PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The city is experienced in holding events for crowds of 1 million-plus. But this one differs not only in size but in the number of security organizations involved: the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, the CIA, the Secret Service, the Italian police force, the Swiss Guard, as well as city and state police.
MUNDELEIN, Ill. (RNS) For Catholics tired of the highly politicized public image of their faith, Barron provides easily digestible, no-nonsense eloquence. Skirting hot-button issues, he takes a broad view of the church as many Catholics experience it and still toes a traditional line.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) Still left to determine -- whether the pope will visit New York and Washington, D.C., too.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) The great trove of Holy Week music is firmly rooted in church, and on Good Friday, First Presbyterian Church is bringing Bach back to his roots, presenting his "St. John Passion" as he did -- not as performance but as prayer.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) To budget-strapped institutions and private owners, selling off art and artifacts sometimes seems the answer in an era of declining revenues and sagging fortunes.
(RNS) Assuming Evite is out, how, exactly, does one ask the pope over?