The sixth edition of ‘Kelma ta’ Ħabib’

The Archdiocese of Malta is pleased to announce the publication of the sixth edition of Kelma ta’ Ħabib, a collection of homilies and messages by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna in 2020. This book consists of 700 pages, including 50 pages of colour photographs taken during various celebrations held in parishes and other activities.

Through his simple but profound words, grounded in the Gospel, the Archbishop invites us to take care of each other in every possible way and to remember those who are most in need… Read more »

Lent: a journey in which I discover how good and merciful God is

Holy Lent, 40 days of prayer and penitence, in preparation for the celebration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection from the dead of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Lent is also a journey that we should experience as a journey of liberation by which we are freed from all that weighs us down and open our hearts to God and our neighbour. Ideally, this journey is based on three practices that are important to the Lord: charity, prayer and fasting, which, if coming from the heart, should make the journey one of conversion and renewal… Read more »

Resolutions: Now and Anytime

The week between Christmas and New Year is a time when nobody knows exactly what they should be doing. People catch up on Christmas shopping and try to benefit from the best discounts, others go to lunch and dinner with different sides of the family, or on holiday for a few days; students try to catch up on assignments and parents cannot wait for their children to go back to school… Read more »

Make Space

Clearing the Clutter

If you have ever been in a cave, you’d know that it is not the most enjoyable place to be – the darkness, the insects, the dust, the trash, the dirt. Entering caves is an adventure in itself and not an experience that just about anyone would jump to.

My heart is sometimes the same, filled with the remnants of what was once alive, memories that are rotting in the corners, and undealt with trash lying around… Read more »

Fourth Sunday of Advent – Love

Very often, we forget to love.

When we are in a hurry and stuck in traffic;
when someone skips us in a queue at the supermarket;
when our delivery order is late;
when the bank just won’t answer our calls;
when a family member says the wrong thing at Sunday lunch.

Situations provoke anything but love within us sometimes… Read more »

First Sunday of advent – Hope

The first day of a new year.
The first day of school.
The first day of summer.
The first day of the Christmas holidays.
The first Sunday of Advent.

The first day of any new period is considered to be a fresh opportunity to do something new; to take up a new habit; to eliminate tendencies that are not allowing us to move forward; a time to set new goals and stick to them… Read more »

Our commitment to listen to the voice of creation

The Season of Creation is important to us Catholics, in dialogue with other Christians, as this time invites humanity to renew its relationship with the Creator and with creation, through celebration and commitment to care for our common home together.

“Listen to the Voice of Creation” is Pope Francis’ invitation to all Christians for this year’s Season of Creation (from 1st September to 4th October), with the symbol being the burning bush from the story of Moses… Read more »

Reducing the division and rivalry between us

‘Yahad’, the document compiled by the Justice and Peace Commission, provides a guide for us to follow in order to live better together as a society by reducing the division and rivalry that exist, be they in the context of partisan politics, religious beliefs, football and band clubs or families, as well as to nurse the wounds that have been inflicted in the past.

The Hebrew word ‘yahad’ refers to the sense of togetherness and community, and the aim of this document is to stimulate reflection as to how we can nurture a society that promotes the common good and that improves the well-being of persons, especially the most vulnerable… Read more »

Seeking the face of Christ in everyone, especially the marginalised

In preparation for the Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, we ought to ask ourselves whether we respect and live in harmony with creation, as well as whether we exercise the gifts we received in the sacraments of baptism and confirmation, where we received the fullness of the Holy Spirit of the Lord.

We need to allow the Spirit to lead us in the second year of the ecclesial process of One Church, One Journey, that was launched at the last Diocesan Assembly with the theme A Church that listens is a Church that welcomes, and that is in line with the synodal journey leading to the Synod of Bishops that will be held in 2023… Read more »

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission

Il-Papa Franġisku, nhar il-Ħadd 10 ta’ Ottubru 2021, se jniedi l-mixja sinodali lejn is-Sinodu tal-Isqfijiet li se jsir fl-2023, bit-tema: “Lejn Knisja Sinodali – Komunjoni, Parteċipazzjoni, u Missjoni”.

Il-Papa qed jistieden lil kull djoċesi biex tipparteċipa f’dan il-proċess ta’ tħejjija, u tagħti bidu għal dan nhar il-Ħadd 17 ta’ Ottubru 2021. Għalhekk, dakinhar, Mons. Arċisqof Charles Scicluna se jiċċelebra quddiesa fis-Santwarju tal-Madonna tal-Mellieħa fil-bidu ta’ dan il-proċess min-naħa tal-Arċidjoċesi ta’ Malta… Read more »