• From ‘doing’ human to ‘being’ human

    Christine Galea

    Recently I came across a very interesting book by American author John Bradshaw.  One of the quotes which really grabbed my attention was “we are human BEings and not human DOings”.   This led me to reflect upon how important it is to keep our priorities in order and on the ...

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  • Good or bad? We’re too cool for that!

    Nadia Delicata

    As I browsed through the boards of Pinterest followers, this gem by Oscar Wilde caught my attention: “It is absurd to divide people into good or bad. People are either charming or tedious.” – Oscar Wilde I couldn’t help but smile, since in our times, we most certainly do tend ...

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  • ETHICS. Thought or Feeling?

    Antoine Azzopardi

    It is very easy for us, living in our contemporary society, to discuss ethical issues making use of particular and very specific cases which soften our insights rather than remain at arm’s length with an objective point of view so as to discuss matters avoiding emotional input. It is not ...

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  • If Jesus did not laugh, can we?

    David Cilia

    “Jesus did not laugh!” was the conviction of my former Seminary Rector, and he was serious about it and had always a sober demeanor to prove it!  On the other hand my great uncle priest, who died at 91 years of age, had no qualms about sharing a good laugh ...

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  • Retrieving “carnal” love

    Nadia Delicata

    Few words sound as archaic as “chastity.” For that very reason, few words have as great a potential to be retrieved as powerful symbols, as “chastity.” Yet before the embarrassing cliché of chastity as “sexual deprivation” and “anemic innocence” becomes once more the heroic quest for “self”-control praised by the ...

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  • Find Another Name for chastity!

    David Cilia

    “Chastity” has been made a derided word by the sexual revolution.  It became associated with an arcane concept in religion with little relevance to the modern hedonistic society.  It came to represent sexual repression, guilt trips, fear from sex, domination of others by controlling their sexuality, etc.  People just shrug ...

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  • Some Catholic Circles look down on Eros

    Mgr Charles J. Scicluna

    The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual persons are called to the love of chaste friendship. They are called to the union of friendship. They are not called to the union of marriage because marriage is not simply any union between any two persons. Marriage is the permanent union between one ...

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  • On Nature and its Expressions

    Nadia Delicata

    As I flipped mindlessly through the channels after a busy day, a reality show chronicling the pregnancy and birth story of a couple caught my attention somewhat. At first I thought it was the “regular” (though nothing is quite “regular” on television, is it?) incredible story about a mystery pregnancy ...

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  • Of ghouls, squash and (wo)men in red

    Nadia Delicata

    Among the less-celebrated joys of living in the Great White North is the predictability of the yearly calendar. Humid lazy summers lull you into sipping white wine while enjoying long barbecues with friends. Likewise, the frigid, desolate, hibernating winters make you seek the pleasures of hot cocoa while curled up ...

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