Forming Priests in a Post-Trump Era – Part 2

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(You can read Part 1 of this article here) Beyond the establishment and anti-establishment Analysis of recent political trends reveals that there is a dissatisfaction with the “establishment” that is entrenched in its self-serving policies and not listening to the aspirations of the people. In this context, to portray oneself as “anti-establisment” can also become trendy. Yet, does this condone and justify a divisive, demeaning language that...

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Church to use new stratagem

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That’s it. The Year of Mercy is ending and the doors will soon be closed. The celebrations have started with great fanfare in Malta and around the world, but now the time has come to find a new concept and buzz word, a new marketing stratagem to attract people. Well, that could be one way of seeing things which follows a marketing perspective whereby one constantly keeps offering new offers, products and needs. Another way could be that of...

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Formation Seminars

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Seminarians participated in two different formation seminars during the last weekend. These seminars are held once a year with the aim of strengthening an aspect or two related to human formation. Ms Georgina Debattista, a psychotherapist, joined the first and second year seminarians to help them reflect on group dynamics. The seminarians were asked to question their understanding of different groups and group stages and to observe different...

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“I Thirst”

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During this year dedicated to Mercy, Pope Francis canonized Mother Theresa, an inspirational person to all mankind. In every chapel that belongs to the Missionaries of Charity one finds a cross and the words “I Thirst” alongside. These remind us of the thirst that Christ has for each and every one of us. During my time at university I have noted a thirst that many students have in their heart. Unfortunately many of them satiate this thirst with...

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God is one illogical matrix…

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Yes He Is! Trying to rationalize reality will sooner or later force one to conclude God is One Illogical Being. How is it that He loves us and yet He allows suffering, injustice and evil in the world? Well, God might not be the only one! How can I explain my vocation to the priesthood as anything but illogical? After obtaining a Master’s degree in IT, and working for over six years in software development, programming logically, I feel to have...

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