Basilica News Roundup (vol. 2)
What helps keep kids focused and involved during a vacation? Photography! The Washington Post has a great article on one journalist’s experience with helping his children feel like they got something out of their travels. Not having kids, I can’t attest to how well this works, but it sounds like a great idea.
If you live in California, I highly recommend checking out Churches Worth Driving To. Published by the California Catholic Daily, this feature is like a hyperlocalized version of this blog.
Look like St. Peter’s Square is getting a makeover. They are going to focus on restoring some of the major architectural features to their former glory, such as the obelisk and the fountains.
Remember how the Washington National Cathedral was damaged from that earthquake in August? The Archdiocese of Washington donated $250,000 to help the DC icon be repaired. The Washington Hebrew Congregation also offered support by donating their worship space for a few Sundays while the Cathedral was being evaluated for damage.