• Fr. Charles Merkle, parochial vicar, holds the Paschal candle as John and Alex Hansen look on. JOE CASHWELL | FOR THE CATHOLIC HERALD

    Actors depicting St. John the beloved, Jesus’ mother Mary and Mary Magdalene walk ahead of Jesus as he carries his cross down Glen Carlyn Drive during St. Anthony of Padua Church’s Vía Crucis event in Falls Church March 30. ASHLEIGH KASSOCK  |  CATHOLIC HERALD

    Via Crucis

    Pope Francis visits Fatima to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions. PAUL HARING | CNS

    Pope Francis in Fatima for 100th anniversary, canonization

    Girls’ cross country runners from local Catholic high schools compete at the WCAC Cross Country Championships at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston Oct. 29.  Joe Cashwell  |  Catholic Herald