Monthly Archives: April 2011

Christmas ornament marks beatification

Detroit — Christmas ornament designer Curtis Posuniak has fond memories of the time he got to see Pope John Paul II up close during the late pontiff’s 1987 visit to the United States. “He made you feel so warm. The calmness, the serenity he projected — you just knew the man was very pious,” says…

Orchard Lake celebrates JPII beatification

Detroit — “Pope John Paul loved Orchard Lake, and Orchard Lake loved him back,” says Fr. Timothy Whalen, chancellor, summing up the relationship between the late pontiff and the Polish-American Catholic institutions known as the Orchard Lake Schools. “Priest, Pope, Saint” The Orchard Lake Schools are celebrating the beatification of Pope John Paul II, Polish…