Monthly Archives: August 2017

Beatification Mass tickets available to the public starting Oct. 9, Capuchins announce

DETROIT — The Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph has announced tickets for the beatification Mass for Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey will be made available to the general public starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9. The historic liturgy will take place Nov. 18 at downtown Detroit’s Ford Field starting at 4 p.m. Doors…

Catholic groups are mobilizing to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

Detroit-area parishioners can help through prayers, donating to relief efforts WASHINGTON — Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with heavy rains and winds of 130 miles per hour late Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi. The…

Catholic schools need the ‘Catholic thing,’ education leaders say

Detroit — Standing before hundreds of Catholic school teachers and administrators, Sr. John Mary Fleming, OP, asked a simple question: What part of this “Catholic thing,” makes Catholic schools distinct? “What makes Catholicism, of all the competing philosophies in the world, distinctive?” said Sr. Fleming, executive director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’…

All under one roof

Newport — Students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Newport are going to have to get used to that “new hallway smell.” St. Charles finished a $1.65 million, nine-classroom addition this August, which will house first through eighth grades in addition to a new principal’s office and library. The fundraising aspect of the project began…