Three deer scurried past the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen as Steve Thomas and his wife, Debbie, arrived for Sunday Mass to celebrate the new spiritual leader for Roman Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis.
The symbolism struck the Arbutus man, who said the recently elected pontiff sent a message to the faithful in his choice to take the name of the 12th century saint Francis of Assisi, known for his love of animals and for embracing a life of poverty.
"We need to get back to basics," said Thomas, master of the Maryland district for the Knights of Columbus. "We need someone to get the rest of the world back to moral standards."
Under Francis, Thomas...