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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…

Bishops’ ordination to be live-streamed

DETROIT — With the episcopal ordination of Bishops-designate Robert J. Fisher and Gerard W. Battersby sure to draw interest from the Catholic public in southeast Michigan, the Archdiocese of Detroit is planning to live-stream the blessed event. Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron will be the principal consecrator during the 2 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at…

Young people cite March for Life as a ‘turning point’ event

  DETROIT — In two weeks’ time, thousands upon thousands of people will descend upon our nation’s capital, marching in solidarity with the victims of the greatest social conflict of our time. Every year, thousands of demonstrators take part in the March for Life, the largest pro-life demonstration in the country, speaking out against the injustice…

New book offers insights into Orchard Lake grad’s saintly life in U.S.

‘With God in America’ collects Fr. Walter Ciszek’s writings after release from Soviet Russia ORCHARD LAKE — Thirty-two years after his death, Servant of God Fr. Walter Ciszek, SJ, still makes an impression on the faith lives of thousands around the world. The famed American Jesuit priest and Orchard Lake Schools graduate who secretly ministered in…