Abouna opinion

Did Francis Assisi realize in the 13th century that his well-known prayer known as “Praise be to You, my Lord” would be the title of a major encyclical letter made by a Pope, who bears the name of “...
Thank you for performing Ave Maria at St. Peter's Square by responding to the associations of spiritual renovation that met this year to pray, dedicating their prayers to those persecuted in the...
A few days ago, it was announced that the Pontiff approved decrees permitting the canonization of the parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieu, and that a celebration marking their canonization would be held...
On the advent of the Holy month of Ramadan, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) sincerely conveys good wishes to the Jordanian people led by His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein...
Among the issues highlighted by the international media outlets with regards to Pope Francis’ visit to Sarajevo last week is the ringing of large bells. The first bell was a genuine one made...
On this day, the intense heat did not stop you from leaving your home for the sports stadium in Sarajevo, with no intention to watch a decisive football match, but simply to take part in a massive...
We got used to using some terms and to hearing them. One of these terms has different forms and types, namely ''religious reform''. It is sometimes referred to as reform of religious discourse. It...
The second day of celebrations marking the end of the Holy Marian Month were held at the Our Lady of Lourdes grotto in Na'our, with the rosary prayed, and the Holy Mass celebrated and presided over...
Editor-in-chief of the Jordanian daily, Al Rai, I would like to comment on an article titled, “O naive Pope, is this an angel of peace?“ which was published by Jordanian daily Al Rai on May 18, 2015...
The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Amman recalls the historic visit undertaken by Pope Francis a year ago to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In a statement issued today, Sunday May...
Fr. Rifat Bader, director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan, has said that "Pope Francis will announce next Sunday (May 17) the canonization of four nuns. Two of them are...
The eyes and hearts of millions are focused on Rome, the Italian capital, specifically at St. Peter's Square, for the canonization of two Arab nuns from Palestine. They are namely Sultana Ghattas,...
The Latin Patriarchate inaugurated a few days ago a new site for religious pilgrimage to be added to several other sites frequented by tourists from Jordan and abroad. The new shrine, which Latin...
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican has issued a new document, which stated the question raised by several people nowadays, namely "Is there a chance for dialogue...
In the year 2014, the world recalls the events that took place during World War I. Whether being the year 2014 or a century earlier, the bloodshed on daily bases has been the dominant norm of a whole...
1. At Al Hussein Cultural Center theater, the musicians of the National Music Conservatory made distinguished musical performances with Rose Al Wir singing mellifluously by reciting hymns of peace,...
A few days before Easter celebrations, I participated in a seminar titled, ''Jerusalem speaks''. We usually hold discussions in the presence of ministers, MPs, academics and poets. However, the...
The young Iraqi man, who preferred to remain anonymous, confined himself in a classroom in the township of Na'our for long hours on daily bases and for several weeks to depict on a special piece of...
It is logical to ask: Is there still room for what has been termed for decades as “inter-religious dialogue” at a time when the world is torn apart by wars and reverberating forms of violence that...
The abouna.org site has the pleasure to post the excelling painting of artist Robert Giacaman, which represents the two new saints Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mariam of Jesus...