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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Orlando Olmo
As D.C. resident Orlando Olmo looked around the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, he stopped to take in the scene.
"Crime is so oppressive to the heart, but I'm glad that these things are available," he said. "It helps you balance things and gives you a positive outlook. Don't lose hope. There is hope."
"There were people from all colors and walks of life," he said. "It was beautiful and a little bit more elaborate than the regular Masses through the year."