Author Archives: MNC

How Catholicism is viewed in Australia

There is no doubt that the status of Catholicism in Australia is currently at a nadir, partly as a result of the bad publicity associated with the case and conviction of Cardinal Pell, the Vatican’s most senior official. Many non-Catholics … Continue reading

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Has the internet ruined our children?

Our internet-dependent children (‘iGeners’) are hooked on electronic gadgetry, and, like fish out of water, cannot live without them. Research has shown that the incidence of depressive disorders in adolescents has practically exploded, in females much more than in males. … Continue reading

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‘Government has role in shaping health habits’

In his latest book Health and Society – Personal and Social Determinant of Health, published by the Malta University Press in 2018, Maurice Cauchi embarks upon the important endeavour of communicating and analysing trends shaping health and disease in Malta. … Continue reading

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Sophia’s problems

A recent ‘current affairs’ programme emphasised the accoutrements of a pretty doll equipped with not just a pretty face that can flutter eyelashes and say a few words in Maltese – which many dolls can do these days –  but … Continue reading

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Writing is on the wall, but it’s not in Maltese

A living language is one that changes slowly with the times. A dead language is one that had been overcome by overpowering dominant influences. As someone who has witnessed the Maltese language disappearing at an increasing rate in generation after … Continue reading

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What to do about migration

I have always wondered why Europe has taken such a downturn in its dealings with immigrants compared to Anglophone countries such as Canada and Australia. In a recent excellent publication by Rita Chin, The Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe – … Continue reading

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