Vox Pop: Il-Qassis Min Hu?

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Jekk ikollna nagħmlu vox pop ta’ malajr fit-toroq jew il-pjazez Maltin dwar il-mistoqsija: “il-qassis min hu?” jista’ jkun hemm min isemmi xi karattru li jidher fid-drama Maltija… karattru kemmxejn komiku jdur bir-rota, jiekol minn familja għal oħra. Jew inkella xi karattru ta’ saċerdot kemmxejn żagħżugħ li jqanqal kurżità fost in-nies, lest li jifhem u jagħti parrir. Jew inkella qassis anzjan ta’ fama qaddisa. Jista jkun hemm min jgħidlek,...

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Forming priests for the post-Trump era – Part 1

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According to the Washington Post, Clinton and Trump raised slightly more than 2 billion dollars for their campaign for Presidency. The Seminary in Malta – crowdfunded from parishes – gets an average of €120,000 for the entire year. So it might sound stupid to explore how to prepare young people as priests for the post-Trump era. The impression one gets is that it is more catering for a niche market for the few people who still have Sunday mass...

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In good company

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I have been a part of the seminary community for six years now, and sometimes I just wonder what’s the point of such a life when in my role as a diocesan priest I would probably be living on my own.  Do I get anything out of this? Sometimes we work hard to try to create an environment where people are able to live together, where they are able to hold good relationships, but really, is it worth anything? Can’t we just all live our own...

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Three Seminarians to be instituted in the Acolyte Ministry

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Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna will be instituting three seminarians in the Acolyte Ministry during a celebration at the parish church of Saint Philip of Agira, Ħaż-Żebbuġ, on Friday 13th November 2015. Mass starts at 6:30 p.m. The three seminarians are Sinclair Bugeja from the Parish of the Holy Family, Iklin, Ryan Lee Pace from the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Gżira, and Mark Spiteri from the Parish of Saint Philip of Agira,...

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Erba’ saċerdoti ġodda

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Nhar il-Ġimgħa 3 ta’ Lulju 2015, Festa ta’ San Tumas Appostlu, l-Arċisqof Charles J. Scicluna ser jordna erba’ saċerdoti ġodda (tlieta djoċesani u wieħed reliġjuż) waqt Quddiesa fil-Kon-katidral ta’ San Ġwann, il-Belt Valletta. Iċ-ċelebrazzjoni tibda fis-6:30 p.m. L-erba’ djakni li ser jiġu ordnati saċerdoti huma: Rev. Carlo Calleja mill-Parroċċa ta’ Stella Maris, Tas-Sliema, Rev. Christopher Ellul mill-Parroċċa ta’ Kristu Re, Raħal Ġdid, Rev....

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