Fr. Jason Granado

Fr. Jason Granado

ABOVE: Mount Carmel School Sophomores work on their ornaments for the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. LEFT: Mount Carmel School Sophomores created this ornament that includes the CNMI flag and a miniature latte stone for the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. (Photo taken by Justin Ocampo and Angelo Manese.)

Mount Carmel School students hand craft ornaments for the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.

Posted by - November 19, 2017
ORNAMENTS by Mount Carmel School’s student artists will dazzle President’s Park (White house) in Washington, D.C. as part of the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting display. The school’s Sophomore…
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A priest take pictures with a tablet as Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in this July 7, 2013, file photo. The pope, at his Nov. 8 general audience, said it's "an awful thing" for people to take cellphone photos at Mass. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)

Stop taking smartphone snapshots during Mass, pope says

Posted by - November 11, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Mass is not a show, but a beautiful, transformative encounter with the true loving presence of Christ, Pope Francis said. That is why people need…
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Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, speaks at the Vatican June 13 about the theme of the first World Day of the Poor, to be celebrated Nov. 19. He said Pope Francis envisioned the day as a way for the whole church to reflect on the Gospel meaning of poverty. (CNS photo/Robert Duncan)

Poverty requires action, not empty words, pope says

Posted by - November 11, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People cannot sit back and be indifferent or unresponsive to growing poverty in the world as a privileged minority accumulates “ostentatious wealth,” Pope Francis said. “God…
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St. Frances Cabrini, the missionary to Italian immigrants in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s, "teaches us the path to handling the epochal phenomenon of migration by joining charity and justice," Pope Francis said. The nun, who died Dec. 22, 1917, in Chicago, is depicted in a stained-glass window at the saint's shrine chapel in New York City. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

St. Frances Cabrini is modern model for handling migration, pope says

Posted by - November 11, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — St. Frances Cabrini, the missionary to Italian immigrants in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s, “teaches us the path to handling the…
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The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington Nov. 8. Rep. Chris Smith, the New Jersey Republican who co-chairs the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, held a news conference with other lawmakers, pro-life leaders and health care workers to push for passage of the Conscience Protection Act. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Groups urge passage of law protecting conscientious objection to abortion

Posted by - November 11, 2017
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Rep. Chris Smith, the New Jersey Republican who co-chairs the Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus, made another push Nov. 8 for passage of the Conscience Protection Act. The…
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Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines, addresses the crowd during the "Lord, Heal Our Land" Mass Nov. 5 at the Shrine of Mary Queen of Peace in Manila. (CNS photo/Dondi Tawatao, Reuters)

Philippine bishops begin prayer vigil to protest deaths in war on drugs

Posted by - November 11, 2017
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — The Philippine bishops’ conference started a prayer vigil to protest thousands of killings in the government drive to eradicate drug abuse and drug dealing. Archbishop Socrates…
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Law enforcement officiers investigate a mass shooting Nov. 5 at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. A lone gunman entered the church during Sunday services taking the lives of at least 26 people and injuring several more. (CNS photo/Nick Wagner, American Statesman via Reuters)

USCCB president decries mass shooting at Texas Baptist church

Posted by - November 11, 2017
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic Church stands “in unity” with the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and the larger community after a shooting during Sunday services took…
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