WASHINGTON -- When Pope Francis approaches the Catholic Charities building in downtown Washington during his U.S. visit in September, he will encounter a "homeless person" covered in a blanket laying on a park bench.
PITTSBURGH (CNA/EWTN News) -- Nestled in a sleepy neighborhood in the hills rising over Pittsburgh lies a small chapel. Inside St. Anthony’s Chapel lies a piece from the Crown of Thorns, a tooth of St. Anthony of Padua, and more than 5,000 other verified relics, or remains, of saints from around the world.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- More than a month before Pope Francis was scheduled to arrive in the United States, his ride landed on U.S. shores.
As fall weather approaches, Monsignor Juan Rivero has plans to fire up his Dodge Ram three-quarter-ton diesel truck and put it to work. He’ll hook up his 35-foot RV to the gooseneck hitch in the truck bed and head on down the road with his three dogs — “Valentino,” a Chihuahua; “Zac,” a shepherd-lab mix; and “Dolce,” an English Mastiff.
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) -- As lecterns go, it is strictly utilitarian, a simple walnut stand with none of the ornamentation commonly found in mid-19th-century furnishings.