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...

Enduring Our Suffering

No one likes complainers. We all try to avoid them. As they approach us we begin to wonder what they might have to complain about, this time, and how long the conversation will take. Well, the prophet Jeremiah complained a lot; I mean a lot but, as...

The Jewish Understanding of Suffering

The recent commemoration of the Holocaust brought into my heart and mind the reality of suffering. One of the most complex subjects in Judaism is certainly suffering. There are a myriad of approaches in Judaism in order to try to understand this...

Holy Week And Man’s Search For Meaning

I am writing this essay at the beginning of Holy Week, a time that recalls the Last Supper, the agony in the garden, the arrest and trial, the pain and humiliation of the scourging and crowning with thorns, and the terrible journey on the via...

An Open Letter To Seekers

I am writing this letter on another anniversary of the events of 9/11. That was a day in which we saw great evil followed by acts of love, faith and charity. It occurred to me this morning how much, in a world of faith, evil can abide. The recent...

Why our Sunday Celebrations Must be Revered

There are several reasons why our Sunday celebrations must be revered. Firstly, they receive their sacredness from the representation of Christ’s sacrifice in our real time and space so that we may offer ourselves to the Father along with Jesus’...

Losing Our Lives For Him

I would like to help all of us recapture some of the relevance and the full impact of the Gospel. This is needed because, once again, we just heard two among its craziest, most outlandish affirmations and we did not even blink; we took them in with...

The Greatest Movie Ever Made

The Venerable Fulton J. Sheen used to say that before every Easter there has to be a Good Friday. No Easter season has ever underscored the absolute veracity of this adage for me than the last one. I have a very dear friend who seems to have had a...