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Dom Mintoff, a dominant figure in Malta for 30 years, did great harm to his country

A friend to Mao, Gaddafi and the Khmer Rouge, he was no harmless eccentric, and knew when to send in his thugs

People are walking away from Catholicism because they do not understand it

If anything, New Atheists only help a faith in decline across Europe

Father Prospero, possibly the most intelligent man alive, is to become Malta’s second ever cardinal

Fr Prosper Grech, of the Augustinian Order, was for many years a distinguished professor in Rome

Why shouldn’t there be a Catholic ‘Supreme Governor’ of the Church of England?

After all, the Catholic Church in Malta thrived under the temporal authority of protestant governors

My brief guide to travel books: the boring, the narrow-minded and the brilliant

Nineteenth-century writers were an intriguing mix of curiosity and prejudice; modern writers are equally prejudiced, but not in a good way

A plunge into the waters that soaked St Paul

On a baking hot afternoon in the Maltese sea, a schoolmate and I almost got into serious trouble

The day in 1944 that Malta honoured the Virgin Mary

The return of the statue and painting of the Virgin Mary was celebrated by most of the island’s population

Please let us celebrate Ascension on Thursday again

The current Sunday arrangement has not been a great success

How was your Easter?

Easter on the island of Malta is filled with colourful processions and feasting

The Mass of the Last Supper is, to me, the most beautiful service in Holy Week

One of the glories of the Triduum is the long and silent adoration at the Altar of Repose. One of its miseries is the attempt by misguided people to fill in the silence