Abouna opinion

A few days ago two important events, which have great global impact, took place in the Kingdom. Both events fall in the same major category, namely enhancement of the values of citizenship and...
In the past weeks, I had the honor to participate in wide-ranging meeting focusing on developing and promoting the values of citizenship and equality, namely at the dialogue conference between Al-...
Last week, I had the honor to participate in the visit of Pope Francis to Egypt in my capacity as representative of the Latin Patriarchate and of Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of...
Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa has entrusted Fr. Rif'at Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan (CCSM...
As the 7th discussion paper on education has been issued by His Majesty King Abdullah II, this is the most favorable time for serious and daring discussion of the educational procession, and to have...
First: A fifty-year old man has killed a twenty-year- old man and tried to commit suicide. A sixty-year old-man disappears…Thus, we are talking about people using numbers. Not a day passes without...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) conveys good wishes to all Christians in the world on the celebrations marking the glorious Rise of Lord Jesus from the Dead. The CCSM pleads with the...
Whoever has chosen to attack the churches in Egypt, undoubtedly knows well three issues, namely the holiness of this day, its peacefulness, and its closeness to the hearts. Palm Sunday is one of the...
As the tragic news about two terrorist explosions that erupted in Egypt and led to the death of several worshippers was disseminated, Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali paid a visit to the Catholic Center for Studies (CCSM) in Amman on Wednesday, April 5. He was accompanied by parish priest of the Church of...
I do not recall the name of the intellectual who said that ''the life of humans moves from one beginning to another and proceeds to endless beginnings". This saying applies to a new start, an...
We do thank the Almighty God for the grace of security and stability being enjoyed in our beloved Kingdom. The convening of an Arab summit is testament to the grace God has bestowed on our homeland....
The Holy See has officially announced that Pope Francis will visit the Arab Republic of Egypt in late April, making the first visit to this fraternal Arab country and the second to the Middle East,...
Thanks be to God that the dialogue has resumed between the Holy See and al-Azhar Al-Sharif. This kind of dialogue is important since both sides have wide-ranging religious and educational leverage....
I do visit the Site of Prophet Elijah from time to time in a region located in northern Ajloun. I think that we agree that whoever ascends these mountains will reach a nonpareil paradise on Earth....
This headline is taken from Jubran Khalil Jubran. It is figurative, since mothers are teachers who provide society with qualified persons able to serve their homeland, nation and world sincerely and...
Two years ago, Jordan welcomed them with open arms. Now, they pack their luggage leaving for far off countries after they have obtained “visas” that entitle them not only to leave Jordan but rather...
Not a single month elapsed last year without witnessing a plethora of multitudes heading to the airport to receive “a new hero” excelling in a certain field. A review of last year’s events includes...
With the celebrations marking the start of the new year 2017, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan (CCSM) has disseminated the Message of His Holiness Pope Francis marking the World...
1. The sorrow, sadness as well as pride concomitant with Christmas this year is immense. Yet, calling off celebrations does not imply at all the cancellation of Christmas prayers, which serve as an...