Monthly Archives: June 2019

Environment Commission: Building collapse, damages, and the safety and wellbeing of people

The Interdiocesan Environment Commission’s contribution to the public consultation exercise related to the regulations on excavation and construction practices

  • “Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence” (Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights). It is the right of every individual to live peacefully and to enjoy his or her own property, safely. It is, therefore, an obligation of all players in the construction industry, including contractors, developers, policymakers, site managers, architects and other professionals and workers employed in the construction industry to leave no stone unturned to ensure apart from their own safety, that of people in spaces being developed/redeveloped and those adjacent to construction sites…

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The Gospel of the day: 22nd June

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: 2 Cor 12, 1-10
    Psalm: 33 (34), 8-9.10-11.12-13

    Gospel: Mt 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…

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Watch: Conclusions of the meeting of media officers and spokespersons of the Bishops’ Conferences in Europe

17-19 June 2019

  • How do we deal with and communicate a crisis situation? Are there standard strategies? What is the role of the Press Office? These are some of the questions that opened the annual meeting of the Press Officers and Spokespersons of the Episcopal Conferences of Europe.

    53 participants, coming from 27 European countries, arrived in Malta from the 17th to 19th June to discuss important issues related to communication and the media

    The meeting, entitled “Communication in crisis situations”, kicked off at the Curia of the Archdiocese of Malta with the greetings of the Auxiliary Bishop, H. E. Mgr…

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The Gospel of the day: 21st June

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: 2 Cor 11, 18.21b-30
    Psalm: 33 (34), 2-3.4-5.6-7

    Gospel: Mt 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…

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Day 2: Meeting of media officers and spokespersons of the Bishops’ Conferences in Europe

  • The second day of the CCEE meeting in Malta started with the media officials sharing and discussing their experiences on how they dealt with crisis situations related to economic and transparency issues, child and sexual abuse, refugee arrivals and the relationship with the institutions. 

    Dr Paolo Ruffini, Prefect of the Dicastery for Communication of the Holy See, spoke about the ongoing process of reforming the Vatican’s communications structure and suggested tools for working together to continue the mission of the Church…

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Abortions in England and Wales hit record level

  • Abortions in England and Wales have hit a record level, according to statistics released by the British government.

    Figures published online June 13 by the Department of Health revealed that abortions in 2018 rose by 4 per cent from the previous year.

    The 205,295 abortions represented the first time that more than 200,000 have been carried out in a single year…

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Migrants and refugees: Contributions and present challenges

  • Migrants in Rome being welcomed and given lunch
  • “Migrants and refugees. Contributions and present challenges”.

    That was the title of an event which took place at Vatican Radio on Wednesday on the eve of World Refugee Day.

    The meeting, which was promoted by the Embassy of Argentina to the Holy See, brought together diplomats, as well as religious communities and NGO’s working in the field of migration…

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The Gospel of the day: 20th June

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: 2 Cor 11, 1-11
    Psalm: 110 (111), 1-2.3-4.7-8

    Gospel: Mt 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…

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Vivere per la gloria di Dio – Vescovo Ausiliare

  • Omelia del Vescovo Ausiliario Joseph Galea-Curmi
  • Curia Arcivescovile, Floriana
    19 giugno 2019 

    La nostra società ci invita sempre più ad “apparire”, e sempre meno ad “essere”. Sembra che il messaggio sia questo: farsi vedere, la ricerca dell’immagine a qualunque costo. Voi, che tutti lavorate nel campo della comunicazione sociale, siete in grado di capire bene questo fenomeno…

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The Gospel of the day: 19th June

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: 2 Cor 9, 6-11
    Psalm: 111 (112), 1-2. 3-4. 9

    Gospel: Mt 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…

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