• Gay Marriage: The only way forward

    Jake Mamo

    With the bill regulating gay unions (or gay marriages) on our doorstep, we Christians stand at a fork leading us in two very different directions. Having discussed this matter with many people during the past few weeks, I am under the impression that the first direction is the one many ...

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  • Living Together

    Bernard Micallef

    I have been living in a community for three years now, and sometimes I just wonder what the use of such a life is when in my role as a diocesan priest I would probably be living on my own.  Do I get anything out of this? Sometimes we work ...

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  • The Evolution of Marriage

    Nadia Delicata

    Marriage certainly isn’t what it used to be. From polygamy to a contract between future-husband and father-of-blushing-bride-to-be, it was (in some places, still is) patriarchy’s way of guaranteeing legitimate heirs to men and rubbed off social status to women. It is a relatively recent phenomenon that something as capricious as ...

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  • Threatening Pictures and Words


    My cat has recently been staring at me in a puzzled way while I stretch and shout with Cassey Ho on the Blogilates Channel on YouTube. Cassey is a wonderful fitness instructor based in the U.S. who specializes in Pilates – she publishes videos on YouTube regularly.  It was she ...

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  • Hello, it’s God!

    Brandon Lee Caruana

    When I was young and asked what I wanted to become when I grow up, I replied a friar (I confess, at times I replied back forensic scientist, but not that often). It was a simple and innocent answer, given back then but it made sense. That answer led me ...

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  • She may be Pretty… but She’s not Beautiful

    Silence Dogood

    Have you ever got your hands on a photo of a young girl and another one of the same girl… but in her teen years? If yes, then surely you must have noticed how more beautiful she looks in the former than in the latter. Why? Because when she was ...

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  • Mixing genders at school

    Antoine Azzopardi

    As the Education minister announced, the first co-educational school is to be introduced (http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130420/local/co-ed.466239#.UnGEc_msiFw) and many where those who gave their opinion about this new concept for the Maltese State schools. Some followed a public outcry not to mix the lads for they risk letting off some mysterious attraction scent, whilst ...

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  • MY Passport is Not for Sale

    Matthew Pulis

    “When you start to sell your citizenship, you will sell anything.” These are the words of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent & Grenadines – an island in the Caribbean. The main question which I would like to discuss in this post is to which price one shall value ...

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