• HYS! – Kids: a pitiful state?

    Matthew Pulis

    The latest news from Yemen has shocked the world. Going viral around the social networks many are condemning marriages between male adults and young girls. The killing of 8 year old Rawan due to internal bleeding on her wedding night has popped up serious questions about the rights of these ...

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  • HYS! – The Inauguration Mass question

    Gavin Muscat

    Prior to 2012 the university’s yearly academic opening ceremony held at the Sir Temi Zammit Hall included a Mass. Last year however the Mass was celebrated at the University Campus Chapel after the events in the Hall had taken place. A petition has been started in support of the re-inclusion ...

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  • HYS! – What’s wrong with the Bible?

    Ramon Casha

    I am occasionally asked, by well-meaning Christians, how can I be good without God and the Bible. The truth is that I find the Bible to be a highly immoral book, in which God or his prophets perform immoral actions, but which are presented as moral because they were done ...

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  • 100,000 echoes for peace in Syria

    Anton D'Amato

    The call for peace by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square echoed in silence last Saturday. It was, and still is, a heart felt cry shouted by all humanity and which echoes in favour of victims. It was a call which has been echoing in St. Peter’s square since the ...

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  • The Weaker Sex

    Christian Colombo

    At first it usually shows itself as seemingly benign jokes featuring women’s deficiencies, but soon you realise that behind the jokes there is a whole reality of ways in which women are being failed by our society. Mind you, men aren’t the only ones to blame for this – all ...

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  • The need to read, and the right to write!

    Martin Bugelli

    What is man’s greatest discovery or invention? Twelve people in a room trying to answer this question would probably come up with no less than thirteen answers – fire, the wheel, electricity, television, the internal combustion engine, penicillin would be some ideas touted, with so many others, that agreement on ...

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  • Silence and community

    Andre Debattista

    Silence is a necessary pre-requisite for effective communication. It allows us to listen and respond to words and actions. It may also be an invitation for reflection and meditation. The Scottish poet, George MacKay Brown, writes in his autobiography that “we move from silence into silence, and there is a ...

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