Worth a thousand words: wedding edition

Bridget and Don Forcier exchange vows.  Old Town Hall, Fairfax, Virginia.  16 July 2011. Bridget is my wife’s sister. In the picture above, the man and woman closest to the camera (the woman in pink) are my in-laws — Bridget’s mom and dad. Congratulations!  Ad multos annos! [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

Discovered this morning on a friend’s Facebook page …click to enlarge. [Read more...]

The face of hope

The staff of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has posted on her Facebook page the first images of her since that horrific shooting in January.  They include the picture below. AP Photo/southwestphotobank.com, P.K. Weis Details: The photos were taken on May 17 by photojournalist P.K. Weis of SouthwestPhotoBank.com, a longtime photographer for the now-defunct Tucson Citizen who [Read More...]

Memorial Day: Worth a thousand words

Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day 2007. The story behind it, from photographer John Moore via LIFE.com: ‘One Memorial Day weekend, in 2007, I took my family to Arlington,’ photographer John Moore told LIFE.com, talking about this almost unbearable picture. ‘I went to photograph, but also just to visit, having covered so much war over the [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words — or a thousand roses

I saw this for myself last weekend: Every year for Mother’s Day, people donate roses in honor of their mothers at the Basilica Shrine of Mary Queen of the Universe in Orlando, Florida. They had some 10,000 on display the last two weeks. The celebrant pictured above is the shrine’s rector, Fr. Paul Henry. If [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words — and so true!

A couple of blogs have posted this — h/t Eric Sammons — so I figured I’d join the herd.   Click to enlarge. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: "oops" edition

Well, these things happen … That wasn’t the only offender.  Read about others who made that boo-boo right here. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words

New York City firefighters watch this morning’s big news in Times Square. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words: Blessed Karol the Worker

An appropriate snapshot, I think, for this day — which coincides with the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Below, a favorite picture of a young Karol Wojtyla, our worker pope, now Blessed. [Read more...]

Worth a thousand words, Easter Vigil edition

From the Vatican at the Easter Vigil, one of five new Catholics baptized and confirmed by Pope Benedict prepares to bring up the gifts at the offertory. Photo from CNS/Paul Haring [Read more...]