Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Synod on Young People: What does the final document say?

  • On Saturday afternoon, the Final Document of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops consisting of 3 parts, 12 chapters, 167 paragraphs and 60 pages is approved in the Synod Hall.


  • The text was received with applause, Cardinal da Rocha said. It is “the result of real teamwork” on the part of the Synod Fathers, together with other Synod participants and “the young people in a particular way”…

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The Sunday Gospel: 28th October

  • Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    Saint Mark 10:46-52 

    As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent…

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The Gospel of the day: 27th October

  • Saint Luke 13:1-9

    Some people told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. He said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did! Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them , do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? By no means! …

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Synod Day 24: On Synodality and the abuse scandals

  • The Synod Fathers and auditors did a 6 kilometer pilgrimage today from Monte Mario to St Peter’s. At St Peter’s, Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, presided at Mass.  The Holy Father was also present.


    Archbishop Hector Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte, O.F.M., from Peru said that the Synod was an experience of great cooperation and that the Church’s understanding of synodality has been developed…

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The Gospel of the day: 26th October

  • Saint Luke 12:54-59 

    Jesus said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain and so it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot and so it is. 

    You hypocrites! …

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Mgr Prof. Tomáš Halík main guest of the Discern Annual Lecture 2018

    • In a time of rapid social and cultural change there could hardly be a more opportune moment for identifying the signs of the secular culture. Templeton Prize winner, Mgr Prof. Tomáš Halík, will discuss the theme of ‘Reading the Signs of the Secular Culture’ during the 2018 Discern Annual Lecture which will be held on Tuesday, 6th November 2018, at The Old Refectory of the Archbishop’s Curia in Floriana, at 7 p.m…

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Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

Omelija fil-festa ta' Ġesù Nazzarenu

  • L-omelija tal-Isqof Awżiljarju Joseph Galea-Curmi


  • Knisja Ġesù Nazzarenu, iż-Żejtun
    20 ta’ Ottubru 2018


  • Fl-Evanġelju ta’ San Ġwann, fl-ewwel kapitlu, insibu dik il-mistoqsija li qisha ta’ introduzzjoni għal dak li ġej aktar tard, li Natanjel jagħmel meta d-dixxiplu Filippu mar jgħidlu: Sibna lil dak li fuqu kitbu Mosè u l-profeti, Ġesù ta’ Nazaret…

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Synod Day 23: God is an abstract thought for the young

  • On Wednesday the Synod Fathers discussed the draft of the final document of the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment. A letter to young people, from the Synod, was also read out in the General Assembly. It is expected that the letter will be read at the closing Mass of the Synod on Sunday, 28 October…

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The Gospel of the day: 25th October

  • Saint Luke 12:49-53 

    Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptised, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! 

    Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? …

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