Monthly Archives: July 2019

Pope makes appointments in Vatican media

  • Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a new Director of the Holy See Press Office.  British-born Matteo Bruni is the new spokesperson of the Holy See, with effect from 22 July.

    Born on 23 November 1976 in Winchester, Bruni graduated in modern and contemporary foreign languages and literature from Rome’s La Sapienza University.  He has been working since July 2009 at the Holy See Press Office, where he has been overseeing the accreditation of journalists and operational communications as coordinator of the Accreditation Section…

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A celebration by the Faculty of Theology

  • Fi tmiem is-sena akkademika 2018-2019, għadd ta’ studenti, alumni u staff tal-Fakultà tat-Teologija ngħaqdu għal ċelebrazzjoni ta’ għeluq is-sena akkademika fil-kappella tal-Università. Matul l-attività l-istaff u l-istudenti rringrazzjaw ukoll lil Dun René Camilleri fi tmiem is-servizz tiegħu bħala Senior Lecturer fil-Fakultà. Dun René beda jgħallem fil-Fakultà tat-Teologija fl-1984. 

    Waqt il-Quddiesa, Dun René qasam riflessjoni fuq is-silta mill-Evanġelju tal-gurnata (Mt 8, 23-27)…

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The Gospel of the day: 18th July

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Exodus 3, 13-20
    Psalm: 104 (105) 1 & 5. 8-9.24-25.26-27

    Gospel: Mt 11, 28-30

  • Jesus said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest.

    Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves…

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Filippine bishops issue pastoral letter on climate emergency

  • The Catholic bishops of the Philippines have released a major pastoral letter on “climate emergency”, urging their communities to ecological conversion, listen to the cry of the Earth and the poor and act together to mitigate the ill effects of climate change.

    Signed by Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the pastoral letter, entitled “An urgent call for ecological conversion, hope in the face of climate emergency”, was released on Tuesday. 

    The 9-page document is divided into eight sections, with the first half offering a reflection on the state of the environment, followed by concrete ecological actions…

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The Mother of Mercy – The Archbishop

Quddiesa fil-festa tal-Imqaddsa Verġni Marija tal-Għolja tal-Karmelu

  • L-omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna

  • Is-Santwarju Bażilika tal-Madonna tal-Karmnu, il-Belt Valletta

    16 ta’ Lulju 2019

    “U hekk m’intix iżjed ilsir, iżda iben; u jekk iben, werriet ukoll bil-grazzja ta’ Alla” (Gal 4:7). Dan il-kliem mill-Appostlu Missierna San Pawl lill-Galatin irid jagħmlilna ħafna kuraġġ f’din il-festa għażiża tal-Madonna tal-Karmnu.

    Fl-Evanġelju li għadna kemm smajna, qabel imut fuq is-salib Ġesù jafda lil ommu mhux lill-qrabatha imma lil Ġwanni…

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A book about the formation of priests between 1838 and 1938

    • The Academic formation of priests in the University of Malta 1838-1938, author Francis Bonnici, knows its origin to “100 years ago: Exhibition to be conferred on best student in Theology” in The Times of Malta of 21 February 2000.

      Research work was carried out in the Archives of Malta (the National Library, the University Melitensia and Archives, the National Archives in Rabat, which hosts the documentation of the English period and the Archives of the Cathedral Church)…

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The Gospel of the day: 17th July

  • Readings of the day
  • First Reading: Exodus 3, 1-6.9-12
    Psalm: 102 (103), 1-2.3-4.6-7

    Gospel: Mt 11, 25-27

  • At that time Jesus exclaimed, “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike…

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7 out of 10 children from this family joined the Dominican Order

  • One of the incredible things about being part of a large family is the overall sense of unity between the siblings that so often occurs. Of course, there are always the squabbles, but there’s so much love — and influence — shared from the oldest to the youngest. This seems to be the case with the Hinnebusch family. When William (1908-1981), the eldest of 10, set off to join the Dominicans, six of his other siblings soon followed his example…

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ŻAK: Youth Exchange in Slovakia

  • Żgħażagħ Azzjoni Kattolika (ŻAK) members frequently organise or participate in youth exchange programmes. Last Sunday a group of 5 young people returned from an Erasmus+ funded project, titled Solidarity: Just a Word?! These are their experiences for that week.

    “The week in Slovakia was a week I will never forget. Apart from the fact that I really enjoyed nature and the activities we had, I can say that I learnt a lot from the people I met…

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Investigations to continue in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery

  • A brief statement issued by the interim director of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, shone light on the continuation of operations in the Vatican’s Teutonic Cemetery.

    Gisotti said the preliminary investigations that took place onJuly 11in the cemetery inside Vatican City were both of a documentary and a logistical nature. It emerged, he said, that between the 1960s and ‘70s  of the last century work was carried out to expand the college itself and that work, during this period, involved the entire cemetery area and the building of the Teutonic College…

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