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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::element_type() should be compatible with views_handler_field::element_type($none_supported = false, $default_empty = false, $inline = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_handler_field_multiple::pre_render() should be compatible with content_handler_field_multiple::pre_render($values) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/date/date/date_handler_field_multiple.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 61.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 61.

Our Word

By Fr. Dr. Rif’at Bader
: There are events taking place that give a glimmer of hope and a promising future with values of...More

Latin Patriarchate

By Most Rev. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa
By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp/ vaticannews.va
: Pope Francis drew inspiration for his Angelus reflection from St John the Baptizer as presented in the Gospel of Luke on the Second Sunday of Advent, December 9. The Baptizer, the Pope said, teaches us that conversion is the way to wait for the Lord’s coming. Guide for conversion Pope Francis called John the Baptizer “a guide” for our conversion...More
Amman-en.abouna.org
: The Ministry of Youth has organized a dialogue session at the Ajyal Al-Salam Theater in the Sports City, Amman, which was attended by the Minister of Youth Dr. Mohammad Abu Rumman with more than 300 young men and women from various governorates in Jordan. The dialogue session touched on religious harmony and King Abdullah's reception of the "...More
Amman-en.abouna.org
: A website has had a posting that insults Lord Jesus Christ which is offensive to all those who believe in Him, at a time when we are mostly in need of massing efforts to face the sensitive circumstances which our country goes through. This act has been repeated at this site and from other sides. It is regrettable that these sides and sites have a...More
By Linda Bordoni and Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp/ vaticannews.va
: As Father Pierre Claverie and 18 other martyrs were Beatified on Saturday, December 8, in Algeria, Pope Francis sent a message to the Algerian people. In a message to the people of Algeria Pope Francis urged them to go forward in healing the wounds of the past and nurturing a culture of encounter and coexistence. The 19 martyrs were killed...More
By Charles Collins/ cruxnow.com
: Bishop Paul McAleenan said he was “shocked” by what he saw during a recent trip to northern Iraq to visit with Christians returning to their homes four years after being driven out by the Islamic State. The Westminster auxiliary is the Lead Bishop for Migrants and Asylum Seekers at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. During his...More

World

Pope Francis venerates the image of Mary Immaculate

vaticannews.va
: Pope Francis visited the Piazza di Spagna in Rome on Saturday, December 8. for the Pope's annual act of veneration of the image of Mary Immaculate. Pope Francis paid homage to Our Lady both in the Basilica of St Mary Major and before the image of Mary Immaculate in Piazza di Spagna. Following isthe prayer he offered at Piazza di Spagna. Immaculate Mother, on your feast day, so dear to all Christian people, I come to pay homage to you in the heart of Rome. In my own soul, I bear the faithful of this Church, and everyone who lives in this city, especially the sick, and all those who, because of their different situations, find it difficult to keep going. First and foremost, we want to thank you for the motherly care with which you accompany our journey: how often do we hear, with tears in...

Arab World

Bishop Paul presents official logo of the Papal visit to the UAE

avosa.org
: On 6 December 2018, the Press Office of the Holy See announced that Pope Francis would visit the United Arab Emirates from 3-5 February 2018. The design was created by the Office of Communications of the Vicariate and presented to the Vatican. Behind the inspiration for the logo is the theme of the peace which comes from God, so strongly radiant in the person of St. Francis of Assisi, from whom Pope Francis has taken his name. THEME: “MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE” Pope Francis has taken his name from St. Francis of Assisi, a saint who has been a shining example of putting into practice the words of Jesus Christ, “Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) The peace of God heals all forms of hostility within the human person and accompanies...

Holy Land

Washington D.C. hosted the annual fundraising event

By Fr. Greg Friedman/custodia.org
: Over 250 friends and benefactors of the Holy Land Franciscans and the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in Washington, D.C., came together on November 10 for the annual Mass and Gala Dinner. Franciscan Father Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land, presided at the Mass in the Monastery church, and spoke to those gathered for the evening program. In his homily at Mass, Father Custos drew upon the stories of the two widows in the day’s liturgy: the widow of Sarepta of Sidon (today’s Lebanon) who sharedwhat little she had with the prophet Elijah, and the widow at the Temple who put a few small coins into the, as Jesus watched. “Why,” Father Custos asked, “did these two poor widows give so much in relation to what they had? They did such a thing because they had faith in God, because...