• Baton change

    Bernard Micallef

    ‘One sows and another reaps.’ One’s work is taken over by another to develop it and hopefully come up with a good result. Jesus stated this clearly to his disciples (Jn 4:36-38) – “I sent you to reap that for which you did not labour. Others have laboured, and you ...

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  • Re-awakening fallen giants

    Bernard Micallef

    On the 8th of March we generally celebrate Women’s Day, but this year this date will be remembered for a giant that has fallen, and a fallen giant that has been re-awakened. I am referring to the fall of one of nature’s most beautiful sites – the Azure Window, which left ...

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  • Eternal Champions

    Bernard Micallef

    The recent tragedy of the Chapecoense football team made me think about all the hard work and sacrifices that we do. Here we had a number of people joined together by this dream – to be the champions of the Copa Sudamericana (the equivalent to Europe’s Europa League). We had ...

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  • The Opportunity to Play

    Bernard Micallef

    Why do we practice sports? What is so fascinating about running? About a group of people passing a ball around? About spending hours training at the gym? I have been asked these questions many times. The most basic answer I could come up with is: “because we have the power ...

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  • Church and State – the ongoing debate

    Bernard Micallef

    Much has been said on the role of the Church in society, on the role of the Church in public life, on the role of the Church in politics.  Some have stated that the Church must strictly look at and interfere in religious issues; while others have said that it ...

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Manifestos should Address the Right Issues

    Bernard Micallef

    After hours of watching political debates and reading numerous newspaper articles, I came to ask a simple question – what is it that this country is building its future on? The foundations, which are embedded in our history, should be central in electoral manifestos and should be tackled in this ...

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