Monthly Archives: January 2019

Pope to youth at WYD Mass: “You are the Now of God”

  • The secret is out: everyone knows that the next World Youth Day will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2022. The announcement was made at the end of the closing WYD Mass which Pope Francis celebrated in Panama City’s Metro Park on Sunday morning before 700,000 people.

    “With Mary, keep saying “yes” to the dream that God has sown in you”, he told them…

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Bomb attack on church in southern Philippines kills 20

  • The inside of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, the Philippines after a bomb attack on Jan. 27, 2019.  


  • Two bomb blasts during Mass at a Catholic cathedral on a Philippine island in the predominantly Muslim south, have killed at least 20 people and wounded some 80. 

    The first explosion went off inside the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel of the Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo, in Sulu province, and was followed by a second blast outside, which was detonated as security forces raced to the scene, officials said…

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The Gospel of the day: 28th January

  • Readings of the day
  • First reading: Heb 9, 15.24-28
    Psalm: 97 (98), 1.2-3ab.3cd-4.5-6

    Gospel: Mark 3, 22-30

  • The scribes who had come from Jerusalem said of Jesus, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “By the prince of demons he drives out demons.” Summoning them, he began to speak to them in parables, “How can Satan drive out Satan? …

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“Let us be transformed into disciples of the Lord” – The Archbishop on the feast of the Conversion of St Paul

Quddiesa fil-Vġili tal-festa tal-Konverżjoni ta' San Pawl


  • L-omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna


  • Il-Katidral ta’ San Pawl, l-Imdina

    26 ta’ Jannar 2019

    “Min jemmen u jitgħammed isalva” (Mk 16:16). Dan il-kliem mill-Evanġelju skont San Mark li għadna kemm qrajna u li nisimgħuh ukoll fl-10 ta’ Frar, jiġbor fih il-festa li bdejna niċċelebraw illejla…

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WYD: Pope’s Speech at Saturday’s Prayer Vigil (Full Text)

  • Pope Francis addresses 600,000 young people at Panama City’s Metro Park for the WYD Vigil and challenges them to imitate Mary, the “influencer” of God.


  • The Pope’s Speech


  • Dear young friends, good afternoon!

    We have watched that beautiful presentation about the Tree of Life…

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The Gospel of the day: 27th January

  • Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Neh 8, 2-4a. 5-6. 8-10
    Psalm: 18 (19), 8. 9. 10. 15
    Second Reading: 1 Cor 12, 12-30

    Gospel: Luke 1, 1-4; 4, 14-21

  • Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us, I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings you have received…

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The publication of research commissioned by the Archdiocese of Malta

  • Iċ‑ċensiment tal-attendenza tal‑Quddies tal‑Ħadd li ġie kkummissjonat lid‑Discern (l‑istitut tal‑Knisja għar‑riċerka) u li sar bejn it-2 u t-3 ta’ Diċembru 2017 huwa disponibbli għall-pubbliku mill-Kurja tal-Arċisqof għall-prezz ta’ €25.

    Ir-rapport tal-istħarriġ dwar il-fidi u l-attendenza tal-Quddies li ġie kkummissjonat lil Misco International u li sar bejn l-4 u t-8 ta’ Diċembru 2017 huwa disponibbli hawnhekk.

    Din ir‑riċerka li ried l-Arċisqof Charles J…

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New Episcopal Vicar for Clergy and Parishes

    • L-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna ħatar lil Dun Noel Vassallo bħala Vigarju Episkopali għall-Kleru u l-Parroċċi. Huwa ser jieħu post Mons. Frans Abdilla.

      Dun Noel Vassallo twieled l-lmġarr fit-23 ta’ Diċembru 1957. Huwa ġie ordnat saċerdot fid-29 ta’ Ġunju 1984. L-ewwel impenn pastorali tiegħu kien fid-djar tat-tfal tal-Knisja waqt li kien jgħin ukoll fil-parroċċa tal-lmġarr. Fl-1991 inħatar direttur tad-djar tat-tfal tal-Knisja fejn serva għal sitt snin…

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The Gospel of the day: 26th January

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: 2 Tim 1: 1-8
    Psalm: 95, 1-3.7-8a

    Gospel: Luke 10: 1-9

  • The Lord Jesus appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the labourers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest…

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The Signs of the Times

Statement by the Interdiocesan Environment Commission

  • A prominent characteristic of the current Maltese skyline is undoubtedly the excessive number of cranes soaring high above our towns and villages, likened by many to monsters eating away what is left of our spaces and buildings of historical value. The irony of it all is that whoever is interested in simply swelling his coffers tries to have everyone believe that Malta cannot do without such development as this is a sign of progress…

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