Rev. Fr. Jason Granado

Rev. Fr. Jason Granado

Pope Francis prays in front of a candle in memory of victims of sexual abuse as he visits St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin Aug. 25, 2018. Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious superiors accountable in protecting minors as well as in protecting members of religious orders and seminarians from abuse. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability

Posted by - May 19, 2019
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious superiors accountable in protecting minors as well as in protecting members of…
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Candidates for the priesthood lie prostrate during an ordination Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 12, 2019. The pope ordained 19 new priests. (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

Posted by - May 19, 2019
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The priesthood is not a “cultural association or a union,” but a ministry of mercy anchored on Christ’s mission to bring hope to the downtrodden and…
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Pope Francis gestures as he addresses more than 1,000 diocesan leaders, both clergy and laity, May 9, 2019, at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome. Seated next to the pope is Cardinal Angelo de Donatis, vicar of Rome. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)

Pope: Without Holy Spirit, dioceses can become worldly businesses

Posted by - May 19, 2019
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A diocese that cares more about being an organized workplace rather than announcing the good news can fall prey to clericalism and distance itself from Christ,…
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The Basilica of St. Francis with its bell tower is pictured through corn in Assisi, Italy, Sept. 6, 2011. Pope Francis has invited young economists and entrepreneurs to take part in an initiative to be launched in Assisi March 26-28, 2020. The initiative seeks to find new ways to do business, promote human dignity and protect the environment. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope invites young people to pledge to build a new economy

Posted by - May 19, 2019
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has invited young economists and entrepreneurs around the world to help create a “new and courageous culture” that finds new ways to do business,…
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A sign at the "One Happy Family" center for refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos points to a small shack where people can repair bicycles or other items. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, visited the center and men working in the shack May 9, 2019. (CNS photo/Cindy Wooden)

Cardinal ‘Fix It’: Almoner’s job is to model direct charity

Posted by - May 19, 2019
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — During his visit to a center offering respite and food to refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski followed a sign that said,…
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Sam Santos from San Jude Parish asked questions regarding the life and ministry of priests during the "Meet the Priests" dinner at Mt. Carmel Rectory, while Bishop Ryan and the clergy and other participants listens attentively.

12 young men attended “Meet the Priest” event

Posted by - May 17, 2019
By: Willy Teodoro, For the North Star Good Shepherd Sunday last weekend was also the World Day of prayer for vocation. In celebration of that event, the Vocation Commission of…
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