EU Bishops view bloc’s expansion as beacon of hope for peace and justice

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) has underlined the importance of future EU expansion as a beacon of hope for citizens aspiring to live in peace and justice.

Gathered in Łomża, Poland, for the Spring Assembly, COMECE bishops, including Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi representing the Maltese Episcopal Conference, underscored the theme “Let us continue to build Europe together.”

Marking the 20th anniversary of the significant enlargement of the European Union in 2004, which included Malta’s membership, the bishops voiced their support for potential future enlargements… Read more »

Let’s give our lives to each other! – The Archbishop

Mass on Vocations Day

  The Vocations Centre Chapel at the Seminary, Tal-Virtù

L-omelija tal-Arċisqof Charles Jude Scicluna

Kull sena naqraw silta minn kapitlu 10 tal-Evanġelju ta’ San Ġwann, fejn Ġesù jippreżenta lilu nnifsu bħala r-Ragħaj it-Tajjeb. Fis-silta ta’ din is-sena — forsi l-iżjed waħda magħrufa — insibu din l-espressjoni qawwija: “Jiena r-Ragħaj it-Tajjeb. Ir-ragħaj it-tajjeb jagħti ħajtu għan-nagħaġ tiegħu” (Ġw 10:11). Fl-Evanġelju sabiħ tal-lum din il-frażi kemm-il darba nisimgħuha: ‘li tagħti ħajtek’. Ġesù, biex jispjegaha juża diversi tixbihat… Read more »

100km run in aid of Caritas collects over €6,000

Nhar il-Ħadd 7 ta’ April, Miguel Mifsud temm b’suċċess il-ġirja ta’ 100KM madwar il-kosta ta’ Malta. Il-ġirja ta’ 100km Miguel irnexxielu jagħmilha fi 11:13:08  b’pass ta’ 6.43 minuti/km.

Ilbieraħ Miguel iltaqa’ mad-Direttur ta’ Caritas Malta, is-Sur Anthony Gatt, biex ippreżenta d-donazzjoni ta’ €6,100 li nġabru b’għan altruwista bħala ġest biex jagħti lura lin-nies fil-bżonn li huma mgħejjuna minn din l-organizzazzjoni. Fil-passat Miguel għamel żmien ta’ riabilitazzjoni fiċ-Ċentru Terapewtiku ta’ San Blas biex jikseb ħajtu lura minn dipendenza ta’ numru ta’ snin fuq sustanzi… Read more »

Live: The ordination of a three new priests – 20th April 2024, 9:30am

  Saint John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta

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Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things.
I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart… Read more »

Pope Francis to meet with 6,000 young people to discuss how to achieve world peace

On 19th April 2024, Pope Francis will welcome 6,000 participants of the Schools of Peace, an initiative of the Community of Sant’Egidio that brings together children, young people and teachers from different parts of Italy.

The goal of the meeting is to build a commitment for peace among the younger generations. At a time when war abounds, the Schools of Peace propose “to look at the future without fear and to transform it.”

This will be the third time that the group will meet with the Pope… Read more »

Exploring the environmental wisdom of papal encyclicals: A public discussion with Prof. Tonio Borg

Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice invites the public to a discussion featuring Professor Tonio Borg, titled “Ecological Stewardship: Exploring the Environmental Wisdom of Pope Francis’ Encyclicals and Pope John Paul II’s Centesimus Annus.” The event will be held on Thursday, 25th April 2024, at 6:30pm, at the Lewis V. Farrugia Boardroom, Trident House, in Mrieħel.

Prof. Tonio Borg will offer a deep dive into the ecological insights of Pope Francis and Pope John Paul II, focusing on our collective duty to preserve the environment… Read more »

Amended Paola parish cafeteria application rules out cooking on premises

The Paola Parish of Christ the King will be amending its planning application for a small cafeteria on the church roof to specify that no food can be cooked on the premises.

Following discussions between the Archdiocese of Malta and parish priest Fr Marc André Camilleri, it was agreed that instead of a 4D licence, the parish would seek a 4C licence which does not permit cooking to take place on the premises. 

A spokesperson for the Archdiocese said: “There was never any intention to operate a restaurant on the roof of the parish church but we agreed it would be prudent for the parish to amend its application to eliminate further conjecture, speculation and misconceptions… Read more »