Prelates call for greater investment in mental health, particularly during COVID-19, “so that no one is left behind”
In an article August 30 in the Sunday Times of Malta, the auxiliary bishop of Malta, Joseph Galea-Curmi, called for “self-denial and self-control” to stop COVID-19 infections, warning that living “according to our whims and moods” in the midst of the outbreaks will not lead to the end of the pandemic.
The Vatican is facing more pushback on its new parish instruction, this time from the Church in Malta on the subject of fees for the sacraments.
“Pope Francis’ convictions are the convictions of the gospel”, a new Maltese bishop has said.
A Maltese LGBTQ Catholic organisation, together with rainbow Catholics around Europe and beyond, have come out in support of two LGBTQ-positive groups – Dignity and Fortunate Families – recently expelled from the Archdiocese of Detroit, in the US, calling the actions of the archbishop there “discriminatory”, “heartless” and “insensitive”.
The Church in Malta has committed to a five-year grassroots “process of ecclesial renewal”, inspired, it said, by “Pope Francis’ insistence that the Church must initiate life-giving processes in a spirit of discernment and constant dialogue”.
The Vatican Synod Pro-Secretary has warned the Church against the “suicide” of returning to old pastoral models post-COVID-19.
As Maltese society hopefully approaches the end of the partial lockdown, the Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Malta would like to reflect on the importance of open spaces available to all.
The Interdiocesan Environment Commission (KA) feels that now that our country is eagerly looking forward to a time of normality as the COVID-19 pandemic gradually subsides, it would be foolish to go back to our old ways as if nothing happened – as if we have learnt nothing from this experience.
“How can we call ourselves Christians and then leave people drowning at sea?”, Catholics from Malta have asked the government.
The Bishops of Malta have asked the Vatican to “intervene” with the EU to relieve the “huge pressures” on that country’s reception and asylum system.
Saving the lives of refugees drowning in the Mediterranean “is a moral imperative that can neither be negotiated nor renounced”, the Archbishop of Malta, Charles Scicluna, has warned.
Maltese and Italian Catholics have ripped the closure of ports in the two countries to refugees rescued in the Mediterranean
In times of COVID-19, Maltese Catholic groups have urged the authorities to take further concrete measures to ensure that people living in poverty are not left without the basic necessities for a dignified life.
Pope Francis’ visit to Malta has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Vatican pointman on child abuse has insisted that with new papal initiatives since a watershed anti-pedophilia summit in Rome last year “silence and cover-ups” in the Church are now “a thing of the past”.
“If a person is banging on our shores, we cannot ignore it”, the Archbishop of Malta has said.
Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna met residents who reside at the Peace Lab in Ħal Far, during a pastoral visit held on Tuesday 21st January 2020. Archbishop Scicluna was welcomed by Fr Dijonisju Mintoff who administers this centre.
The Archbishop of Malta has repeated his call for “truth, justice and accountability” in the case of murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
The material designed for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is to denounce the “cold forces of indifference” towards migrants and refugees.
In the experience of prayer of the Church during this holy time of Christmas, the theme of light shining in the darkness is a very powerful one.
An archbishop and a well-known tenor are just two of the Maltese people fighting for the 22 children of non-EU expatriate workers set to be deported in the lead-up to Christmas.
The Bishops of Malta have pleaded for “unity, truth and justice” in the midst of political and social unrest over the investigation into the 2017 murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Maltese people have launched a petition to ask that country’s nuncio not to let lame duck Prime Minister Joseph Muscat meet with Pope Francis.
The Archbishop of Malta has reaffirmed the Church’s “duty” of “solidarity” with migrants days after receiving criticism from the country’s Prime Minister for not disciplining a racist priest.
Maltese Labour Party figures have praised Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna for blessing the tombs of politicians punished by the Church in the 1960s.
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has taken Archbishop of Malta Charles Scicluna to task for Scicluna’s failure to discipline a racist priest of his diocese.
Proposed Maltese Government reforms on sex work and human trafficking fail to affirm that prostitution is always “intrinsically wrong”, a Catholic lay group has warned.
“Don’t try to stop change, this is part of your vocation”, the new pro-secretary general of the Vatican Synod of Bishops, Mario Grech, has told a group of Maltese Catholics.
The Interdiocesan Environment Commission (KA) of the Church in Malta has accused elements of the public and private sectors of “greenwashing” major development projects.