Monthly Archives: February 2018

‘Cherishing what is beautiful and good’ – Pastoral Letter for Lent 2018

  • A short message by the Archbishop for Lent
  • The Pastoral Letter by the Bishops
  • Every year, on the Second Sunday of Lent, the Church proclaims the Gospel narrative of Christ and his three chosen disciples, that took place on a high mountain. We call this event the experience of the Transfiguration.

    The Gospel according to Saint Mark narrates that “Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them, and his garments became glistening, intensely white”…

  • Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 24th February

  • Saint Matthew 5:43-48 

    Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard that it was said, You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy. 

    But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. 

    For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? …

  • Read more »

The Archbishop is discharged from hospital

  • This evening, Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna was discharged from San Carlos de Apoquindo Hospital, in Santiago, Chile, where he was hospitalised for the past three days.

    Mgr Scicluna will be recovering at the Apostolic Nunciature of Chile, where he is also expected to continue his work related to the mission entrusted to him by Pope Francis.

  • Photo:

  • Read more »

A prayer for world peace

  • On the day of prayer and fasting for peace for South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, called by Pope Francis, we offer up this prayer:

    Lord, we pray for the power to be gentle; the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding; and the endurance to accept the consequences of holding to what we believe to be right. 

    May we put our trust in the power of good to overcome evil and the power of love to overcome hatred. 

    We pray for the vision to see and the faith to believe in a world emancipated from violence…

  • Read more »

“We are brothers and sisters of a different sort” – The Archbishop

Mass on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Gwardamanġa Parish

  • L-omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna
  • Knisja Parrokkjali tal-Madonna ta’ Fatima, Gwardamanġa
    1 ta’ Frar 2018

    “Xħin daħlu l-belt telgħu fil-kamra ta’ fuq tad-dar fejn kienu joqgħodu” (Atti 1, 13). Dan il-mument fil-ħajja tal-ewwel dixxipli ta’ Ġesù u tal-kulleġġ tal-appostli, li ormaj huwa l-kulleġġ tal-ħdax, kien mument importanti ħafna. Reġgħu lura lejn Ġerusalemm mill-għolja msejħa ‘Taż-Żebbuġ’…

  • Read more »

Cardinal Paolo Romeo turns 80, number of cardinal electors falls to 118

  • Cardinal Paolo Romeo turns 80 years old, meaning he will no longer be able to vote in a future conclave.
  • The Italian cardinal boasts a long diplomatic career. In 1983, John Paul II appointed him as nuncio in Haiti. There, Romeo faced one of the most difficult situations in the country’s recent history, with the fall of François Duvalier’s regime and subsequent coups…

  • Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 23rd February

  • Saint Matthew 5:20-26  

    Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven. 

    You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘Raqa,’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna…

  • Read more »

Pause, see and return

  • “We are subject to numerous temptations.  Each of us knows the difficulties we have to face. Lent is the ideal time to unmask these and other temptations, to allow our hearts to beat once more in tune with the vibrant heart of Jesus.” At the beginning of his homily of Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis invites Christians to think and live these words: pause, see, and return…

  • Read more »

Black Panther

  • *****

    Direttur:          Ryan Coogler

    Atturi:              Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke u Angela Basset

    Ħin tal-Film:    134 min

    Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Ltd

    KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                 12A

    KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                       12

    Ħafna sekli ilu, ħames tribujiet Afrikani ġġieldu fuq meteorita magħmulha minn metall magħruf bħala vibranium, li ma kienx jinstab fid-dinja…

  • Read more »