A woman and two girls share a silent moment in prayer together as the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrates Christmas Mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Photo by: ANDREW HARNIK

A woman and two girls share a silent moment in prayer together as the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrates Christmas Mass held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christmas Day, Washington, D.C., Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)