• Peter or Paul? Institution or Charism?

    Paul Sciberras

    Have you ever thought how Peter is the icon of the tension that exists between the institution and the charisms within the Church? His Hebrew name, Simon, is Shim‛on, meaning “the one who listens”; his Greek name, Petros, the rock, the solid institution. Throughout history there have always been tensions ...

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  • Peter & Paul!

    David Cilia

    The Church was born from Christ’s mandate to the apostles to go and teach all men and baptise them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  The Lord was acting through the apostles and will remain with the Church till the end of ...

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  • Why drugs?

    Nigel Camilleri

    Drugs, a topic which always raises eyebrows, gets people listening, rouses curiosity and which most often leads to people having a strong opinion about. What do we think the reasons for this may be? In Malta, in 1995, 2% admitted to the use of illicit drugs, in 1999 this rose ...

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  • While reading the Sunday magazines

    Silence Dogood

    Whoever buys the newspaper on Sunday knows about the numerous magazines generously presented with the newspaper. Of all these, lately the Sunday Circle caught my eye. Usually I leave it on my desk and remains their till Monday when it ends up thrown away for recycling. I really loathe the ...

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  • Waste = Consumption – Enjoyment

    Christian Colombo

    Each time I have to take out the garbage bag I realize how much we consume… and waste! Early on in life we are repeatedly told that it is wrong to waste: “See the poor children on TV starving to death while you are wasting food?” We start feeling guilty ...

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  • Who is the refugee in Malta

    Anton Falzon

    Today is World Refugee Day and this made me ask myself who is a refugee and who are the refugees we are asked to remember on this day. Unfortunately certain people still pass certain comments such as ‘another boat full of those people has arrived!’, ‘Why don’t they find another ...

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  • A Question of Life or Death

    Charlo Camilleri

    It is perhaps because I am a Carmelite, although I think there’s more to it than in just being one of the “sons of the Prophet”! Whatever the reason, the stories of Elijah in the first Book of Kings always leave a deep impact on me. For this tenth Sunday ...

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  • Putting saints on pedestals

    Bernard Micallef

    Lately I attended a public lecture on faith and at one point an intervention from the audience questioned the importance given to saints, especially in the way Catholics seem to worship them.  The argument went around the 50th anniversary of the coronation of St. Joseph and about how can anyone ...

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  • A more solid framework against child labour

    Helen D'Amato

    Child labour is wrong because it has the potential to disrupt a child’s education, and can bring great physical and psychological harm to the child. Such is described in Article 32 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which warns against this and which provides the basis for ...

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  • Hackers aid to Turkey

    Matthew Pulis

    Entering the second week of unrest in Turkey, hackers have decided to put their finger in the pie too. Following unconfirmed reports that the Government in Turkey has blocked access to Facebook and Twitter amid the unrest over a development demolition has urged some hackers to retaliate. To add further ...

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