Author: Manuel Abdilla

This is part one in a two-part series of articles. The life and work of Żabbar parish priest Joseph Zarb, who played a pivotal role in the coronation of the titular painting of Our Lady of Graces 70 years ago. In giving his prognosis of the 20th century in his monumental book, Life of Christ, US archbishop and theologian Fulton Sheen pointed out that “Communism has chosen a Cross without Christ while post-Christian western Capitalism has picked up Christ without his Cross”. This story might have been a true post-mortem condition of European civilisation during the nihilistic 20th century had…

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