The Catholic Church: A global mission of divine mercy, love

Submitted by munir on Mon, 04/22/2024 - 09:38

Over the years, the Catholic Church has played a vital and key role in healing and dressing the wounds of humanity. Recalling the bloody events and the conflagrations that are currently taking place in various parts of the world, one would ponder at the world affairs and question the fate of humanity that is currently shoved into a stage confusion and perplexity, as well as being drifted into an unpredictable bleak abyss.


“Jesus” is the most venerated name ever

Submitted by munir on Wed, 04/17/2024 - 09:09

Wherever one goes in the world, the name “Jesus” is heard everywhere particularly by people who face mundane problems with relevance to health or finances, among others.


St. Bernadine of Siena says in this regard, “This is that most holy name longed for by the patriarchs, anxiously awaited, called upon amid cries of suffering, invoked with sighs, implored with tears, given when the fullness of grace arrives.”


Christian hemorrhage from the Middle East must be terminated immediately!

Submitted by munir on Sun, 04/14/2024 - 21:22

During winter time, birds migrate en masse from cold areas to warm locations in the world seeking warmth, as well as looking for sources of food and peace. This also applies to human beings as over the past decades huge masses of people in the Middle East have opted to migrate from one country to  another, and in some cases to the farthest  spots in the world, while seeking peace, job opportunities, and better future prospects.


The "apple" is still absent

Submitted by munir on Sun, 04/07/2024 - 11:45

My eyes were welling with tears as I was watching my brother and colleague Fr. Yousef As'ad, the parish priest in Gaza, holding an apple and saying--as he usually makes postings when the Internet is active--“After six months of vegetable and fruit deprivation, I received today a gift, namely a red apple."


Palm Sunday this year in Noble Jerusalem

Submitted by munir on Thu, 03/28/2024 - 13:04

A few days ago, I went to Jerusalem to participate in Palm Sunday celebrations according to the Gregorian Calendar, which coincided last  Sunday. I invoked the memories of the years between 1988 and 1995, when I spent 11 years at the Latin Patriarchate Seminary in Beit Jala, as at the time we were pleased to serve this annual procession that commemorates the entry of  Lord Jesus Christ into the Holy City.