Rebuilt from the ashes: The story of an American basilica

An immigrant parish, burnt down, with only the crucifix remaining. A parish rebuilt, transformed and a key part in giving back to the community. In a sense, one parish’s story of struggle, pressure and rebirth is metaphor for the American Catholic experience. St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Norfolk, Virginia, is the only black… Continue reading Rebuilt from the ashes: The story of an American basilica