Mike Stechschulte

Pope Francis announces Fr. Solanus Casey to be declared ‘blessed’

Pope Francis affirms miracle attributed to beloved friar’s intercession, paving the way for Detroit’s champion of the poor to be named ‘blessed’ DETROIT — Sixty years after his death, Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey is on his way to sainthood. Pope Francis announced May 4 that Detroit’s beloved Capuchin friar has met the requirements for beatification…

Expert: Church can offer healing, solace for those who are divorced

Speaker’s ministry helps divorcees rebuild faith, parishes to minister in difficult situations Detroit — When a marriage ends in divorce, one of the first words that often springs to mind for those involved is “mistake.” Was it a mistake to get married? What mistakes led to this point? Was the divorce a mistake? Whatever might…

Archbishop, priests commemorate Jesus’ service on Holy Thursday as sacred Triduum begins

Mass of the Lord’s Supper observes Jesus’ command to ‘love one another,’ Fr. Gonyeau says DETROIT — As priests of the Archdiocese of Detroit knelt down to wash the feet of their parishioners on Holy Thursday night, the Church in Detroit commemorated the start of Jesus’ passion in the same way the savior himself did:…

Symposium speakers stress importance of faith to a strong family life

STERLING HEIGHTS — The family that prays together stays together. That may be true, but the family that says “please,” “thank you” and “excuse me” not only stays together, but also has found the secret to a happy and healthy life, says Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick. The retired archbishop of Washington, D.C., was one of several…

The witness of the blood

Imprisoned for decades, Albanian cardinal visits Michigan to offer living witness to brutal martyrdom of 20th century ROCHESTER HILLS — When a prelate is elevated to the College of Cardinals, the bright red color of his new vestments is meant to signify the cleric’s willingness to become a martyr for Christ, to “take up one’s…