• ETHICS. Thought or Feeling?

    Antoine Azzopardi

    It is very easy for us, living in our contemporary society, to discuss ethical issues making use of particular and very specific cases which soften our insights rather than remain at arm’s length with an objective point of view so as to discuss matters avoiding emotional input. It is not ...

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  • While stuck in traffic

    Nadia Delicata

    Like many who make our abode on these islands of ours, I spend a good chunk of my day stuck in traffic. Traffic, and how I behave in its midst, defines me as a Maltese resident. It alters my moods; it exhausts me unnecessarily; it impoverishes my quality of life. ...

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  • Forced to mass

    Brandon Lee Caruana

    It is a reality that the number of people attending to mass, at least once a week, is decreasing more and more. As a reason to this, many are saying “it is always the same”, “same message and no essence of originality”. Others portray it as a “boring experience” and ...

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  • Becoming Champions

    Bernard Micallef

    Reaching the Champions League final is no easy feat.  Reaching it three times in four years is something extraordinary.  Not only that: from the two previous finals played, Bayern Munich have failed to win both, putting higher pressure to succeed in tomorrow’s final. Losing for the third time would definitely ...

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  • The power of humility

    David Cilia

    Powerful people shun humbleness and humility. They like to bask in power, glory, influence, and in the fact that followers do their biddings. Little do they realize that much of the time people fear power and secretly resent the strong leader. They actually follow for fear of reprisal or exclusion. ...

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  • On my wedding

    Christian Colombo

    Recently I came upon a video clip where straight people are asked when they chose to become straight. Many of the respondents were somewhat surprised by the question and most answered that they never really took the decision and that they were born that way. Interestingly, the same question is ...

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  • Potatoes for thought

    Jean-Paul De Lucca

    I was recently invited to participate in a popular TV show that was going to discuss the video of the potato-grower that has been going viral on Facebook. I was asked to speak on the subject from “a philosophical perspective”. At first I couldn’t quite figure out why this virtual ...

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  • Challenging the institution

    Jake Mamo

    “The world did not tire of the church’s ideal, but only has got tired because of its reality. The Monasteries were criticized not for the chastity of monks, but for the un-chastity of monks. Christianity was unpopular not because of the humility, but because of the arrogance of Christians. Certainly, ...

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  • From the confessional to the chat

    Matthew Pulis

    The power of communication today does not run through the classical ways of communication; social networks/media make the world stop and go round at the same time. Sometimes I suspect that the Church hasn’t realized this yet. I still see that Church and the social networks relation still doesn’t create ...

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  • St. George Preca for the youth in 2013

    Neil Aquilina

    “Can you share a cigarette with me, dear friends?” These were the first few words that Saint George Preca used to break the ice with a group of youths playing football in a field in front of Saint Cajetan Church, Hamrun. Probably, saying these words today Saint George Preca would ...

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