Chris Supron is one of the brave first responders who raced to the scene when terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Even as he was helping rescue victims and treat the injured, several paramedics and firefighters he knew were killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers.
The words spoken by Pope Francis to his brother bishops inside St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral Sept. 23, were meant to inspire and encourage the shepherds of America’s 76 million Catholics. But the pope’s heartfelt message of mercy also resonated with another listener.
Eva Salazar watched Pope Francis’ Sept. 19-22 visit to Cuba from her home in Colleyville more intently than most people. Although born in the U.S., her parents were both natives of the island country arriving here in 1955 before the height of the Communist Revolution.