Making the ‘Pieta’ possible

Local Ukrainian artist’s forgotten design comes full circle FARMINGTON HILLS — As a young man studying sculpture in Minsk more…

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Sainthood not merely possible, but necessary, Kreeft tells conference participants

Boston College professor and well-known Catholic author Peter Kreeft addresses participants at the Sept. 12-13 Call to Holiness Conference in Sterling Heights. (Elizabeth Wong Barnstead, The Michigan Catholic)

STERLING HEIGHTS — Peter Kreeft opened his presentation at the 15th Call to Holiness conference by complimenting the organization’s title, explaining that a “call to holiness” is “the meaning of life.” “The whole point of Christ and the whole point of the Church is to make us saints,” said Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston…

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Bishop Cupich named to succeed Cardinal George as Chicago archbishop

Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal George of Chicago

CHICAGO — The Archdiocese of Chicago now knows who will succeed Cardinal Francis E. George. Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane, Washington, as the ninth archbishop of Chicago. The appointment was announced Sept. 20 in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Archbishop Cupich, 65, will…

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