The Spirit of Christmas

Preparing hearts and minds for the Advent of Christ’s birth

Two local CDs released in time for Christmas

DETROIT —Artists with ties to local parishes have released two albums in time for Christmas. Peter Kolar, a pianist for several years at St. Clement, Center Line; St. Sylvester and St. Edmund, Warren, has produced his debut “Variations,” a solo piano album featuring Kolar’s signature arrangements of Catholic songs such as “Joyful, Joyful” and “Come,…

Book provides a virtual tour of historic churches

Reviewed by Robert Delaney | The Michigan Catholic Anyone who appreciates historic churches should like “Detroit’s Historic Places of Worship,” a lavishly illustrated book published this fall by the Painted Turtle imprint of Wayne State University Press. Catholic churches make up 18 of the 37 worship places profiled, including the city’s oldest church building, SS.…