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PhotojournalismPope Francis in D.C.

Pope Francis in D.C.
Faith & Perseverance Faith and perseverance were the two things kept me going as I prepared for and worked for Pope Francis' first visit to the United States as pontiff. During his visit, he would be breaking new ground in this country with two historical events within its capital city. The moment I knew Pope Francis was visit, I was going to work hard to be read[...]

Photojournalism40th Anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

40th Anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
On the drive north through the rolling hills and farms of Emmitsburg, MD I began to think to myself why it was important for me to cover the 40th Anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. There are many interesting facts about her that make her an important saint, especially in the United States, but I was more concerned with what personal connection I might have with[...]

Emma’s Catholic Baptism at St. John the Apostle Church

Emma's Catholic Baptism at St. John the Apostle Church
A little over a year ago I was honored to document the Catholic baptism of Doug and Susan's first child, Emma, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg, VA. Susan and Doug are great friends and their little girl is simply precious. In my experience, baptisms are usually solo or in a small group -- usually 3 or 4. This time, Father Francis J. Peffley had 7 b[...]

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle Visits OLGC

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle Visits OLGC
Last month, the Filipino community throughout Northern Virginia was honored with a visit by the Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle. For most Masses that I cover, I usually don't have to show up nearly an hour before, but this time I had to. The parking lot was nearly full and the bishop himself hadn't arrived at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Vienna, VA. This pl[...]

Tornados & The Pope — Diocese of Peoria

Tornados & The Pope -- Diocese of Peoria
Introduction I thought this was going to be a typical veneration of a saint's relic, but there were already a few little things that would make this one extra special event before I set foot on Illinois soil. While I have been through Chicago's O'Hare airport, I've never stayed in the state. But my first presence in the state of Illinois wasn't any part of the special[...]

Bishop Fernando Isern — A Look Back

Bishop Fernando Isern -- A Look Back
In late 2009 I had the honor of covering a rare event in the life of a diocese: the installation of a new bishop. The Diocese of Pueblo in Colorado had been under the guidance of Bishop Arthur N. Tafoya for three decades. He was retiring and the pope -- Benedict XVI at the time -- had appointed a pastor from nearly halfway across the country in Miami, FL to replace hi[...]