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WATCH LIVE: Father Solanus Casey Mass of Beatification

On May 4, Pope Francis announced that Fr. Solanus Casey will be elevated to “Blessed” in the Roman Catholic Church, which is the final step before sainthood. A member of the Capuchin Franciscan Order of St. Joseph in Detroit and one of the co-founders of the city’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Fr. Solanus Casey was born Nov. 25, 1870, and died July 31, 1957. He will be the second American-born male to be beatified.

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WATCH LIVE: Pentecost Vigil Mass

Watch as Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron is expected to present his plans for the Archdiocese of Detroit, including his landmark pastoral letter, “Unleash the Gospel,” during Mass for the Vigil of Pentecost starting at 7 p.m. from the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

St. Enda: The other saint of Ireland

On March 21, four days after the feast day of Ireland’s patron St. Patrick, the Catholic Church honors St. Enda of Aran, a warrior-turned-monk considered to be one of the founders of Irish monasticism. Born during the fifth century, Enda inherited control of a large territory in present-day Northern Ireland from his father Conall. His…

Duquesne alums recall Charismatic Renewal’s extraordinary beginnings

Participants at historic retreat share graces during 50th anniversary conference YPSILANTI — David Mangan still doesn’t count himself worthy of the things he experienced 50 years ago at The Ark and The Dove Retreat House near Pittsburgh. One of 27 young people from Duquesne University and La Roche College who were attending a weekend retreat, Mangan…

Sr. Emeline Bash, OP

Sr. Emeline Bash, OP, 100, died Oct. 2 at Lakeshore Manor, Racine, Wis. Mary Helen Bash was born to John and Mary (Gough) Bash in Toronto. In 1932, she joined the Racine Dominicans and professed vows in 1935. In Michigan, she served in at Nativity, Detroit, and St. Clement, Center Line, as a teacher, principal…