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Steven Buhagiar: Knowing the Holy Family as an insider

Reading Time: 3 minutesImage credit: The Holy Family with a Little Bird – Bartolomé Esteban Murillo c.1650 One hundred years ago today, Pope Benedict XV instituted the Feast of the Holy Family and proclaimed that it be celebrated annually on the first Sunday during the Christmas Octave. Although it is most fitting that it be […]
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Melto D’Moronoyo: The greatest ‘family business’

By Monsignor Shora Maree


Throughout human history the livelihood for a family was derived, not from one person’s individual career, but mostly from all working together in a family business either on the land or a trade passed on from one generation to another.

This was a strong part of our Maronite and Lebanese culture. Children would typically grow up seeing the hard work and sacrifice of their parents in establishing and running the business, they would see and experience the benefit from the fruits of their parents work and be inspired to follow in their footsteps. In reaching maturity, they would then be told that they are co-owners and therefore co-responsible for the family business.

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Jesus, Mary and Joseph’s lessons for modern families

Mother of five, Lara Kirk, reflects on the enduring inspiration of the Holy Family in this Year of St Joseph. I can’t relate to the...

Pope proclaims year dedicated to St Joseph

Special graces will mark the year of the earthly guardian of Jesus and Mary.

Christmas baby God shows us who we really are, says Archbishop

In the encounter with God who became a baby for us we discover our own true identity, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP told Christmas Mass...

Monica Doumit: A strange way to save the world

Anyone who knows me well knows that I am a sucker for Christmas music.  It’s not just the traditional carols that I love, or...

The Holy Family, going radical and … Paella!

However, there is another aspect to the family that has a potentially powerful political effect: The family is the nucleus of our society.
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