta’s former Apostolic Nuncio Mons. Mario Cassari passes away

  • Tħabbret il-mewt tal-eks Nunzju Appostoliku għal Malta, l-E.T. Mons. Mario Roberto Cassari, Arċisqof Titulari ta’ Tronto, fl-età ta’ 73 sena.  Mons. Cassari nħatar Nunzju Appostoliku għal Malta fit-22 ta’ Mejju 2015. Il-ħidma diplomatiku tiegħu f’Malta ntemmet uffiċjalment fis-27 ta’ April ta’ din is-sena, meta tħabbret il-ħatra tal-E.T. Mons. Alessandro D’Errico bħala Nunzju Appostoliku ġdid. L-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna, li kien ingħata l-pallium minn Mons…
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The Sunday Gospel: 20th August

  • Saint Matthew 15:21-28 

    At that time Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not say a word in answer to her.

    His disciples came and asked him, “Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.” He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But the woman came and did him homage, saying, “Lord, help me.”  He said in reply, “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.”

    Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! …

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The Gospel of the day: 19th August

  • Saint Matthew 19:13-15  

    Children were brought to Jesus that he might lay his hands on them and pray.

    The disciples rebuked them, but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 

    After he placed his hands on them, he went away. 

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Il-Papa Franġisku jitlob għall-vittmi ta’ Barċellona

  • The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke has said that Pope Francis was greatly disturbed by what had happened in Barcelona.

    He also said that the Pope prayed for the victims and expressed his closeness to the Spanish people in particular the injured and the families of the victims.

    13 people were killed in the terror attack on Thursday in the popular Las Ramblas area of the city when a white van zigzagged at high speed down the busy avenue thronged with tourists, knocking down pedestrians…

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

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    Direttur:         Cal Brunker

    Ilħna:               Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Jackie Chan, Katherine Heigl, Bobby Cannavale, Isabela Moner, Jeff Denham u Gabriel Iglesias

    Ħin tal-Film:    91 min

    Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Ltd

    KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                  U

    KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                       PG

    Surly, skwiril u sieħbu Buddy, ġurdien, flimkien ma’ numru ta’ annimali oħra, jinsabu jgħixu ħajja trankwilla ġewwa park pubbliku li qrib tiegħu kien hemm ħanut abbandunat li darba kien jbiegħ kull kwalità  ta’ ġewż u karawett…

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Atomic Blonde

  • Direttur:          David Leitch

    Atturi:              Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, Bill Skarsgàrd u Roland Mòller

    Ħin tal-Film:    115 min

    KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                  15

    KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                       18

    Fl-1989, qabel ma waqa’ il-Ħajt ta’ Berlin, James Gasciogne, aġent fl-M16, jinqatel minn Yuri Bakhtin, aġent fil-KGB…

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