A processional makes its way to the altar as Catholic Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl (below) celebrates Mass for more than 3,500 — including Chidubem Nwabineli (right), 6, and his sister, Chinemelum, 8, of Bowie — on Christmas Day at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)