Monthly Archives: June 2018

Our hands should be used to give an encouraging embrace, not to stick labels on each other’s backs – The Archbishop

Iċ-ċerimonja annwali tal-gradwazzjoni tal-Caritas għal dawk li temmew b'suċċess il-programm ta' rijabilitazzjoni mid-droga

  • Messaġġ tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna


  • Ċentru Terapewtiku ta’ San Blas, Ħaż-Żebbuġ
    0 ta’ Ġunju 2018

    Impressjonani ħafna l-motto magħżul għal din is-serata: ‘Nagħżel li nħobb, nagħżel li ngħix’. L-ewwel nett għaliex inħoss li l-elementi ta’ dan il-motto huma wkoll il-qalba tal-esperjenza tal-programm, ta’ diversi servizzi li toffri l-Caritas, li wara kollox hija espressjoni tal-kultura tal-ħajja li mhux biss tieħu ħsieb il-bidu u t-tmiem imma anke dak li jiġi bejn it-twelid u l-mewt, għax il-kultura tal-ħajja hija li tkun taf tgħix…

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The Gospel of the day: 22nd June

  • Saint Matthew 6:19-23 

    Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. 

    The lamp of the body is the eye…

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Pope Francis concludes ecumenical pilgrimage to Geneva

  • Pope Francis flew back to Rome after an “Ecumenical Pilgrimage” to the Swiss city of Geneva. The Pope made his 23rd Apostolic Journey outside Italy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches (WCC).

    The WCC is a worldwide fraternity that comprises 345 different churches and ecclesial communities in more than 100 countries.

    During his one-day visit, the Holy Father spoke at an ecumenical prayer service, and later at an ecumenical meeting, both at the WCC Ecumenical Centre…

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Pope in Geneva: Real ecumenism puts Christ over division

  • Pope Francis landed in Geneva Thursday for a day-trip aimed at bolstering ecumenical relations, saying off the bat that division among Christians is borne from worldliness, and Christ must be prioritized over any differences that might get in the way of unity.  

    In his first official speech after touching down, the pope said Christians are called to walk together along the path of the Spirit, which means “rejecting worldliness” and “opting for a mindset of service and growing in forgiveness.”

    “It means playing our part in history but in God’s good time, not letting ourselves be caught up in the whirlwind of corruption but advancing calmly on the way whose signpost is the one commandment: ‘you shall love your neighbour as yourself.’”

    “We are called, together, to walk along this path,” he said, noting that walking together requires perpetual conversion and “the renewal of our way of thinking so that it can conform to that of the Holy Spirit.”

    It could be said that to walk in this way is to “operate at a loss,” he said, “since it does not adequately protect the interests of individual communities, often closely linked to ethnic identity or split along party lines, whether ‘conservative’ or ‘progressive.’”

    The pope then pointed to St…

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The Happy Prince

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    Direttur:           Rupert Everett

    Atturi:              Rubert Everett, Colin Firth, ColinMorgan, Emily Watson, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Chancellor, Edwin Thomas, Beatrice Dalle, Julian Wadham u John Standing

    Ħin tal-Film:    105 min

    Maħruġ minn Releasing Ltd

    KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                 15

    KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                       15

    Il-film jiffoka fuq l-aħħar tliet snin mill-ħajja traġika ta’ Oscar Wilde wara li ħareġ mill-ħabs meta nstab ħati ta’ mġieba xejn korretta u tmur kontra d-deċenza…

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Ocean’s 8

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    Direttur:          Gary Ross

    Atturi:              Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina Rihanna u Helena Bonham Carter

    Ħin tal-Film:    110 min

    Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Ltd

    KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                 12A

    KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                       15

    Debbie Ocean, l-oħt iż-żgħira ta’ Danny Ocean, frodista magħruf, illum mejjet, meta toħroġ mill-ħabs fuq parole wara ħames snin u tmien xhur, tikkuntattja lil Lou, seħbitha fil-kriminalità u tikkonvinċiha biex tissieħeb magħha f’serqa li hi kienet ippjanat waqt li kienet fil-ħabs…

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The Gospel of the day: 21st June

  • Saint Matthew 6:7-15 

    Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 

    This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven…

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Restoration of the venerable icon of Our Lady of Damascus

    • The venerable icon and panel painting of Our Lady of Damascus, venerated in the Greek Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Damascus, in Valletta, was brought from Rhodes to Malta in 1530 by the Order of Knights Hospitaller of St John in 1530, together with the icon of Our Lady Eleimonitria (the Merciful) and the icon of Our Lady of Philermos…

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Bishops across US condemn separation and detention of migrant children

  • From Denver to New York City, the country’s Catholic bishops have joined a chorus of organisations, institutions and high-profile individuals urging the Trump administration to stop separating children from their parents as they seek respite in the US from dire conditions in their home countries, largely in Central America.

    None have been more outspoken, however, than the bishops with dioceses on or near the border between the US and Mexico, where many migrants, adults as well as children, are being held in detention centres in geographic areas where many of the prelates come into contact with families affected…

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The Gospel of the day: 20th June

  • Saint Matthew 6:1-6.16-18 

    Jesus said to his disciples: “Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others…

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