• On discipleship, darkness and a rolled stone

    Mariella Catania

    In the days following Easter, I happened to come across the homily that Pope Francis delivered during this year’s Easter vigil and – being part of a community whose current pastoral theme is ‘nurturing disciples’ – I was pleasantly surprised to read the Pope’s reflections which emphasised the disciples’ experience ...

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  • Busy Bee… and a new Home!

    agara

    It has been a very busy start for agara in the first few months of 2018. With the Lesotho Pole’ Pole’ project mentioned in February’s article up and running in full swing, the eight volunteers are meeting on a regular basis so as to build a comprehensive curriculum to be ...

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  • Masturbation and the Church

    Ian Diacono

    Masturbation and the Church usually don’t go well in the same sentence. The Church is seen as an old prude shaking her finger at a young self-discovering person. It is a fact, that research indicates, that an overwhelming amount of young people admit that they regularly masturbate, and that masturbation ...

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  • The hidden God

    Jean Claude Attard

    Si comprehendis, non est Deus. Whatever can be grasped as an object of comprehension cannot be God. The danger is that humans stop with the self, conflating and replacing God with the self. Coming to terms with God’s incomprehensibility is learning to accept – following the Son’s example (Philippians 2:6-8) ...

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  • Beyond Redemption?

    Christine Galea

    During the Lenten season, some of us tend to reflect more than usual upon the sacred mysteries of our Catholic faith. Many ‘R’ words, such as resurrection, repentance, renewal, redemption, spring to mind. My penchant for words and their definition led me to reveal three meanings for the word ‘redemption’. ...

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  • Patient Love

    Pietre Vive Malta

    At times we might elude ourselves into thinking that we do things perfectly. Such an outcome, however, closes us to other outcomes, leading us to disregard other things which can be important to us. This self-centered attitude stops us from undergoing conversion. At times we are not too dissimilar to ...

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  • Forming relationships

    Matthew Pulis

    Spadaro dedicates a section to the log-in/log-off mentality which might affect the initiation within a community. Since this distinction between the logged in and logged out is very often not found, with most users keeping their accounts logged in at all times, Spadaro’s preoccupation doesn’t hold ground nowadays. However, the ...

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  • agara’s going to Lesotho!

    agara

    Yep! You’ve read correctly. After successful projects in Kenya, Calais, Lebanon and Romania, agara’s heading to South Africa, more specifically the Kingdom of Lesotho from the 3rd up to the 19th of August 2018. Lesotho (the ‘Mountain Kingdom’) is an enclaved territory within southern Africa, just like San Marino and ...

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  • Is God a Master algorithm?

    Matthew Pulis

    Spadaro is of the idea that the “’googlization’ of the faith is impossible because it is false.”[1] I guess Spadaro here is still thinking with a Web 1.0 mind-set, and lacks to see the power of social media, especially adults aged 18-34, of whom 95% would be following brands via ...

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