Category Archives: Catholic Church

Doubting Thomas

This is a good day to remember another St. Thomas, the bishop and martyr Thomas Becket, who was born in London in 1118 and brutally murdered by agents of King Henry II during Vespers on December 29, 1170.  If you … Continue reading

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Solitude in the City

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Apostolic Procession

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Impressions of Detroit

I left Detroit November 18 with lasting impressions of the many blessings I received from volunteering at the Solanus Casey Center on Mount Elliott Street and from attending the Eucharistic Liturgy and Rite of Beatification of the Venerable Servant of … Continue reading

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The Cardinal Speaks

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The Beatification of Fr. Solanus Casey, OFM Cap.

(Detroit, Michigan) “Welcome to sunny Detroit,” was what soon-to-be Blessed Father Solanus Casey, OFM Cap. inspired me to say Saturday, November 17, 2017 as I greeted arriving buses full of pilgrims at the Solanus Casey Center at 1780 Mt. Elliott … Continue reading

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Jailhouse Jesus

JAILHOUSE JESUS Spiritual progress, not perfection by Charles McKelvy Which Jesus speaks to you? Squeaky, clean baby Jesus from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby? Lily-white, gated-community, Protestant Jesus? Sissified Jesus in the cleaned and pressed duds beholding the … Continue reading

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