The Malta Independent 17 December 2018, Monday

‘Blessing’ of bags

Sunday, 4 November 2018, 08:15 Last update: about 2 months ago

The "blessing" of things by priests is getting out of hand. We're witnessing the proliferation of the blessing of animals and the blessing of school bags.

The more corrupt and materialistic Malta becomes, the more it flaunts its superstitions.

The notion that a man called "priest" has any special powers that you and I don't have, such as the power to "bless" anything – as long as he wears a surplice and holds a sprinkler in his hand – is a Catholic delusion. All the "blessings" by priests make no difference to the animals or the bags.

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John Guillaumier

St Julian's

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