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Watch: ‘Stop baptising newborns, remove Catholicism reference from constitution’

Watch: ‘Stop baptising newborns, remove Catholicism reference from constitution’

The Catholic Church in Malta should phase out “outdated” practices like baptising newborns, if it is to remain relevant, a well-known cleric has suggested. The Church needs to radically revise the way it "dishes out” sacraments, and its bishops should serve among the people not just inside churches, according to theologian and lecturer Fr Rene...

  • Watch: 'This is how we need to change the Church'

    Watch: 'This is how we need to change the Church'

    Lecturer and theologian Rene Camilleri says he is not surprised by the abysmal church-going attendance figures unveiled in a recent census. The Church needs to take a good look at its "outdated" practices and revise its "product" if it is to...

  • Watch: Don't call party-owned media 'fake news'

    Watch: Don't call party-owned media 'fake news'

    Three decades of soaking up the one-sided perspectives of partisan media outlets have made Maltese more savvy in identifying news bias, sociologist Godfrey Baldacchino believes.  "It makes us a little bit smarter and more sensitive to the way in...

  • Watch: Fake news and what it means to be Maltese

    Watch: Fake news and what it means to be Maltese

    The internet has made it easier than ever before for information to spread - but it has also facilitated the proliferation of misinformation and fake news.  How is the technological age altering our sense of truth and fiction, and what does this...

  • Watch: Gozo tunnel will be built and run by the private sector

    Watch: Gozo tunnel will be built and run by the private sector

    A private contractor will have to finance the building of the Gozo-Malta tunnel and would then take over its operation for a number of years depending on its final cost, according to the head of the project’s steering committee, Franco...

  • Watch: ‘Paceville masterplan was dropped for commercial interests’ - KTP head

    Watch: ‘Paceville masterplan was dropped for commercial interests’ - KTP head

    The Paceville masterplan was dropped for commercial interests – but the conflicts of interest could have been easily solved, the new head of the Kamra tal-Periti Simone Vella Lenicker told Times Talk. The architect, who has been involved with the...

  • Watch: New head of the Kamra tal-Periti laments uglification of Malta

    Watch: New head of the Kamra tal-Periti laments uglification of Malta

    The new head of the Kamra tal-Periti, Simone Vella Lenicker, has promised that the entity will not flag in its efforts to improve the quality of the built environment. In an interview with Times Talk, the architect – who has spent 15 years on the...

  • Watch: 'Delia has to act, and act quickly'

    Watch: 'Delia has to act, and act quickly'

    Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia can no longer just parry blows raining down on him from within the shadows of his own party, his friend and architect Robert Musumeci believes.  "He cannot afford to wait any longer," Dr Musumeci tells Times...

  • Watch: Robert Musumeci defends his 'friend' Adrian Delia

    Watch: Robert Musumeci defends his 'friend' Adrian Delia

    As Opposition leader Adrian Delia continues to parry internal criticism, he has found a backer who these days is more often associated with his political adversaries.  Fellow Siġġiewi resident Robert Musumeci's staunch defence of his friend - and...

  • Watch: ‘I will not resign” – Delia rejects claims he’s pulling PN down

    Watch: ‘I will not resign” – Delia rejects claims he’s pulling PN down

    Updated 1pm with Occupy Justice statement Adrian Delia said he has never offered to step down or even suspend himself as leader of the Nationalist Party because his "personal matters" were not damaging or disrupting his political role.  Dr Delia...

  • Watch: Adrian Delia combative amid party upheaval

    Watch: Adrian Delia combative amid party upheaval

    Adrian Delia fields questions about his political future, amid internal party strife and claims of abuse surrounding his separation from his wife. In an interview on Times Talk, the Nationalist Party leader reacts to demands for his resignation,...

  • Watch: Of monsters, sluts, tribalism... and turning leaders into bishops

    Watch: Of monsters, sluts, tribalism... and turning leaders into bishops

    Xarabank presenter Peppi Azzopardi thinks social media has turned the driver involved a policeman's hit-and-run into a "monster". Tenor Joseph Calleja admits he felt like a fish out of water when he was embroiled in a political dispute. Chris...

  • Boycotted show was the most watched Times Talk show

    Boycotted show was the most watched Times Talk show

    An invitation sent to top government officials and their subsequent no-show on Times Talk ironically emerged as the most-watched edition of the online programme of 2018. Here is the rundown of the 10 most-watched editions of Times Talk, uploaded...

  • Watch: 'How many phonecalls do you receive to curry favours?'

    Watch: 'How many phonecalls do you receive to curry favours?'

    MP Marlene Farrugia believes she can still get elected to parliament without the Forza Nazzjonali coalition. Film legend Peter Greenaway thinks old people like him should get out of the way. And Graffitti activist Victoria Pisani does not exclude...

  • Watch: Has Malta grown tired of Joseph Calleja?

    Watch: Has Malta grown tired of Joseph Calleja?

    Attention shouldn’t faze Joseph Calleja – the Maltese tenor has been applauded by thousands, had his name in bright lights and his portrait splashed across the internet. Two decades of fame and a lifetime of plaudits, however, could not prepare...

  • Watch: Joseph Calleja on Valletta 2018, charity and his critics

    Watch: Joseph Calleja on Valletta 2018, charity and his critics

    Joseph Calleja is Malta's most famous cultural export, and yet he was nowhere to be seen during Valletta's year as European Capital of Culture.  In a Times Talk interview to be published on Wednesday, the Maltese tenor looks back on a year which...

  • Watch: I have to take some of the credit for V18's success - Jason Micallef

    Watch: I have to take some of the credit for V18's success - Jason Micallef

    Projects which had languished for years – such as Muża and the restoration of Palazzo Ferreria – were only completed thanks to the impetus given by Valletta 2018’s status as the Capital of Culture, foundation chairman Jason Micallef said. Over €60...

  • Caruana Galizia comments were blown out of proportion: V18 chairman

    Caruana Galizia comments were blown out of proportion: V18 chairman

    Caruana Galizia comments were blown out of proportion: V18 chairman The reaction to comments made by the chairman of the Valletta 2018 Foundation Jason Micallef were “blown out of proportion” pushed by a few dozen people with a personal agenda. Mr...

  • Watch: “You have no right to call me a whore” – Labour MP

    Watch: “You have no right to call me a whore” – Labour MP

    Labour MP Rosianne Cutajar says she can take in any form of criticism but will not tolerate misogynist verbal violence any longer. “If I’m vociferous in my arguments it doesn’t give you a right to call me a whore. Say you disagree with me, call me...

  • Watch: Rosianne Cutajar on slurs and libel suits

    Watch: Rosianne Cutajar on slurs and libel suits

    MP Rosianne Cutajar has vehemently defended her decision to file two separate libel suits against two people who allegedly denigrated her on Facebook. The Facebook posts cited by Ms Cutajar in her libel suits allegedly liken her to a “prostitute”...

  • Rule of law doesn’t exist in Paceville – Fr Hilary

    Rule of law doesn’t exist in Paceville – Fr Hilary

    Paceville has mushroomed into a lawless centre with ruthless rich 'gods' ruling the roost, according to Fr Hilary Tagliaferro.  It is not uncommon to hear about the notoriety of Paceville, but Fr Hilary is probably in the best position to give a...