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Vatican newspaper: elementary school shooting and the culture of death

Catholic World News - December 18, 2012

Blessed John Paul II’s words on the “culture of death” were no exaggeration, Father Robert Imbelli writes in a L’Osservatore Romano column devoted to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut.

“The Gospel of life always contends with the forces of death and of evil,” writes Father Imbelli, a New York archdiocesan priest and theology professor at Boston College. “Pope John Paul II often warned us of an encroaching ‘culture of death’ in our society. He himself experienced both physical and verbal violence. Some in the Church thought him too excessive, too extreme in his rhetoric. By what else are we to call what we have experienced this week--this year--in our country?”

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