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As a priest, Father Thomas Wenski was an outspoken advocate for Haitian refugees in Miami. He served as bishop in Orlando for seven years before returning to Miami to be archbishop in 2010. "The earthy and personable Wenski, 59, a Florida native and champion of immigrants who can be perfectly blunt in any of three languages -- English, Spanish and Haitian Creole -- has made a fast ascendancy through the Catholic Church hierarchy, culminating Tuesday in his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI as Miami's new archbishop," Herald writer Andres Viglucci wrote.
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Miami and Key West top trashiest for coeds in 2013
The editors of coedmagazine.com rated Miami and Key West among the "Top 15 Trashiest Spring Break Destinations" for 2013.
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Felipe de Jesús Estévez becomes a bishop, 2004
Felipe de Jesús Estévez became a Catholic bishop January 7, 2004, with trademark humility: He asked for prayers. "The times are difficult, " Estévez, the new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Miami, told the 900 people who gathered at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Miami. "I certainly will need the fortitude entrusted to me by Holy Orders just received, " as well as prayers and support, he said.
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Bishop John Noonan takes his vows, 2005
In an elaborate and emotional ceremony complete with vows, a gold ring, tears and applause, Monsignor John Noonan was ordained Aug. 24, 2005 as auxiliary bishop, one of the top leaders of the Archdiocese of Miami. With the St. Mary's Cathedral altar in the background and more than 1,100 family members, friends, fellow priests and lay people before him, Noonan, 54, pledged lifelong fidelity to the church.
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John C. Favalora installed as archbishop, 1994
John Clement Favalora became third archbishop of the Archdiocese of Miami in an installation ceremony Dec. 30, 1994. Three cardinals -- Roger Mahony of Los Angeles, Bernard Law of Boston and Anthony Bevilacqua of Philadelphia -- and 46 bishops and archbishops attended the three-hour ceremony for Favalora, 58, the former bishop of St. Petersburg.
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Bishops Fernandez and Wenski ordained in 1997
In an emotional 1997 service attended by at least 12,000 Roman Catholics, Miami Archbishop John C. Favalora ordained two popular priests as auxiliary bishops. Favalora laid his hands upon Bishops Gilberto Fernandez and Thomas Wenski and ordained them. The crowd at the Miami Arena cheered and clapped wildly for the two men, who had spent most of their lives as parish priests in South Florida.
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Linda Cicero's budget food gifts for the holidays
Fabulous yet frugal food gifts homemade for the holidays. Herald food writer Linda Cicero writes about gifts of food for everyone on your list.
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Scenes from the 1997-'98 Orange Bowl Parade
The Orange Bowl parade snaked through downtown Miami on December 31, 1997, welcoming in the New Year of 1998 before tens of thousands.
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Miracle on 136th Street, 2013
A crowd escorts Santa's float and elves from SimpCity Dance Studio at the finish of the 17th Annual Miracle on 136th Street Holiday Parade at The Falls shopping center in South Dade.
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2013 Interfaith service at Temple Israel of Greater Miami
Members of the combined choirs from Church of the Incarnation and Church of the Resurrection sing during an interfaith service at Temple Israel of Greater Miami on October 27, 2013 in Edgewater.