Abouna opinion

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...
The Tree of National Unity, presented by Khalil Salem Charity Society in cooperation with the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), was lit a few days ago, for the 6th successive year, at the...
Fr. Rifat Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Amman, Jordan, speaks of "worrying" attack which is likely to have "repercussions" on the tourism industry. Not a lone wolf...
This is not intended to propagate the significance of the Restaurant of Mercy, but rather to shed light on its grand message. The Restaurant of Mercy is Jordanian. It was launched almost a year ago...
Hardly a week goes by without receiving an invitation to attend conferences in our beloved country, and sometimes in nearby countries. But what concerns the internal affairs are these daily...
Twenty years ago, I started writing articles in Al Rai daily. Prior to that, I was a writer in the magazine "Al Kalema" and Al Quds daily newspaper due to the fact that I was pursuing my studies in...
The Church will hold celebrations next week marking "the Sunday of Jesus Christ, the Master and the King of the Universe". During the celebrations, His Holiness Pope will close the main Jubilee door...
The title of this article is derived from a book issued by Pope Francis which has been translated into Arabic by the Catholic Center for Studies and Media. The book represents a series of meetings...
Translated into English by Munir Bayouk/ The Catholic Center for Studies and Media Excellencies, Yours Beatitude , Your Excellencies bishops, heads and representatives of churches Good evening, On...
In his address, days ago, to members of the Italian National Council of the Order of Journalists, Pope Francis lauded the effort exerted by journalists. He also drew attention to the wonderful...
A historic meeting took place between the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Muslim Council of Elders, chaired by Grand Imam of Azhar Ahmed Tayeb, at the WCC headquarters in Geneva Switzerland...
The world marks this week the 30th anniversary of the first "universal" prayers held in the city of Assisi, south of the Italian peninsula, which Pope John Paul II had called for, and which witnessed...
Fr. Hanna Kildani made remarks on Thursday, September 15, on the stages which led to the construction of the Martyrs of Jordan Church. Following are excerpts of his address: Your Beatitude, dear...
The three-day meetings of the 11th General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) have been a source of pride for every Jordanian due to the fact that dear Jordan hosts for the first...
Marking Independence Day in 2012, His Majesty King Abdullah bestowed on “the House of Peace for the Elderly” (Dar es Salam for the Elderly), located in Tla’ Al ‘Ali, Amman, the Order of Al Hussein...
With the break of a new day on Saturday, August 27, 2016, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) marked the 13th anniversary of abouna.org site. This site has taken a prominent place among...
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Archbishop Maroun Lahham had issued new booklets on the establishment the Latin Patriarchate’s parishes and churches with particular reference to Beit Jala in...
An interview conducted with His Majesty King Abdullah II and published in the daily Ad Dustour on Monday, August 15, reflects delight and restores normalcy. Sometimes altercations take place among...