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The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has decried the unilateral step represented by the decision taken by US President Donald Trump regarding relocating the US embassy to...
I followed up with sorrow--as well as with others who love Jerusalem, the Holy City--the announcement made by US President Donald Trump to move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and...
Benny, seminarian in the Saint James Vicariate, writes for us about a very important subject during Advent. Many times, as modern people, we feel that life pulls us in all kinds of directions and...
During the Christmas tree celebration in Beit Sahour on Saturday December 9. 2017, Patriarch Michel Sabbah said : "Whatever the great of this world and the lords of war say or decide, they said:...
Following is the full text of Pope Francis' prayer to Mary on the Immaculate Conception: Here is the full translated text of the prayer: Immaculate Mother, For the fifth time I come to your feet as...
Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, "full of grace" through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception...
In view of Trump's announcement concerning the U. S. Embassy, Abu Mazen phones Francis, who at the General Audience says to be deeply concerned and makes a heartfelt appeal to all to respect the city...
The vocation of a city Jerusalem will only be faithful to itself if it remains a beacon for the women and men of the entire world, “a city where all together become one” as it says in Psalm 121....
Following is the spiritual message delivered by our beloved Patriarch Michelle Sabah marking Advent and the celebrations marking the birth of the King of the World, the Saviour, and the Light of the...
Our Father in Heaven. God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are the Eternal I AM. The One who is age to age the same. There is no shadow of turning with You. You are...
Muhammad Abu Sayed, 35, a Rohingya refugee who two months ago fled to Bangladesh after violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, speaks at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar on December 4. Sayed...
Jesus is coming. The fact that he’s coming on December 25 fills us with sweet anticipation. But the fact that he’s coming in judgment at an unexpected time when our current life ends might fill us...
“Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern,” said St. Teresa of Calcutta. Advent is a welcome time to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Son of God...
Francis meets priests, nuns and seminarians and leaves aside his written speech, “When you want to bad-mouth somebody, bite your tongue. What a nice thing to see the elderly nuns with eyes shining...
Maronite Bishop Guy-Paul Noujaim’s nonprofit has aided more than 6,600 Lebanese men and women, both Christian and Muslim, since its founding in 1989. ***** When a heroin addict approached Maronite...
Francis’ moving encounter with the refugees who fled from persecution in Myanmar: “I ask you for forgiveness for the indifference of the world. Let us continue to help them, let us not close our...
In his address to the authorities in Dhaka, Francis spoke of the displaced people in the Burmese region of Rakhine, “It is imperative that the international community take decisive measures to...
Francis’ message to the Burmese bishops: “May you enable the Catholic community to continue to play a constructive part in the life of society by making your voices heard on issues of national...
In his first address to Aung San Suu Kyi and the authorities of the country, Francis did not pronounce the word with which the ethnic group of Islamic religion is called, and hopes for a peace based...
"If an international figure is desperately and rightly needed to help resolve the crisis [in Myanmar], which has resulted in 600,000 Rohingya Muslims distressingly fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh...