Monthly Archives: September 2017

American Assassin

  • Direttur:          Michael Cuesta

    Atturi:              Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Taylor Kitsch, David Suchet, Navid Nagahban u Scott Adkins

    Ħin tal-Film:    111 min

    Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Ltd         

    KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                 18

    KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                      18

    Mitch Rapp tilef il-ġenituri tiegħu f’inċident stradali meta kellu biss erbatax-il sena…

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The Gospel of the day: 26th September

  • Saint Luke 8:19-21

    The mother of Jesus and his brothers came to him but were unable to join him because of the crowd. 

    He was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside and they wish to see you.”

    He said to them in reply, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.”

    Saints of the day: Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian

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Pope to EU Churches: Combat intolerance against migrants

  • Pope Francis, on Friday 22nd September 2017, urged Churches in Europe to step up efforts to combat intolerance, discrimination and xenophobia against migrants and refugees.

    The pope’s words came in a meeting with national migration directors under the auspices of the Council of European Bishops Conferences or CCEE. He said he was saddened to see that Catholic communities in Europe were also defensive and unwelcoming towards migrants, justifying their attitudes on grounds of conserving their cultural and religious identity…

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Theft from Paola Parish Church

  • Serqa oħra minn knisja, din id-darba dik ta’ Kristu Re f’Raħal Ġdid.

    Skont l-aġenzija tal-aħbarijiet, il-Kappillan ta’ Raħal Ġdid, Dun Marc Andrè Camilleri, qal li min wettaq ir-reat qala’ l-ħadid li kien hemm ma’ tieqa fis-saqaf tal-knisja.

    Jidher li mill-knisja ttieħdu biss il-flus li kien hemm fil-kaxex tad-donazzjoni ta’ quddiem l-artal.

    Is-Sagrament u oġġetti sagri oħra tħallew fejn kienu…

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The Gospel of the day: 25th September

  • Saint Luke 8:16-18 

    Jesus said to the crowd : “No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light. 

    For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light. 

    Take care, then, how you hear…

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The Sunday Gospel: 24th September

  • Saint Matthew 20:1-16a 

    Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with them for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.

    Going out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and he said to them, ‘You too go into my vineyard, and I will give you what is just.’ So they went off…

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“Who is Jesus to you?” – The Archbishop asks adolescents who received their Confirmation in Marsaxlokk

  • Omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna
  • Knisja Parrokkjali tal-Madonna ta’ Pompej, Marsaxlokk

    16 ta’ Settembru 2017

    Ħsieb qasir biex tibqgħu tiftakruh, għax intom grupp għażiż u membri ta’ din il-parroċċa, li qed tagħmlu l-Griżma f’okkażjoni speċjali. Nispera li tafu li qed niċċelebraw il-50 anniversarju minn meta din il-knisja, dan it-tempju, dan is-santwarju, ġie kkonsagrat lil Alla…

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The Gospel of the day: 23rd September

  • Saint Luke 8:4-15 

    When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable. 

    A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up. Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture. Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold.”

    After saying this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.” 

    Then his disciples asked him what the meaning of this parable might be. He answered, “Knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through parables so that ‘they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.’ This is the meaning of the parable…

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An appeal to Maltese Parliament

  • Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna and Bishop Mario Grech are appealing to Maltese Parliament not to introduce measures that diminish the dignity of children, like surrogacy and gamete donation, after approving the amendments to the Marriage Act and other Laws.

    This appeal is being made for our society to continue to recognize that children are a gift and they always require the appropriate environment for their conception, birth and growth, which ought to be a serene one and with a great deal of love…

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Pope: “Church will apply firmest measures against those who abuse minors”

  • Pope Francis has reiterated his pledge to combat the evil of clerical sex abuse affirming that at all levels, the Church will continue to respond applying the firmest of measures to “all those who have betrayed their call and abused God’s children.

    He was addressing members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors gathered for their Plenary Assembly.

    The Commission is an institution that was established by the Pope to propose initiatives that ensure that crimes that have occurred are no longer repeated in the Church.   

    In prepared remarks and after having listened to the greetings of Commission President, Cardinal O’Malley and other members of the Commission, Pope Francis said “I wish to share with you the profound pain I feel in my soul for the situation of abused children, as I have had occasion to do recently several times”. 

    Painful experience for the Church

    Describing the sex abuse scandal as a terrible evil for the whole of humanity, the Pope said it has also been a very painful experience for the Church: “We are ashamed of the abuses committed by holy ministers, who should be the most trustworthy”. 

    “Let me say quite clearly that sexual abuse is a horrible sin, completely opposite and in contradiction to what Christ and the Church teach us” he said. 

    Recalling the fact that he has had the privilege of listening to the stories that victims and survivors of abuses have wanted to share, Pope Francis observed that meetings such as these continue to nourish the personal commitment of all involved in the Commission to do everything possible to combat this evil and eliminate it. 

    The Church to respond at all levels with the firmest measures 

    “That is why, I reiterate today once again that the Church, at all levels, will respond with the application of the firmest measures against all those who have betrayed their call and abused the children of God” he said. 

    The Pope stressed that the disciplinary measures must apply to all those who work in the institutions of the Church, but he pointed out that “the primary responsibility lies with Bishops, priests and religious”: those who have received from the Lord the vocation to offer their lives to serving the Church and this includes “the vigilant protection of all vulnerable children, young people and adults”. 

    “For this reason, the Church irrevocably and at all levels seeks to apply the principle of “zero tolerance” against sexual abuse of minors” he said…

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