Fr. Jason Granado

Fr. Jason Granado

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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People stand near an Advent wreath in 2016 outside St. Stephen Basilica in Budapest, Hungary. Advent is a time to be watchful and alert to the ways one strays from God's path, but also to signs of his presence in other people and in the beauty of the world, Pope Francis said. (CNS photo/Balazs Mohai, EPA)

Advent is time to identify sin, help the poor, see beauty, pope says

Posted by - December 9, 2017
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Advent is a time to be watchful and alert to the ways one strays from God’s path, but also to signs of his presence in other…
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People sing carols during midnight Mass on Christmas in 2014 at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. A newsletter issued in February by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Divine Worship reminded Catholics that they have the obligation to attend Mass on the fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 24, and on Monday, Dec. 25, which is Christmas. (CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters)

No dispensation for this year’s Christmas Mass on Monday

Posted by - December 9, 2017
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although Christmas this year is the day after the fourth Sunday of Advent, Catholics looking to count a Sunday evening Mass Dec. 24 for both that Sunday…
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