Fr. Jason Granado

Fr. Jason Granado

The former St. Catherine of Siena Church in Charlestown, Mass., which was closed in 2008, now has a Dollar Tree store in what was once the lower church. The Vatican is organizing a conference in November to help dioceses avoid the issue of deconsecrated, repurposed churches being used in inappropriate ways. (CNS photo/Gregory L. Tracy, The Pilot)

Guidelines needed for use of deconsecrated churches, cardinal says

Posted by - July 14, 2018
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The Vatican is helping organize an international conference meant to help dioceses work with their local communities in finding appropriate uses for decommissioned churches. The Pontifical…
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Italian journalist Paolo Ruffini has been appointed as head of the Vatican's Dicastery for Communication. Ruffini, who headed the television and radio network of the Italian bishops, will be the first layperson to head such a high-level Vatican dicastery. He is pictured in an undated photo provided by TV2000. (CNS photo/courtesy TV2000)

Pope names lay Italian journalist to head Vatican communications

Posted by - July 14, 2018
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has named a lay Italian journalist with decades of experience in print, radio and television broadcasting to head the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication. Paolo…
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Daniel Solares speaks June 23 during the Region II encuentro held June 22-24 in Albany, N.Y. As a delegate to the Region II encuentro, Solares echoed a message youth ministers have been sharing around the country during the process leading up to the National Fifth Encuentro to be held this fall. (CNS photo/Joaquin Badajoz, The Tablet)

Church urged to approach young people, listen to them, hear their needs

Posted by - July 14, 2018
ALBANY, N.Y. (CNS) — As a delegate to the Region II encuentro held recently in Albany, Daniel Solares echoed a message youth ministers have been sharing around the country during…
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Father Tony Van Hee, 81, who has prayed and fasted on Parliament Hill for an end to abortion every day the House of Commons is in session for almost 30 years, is seen outside Parliament June 20 in Ottawa, Ontario. (CNS photo/Deborah Gyapong, The Catholic Register)

Priest keeps anti-abortion vigil on Parliament Hill for nearly 30 years

Posted by - July 14, 2018
OTTAWA, Ontario (CNS) — Jesuit Father Tony Van Hee says nearly three decades spent fasting and praying on Parliament Hill to end abortion have been the best years of his…
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is seen in Seoul, South Korea, June 5. During a technology summit in the southern city of Davao, Philippines, June 22, he questioned how Adam and Eve brought about "original sin." (CNS photo/Jeon Heon-Kyun, EPA)

Duterte says he’ll curb tirades, then tells bishops not to criticize him

Posted by - July 14, 2018
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to curb his tirades against the Catholic Church after agreeing to a moratorium on statements deriding priests and bishops. Ucanews.com…
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, greets Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, before a meeting inside the presidential palace in Manila. (CNS photo/Rey Baniquet, Presidential Photographers Division via EPA)

Philippine bishops announce days of prayer, fasting, penance for peace

Posted by - July 14, 2018
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Catholic bishops in the Philippines, concerned about an increase in violence and police reaction to crime, announced a day of prayer and penance July 16 and…
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Doug Pederson, head football coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, speaks at an American Bible Society event June 11 in Philadelphia on how important his Christian faith is to him and to players on the Super Bowl-champion team. (CNS photo/courtesy American Bible Society)

‘Nothing is done without prayer,’ says Philadelphia Eagles coach

Posted by - July 14, 2018
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Faith and football connected for a gain at a recent dinner in downtown Philadelphia sponsored by the American Bible Society and attended by nearly 1,000 folks who…
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