Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Gospel of the day: 25th June

  • Saint Matthew 7:1-5 

    Jesus said to his disciples: “Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you. 

    Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove that splinter from your eye,’ while the wooden beam is in your eye? 

    You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.”

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The Sunday Gospel: 24th June

  • Birth of Saint John the Baptist – Solemnity

    Saint Luke 1:57-66.80 

    When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbours and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, “No…

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Secretariat committed to resolving issues while upholding Church schools autonomy

  • The Secretariat for Catholic Education is surprised that the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) declared an industrial dispute on issues it is working on to resolve. The Union is also informed that, in the coming days, the Secretariat has meetings scheduled with different entities to discuss the issues highlighted by the MUT.

    The Secretariat would like to emphasise that all education grades employed by Church Schools and reimbursed by the State enjoy the same financial remuneration through the agreement reached between the Holy See and the Republic of Malta in 1991…

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The Archbishop’s homily at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary

  • L-omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna


  • Is-Santwarju tal-Madonna ta’ Pinu, l-Għarb

    22 ta’ Ġunju 2018

    “Wera l-glorja tiegħu u d-dixxipli tiegħu emmnu fih” (Ġw 2:11). F’Kana tal-Galilija Ġesù jħossu d-dar. Wara kollox kien trabba f’Nazaret, belt tal-Galilija, u kien mistieden għal tieġ bħalma kienet ukoll mistiedna ommu…

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Appointment of Auxiliary Bishop of Malta Mgr Joseph Galea-Curmi

  • The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Joseph Galea-Curmi as Auxiliary Bishop of Malta nominating him Titular Bishop of Cebarades. Presently, Monsignor Galea-Curmi is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Malta.

    As Auxiliary Bishop, His Lordship Monsignor Galea-Curmi, 54, will be the closest collaborator and advisor of His Grace Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna with leadership responsibilities in the Curia and in diocesan pastoral ministry. 

    On his episcopal ordination, Monsignor Galea-Curmi will become a member of the Maltese Episcopal Conference alongside the Archbishop and the Bishop of Gozo, Monsignor Mario Grech…

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The Gospel of the day: 23rd June

  • Saint Matthew 6:24-34 

    Jesus said to his disciples: “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 

    Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear…

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Working document for synod on youth presented

  • The ‘Instrumentum Laboris’ or the working document of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on youth, scheduled from October 3-28 in the Vatican, has three main sections, namely, recognizing, interpreting and choosing with regard to vocation in life. 

    Presented at a press conference by Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, the Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, along with 3 other officials, the 67-page document is the fruit of a long preparatory phase which began with the announcement of the synod by Pope Francis on October  6, 2016…

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Young adults worldwide less religious than older adults, Pew report says

  • A study by the Pew Research Center found that young adults worldwide are generally less religious than older adults by a variety of measures.

    The study, which drew upon previous surveys by Pew, concluded that this was true regardless of the predominant religion in the country, its level of economic development, or its level of religiosity. It defined young people as those under 40 years of age and older people as those 40 or older…

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