Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Gospel of the day: 28th September

  • Saint Luke 9:18-22 

    Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’” 

    Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter said in reply, “The Messiah of God.” He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone. 

    He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

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Law precludes discussion of a collective matter with non-recognised union

With reference to the directives issued to education grades in Church Schools,
the Secretariat for Catholic Education would like to clarify that UPE, whilst being a registered trade union, does not hold recognition for collective bargaining on such employees. UPE is in breach of article 5 of the Recognition of Trade Union Regulations 2016 which states that, “once a union is recognised as the sole collective bargaining union, no other union may intervene on a collective matter related to the employees concerned with the employer”. 

Whilst affirming that UPE are incorrect in their claims, in the current context the same legislative regulations preclude the Secretariat for Catholic Education from engaging in any discussions with UPE on matters of a collective nature. 

The Secretariat and Church Schools value the individual members of their communities, including learners, their families and especially employees, on whom the system relies to provide a high quality educational service. This is manifested in a continuous effort to provide the best possible working conditions which are also reflected in the improved conditions agreed upon with the recognised union.  Read more »

Donation of paintings by artist Joseph Calleja

  • L‑artist Malti ta’ fama internazzjonali Joseph Calleja ta b’donazzjoni lill‑Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta 15‑il pittura tiegħu mis‑serje “Is‑Sagrifiċċju tal‑Ħrief”. Dawn il‑pitturi nħadmu fuq medda ta’ 15‑il sena, bl‑etika u l‑fidi jkunu ż‑żewġ temi ewlenin ta’ dan ix‑xogħol artistiku.

    “Is‑Sagrifiċċju tal‑Ħrief” juru l‑ħaruf tas‑sagrifiċċju sa minn żmien il‑qedem sal‑ħrief tas‑sagrifiċċju tal‑ġurnata tal‑lum impoġġija fuq l‑altari tal‑kunflitti u l‑gwerer…

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The House with a Clock in its Walls

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    Direttur:          Eli Roth

    Atturi:              Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Sunny Suljic, Kyle MacLachian, Colleen Camp, Lorneza Izzo u Vanessa Anne Williams

    Ħin tal-Film:    105 min

    Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Ltd

    KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                         12A

    KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                              12

    Fl-1953, Lewis Barnvelt, tifel ta’ għaxar snin, imur jgħix f’New Zebedde, ġewwa Michigan ma’ zijuh Jonathan f’dar antika u misterjuża…

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American Animals

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    Direttur:          Bart Layton

    Atturi:               Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Udo Kier, u Ann Dowd

    Jidhru personalment: Warren Lipka, Spencer Reinhard, Chas Allen, Eric Borsuk u Betty Jean Gooch

    Ħin tal-Film:     116 min

    Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Ltd

    KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                             15

    KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                                  15

    Fl-2003, ġewwa Lexington, f’Kentucky, Spencer Reinhard, student tal-arti, kien iħoss vojt f’ħajtu li ma kien xejn eċċitanti…

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The Gospel of the day: 27th September

  • Saint Luke 9:7-9 

    Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, “John has been raised from the dead”; others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”; still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.” 

    But Herod said, “John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him…

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Premier: Augustine, the Son of her Tears

  • L-Aid to the Church in Need (Malta), b’kollaborazzjoni mal-Istitut Agostinjan, qed tippreżenta film straordinarju! Film dwar wieħed mill-akbar Qaddisin tal-Knisja Kattolika. Dan qed jiġi interpretat minn atturi Musulmani mill-Alġerija u t-Tuneżija taħt it-tmexxija tal-President tal-SOHT Film Production & Global Distribution, Henri Aoun. Din hija tabilħaqq inizjattiva innovattiva xxerred aktar spirtu ta’ rispett fost il-popli ta’ kulturi u reliġjonijiet differenti…

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Pope Francis to Chinese Catholics: Faith changes history

  • The Message of Pope Francis—announced Wednesday morning at the General Audience—begins with a word of encouragement for Chinese Catholics, who, he says, “are daily present” in his prayers. He recalls the words of Jesus, earlier quoted by Benedict XVI in his Letter to the Chinese faithful: “Fear not, little flock” (Lk, 12:32).

    Confusion from a flurry of opinions

    The Pope immediately goes to the heart of the question:

    Of late, many conflicting reports have circulated about the present and, in particular, the future of the Catholic communities in China…

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Walking Together

  • From 1st September to 4th October 2018, Christians around the world unite to pray and care for our common home during the Season of Creation. The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Walking Together’.

    The Season of Creation spans over five weeks, between the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (1st September) and the feast day of St Francis of Assisi (4th October), the patron saint of animals and ecology…

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The duty to show solidarity

  • “Today we need the prophetic voice of solidarity: solidarity between different states and peoples; solidarity in the internal social policies of the state; and intergenerational solidarity, that is solidarity between generations.” This appeal was made by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna in the homily during Pontifical Mass on the national feast of Independence Day.

    The Archbishop explained that when we speak about the need for solidarity, we acknowledge that we are also committing ourselves to show solidarity to those who are in urgent need of aid; people who are fleeing a cruel environment, a violent contempt of the dignity of the human person, a harsh fate of slavery, even torture and death…

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