Nearing the checkpoint

After over two-and-a-half hours in line, we’re within field goal range of the security checkpoint, but we’re still not inside. It’s a genuine pilgrim atmosphere here, and spirits are high. People are finding any reason to cheer. Someone held up a baby and the crowd went nuts. Someone held up a life-size cutout of Pope … Continue reading Nearing the checkpoint

Philadelphia pilgrimage underway

Our pilgrimage to Philadelphia is underway. After a quick breakfast in Bethlehem, we’re now driving to Pennbrook Station in Landsdale, where we’ll pick up a train for the rest of the journey. Everything is on schedule so far. After watching the Pope’s address on television last night, we’re even more revved up than we were … Continue reading Philadelphia pilgrimage underway