Notizie e aggiornamenti
Meeting with Archbishop Elect Charles Scicluna
We had a good meeting with Archbishop Elect Charles Scicluna last Tuesday 3rd March which was very well attended by members. Following an introduction to CAPPF’s activities in Malta ( Mgr Scicluna knows us well), he spoke about the environment, the “blessings of the welfare state”, the evil of corruption, and the hike on salaries of Government employee categories that are not considered to be “giving as much as they are taking”. The meeting was very cordial and interactive.
Lawrence Gonzi – Member of the Foundation’s Advisory Board
Dr Gonzi has been invited by the President of CAPPF to join the Advisory Board of the Foundation. This is a great honour for our group.
Malta Enterprise – CAPPF – Pastoral Formation Institute (PFI) Event
The Chairman of Malta Enterprise has invited CAPPF Malta and the Pastoral Formation Institute (PFI) to organise a seminar/workshop on economic growth and the common good at the University of Malta. Fr Mark and I met Dr Mario Vella this week and we are now preparing a draft programme. The idea is to experiment on this 90 minute meeting with the objective of creating awareness of the social implications of growth and investment on society. More details later.
Web Site – CAPPF Malta
Following meetings I had with Fr Mark, Sue Vella and Mark Demicoli, we are now looking at the possibility of having a CAPPF Malta web site and Facebook/Linked-in page to start uploading the various documents from our courses, seminars and talks.
PROGRAMME – EVENTS
Lenten Talk and Holy Mass – 17th March 2015 at 19.00 hours at the Chapel of the Annunciation, Three Churches street, Balzan. The talk is being delivered by Fr Joe Galea Curmi. Spouses are also invited. Kindly inform us ASAP. (Those who have already informed me do not need to re-confirm).
Workshop – “The Future of Jobs and the Informal Economy” – 8th April 2015 at 17.00 hours at MISCO. Discussion on the paper (which will be pre-forwarded) on the topic of jobs and the informal economy which will be our contribution to the May convention in Rome. Paper is well advanced.
One Hour of Reflection – 16th April 2015 at 18.00 hours at Mount Saint Joseph – talk and reflection on the Good Samaritan, led by Fr Joe Galea Curmi.
International Convention in Rome – 25-27th May 2015 (Michael Bonello will be one of the speakers).
Seminar on the CAPPF 2015 Statement – “A Reformed Market Economy: Entrepreneurship for Development” – 3rdJune 2015 at 18.00 hours at the Seminary, Tal- Virtu’ (to be confirmed), with the participation of Lawrence Zammit (economist), Sue Vella ( social policy expert), and Fr Mark Sultana (philosopher). HE Mgr Charles Scicluna is being invited to open/close the seminar.
One Hour of Reflection – 15th June 2015 at Mount Saint Joseph at 18.00 hours, led by Fr Mark Sultana.
Joseph F.X. Zahra (FCAPP MALTA Local Coordinator)