Abouna opinion

The Week of Unity coincided this year with the Year of Mercy, thus we can rename it as "the Week of Merciful Unity "or "the Mercy Leading to Unity". At the Jordanian level, the Catholic Center for...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) has lauded the appreciation expressed by the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for refraining from closing...
A number of bishops visited our beloved Kingdom a few days ago. They were acquainted with the roles played by the local Church institutions in the spiritual, cultural, charity fields and others....
This headline “Overcome Indifference and Win Peace” is the title of the Pope’s message of peace for the new year, as the Pope is used to address a message on January 1 every year which commemorates...
With the advent of the New Year 2016, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) disseminated on Wednesday December 30, 2015 the message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the celebration of the...
As I meditate the five point-ended Christmas star this year, I can figure out in each point-ended side a story: The first point-ended side: The German supermarket, Edeka, made an outstanding move by...
There has been a concrete reason to have the photo of “Mother Teresa” posted on the 9th month of the calendar. The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Amman has prepared the calendar of...
Jordan marks this year the 40th anniversary of the unification of the dates of two major Christian holidays, namely Christmas and Easter. As for the mechanism adopted by Jordan, the heads of Churches...
For the first time in history, one of the resolutions enjoys a global consensus, without any opposition. A total of 195 countries participating in the Paris Climate Conference voted in favor of a...
Marking the first anniversary of the forced displacement of the brethren who fled from Mosul and its environs to Jordan, Lebanon and the Western countries; coinciding with the numerous conferences...
According to Pew Research Center, 38 per cent of the world Christians and 28 per cent of the world Muslims will be living in Africa with the advent of the year 2050. Consequently, the major challenge...
Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media Fr. Rif'at Bader said: "The world stands amazed while viewing the ability of evil and Satan to get hold of all groups of people by turning their...
Following is the text of the address Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Rif'at Bader made on November 9 at the opening of the two-day conference, which was patronized...
In late October 1965, the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council issued an extremely important document named Nostra Aetate, meaning “In our Age”, which tackles the relationships with religions or their...
Following the conclusion of the Fourteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family, the Synod Fathers issued a statement in which they stated their wish to focus their...
She took the Rosary of Mercy and the prescription medicine out of her coat pocket. This is the nun from south Jordan who earlier came from India. Following a lecture by a priest about "The keys to...
The annual Report to on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report for 2014 was issued with no signs of media uproar as was the case in the past, despite the fact...
Pope Francis issued a decree on June 27, during the Ordinary Consistory in the Vatican, approving the canonization of Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux. The canonization...
Jean and Damiana are two Rosary Sisters. They do kneel in reverence at the festival of the “Lady of the Rosary” and pray together. Despite the difference in their ages and experience, one of them...
Pope Francis' address at the United Nations was not the first that a Pontiff makes from the United Nations rostrum. Other Popes had delivered speeches at the United Nation, namely Pope Paul VI (1965...