• Unhinged

    Jean Claude Attard

    Can we forget something we did not live to remember? Nathan Wachtel argues that we do not remember on our own, but we can only make sense of recollections within the broader context which we belong to. Our identity is negotiated with reference to a past which we choose to ...

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  • And the Oscar goes to…

    Christine Galea

    This weekend, movie fans witnessed the biggest error in the history of the Oscars, when the musical film, ‘La La Land’ was mistakenly announced as the best-picture, instead of the actual winner, the coming-of-age drama ‘Moonlight’.   In fact, the producers of the musical were already deep into their victory speeches ...

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  • The Silence of God

    Fr Gilbert Scicluna

    After reading the article about the Scorsese’s movie based on the novel Silence by Shusaku Endo, and being stuck at home after a traffic accident, I decided to read the novel. Although probably it was not the best of ideas when trying to recover from a shock, the novel made ...

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  • Rooted silence

    Jean Claude Attard

    Shusako Endo’s Silence, now a major film by Martin Scorsese, is about heroes and cowards, about joy and despair, and about believing and doubting, but who is who and what is what is unendingly subtle. This film is the story of two young Portuguese Jesuit priests as they attempt to ...

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  • Humour is a state of mind

    Angele Galea

    I had just started my first day at secondary school, when it hit me. I remember very clearly the moment I thought to myself “ I’m going to make these girls laugh so they’ll like me and become my friends”. Great wisdom at age 10, I think. It worked, so I relaxed into a ...

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  • Do They Know it’s Christmas in Connecticut?

    Pyt Farrugia

    Advent days are short, with the steady approach of midwinter bringing darkness and a diminution of light. And yet in the wake of last week’s tragedy in Connecticut, USA we need illumination now more than ever – a means of discerning the traces of God’s activity in our lives. People ...

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