Why Fasting?

This article was written by Zak Portelli. Lent is just hours away, we begin to prepare ourselves for ash Wednesday, and as usual one begins to hear people coming out with their own theories about what fasting and abstaining is. You might have come across that “enlightened” Christian, who sounds as if he/she is vegetarian … More Why Fasting?

On “Toxic Rigidity”

In last Sunday’s Times of Malta, there was another justification of the latest Maltese Bishops’ guidelines on the implementation of Chapter 8 of Amoris Laetitia. This time such a justification was made by Mr Vassallo, an “accredited spiritual guide”. I already smelled liberalism coming out from the newspaper when I saw the words “spiritual guide” used … More On “Toxic Rigidity”

“The Seminary Gate is Open” Really?!

Recently the Archbishop of Malta confirmed with the National Catholic Register that if any seminarian does not agree with Pope Francis, “the seminary gate is open”(implying that they are free to leave) (1). The Maltese Seminary has 18 seminarians; so implying that any form of disagreement on “Amoris Laetitia” from the seminarians would be responded in … More “The Seminary Gate is Open” Really?!

Beyond Blurred Phrases-Paragraph 303

This article is the second part on the controversial paragraphs in the latest Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”. The aim of such a writing is to further clarify the matter and to ensure that the faithful understand that such a paragraph seems not to square with what Catholicism has always thought on conscience and thus seeks to invent … More Beyond Blurred Phrases-Paragraph 303