• On models of “everyday holiness”

    Nadia Delicata

    In one weekend, when the Church celebrated its great feast of Pentecost, two men who had long inspired me passed on to eternal life. Fr. Arthur Vella, S.J., who rested in peace on Pentecost Sunday, requires little introduction in Malta. He was a Jesuit priest and a man of great ...

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  • 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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  • Ġesù wkoll kellu jitgħallem

    Fr Gilbert Scicluna

    F’wieħed mid-diskorsi tiegħu, Ġesù għadu jtennilna, “Tgħallmu minni, għaliex jiena ta’ qalb ħelwa u umli”. Imma din qalhielna mhux biss għax il-qalb tiegħu hi mimlija b’kull virtù għax kienet il-qalb ta’ Alla, iżda wkoll għax qalbu kienet qalb ta’ bniedem li hi wkoll kellha titgħallem. Hu jaf xi tfisser titgħallem ...

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  • The Hero must be killed!

    Andrew Camilleri

    It was the coldest February I could remember. But there he was rolling up his sleeves and trying to enlighten over a hundred teenagers that taking responsibility was the key to freedom. My friend. My mentor. My hero. It could be a teacher, a priest or a parent. Going through ...

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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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  • 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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  • Is-Seħta u l-Iskunġrar

    Għaqda tal-Malti Università

    L-inklinazzjoni ta’ kull poplu lejn fenomeni sopranaturali li jagħtuh xi għamla ta’ sigurtà f’mumenti diffiċli hija sentiment qadim li jinsab f’kull kultura. Fost oħrajn, Bronislaw Malinowski joffri l-esperjenza personali tiegħu bħala xhieda tal-funzjoni psikoloġikament terapewtika ta’ kelmiet imlissna fi ħdan komunità vulnerabbli quddiem il-forzi ħżiena tan-natura (Sex, Culture and Myth ...

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  • Busy-ness

    Matt Urpani

    Do you ever wake up in the morning and just think, “No. Today just… no”? Today was one of those days for me. I woke to a dozen messages on my phone from a number of people asking for this or that, things to post on my computer, laundry to ...

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