Detroit Catholics at 'fever pitch' over beatification of Fr. Casey

For decades during the Great Depression and afterward, Capuchin Franciscan Fr. Solanus Casey was the "go-to" guy for those who were sick, poor, afflicted or discouraged in their faith.

Friar's remains exhumed, relics collected ahead of beatification Mass

The remains of Fr. Solanus Casey were exhumed Aug. 1 as part of the canonical process that precedes the saintly Capuchin Franciscan friar's beatification Mass in November. The purpose of the exhumation, according to the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph and the Archdiocese of Detroit, was to both officially identify the body and to collect relics that will be used to venerate Casey after he is beatified Nov. 18.

Detroit's 'Mass mob' movement beyond organizers' 'wildest expectations'

What started as a little push has turned into a tidal wave for the once-fledgling "Mass mob" movement, which has packed more churches with every successive outing.