Fr. Jason Granado

Fr. Jason Granado

Participants from Chile posed for a group photo in the First International Symposium on Catechesis, which opened on July 11, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pope Francis encouraged catechists to be creative, to look for “different means and different ways to proclaim Christ.”

Catechesis is a vocation of service, not a job, pope says

Posted by - July 16, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catechists are called to live their mission as a service, by preaching the Gospel through concrete actions rather than treating it as just a job, Pope…
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A Philippine Marine fires his weapon towards an Islamic extremist stronghold in Marawi, Philippines, May 30. Catholic bishops in the southern Philippines supported the declaration of martial law in Mindanao following an attempt by a band of gunmen claiming to be Islamic militants to seize the city. (CNS photo/Erik De Castro, Reuters)

Philippine bishops appeal for return to peace in south of country

Posted by - July 16, 2017
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — The Philippine Catholic bishops appealed for a “return to normalcy and peace … as soon as possible,” as violence continues in the southern part of the…
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Bishop Edward K. Braxton of Belleville, Ill., addresses more than 2,000 delegates July 8 during the 12th National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando, Fla. The theme of the congress was drawn from words of the prophet Micah: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me: Act justly, love goodness and walk humbly." (CNS photo/Jean Gonzalez, Florida Catholic)

Braxton: Justice, love must be ‘written in our hearts’ and daily actions

Posted by - July 16, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — In 1955 in Mississippi, a white woman lied and told her husband that Emmett Till, a black teen, flirted with her in the grocery story. In…
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Franciscan Father Flavian Mucci, far right, celebrates 50 years of arriving in El Salvador July 9 in Sonsonate, El Salvador. In his 50 years in the country, Boston native Father Mucci has built an empire of social and public services that benefit the country's poor called the Agape Association of El Salvador. (CNS photo/courtesy of Agape Association of El Salvador)

A Franciscan friar trades a field of dreams for an empire for the poor

Posted by - July 16, 2017
SONSONATE, El Salvador (CNS) — His Boston Red Sox baseball hat is almost as big a part of him as his brown Franciscan habit. Anywhere Franciscan Father Flavian Mucci goes…
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Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory, right, Concelebrates Mass during the "Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America" July 2 in Orlando, Fla. Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist, the Vatican said in a recent document. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Vatican asks bishops to ensure validity of matter for Eucharist

Posted by - July 16, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Bishops should look at ways to help verify and guarantee the validity and worthiness of the bread and wine used for the celebration of the Eucharist,…
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Volunteers from Jesuit-run TECHO-Chile (A Roof for Chile) pose for a photo with community members near a new community center in Rivera Sur camp in Colina, Chile. Young Chileans are discovering that helping others can help them reignite their faith. (CNS photo/Jane Chambers)

‘I see Jesus’: Working with poor helps young Chileans’ faith

Posted by - July 16, 2017
COLINA, Chile (CNS) — In winter, the dirt roads in the slum known as Rivera Sur are muddy and full of puddles. “It gets freezing in winter, with so much…
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A member of the Australian Tibetan community places a candle near a banner during a candlelight vigil for the Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo July 12 outside the Chinese consulate in Sydney. Liu, who was recently released from a prison in China's northeast, died July 13 at age 61.(CNS photo/Steven Saphore, Reuters)

Hong Kong Catholics pray for Nobel winner days before his death

Posted by - July 16, 2017
HONG KONG (CNS) — Hong Kong Christians came together to pray for terminally ill Liu Xiaobo, less than a week before his death. The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner, recently…
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Protesters gather outside Georgetown University as Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks in 2012 at the university in Washington. Several violent incidents involving controversial speakers at universities this year prompted the Senate Judiciary Committee to have a hearing in June on free speech on college campuses. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Campuses cannot be ‘echo chambers’ for one viewpoint, say observers

Posted by - July 16, 2017
WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the wake of several violent incidents involving controversial speakers at universities this year, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing June 20 on free speech on…
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Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez of San Salvador, El Salvador, celebrates Mass July 4 in San Salvador. Celebrating a July 8 Mass, the new cardinal said his first major assignment will be to travel to South Korea for a meeting on how to achieve peace with North Korea. (CNS photo/Rodrigo Sura, EPA)

Salvadoran cardinal: Pope sending him to Korea to work for peace

Posted by - July 16, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Celebrating a Mass in his native El Salvador, newly created Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chavez said his first major assignment will be to travel to South Korea…
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