Fr. Jason Granado

Fr. Jason Granado

Pope Francis addresses priests of the Diocese of Rome during a meeting at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome March 2. The Vatican said Pope Francis spent about 45 minutes hearing confessions, offering the sacrament to a dozen priests before beginning his talk. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

Parishes, online tools, quiet times can take Lenten prayer up a notch

Posted by - March 11, 2017
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Prayer, one of the three pillars of Lenten discipline, along with fasting and almsgiving, seems to get the biggest boost during Lent. Spiritual leaders note that Catholics…
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Newly inducted members of Mount Carmel School’s Sacred Heart Chapter of the National Honor Society gather with Bishop Ryan Jimenez (front, second from right), keynote speaker, Dr. Amanda Borja Hughes (front, far left), and school officials.

16 Students Inducted Into MCS National Honor Society

Posted by - March 9, 2017
16 HIGH SCHOOL students were inducted into Mount Carmel School’s Sacred Heart Chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held this past week at Mount Carmel Cathedral. The…
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Filipino nuns wearing hats with messages against human rights violations join a Feb. 25 demonstration to mark the 31st anniversary of the People Power revolution in Manila. The nonviolent revolution led to the toppling of President Ferdinand Marcos and the restoration of the country's democracy. (CNS photo/Mark R. Cristino, EPA)

Philippine archbishop recalls deceased Cardinal Sin in time of upheaval

Posted by - March 3, 2017
MANILA, Philippines (CNS) — Expressing concern about thousands of deaths in the nation’s so-called “war on drugs,” the president of the Philippine bishops’ conference has sought courage from a deceased…
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A homeless man asks for money during blizzard-like conditions Feb. 9 in in Boston. People who don't give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures they are secretly spending money on, Pope Francis said. (CNS photo/Brian Snyder, Reuters)

Don’t worry how it’s spent, always give homeless a handout, pope says

Posted by - March 3, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — People who don’t give money to the homeless because they think it will be spent on alcohol and not food should ask themselves what guilty pleasures…
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