Monthly Archives: October 2019

The Gospel of the day: 31st October

Readings of the day

First Reading: Rom 8, 31b-39
Psalm: 108 (109), 21-22.26-27.30-31

Gospel: Lk 13, 31-35

Some Pharisees came to Jesus and said, “Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you.” He replied, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and I perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I accomplish my purpose… Read more »

Exhibition of photographs by Cardinal Prospero Grech

The President and Mrs Vella preside over the inauguration of the exhibition of photography by Cardinal Prospero Grech – San Anton Palace

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever – an exhibiton of photographs taken by Cardinal Prospero Grech is currently being held at Sant’Anton Palace under the patronage of President George Vella. The exhibition, which will run for fifteen days, was inaugurated yesterday and brings together an evocative selection of works produced by the Cardinal over a span of time, featuring a diverse array of subjects… Read more »

All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day

Nhar il-Ġimgħa, l‑1 ta’ Novembru 2019, l‑Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna ser jiċċelebra Quddiesa fil‑festa tal‑Qaddisin Kollha, fil‑Konkatidral ta’ San Ġwann, il‑Belt Valletta, fis-6:00 p.m. Din il‑festa tiġi ċċelebrata mill‑Knisja Universali biex l‑Insara jagħtu ġieħ lill‑Qaddisin kollha waqt li jħabirku biex jimxu fuq l‑eżempju tagħhom.

Is-Sibt, 2 ta’ Novembru, Jum it‑Tifkira tal‑Mejtin Kollha, l‑Arċisqof ser jiċċelebra Quddiesa fil‑Knisja taċ‑Ċimiterju tal‑Addolorata, Raħal Ġdid. Il‑Quddiesa tibda fl‑10:00 a.m… Read more »

A school on Four Wheels

In September 1982, the Christian Brothers created the first mobile school to assist in educating nomad children. Today there are about thirty such schools, and they travel all over France.

The idea for these mobile schools came from Brother Camille Véger. In 1979, he read a letter sent by Father André Barthélémy, who was the National Chaplain for Gypsies at the time, to the Superior of the Lasallian Fathers in France, calling for volunteers to “educate young gypsies of the Parisian suburbs who are poorly prepared for the rapid changes of today’s world”… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 30th October

Readings of the day

First Reading: Rom 8, 26-30
Psalm: 12 (13), 4-5.6

Gospel: Lk 13, 22-30

Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough… Read more »

St Paul united Malta and Greece by his visit as appostle – The Archbishop

Mass celebrated on the 200th anniversary from the arrival of the first Maltese immigrants in Greece

  St Calcedonius Chapel, Archbishop's Curia, Floriana

It is so beautiful to hear the Word of God in its original language because as you know the New Testament was written in Greek and it had such a lovely sound and it is such an extraordinary experience to be with you today in this island visited by the holy apostle Paul as was Greece so many times. This apostle unites us because our lands, Malta and Greece, were blessed by his visit as appostle… Read more »

A new publication by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna

On Thursday 31st October a new publication by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna entitled Religion and the 1921 Malta Constitution, Genesis and Implications will be launchedThe book launch will take place at The Curia in Floriana at 7pm.

In this book, the Archbishop researches the origin and subsequent discussions held at the beginning of the 20th century in order for the Catholic religion to be integrated in Maltese law… Read more »

Catholics, Jews and Muslims: no to euthanasia and assisted suicide ‘with no exceptions’

Representatives of Abrahamic monotheistic religions who signed the declaration on end-of-life issues.

“Euthanasia and assisted suicide are morally and inherently wrong and should be forbidden without exceptions. Any pressure or deliberate actions that might lead patients to end their lives are categorically rejected.” It’s the “key point” of the “Joint Declaration of Abrahamic religions on End-of-Life issues.” The document, solemnly signed this morning by Jewish, Catholic and Muslim representatives in the Vatican, is the culmination of an initiative coordinated by the Pontifical Academy for Life and supported on behalf of the Jewish world by Rabbi Avraham Steinberg from the Israeli National Bioethics Council and Rabbi David Rosen; by Sheikh Bin Bayyah, president of the Muslim Forum for Peace and by Samsul Anwar, President of the Central Committee of the Indonesian Muhammadiyah, representing the Muslim world.”

The document – which the religious representatives handed over to Pope Francis – was drafted by a joint inter-religious group… Read more »

The Gospel of the day: 29th October

Readings of the day

First Reading: Rom 8, 18-25
Psalm: 125 (126) 1-2ab.2cd-3.4-5.6

Gospel: Lk 13, 18-21

Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that a person took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush and ‘the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.’”

Again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? … Read more »

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


Direttur:          Joachim Ronning

Atturi:              Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville u Michelle Pfeiffer

Ħin tal-Film:    118 min

Maħruġ minn KRS Releasing Ltd

KLASSIFIKA TAĊ-ĊENSURA:                             PG

KLASSIFIKA TAL-KNISJA:                                  PG

Ħames snin wara l-mewt tar-Re Stefan, Ingrith, ir-reġina ġdida tar-renju tal-umani, sfortunatament bdiet tmexxi r-renju lejn legat aktar mudlam milli kien mexxa Stefan snin qabel… Read more »