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Healings, intercessions and compassionate counsel: Your stories of Fr. Solanus Casey

For the past several months, The Michigan Catholic has been asking readers to share their stories, memories and reports of favors attributed to the intercession of Detroit’s soon-to-be-blessed friar, Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey. Here are the submissions we’ve received so far — an inspiring and moving collection that shows the holiness and compassion of our…

Archbishop: Fr. Houbeck’s ordination ‘a sign of God’s love’ for Detroit

Novi — Fr. James Houbeck’s and his mother, Barb Houbeck’s, eyes may have been swelling up. But the newly ordained priest had an explanation. “Some of you may have noticed the church looks different with people doing renovations, so pardon the dust,” Fr. Houbeck told the congregation. “My allergies must be bothering me, and my…

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Catholic organizations, groups actively working on Puerto Rico’s recovery

By Wallice J. de la Vega Catholic News Service QUEBRADILLAS, Puerto Rico — A month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Catholic organizations, groups and individuals were still among the most prominent responders to the needs of a suffering people. Despite early logistical obstacles, as of Oct. 20, the local Caritas chapter had disbursed over…

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