• Les Miserables: Small Acts of Kindness

    Arnold Mugliett

    “You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love. Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be ...

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  • Rainbow Politics

    Fr Blake

    Rainbows are genuinely captivating…contrast that to a sky full of dark clouds. The air feels damp, soon enough rain drops begin to fall. Soon the drops become a sheet of rain ruining your outdoor activities. But, as you turn to seek shelter, the sun breaks through the clouds. A feeling ...

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  • First Time Voters

    SDM

    Throughout the last few months, a constant barrage of political material has dominated the local arena. Even though this phenomenon takes place every five years in what has become part of an unavoidable campaign to influence voters, political messages have taken an entirely new dimension this year, with online political ...

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  • Getting what We Deserve

    Rosienne Farrugia

    We’re two thirds of the way through an electoral campaign and everyone everywhere is constantly talking about elections. So much so, that most people (I mean everyone but I am acknowledging that there are exceptions to every rule), are sick to death of hearing about elections. I am guessing that ...

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  • Ratzinger’s Lesson to our Politicians

    Nadia Delicata

    The news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation sent shock waves on- and offline. In general, the world was awed at the humility of the man who dared to acknowledge personal frailty and poverty of body and mind brought about by the natural processes of old age. In a culture embarrassed ...

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  • Some Catholic Circles look down on Eros

    Mgr Charles J. Scicluna

    The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual persons are called to the love of chaste friendship. They are called to the union of friendship. They are not called to the union of marriage because marriage is not simply any union between any two persons. Marriage is the permanent union between one ...

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  • D-Day: 9th March 2013

    David Cilia

    Elections should be a natural democratic process in a free society where citizens, affiliatively organized in political parties, compete with alternative programs of government to attract the approval of the majority of their fellow citizens. In a highly polarized, practically bi-partisan, society as ours, election day has become D-Day.  Nerves ...

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  • The remarkable papacy of Benedict XVI

    Andre Debattista

    Right from the start he was labelled as arch-conservative and inflexible; in the words of one tabloid, “God’s Rottweiler.” The announcement of Pope Benedict’s abdication from the See of Rome took everyone by surprise. Throughout his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI provoked different reactions. His detractors often engaged in vitriolic tirades which ...

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  • Nothing is so like God as Silence

    Christian Colombo

    It’s been years now since I could be considered a practicing Christian. So you can imagine my surprise when I was asked to contribute to zuntier.com. Admittedly, I had never heard of the website but I was impressed by both its presentation and the idea of dialogue it promotes. Having ...

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  • What Ratzinger Did

    Anton D'Amato

    Upon hearing the news I was at first speechless and had to frenetically scroll through my tablet, while sitting at a canteen table, from one news website to another to confirm whether this was a joke (I realized that it was not April’s Fool and that the Vatican is not used ...

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