At a Philadelphia church, Catholics are also questioning the pope

August 27, 2018
Pope Francis at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in September 2015.

By Staff

In most of the obvious ways, the 11 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul seemed unremarkable Sunday.  The pews were reasonably full for a late August weekend. People prayed and sang. They gave at the offering. The line for communion was long. Children fidgeted.

But later, as Catholics left the soaring building just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, it quickly became apparent that faith in a religion is quite different from faith in its leaders.

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