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Capuchins who lived with Fr. Solanus recall holy man, terrible violin player

Friars share stories as part of Solanus Casey Center’s remembrance series DETROIT — Just about every Catholic in Detroit knows about Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey. The holy Capuchin priest resided at St. Bonaventure Monastery, ready to answer the door, listen to people’s stories and heal the sick and spiritually broken of Detroit. But for the Capuchin…

Dozens of healings attributed to intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes

On Feb. 11, the Church celebrates the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, St. Bernadette Soubirous. Our Lady of Lourdes (Feb. 11) Patron of the sick, invoked against bodily ills and diseasesThe Marian apparitions began Feb. 11,…

Pediatrician who exposed Flint water crisis honored at Clawson school

CLAWSON — The pediatrician who brought the height of the Flint water crisis to the forefront of state and national political leaders was honored Feb. 1 by the local Catholic school from which she graduated. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha returned to Guardian Angels School in Clawson to receive the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award from Guardian Angels’ pastor,…