Monthly Archives: March 2018

The Gospel of the day: 28th March

  • Saint Matthew 26:14-25 

    One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” They paid him thirty pieces of silver,and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over. 

    On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?” He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The teacher says, “My appointed time draws near; in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples.”‘

    “The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered, and prepared the Passover. When it was evening, he reclined at table with the Twelve…

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Pope praises French policeman who gave his life to save hostage

  • Pope Francis joined leaders praising a French police officer who “gave his life out a desire to protect people” during a terrorist attack.

    Lt Col. Arnaud Beltrame, 44, had convinced the gunman, identified as Redouane Lakdim, to allow him to take the place of a woman Lakdim was holding hostage on March 23 in a grocery store in Trebes, a small town in southern France…

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Tomorrow: The Diocesan Via Sacra

  • Hekk kif ninsabu fil-Ġimgħa Mqaddsa, l-Insara kollha huma mistiedena jattendu għall-Via Sacra Djoċesana, li ser issir għada l-Erbgħa, 28 ta’ Marzu 2018, lejlet it‑Tridu tal‑Għid, li matulu l‑Knisja Universali tfakkar il‑passjoni, il‑mewt u l‑qawmien ta’ Sidna Ġesù Kristu.  

    Il-Via Sacra, immexxija mill-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna, ser tibda fis-7:30pm minn ħdejn l‑istatwa ta’ Kristu Re (quddiem il‑lukanda Phoenicia) u tintemm quddiem il‑Konkatidral ta’ San Ġwann, il‑Belt Valletta…

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Pacific Rim Uprising

  • ****

    Direttur:           Steven S. DeKnight

    Atturi:              John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman,  Adria Arjona, Zhang Jin u Charlie Day

    Ħin tal-Film:    111 min

    Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Ltd

    KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                 12A

    KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                       12

    Jake, abbanduna t-taħriġ fil-karriera ta’ pilota ta’ Jaeger u beda jgħix ħajja mtajra, jindieħes ma’ nies kriminali…

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The Gospel of the day: 27th March

  • Tuesday of Holy Week

    Saint John 13:21-33.36-38 

    Reclining at table with his disciples, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, «Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.» The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant. One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at Jesus’ side…

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Pope Palm Sunday Mass: Sing out loud “Hosanna”

  • Reflecting on the Liturgy of Palm Sunday, Pope Francis contrasted the joy of the people who celebrated Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with the cries of those who want to silence him.

  • Pope Francis invites us all to see ourselves in the Palm Sunday liturgy. He says that the liturgy “expresses the contradictory feelings that we too, … experience”: love and hatred, self-sacrifice and “washing our hands”, loyalty and betrayal…

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The Gospel of the day: 26th March

  • Monday of Holy Week

    Saint John 12:1-11 

    Six days before Passover Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there, and Martha served, while Lazarus was one of those reclining at table with him. Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil…

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Are we going to accept this great offering of mercy and love? – The Archbishop on Palm Sunday

  • Homily by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna
  • St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta
    25th March 2018

    The account of the passion according to Saint Mark that has just been proclaimed, repeats several times the idea, the concept and the verb of handing over: Judas tries to find the right time to hand over Jesus to the high priest; Pilate, to appease the mob, hands over Jesus for crucifixion; the Lord himself hands himself over to the Father; Joseph of Arimathea asks Pilate to hand over the body of Jesus for burial…

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The Gospel for Palm Sunday: 25th March

  • Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

    Saint Mark 14:1-15:47
    The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were to take place in two days’ time. So the chief priests and the scribes were seeking a way to arrest him by treachery and put him to death. They said, “Not during the festival, for fear that there may be a riot among the people.” When he was in Bethany reclining at table in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of perfumed oil, costly genuine spikenard…

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Pope’s message for WYD 2018: Do not be afraid!

Message of the Holy Father Francis for the 33rd World Youth Day

  • Pope Francis, accompanied by youths, passes through the Door of Mercy ahead of a prayer vigil on the occasion of the World Youth Day, in Campus Misericordiae in Brzegi, near Krakow, Poland, Saturday, July 30, 2016.

  • Dear young people,

    World Youth Day 2018 represents another step in preparation for the international WYD due to take place in Panama in January 2019…

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