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No place for young men

The community spirit in our villages, so vibrant previously, is slowly but surely dying.

Our streets are deserted. The dwindling birthrate is alarming. There is talk of closing the primary schools in the small villages and of transferring the students to Victoria.

Most of our young men are gone from the villages and are working and living in Malta. They simply cannot reside in their village where they were born and bred.

In fact, it is not just a question of finding an appropriate place of work but also of acquiring a decent place in which to set up home.

At least a third of our village buildings are empty, and only real estate speculators can afford to take them up. Almost none of them are available for our young men.

From the Times of Malta, an article about the dying of Gozo, the north island.

I’m guessing there probably isn’t a pressing need to tell the Gozitans not “to breed like rabbits.” I’m pretty sure their bishops have already covered it.


3 thoughts on “No place for young men”

  1. Catholic_Mom_of_6 says:

    Just like North America.

  2. Hilary White says:

    The Maltese I know have told me that their bishops and priests have not said thing one about the Catholic religion from any pulpit in 50 years. It’s all been warm, huggy Vaticantwoist drivel.

  3. MaryKJ says:

    So, this is really sad. It is actually painful to read of such a concrete example of the fallout from–what?—the new evangelization, or ecumenism, or just plain neglect by those who are supposed to be in charge of souls (!)….and exemplified by the pathetic death of the Pope’s secretary. quite sad…

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