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Monday, February 19, 2018
Florida school shooting an act of 'horrifying evil,' says Miami archbishop
Students mourn during a candlelight prayer vigil Feb. 15 for the victims of a mass shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. At least 17 people were killed in the Feb....

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Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leaves his final general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in this Feb. 27, 2013, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) Feb-15-2018VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vat...

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Restored chapel at the Church of the Assumption is dedicated
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Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of the Archdiocese of Hartford celebrates a dedication Mass in the newly restored chapel of the Church of the Assumption in Ansonia on February 9.

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Lent is time to notice God's work, receive God's mercy, pope says
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Feb. 14. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) ROME (CNS) -- Lent is a time for Christians to get their hearts in...

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Ashes, daily fasting: Eastern Catholics focus on God during Lent
A man receives ashes during Mass Feb. 12 at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Church in Washington. In the Maronite Catholic Church, ashes are distributed on Monday, two days ahead of the Latin rite's trad...

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Nun's recovery recognized as 70th official miraculous healing at Lourdes
In this 2010 file photo, pilgrims visit the grotto where Mary appeared in Lourdes, France. (CNS photo/Jose Navarro, EPA)ROME (CNS) -- As the Catholic Church celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes...

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Florida school shooting an act of 'horrifying evil,' says Miami archbishop
Florida school shooting an act of 'horrifying evil,' says Miami archbishop
Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease
Vatican denies report Pope Benedict has degenerative disease
Restored chapel at the Church of the Assumption is dedicated
Restored chapel at the Church of the Assumption is dedicated
Lent is time to notice God's work, receive God's mercy, pope says
Lent is time to notice God's work, receive God's mercy, pope says
Ashes, daily fasting: Eastern Catholics focus on God during Lent
Ashes, daily fasting: Eastern Catholics focus on God during Lent
Nun's recovery recognized as 70th official miraculous healing at Lourdes
Nun's recovery recognized as 70th official miraculous healing at Lourdes

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Now that we’ve begun a new year, I wish you a happy and healthy 2018. This month I want to...

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Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of the Archdiocese of Hartford celebrates a dedication Mass in the newly restored chapel of the...

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Pope Francis holds his annual Lenten meeting with the pastors of Rome parishes Feb. 15. The meeting, occurring...

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The sixth-grade junior varsity boys basketball team of St. Mary School in Milford has clinched Our Lady of Fatima School's...

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20170821T1353 0384 CNS VATICAN LETTER HOLOCAUST WALLACE 800This is the cover of "In The Name of Humanity: The Secret Deal to the HolocauseÓ by Max Wallace. Wallace presents evidence in a new book that Archbishop Filippo Bernardini, papal nuncio in Switzerland, may have played a key role in helping end the Final Solution. (CNS)VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Secret negotiations between Heinrich Himmler -- the "architect" of the Holocaust -- and a Swiss Catholic politician, hired by a Jewish woman and helped by an Italian papal nuncio, may have contributed to ending the mass extermination of the Jewish people, according to a Canadian researcher.

20170406T1430 8955 CNS MOVIE REVIEW CASE CHRIST 800Mike Vogel stars in a scene from the movie "The Case for Christ." (CNS photo/Pure Flix)

NEW YORK (CNS) – Christian apologetics, the branch of theology devoted to proving the reasonableness of belief in Jesus, is almost as old as the faith itself. Three documents in this genre, for instance, survive from the writings of St. Justin Martyr, who died in the middle of the second century.