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Sunday, February 18, 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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Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer star in a scene from the movie "The Shape of Water." (CNS...

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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...

20180202T1114 14304 CNS MOVIE REVIEW SHAPE OF WATER 800Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins and Octavia Spencer star in a scene from the movie "The Shape of Water." (CNS photo/Fox) NEW YORK (CNS) -- Can a lovelorn yet sensuous cleaning lady in 1962 Baltimore find true love with a blue and yellow and sometimes glowing fish-man from the Amazon?

0417 Katrina Lenk Tony Shalhoub THE BANDS VISIT 900x600 webKatrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub in 'The Band's Visit' at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York.NEW YORK — The best musical to arrive on Broadway this season is “The Band’s Visit,” a superb theatrical adaptation of a 2007 Israeli film about an Egyptian band that finds itself accidentally stranded in a remote Israeli town. This insightful story has been turned into a rapturous, intimate musical with a melodious score by the inventive composer David Yazbek with a moving book by Itmar Moses.

BAC40 NYLC MS 0134 900x600 webMembers of the Flying Tunizianis troupe perform in Big Apple Circus (Photo by Maike Schultz)NEW YORK — At Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center until January 7, Big Apple Circus is surely one of the greatest shows on earth.