Towards a more professional Church

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Mr Andrew Azzopardi, head of the Safeguarding Commission within the Archdiocese of Malta, addressed the seminarians in a community meeting yesterday. Mr Azzopardi discussed the commission’s role to offer support to victim and to accuser alike. While the Church should take the necessary measures to protect all those involved in its ministry, he maintained that this should not deter the church from continuing its multifaceted work in society. To...

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It-Tieni Ħadd tar-Randan

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Hemm xena fil-film Café Society (2016) fejn mara Lhudija tilmenta ma’ żewġha dwar kif binhom, qattiel, isir Nisrani. ‘L-ewwel qattiel, imbagħad isir Nisrani. X’għamilt biex jistħoqqli dan? X’inhi l-agħar?’, tgħid Rose Dorfman. Marty, żewġha, ifakkarha li binhom sar Nisrani għax qalilhom li huma ma jemmnux fil-ħajja wara l-mewt, iżda waqt li tenniet li kulħadd jibża’ mill-mewt, Rose saħqet li m’għandna...

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The Church, in her wisdom…

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Our seminary community was reminded quite a number of times of the Church’s wisdom during the Affective Maturity & Healthy Celibate Chastity in Seminary Formation and Priestly Life & Ministry seminar led by Rev. Dr Gerard Fieldhouse-Byrne, from St Luke’s Centre in Manchester. The seminar was held at the Seminary, between 9 and 11 February. Fr Fieldhouse-Byrne emphasised upon the reality that the priest is, first of all, a...

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Il-Baħħ

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Silence, ktieb ta’ Shusako Endo u issa film ta’ Martin Scorsese, huwa l-istorja ta’ żewġ qassisin żgħażagħ Ġiżwiti li jmorru l-Ġappun bħala missjunarji u wkoll biex ifittxu qassis li kellu sehem kbir fil-formazzjoni tagħhom u li kien ilu żmien twil fejn kienu jaħsbu li kienet l-aħħar tad-dinja. L-insara Ġappuniżi huma raħħala fqar ħafna u sempliċi, bil-fehma komuni li jitwieldu bħall-annimali biex imutu bħall-annimali. Wieħed b’għajn waħda,...

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Mass of Thanksgiving for Fr Jimmy Bonnici

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On Wednesday 7th December, the Seminary Community marked the end of Fr Jimmy Bonnici’s term as Rector of the Archbishop’s Seminary with a concelebrated Mass led by Fr Jimmy himself, with the participation of the Seminary Staff and the priests who were ordained during his tenure. In his homily, Fr Jimmy shared his personal experience of God’s faithfulness and spoke about the humility and simplicity of two of his mentors – Pope...

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