June 30, 2020
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With Change, There is a Leaving Behind

On Friday, June 19, 2020, I was officially transferred from Mater Dei Hospital, Malta’s General Hospital, to the Oncology Centre of Sir Anthony Mamo, Malta’s only centre which specializes in cancer treatment. The move was significant for more than...

Freedom to Change

Our hypocrisy is easier to see when we get older. I don’t know if it’s because we become more reflective or, simply being less active give us more time to think. As I get older, I am certainly more reflective about things in my past. Such...

The Change We Hope For

Simple questions stem from what Jesus tells us in the Gospel of Matthew (5:17-37): Are we pleased with the way the situation is in our home? In our village/town/city? With the way the Government is run? Are we pleased with the way children are...

Our Shrinking Reality

I live in a small town in New Jersey where things have not been going so well for our parish or the surrounding diocese. We have struggled to maintain two priests at our parish. Our pastor, now approaching 75 years of age, has appealed numerous...

Searching for Eternal Life

For the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the readings lead us to wisdom, transparency, and eternity. Regarding wisdom (Wisdom 7:7-11), we are told that the spirit of wisdom is more precious than silver or gold. Regarding transparency (Hebrews 4:12-13)...

The Lord God Opens My Ear

“The Lord God opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.” Sound familiar? It should. It is the beginning of the first reading of the Church’s Good Friday service. It is Isaiah’s prophecy about the destiny of God’s...

Does Truth Change?

Heraclitus famously observed, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” This observation (and other considerations) led Heraclitus to conclude, “There is nothing permanent except change.”...