• Fr. Mel O. Portula (at left), pastor of St. Ann Church in Arlington, oversees the burning of last year

    Burning palms for Ash Wednesday at St. Ann

    The Army Silent Drill Team performs in front of the viewing stand during the Ballyshaners St. Patrick

    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