- Mar 2, 2021
Pope Francis’s five-day trip to the United States one year ago was full of big public events, but two private moments loomed large in fueling discussion and debate: His drop-in on the Little Sisters of the Poor on Sept. 23, and his encounter with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis a day later.
Before Pope Francis visits Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families, he will address a joint session of Congress, celebrate Mass at Washington’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and in New York, address the United Nations and visit Ground Zero, the Catholic News Agency reported Sunday.
Catholics and other Christians around the world set up Nativity scenes, decorated enormous Christmas trees, lit candles, and played hymns to celebrate one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar: The birth of Christ. Here is a sample of some of the holy day’s manifestations.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Call it the immaculate restoration. On Oct. 19, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Northwest celebrated its 150th anniversary, mere days after completion of an extensive renovation that brightened the sanctuary, patched the roof and installed glass doors at the entrance. “Curb appeal is one of the
Watching ancient Christian communities stand nearly defenseless as Islamic militants roll across swaths of the Middle East, coalitions of Christians are banding together to sound the alarm and demand government action. The most recent effort is a three-day conference (Sept. 9-11) in Washington, D.C., which gathered Orthodox Christians, evangelicals, Roman