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Philly visitors bring, leave their knottiest problems to Mary

By Renee K. Gadoua, Contributing writer PHILADELPHIA — On the last Sunday in August a handful of workers labored in the hot sun outside the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, creating a 10-foot tall wooden structure that resembles a bee hive. They were building a grotto that would display tens…


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What’s Pope Francis’ schedule for Friday, Sept. 25?

Yesterday, Pope Francis addressed Congress with a powerful speech calling for justice, liberty, life and peace for all. He then made a visit to DC’s St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and met with homeless people who are served by Catholic Charities there. Traveling to New York City, the pope celebrated vespers there…