Circus center ring becomes stage for death-defying feats and religion

Brazilian trapeze artist Estefani Evans flies through the air above the center ring, mesmerizing the gasping spectators below.

Father Jerry Hogan, national circus chaplain, celebrates an April 14 Mass in the center ring of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at George Mason University

U.S. sister ‘changed my life,’ says orphaned man who had tumor as child

Patrick Daly was orphaned at age 8, and that’s when the tumor on his right cheek began to grow.

Patrick Daly looks out over the Pomeroon River in the interior of Guyana March 15. Each year he volunteers at jungle clinics as a way of giving back after a U.S. doctor and Mercy Sister paid for his surgery to remove a large tumor. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Battle with malaria epidemic shaped career of Mercy Sister who is doctor

Mercy Sister Karen Schneider stepped off a two-passenger plane in the middle of the jungle and walked into a malaria epidemic.

Mercy Sister Karen Schneider, assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, pauses while examining Verona Fredricks in her home at a village in Guyana. The 30-year-old woman, who has severe rheumatoid arthritis and is confined to a hammock, is the size of a 3-year-old. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

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Circus center ring becomes stage for death-defying feats and religion
May 03 2015
Brazilian trapeze artist Estefani Evans flies through the air above the center ring, mesmerizing the gasping spectators below.

U.S. sister ‘changed my life,’ says orphaned man who had tumor as child
May 02 2015
Patrick Daly was orphaned at age 8, and that’s when the tumor on his right cheek began to grow.

Battle with malaria epidemic shaped career of Mercy Sister who is doctor
May 02 2015
Mercy Sister Karen Schneider stepped off a two-passenger plane in the middle of the jungle and walked into a malaria epidemic.

Poor, marginalized to get VIP seating at Vatican charity concert
May 01 2015
For an upcoming Vatican charity concert, Rome’s immigrants, poor, elderly and marginalized will be getting front-row VIP treatment, while benefactors will be seated in the back.

Being Christian is service, not ‘makeup’ for a pretty soul, pope says
May 01 2015
Being Christian is humbly serving others, not applying “makeup” to your soul to make it prettier, Pope Francis said.

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