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Deacon Alex Jones Jr., who led dozens of his former congregants into Catholic Church, dies at 75

DETROIT — Deacon Alex Jones Jr., the former Pentecostal preacher whose dramatic conversion in the late 1990s led dozens of his Detroit-based congregation into the Catholic Church, died Jan. 14 at the age of 75. Described by some as a “giant in evangelization,” Deacon Jones spent the better part of 25 years as a preacher…

Family of Venerable Solanus Casey share stories of great-uncle

Solanus Center hosts first in series of talks commemorating 60th anniversary of friar’s death DETROIT — To truly know the man, one must know his past. With ongoing talk about the possible beatification of Venerable Solanus Casey, a Capuchin priest known throughout Detroit for leaving the door open to all and miraculous healings, the Capuchin Province…

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Bishops visiting Holy Land: Christians must oppose Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM — Christians have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, said bishops from the U.S., Canada and Europe. “This de facto annexation of land not only undermines the rights of Palestinians in areas such as Hebron and East Jerusalem but, as the U.N. recently recognized, also imperils the chance…

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