• The WYD experience

    Bernard Micallef

    Life changing experiences are hard to come by. Some experiences take us by surprise; others take a while longer to leave their effect.  What we can definitely say is that these experiences take our lives to a whole new level. In these past few days we have witnessed hundreds of ...

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  • Summer, Work, Dignity!


    ‘At last, summer is here again!’ – Who knows how many students have uttered this expression! Usually students do not say this phrase on the 21st of June when summer officially starts, but rather on the last day of their examinations. Even though seasons define the different phases of the ...

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  • Immigration, Migration and Racism

    Andre Debattista

    During the second week of July, Maltese newspaper headlines seemed to revolve around issues of immigration and racism. Tensions are running high; the immediate response was emotive and highly personal. On a human level, all individuals have an inherent right to life, dignity and respect. On a political level, the ...

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  • Lumen Fidei and Nietzsche

    Pyt Farrugia

    With exams over and summer days stretching ahead of me, I’ve been eager to explore Pope Francis’ first encyclical Lumen Fidei. Drafted by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, it’s a rare and special thing to have a work created by two popes and coinciding with the announcement of the canonization of ...

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  • Becoming worldwide citizens

    Christian Colombo

    We have certainly come a long way from the times when the majority of people did not have a say in the running of their country – or rather some empire which was not theirs. From the feeling of belonging to an extended family, tribe, or small village, now most ...

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  • To keep or not to keep … the refugees

    Rosienne Farrugia

    World refugee day was last month and there has already been an excellent post on the topic. But in view of the very recent developments on our tiny, friendly Malta where we welcome everyone with open arms (provided they are fair skinned and, preferably, blue eyed), I thought another go ...

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  • A tribalism of fear

    Nadia Delicata

    “Who among us … has wept for the deaths of these brothers and sisters? Who has wept for the people who were on the boat? For the young mothers carrying their babies? For these men who wanted something to support their families? We are a society that has forgotten the ...

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  • In the national and humanitarian interest

    Anton D'Amato

    When noticing what has been going on for the past weeks, Malta seems to be a schizophrenic country to on lookers. While on the one hand applauding “ground breaking” decisions on civil liberties, at the same time we are facing a grave breach of the most basic of fundamental human rights ...

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  • The ice-cream genius

    Julian Micallef

    The heat is up. Summer is in. And the going gets tougher as soon as you hit the unsheltered pavement. Life is indeed beautiful, yet the weather and several other issues tend to create that much disliked wet blanket effect. If there was a choice I would do away with ...

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  • The honeymoon phase – now that’s a tricky one!


    A few days ago, my friends and myself were casually speaking about relationships and about the general duration of the ‘honeymoon period’ a couple gets to live during the first months of the relationship; that time when the couple is the most intoxicated with magic and never-ending excitement towards one ...

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