• Let us discuss abortion

    Keith Xuereb

    Let us discuss abortion and think about the science behind it, the reasons a person would do it, whether it is right or wrong to have an abortion and what we should tell women who think they need an abortion. At its most basic, abortion is the taking of life. ...

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  • Tindaħalx!

    Dr Ramon Bonett Sladden

    Min jaf kemm-il darba xi ħadd kien se jgħid kelma ta’ ġid jew jagħmel xi ħaġa għall-ġid u minflok sab apprezzament, sab min qallu ma jindaħalx. Għalfejn tindaħal? Qabel xejn, jgħidulek li mhux affari tiegħek. Wara dan, jekk tittanta tgħid li taħseb li dak li qed isir huwa ħażin u ...

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  • 4 things coffee says about us

    Jean Claude Attard

    Drinking coffee has become yet again a characteristic social activity, becoming a lifestyle of its own. The coffeehouse has originally flourished towards the end of the Habsburg Empire, becoming the place where people of all classes mingled, but which became particularly noted for its artistic and bohemian aspects. Initially seen ...

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  • Studju Soċjolingwistiku fuq ir-Reġistru tal-Piroteknika Maltija

    Għaqda tal-Malti Università

    Il-piroteknika hija sengħa ħajja mħaddma minn pirotekniċi żgħażagħ u anzjani b’mod volontarju, biex wara ħafna sagrifiċċju jsarrfuh fi prodott jew xogħol tan-nar li jiddistingwina minn kull pajjiż ieħor. L-għan ta’ dan l-istudju tal-Maġisteru fil- Malti kien li nagħti ħarsa dettaljata lejn il-varjazzjonijiet li nsibu fil-piroteknika Maltija fil-kmamar tan-nar kollha ta’ ...

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  • Il-kittieba nisa Maltin – minn fejn tlaqna u fejn wasalna

    Għaqda tal-Malti Università

    Introduzzjoni: “fejn huma n-nisa tagħna?” (Mifsud 45) F’Malta, m’għandniex xi tradizzjoni twila ta’ kittieba nisa u nisa protagonisti fil-letteratura. Għal żmien twil, il-mara, mil-lenti tal-kittieb maskili u kultant anki mil-lenti ta’ xi nisa wkoll, tqiegħdet biss f’kuntest wieħed: il-mara-omm li trabbi sew lil uliedha, li toqgħod biss għal dak li ...

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  • The Paradox of being Pope, Bishop and Church

    Nadia Delicata

    In one of his rare moments of theological speculation, the media guru Marshall McLuhan is reputed to have said that if there were only two Catholics left in the world, one of them would have to be Pope. McLuhan, a convert to Catholicism, but who was resolute that when it ...

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  • Superheroes don’t exist

    Fr Gilbert Scicluna

    Some weeks ago, I was passing through Ħal Qormi and—surprisingly—I got stuck in traffic. In that annoying half an hour of extreme frustration, I happened to pass by a billboard advertising the performance by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra of “A Hero’s Life” (Ein Heldenleben), composed by Richard Strauss. The title ...

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  • A new model

    Matthew Pulis

    Spadaro notes that the mission of the Church is not to increase its numbers but to increase the Kingdom of God. Thus, to extend his analogy of the Church as Google, it’s not only about having more nodes at the down-link side, but a bigger throughput on the uplink side. ...

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  • Re-defining space… and the local church

    Matthew Pulis

    Due to the physical barrier, the Web imparts confidence, permitting us to take personas which we would normally shy away from. “Cyberspace is, to paraphrase McLuhan, a place that is emotively hot, and not technologically frozen as some are tempted to imagine.”[1] Spadaro’s reflection on the internet is spot on, ...

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