Update: Florida school shooting an act of ‘horrifying evil,’ says Miami archbishop

Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski prayed for "the brokenhearted" and the sorrowing after the shooting at Florida high school.
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Grisez called ‘remarkable man’ whose work was ‘utterly true to the faith’

The late Germain Grisez, an influential Catholic philosopher, ethicist and moral theologian, was "a remarkable man" and a "very firm believer" whose faith "was unswervingly orthodox," Jesuit Father Peter Ryan said Feb. 6.
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Letter in case of Chilean bishop raises new questions

Less than a week after the Vatican announced Pope Francis was sending a trusted investigator to Chile to listen to people with information about a bishop accused of covering up clerical sexual abuse, the Associated Press reported the pope was given a detailed letter from a survivor almost three years ago.
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USCCB president calls for prayer after pair of school shootings

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston called for prayers for the victims killed and injured in a pair of school shootings in Kentucky and Texas.
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Bishops ‘encouraged’ by consensus that DACA solution ‘urgently needed’

The U.S. Catholic bishops "are encouraged by the consensus" that emerged from a White House meeting that a legislative solution for DACA is "urgently needed," said the chairman of the bishops' Committee on Migration.
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Pope prints postcard illustrating the horror of war

In an unusual move late Dec. 30, the pope had the Vatican press office and Vatican media distribute a copy of a famous photograph from the aftermath of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
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Christians, Muslims join for Christmas Mass in liberated Mosul

The Iraqi national anthem opened the Mass as women wailed with emotion. Armored police outside protected the worshippers.
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Popularity of Gregorian chant has flourished in recent years

Though still not the core music in most American Catholic parishes, Gregorian chant continues to gain popularity among the youth, said Scott Turkington.
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Late Father Andrew Apostoli recalled as a ‘light shining in the darkness’

Father Andrew Apostoli, an author and television host on EWTN, was one of eight Capuchin Friars who founded the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
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Pope puts founder of Rosary Crusade one step closer toward sainthood

Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of Holy Cross Father Patrick Peyton, which involved study done by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and St. John Paul II’s mentor, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski.
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Cardinal Law, whose legacy was marred by sex abuse scandal, dies

Cardinal Bernard F. Law, who had been one of the United States' most powerful and respected bishops until his legacy was blemished by the devastating sexual abuse of minors by priests in his Archdiocese of Boston, died early Dec. 20 in Rome at the age of 86.
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Archbishop Gomez sees signs of God’s presence even in fiery destruction

Archbishop Gomez called on people to hear God whispering in the wake of the fires, as recounted in the Book of Elijah: "After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound."
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