Fr. Jason Granado

Fr. Jason Granado

Philippine police keep watch as protesters hold signs against martial law extension in Mindanao Dec. 13. Congress approved a request by President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law across the region until Dec. 31, 2018. (CNS photo/Rolex Dela Pena, EPA)

Philippine Congress extends martial law in southern Philippines

Posted by - December 17, 2017
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Martial law in the southern Philippine region of Mindanao, originally aimed at quelling a terrorist attack in Marawi in May, has been extended for another year.…
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A religious sister is seen comforting a sick woman in 2016 at Snehadam Old Age Home in Gurgaon, India. (CNS photo/courtesy John E. Kozar, CNEWA) See POPE-SICK-DAY Dec. 11, 2017.

Christian vocation is to serve life, health, pope says in message

Posted by - December 17, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Catholic Church’s care for the sick, especially through Catholic-run hospitals, is an antidote to “the business mentality that is seeking worldwide to turn health care…
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Campers pray in the chapel in early July during the Quo Vadis Camp at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, N.Y. Seventy-six teenagers from the New York dioceses of Rockville Centre and Brooklyn attended the camp, which provided an opportunity for participants to have fun and deepen their faith while encouraging them to be open to God's call to the priesthood or religious life. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)

Don’t wait to be perfect to answer vocational call, pope says

Posted by - December 9, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Men and women contemplating a vocation to the priesthood, consecrated life or marriage should not be afraid because God wants only for them to experience the…
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U.S. President Donald Trump places a note in the Western Wall in Jerusalem May 22. Following reports that Trump planned to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis expressed his concern that such a move would further destabilize the Middle East. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

Pope concerned by U.S. move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Posted by - December 9, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Following reports that U.S. President Donald Trump planned to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Pope Francis expressed his concern that such a move would…
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