Monthly Archives: January 2017

Kreeft defends belief in angels and demons from modern ‘snobbery’

Science hasn’t dampened Church’s view,  author says during Apologetics Conference STERLING HEIGHTS — Man, argues Peter Kreeft, has a long history of making two mirrored mistakes regarding demons. In ancient times, our ancestors obsessed about them, he says, and saw evil spirits around every unfortunate corner. “Satan loves that. If you’re fighting a war, and your…

A vow to faithfully serve

New auxiliary bishops make oaths of fidelity; priests offer final farewells to Archbishop Byrnes DETROIT — A week before the ordination of Auxiliary Bishops Robert J. Fisher and Gerard W. Battersby, priests from across the Archdiocese of Detroit gathered to welcome the two men and say farewell to another shepherd. On Jan. 19, Archbishop Allen H.…

Deacon Jones had ‘a love for the truth,’ wherever it led

Former Pentecostal preacher’s conversion led many more souls to discover Catholic faith 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…

More than tongues and healings, charismatics celebrate Jesus as Lord

Local charismatic community prepares to celebrate 50th anniversary with conference in Ypsilanti DETROIT — Arlene Apone remembers what initially attracted her to join the Catholic Charismatic Renewal 50 years ago. It wasn’t the way they prayed in tongues, and it wasn’t the dramatic healings. “It was the deep faith, sincerity, and Bible study that was a…