A real-life story: He became a “fisher of men” for God

Submitted by munir on Wed, 03/15/2023 - 11:20

"And Jesus said to them, 'Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men'.” (Mark 1:17. 17)


One of the noble messages of life is to guide people who go astray in life and help them choose the correct path of forwardness, rectify their mistakes in life, and keep them away from following winding paths through the woods of wrongdoing and sins.


Five humanitarian stations

Submitted by munir on Sat, 03/11/2023 - 10:48

he first station applies to the earthquake that struck the Earth and humans, destroyed numerous facilities, and killed many innocent people, at a time when it also shook sentimental feelings among people. Consequently, these people brushed aside political rivalries and ethnic differences, as they flocked to help the suffering people who were still under the rubble. Members of Jordan's Civil Defence Directorate rushed to help their brethren, a step concomitant with official visits paid to Syria.

The CCSM's 10th anniversary: An untold story marking success, ineffable achievements, and jubilation

Submitted by munir on Fri, 03/10/2023 - 18:41

March 6, 2023 was a day of jubilation as it marked the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan and the 20th anniversary of  the launching  of abouna.org websites. It was a day that unveiled an untold story of successes and achievements led by the founder of the CCSM Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader who had earlier launched the abouna.org websites in both Arabic and English, such sites that reverberate in the entire world with views that express goodness, faith, love, harmony, and good living.

Lent… a prelude that opens the way to the salvation of humanity

Submitted by munir on Tue, 02/28/2023 - 19:50

Lent is the 40-day period that precedes the grand feast marking Lord Jesus Christ’s rising from the dead following His crucifixion. It is a historic period that leads believers into meditating Lord Jesus Christ's passion on the Cross, defeating death, and rising from the dead to give life to all those who walk in His steps.


Christians of the East are "a treasure" that needs to be preserved

Submitted by munir on Fri, 02/24/2023 - 19:43

In the wake of the Continental Synodal Assembly of the Catholic Churches of the Middle East which convened its sessions on February 13-17, 2023 in Beit 'Anya, Harissa, Lebanon, Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans His Beatitude Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako penned a reflection in which he shed light on the Christians of the East referring to them as a perpetual people who made history at a time when they are" a treasure that needs to be preserved."


Reading the Holy Bible changes people's lives

Submitted by munir on Sun, 02/19/2023 - 21:27

Reading the Holy Bible has resounding effects on people's lives as it is valid all the time. This holy book transcends humans' lives from sadness and misery into a divine atmosphere of consolation and comfort. This is simply attributed to the fact that this holy book addresses a divine Lord Who came down from the Kingdom of God and sacrificed Himself for the salvation of humanity. He is the word of God Whom the Holy Bible refers to as "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1)


It is the Day of Human Fraternity in the Week of Harmony among Religions

Submitted by munir on Thu, 02/09/2023 - 13:57

It is the third anniversary of the United Nations' launching of the International Day of Human Fraternity in compliance with a request presented by several Arab countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The Catholic Church… great deeds through thick and thin

Submitted by munir on Wed, 02/08/2023 - 19:29

In the wee hours of February 6, 2023 a mammoth earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria which wreaked havoc on the people living in these areas and caused extensive damage to large swathes of lands, leveling an innumerable number of buildings, killing thousands of people under the rubble of the collapsed buildings, and sending hundreds of thousands of people in the open with little hope for a bright future.