The late Suha Qsous: A bountiful benevolence in death

Submitted by munir on Thu, 01/25/2024 - 14:28

 Qussous, who passed away last week and was buried in the village of Ader in Karak Governorate. As usual, requiem Masses are held for all the deceased, but Suha’s Mass was not ordinary, as the attendees were emotionally affected amid the tears welling their eye sand weeping. Then the voice of the priest in the church stated, “Brothers and sisters, please let us applaud this pious woman.” Perhaps it is one of the rare moments in which I called, or in which a priest calls for applause at the time of the requiem Mass.


An uninterrupted journey of unity

Submitted by munir on Wed, 01/17/2024 - 09:00

The joy that Pope Paul vi’s pilgrimage brought to the life of the city of Jerusalem 60 years ago, and the energy of newness that it generated, are still part of the life of Christians in the Holy Land today. As always in fact, as for all things that have to do with Jerusalem, the profound meaning of those events and in particular of the encounter between the Holy Father and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras, changed the face of the Church and outlined her journey up to today.


On the 24th anniversary of pilgrimage to the “Baptism Site”

Submitted by munir on Tue, 01/16/2024 - 11:08

After observing a minute of silence and prayer in mourning for the martyrs, especially in Gaza, the celebrations of the Catholic Christian pilgrimage at the Baptism Site set off in the presence of His Beatitude Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem--who visited this site for the first time since his elevation as a cardinal by His Holiness Pope Francis in late September 2023--and the variou

USA: A dream fulfilled--the maternity of St. Clare's Home became a reality

Submitted by munir on Wed, 12/27/2023 - 09:39

Caring for the elderly, the needy, and the sick is the core of the divine message conveyed by Lord Jesus Christ, as it is a noble responsibility to spread love and ensure that families live in the healthiest and happiest possible way.


This is a real-life story of Ms. Claire Pizzuti, co-founder of the St. Clare's Home in Greenville, South Carolina, where the establishment of the maternity house was her brainchild.


Christmas 2023: Prayers for the homeland, Gaza, and humanity

Submitted by munir on Wed, 12/27/2023 - 09:19

A few days ago, Pope Francis told us that 800 years ago, namely in the year 1223, Saint Francis set up a manger grotto, the first Christmas one, in Greccio, Italy. Saint Francis spoke about it, saying: "I wish to enact the memory of that baby who was born in Bethlehem to see as much as is possible with my own bodily eyes the discomfort of his infant needs, how he lay in a manger, and how, with an ox and a donkey standing by, he rested on hay." The biographer of Saint Francis of Assisi says: “In this touching scene, evangelical simplicity shines, poverty is pra

In the presence of Abu Al-Hussein in “Al-Husseiniya”

Submitted by munir on Fri, 12/22/2023 - 10:05

The meeting of the heads of churches and the representatives of Islamic and Christian functionaries in Jordan and Palestine this year--a few days ahead of Christmas and the New Year--with His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, has a special flavor as it comes in light of the continued aggression against Gaza and the siege imposed on the Church there, which are associated with the tragedies that have occurred and the flagrant violations of human rights, among groups, families, and individuals.